Lewis Hamilton took control of the world championship on Sunday – as rival Sebastian Vettel defended his number one billing at Ferrari.
Lewis Hamilton delivered a crushing performance to win in China as Ferrari used team orders to help Sebastian Vettel finish on the podium.
Valtteri Bottas provided Mercedes with hope that they will be able to take the fight to Ferrari this weekend after leading the way in practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel responded to his disappointing showing in Bahrain by setting the fastest lap in opening practice ahead of Formula One’s 1,000th race.
Lewis Hamilton is not getting caught up in the excitement of Formula One’s 1,000th race as he insisted in China: “I’m here to do one job, and that’s to win.”
The Formula One circus has touched down in China for the third round of the new season.
Charles Leclerc ignored radio orders to stay behind Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel for two laps at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Press Association Sport understands.
Lewis Hamilton has tipped Sebastian Vettel to bounce back from the latest in his expanding catalogue of mistakes.
Lewis Hamilton says Charles Leclerc will come back stronger from the late engine failure which cruelly denied him a maiden win in Bahrain.
Charles Leclerc upstaged Sebastian Vettel to claim his first pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc upstaged Sebastian Vettel to claim his first pole position for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.