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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: 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.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Rights groups call for F1 race to be cancelled

Bahrain Grand Prix: Rights groups call for F1 race to be cancelled

Bahrain`s biggest sporting event is watched by a worldwide audience of millions and has been held since 2004, with the exception of 2011 when violent civil unrest forced its cancellation.

Formula One: Mercedes on red alert as Toto Wolff backs Lewis Hamilton

Formula One: Mercedes on red alert as Toto Wolff backs Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton, who busied himself with a spot of scuba diving this week, has previously won four times in China but the triple world champion will be mindful of his sluggish start to the 2016 campaign.

Lewis Hamilton posts fastest time in 1st practice at F1 opener

Lewis Hamilton posts fastest time in 1st practice at F1 opener

The new regulations for 2017 allowed for wider tires with more grip and durability, greater aerodynamics, bigger fuel loads and increased downforce.

Australian GP: Lewis Hamilton calls for more women in 'dude' dominated paddock

Australian GP: Lewis Hamilton calls for more women in 'dude' dominated paddock

Hamilton won 10 of 21 races last season, including the last four in succession, but was still runner-up behind German champion Rosberg, who has been replaced by former Williams driver Valtteri Bottas.

Three time World Champion Lewis Hamilton says F1 must embrace social media

Three time World Champion Lewis Hamilton says F1 must embrace social media

Hamilton believes sports like football, the NBA and the NFL harness social media "a lot better" and says allowing drivers to use it more freely would help attract new fans to the sport
 

Wanted Vijay Mallya appears in UK for launch of Force India F1 car

Wanted Vijay Mallya appears in UK for launch of Force India F1 car

Businessman Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India for Rs 9,000 crore loan default, was on Wednesday seen at an event in UK promoting a new Formula One car launched by his team Sahara Force India.

End of an era: 86-year-old Bernie Ecclestone replaced as Formula One chief by Chase Carey

End of an era: 86-year-old Bernie Ecclestone replaced as Formula One chief by Chase Carey

Liberty Media president and CEO Greg Maffei said Carey, 62, would lead the business from now on and thanked Ecclestone for his "tremendous success" in transforming Formula One into a $1 billion business.

Michael Schumacher's health  remains private matter: Manager Sabine Kehm

Michael Schumacher's health remains private matter: Manager Sabine Kehm

Schumacher suffered a serious ski accident on December 29, 2013 in the French Alps, after which he spent several months in a coma in a hospital.

Nico Rosberg's successor's name not to be announced before January 2017: Mercedes

Nico Rosberg's successor's name not to be announced before January 2017: Mercedes

The delay will ramp up speculation about who will take the vacant seat alongside Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes following world champion Rosberg`s shock retirement earlier this month.

Lewis Hamilton hails 'champion' Nico Rosberg's 'well-deserved' title

Lewis Hamilton hails 'champion' Nico Rosberg's 'well-deserved' title

The three-time world champion Briton took to Twitter on Wednesday to ease any lingering tension between the two men.

Lewis Hamilton finds support in Red Bull chief Christian Horner in Mercedes row

Lewis Hamilton finds support in Red Bull chief Christian Horner in Mercedes row

Hamilton`s gamesmanship was questioned by his employees after he twice rejected team instructions to speed up as Rosberg came under threat from Ferrari`s Sebastian Vettel.

Negotiations are ongoing on with Singapore for long-term deal: Bernie Ecclestone

Negotiations are ongoing on with Singapore for long-term deal: Bernie Ecclestone

Ecclestone has described Formula One`s first night race, which started in 2008 and snakes past Singapore landmarks, as a "crown jewel" of the sport.

After Ron Dennis exit, McLaren appoint Zak Brown as executive director

After Ron Dennis exit, McLaren appoint Zak Brown as executive director

Brown, who previously worked with McLaren on sponsorship deals, said in a statement issued Monday: "I`m immensely proud to be joining McLaren Technology Group.

Bernie Ecclestone says Singapore wants to drop F1 race: Report

Bernie Ecclestone says Singapore wants to drop F1 race: Report

Ticket sales have dropped in Malaysia as well, with TV viewership the lowest this year. Authorities and organisers of the Kuala Lumpur Grand Prix are considering halting the race after the contract ends in 2018.

Brazilian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins chaotic race, Nico Rosberg comes second

Brazilian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins chaotic race, Nico Rosberg comes second

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen though produced arguably the most stunning performance of the day -- if not the season -- when he recovered from falling back to 16th after a late tyre change to claim third place with a series of daring passes in the final laps.

Brazilian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton edges past Nico Rosberg to claim pole position

Brazilian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton edges past Nico Rosberg to claim pole position

The three-time world champion clocked a best lap in one minute and 10.736 seconds to pip Rosberg by 0.102 seconds as the pair duelled in the final seconds of a tense session.

Donald Trump's triumph: Sergio Perez dumps sponsor for mocking Mexicans after US Elections' result

Donald Trump's triumph: Sergio Perez dumps sponsor for mocking Mexicans after US Elections' result

Force India driver Perez said he was ending his association with the brand which had only began sponsoring him this month.