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Monaco Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel flies in Monte Carlo but Lewis Hamilton labours

Monaco Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel flies in Monte Carlo but Lewis Hamilton labours

On the tightest and most intricate circuit on the Formula One calendar, Vettel blitzed around the streets of the Mediterranean principality to clock a best lap in one minute and 12.720 seconds.

Monaco Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel looks to end Ferrari`s 16-year in Monte Carlo

Monaco Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel looks to end Ferrari`s 16-year in Monte Carlo

The three-time champion will be seeking his third Monaco win after triumphing also in 2008 while Vettel, who won for Red Bull in 2011, is chasing his second win and, learning of Mercedes` worries, will fancy his chances.

Spanish Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton beats championship leader Sebastian Vettel to win thriller

Spanish Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton beats championship leader Sebastian Vettel to win thriller

It was his second win in five races this year and the 55th of his career and it brought him within six points of Vettel in the title race. The German now has 104 points and Hamilton has 98.

Spanish Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton resists Sebastian Vettel to claim pole at Circuit de Catalunya

Spanish Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton resists Sebastian Vettel to claim pole at Circuit de Catalunya

Hamilton clocked a best lap of one minute and 19.149 seconds to stay ahead of Vettel, who clocked 1:19.200, by the narrowest of margins after the German had required a rapid engine change shortly before the session began.

Spanish Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes back on top in Friday practice

Spanish Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes back on top in Friday practice

Hamilton was fastest in the morning`s opening session and topped the second with a best lap in one minute and 20.802 seconds ahead of the Finn by 0.090 seconds.

Lewis Hamilton tops UK sport`s rich list, Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic cashes in at second

Lewis Hamilton tops UK sport`s rich list, Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic cashes in at second

Football is the most represented sport in the top 10, with five of the wealthiest sports people either players or managers.

Russian Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas claims maiden F1 win for Mercedes ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel

Russian Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas claims maiden F1 win for Mercedes ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel

The Finnish driver, starting from third place on the grid, grabbed the initiative at the start by powering past both Ferraris and into the lead while his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton struggled home fourth.
 

Russian Grand Prix: Championship leader Sebastian Vettel on pole in rare Ferrari one-two

Russian Grand Prix: Championship leader Sebastian Vettel on pole in rare Ferrari one-two

The four-time world champion led the way outpacing Raikkonen by 0.059 seconds with another Finn, Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes, third fastest with less than tenth of a second separating the top three.

Motor racing: Lewis Hamilton stunned as teen driver has legs amputated post horrific crash

Motor racing: Lewis Hamilton stunned as teen driver has legs amputated post horrific crash

The 17-year-old Monger was injured in a collision with a car being driven by Finland`s Patrik Pasma which appeared to have stopped on the track.

More problems for McLaren as another Honda engine fails during Bahrain test

More problems for McLaren as another Honda engine fails during Bahrain test

McLaren have produced a promising chassis this season but have been unable to show its potential because of Honda`s failure to deliver a reliable engine.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton takes blame for five-second penalty

Bahrain Grand Prix: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton takes blame for five-second penalty

The Mercedes team called in both Bottas and Hamilton and the latter slowed in the pit lane ahead of Ricciardo to avoid having to wait behind Bottas in the pits.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel triumphs as Lewis Hamilton pays penalty

Bahrain Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel triumphs as Lewis Hamilton pays penalty

Vettel now leads the title race with 68 points ahead of Hamilton on 61.

Bahrain GP: After Valtteri Bottas takes pole, Lewis Hamilton relishing three-way battle

Bahrain GP: After Valtteri Bottas takes pole, Lewis Hamilton relishing three-way battle

Ferrari`s Sebastian Vettel, the four-time champion who won the opening race in Australia and had been on the front row for the first two races, was third fastest after dominating Friday practice.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas ends Lewis Hamilton run for first career pole

Bahrain Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas ends Lewis Hamilton run for first career pole

Bottas clocked a best lap of one minute and 28.769 seconds in the final seconds and it was, as Hamilton admitted, too good for him to beat. Hamilton had clocked 1:28.792.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel puts Ferrari on top in Friday practice

Bahrain Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel puts Ferrari on top in Friday practice

The four times world champion lapped 0.400 faster than Red Bull`s Australian Daniel Ricciardo in the afternoon and then pipped Mercedes` Valtteri Bottas by 0.041 under the evening floodlights.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton relishes friendly fight with rival Sebastian Vettel

Bahrain Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton relishes friendly fight with rival Sebastian Vettel

Vettel has been just as generous as Hamilton in heaping praise on his rival and the pair have so far served up one win each amid much mutual back-slapping and respect.

Chinese Grand Prix: Max Verstappen makes Lewis Hamilton take notice after podium charge

Chinese Grand Prix: Max Verstappen makes Lewis Hamilton take notice after podium charge

Verstappen ran as high as second behind Hamilton and fended off late-race pressure from team mate Daniel Ricciardo to finish third and give Red Bull their 100th podium place.

Formula One World Championship: Lewis Hamilton wins fifth Chinese Grand Prix of F1 career

Formula One World Championship: Lewis Hamilton wins fifth Chinese Grand Prix of F1 career

It was the 54th F1 victory for Hamilton, who beat German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) into second place, and Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who took third place.

Chinese Grand Prix: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton romps to pole position

Chinese Grand Prix: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton romps to pole position

Hamilton jumped onto the pit wall to soak in the adulation of the crowd after clocking the fastest lap of one minute, 31.678 seconds to capture his fourth Chinese pole in five years.

Mercedes galvanised after Ferrari defeat, says Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes galvanised after Ferrari defeat, says Lewis Hamilton

The bitter rivalry between the former childhood friends meant Mercedes` management often had to walk a fine line, managing the pair`s unravelling relationship while reassuring them that they were being treated equally.