In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton is very confident of success in today’s Chinese Grand Prix, wjhich would be the first time he has won three races in a row.
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“It is mine to lose. I just need to make sure I get a good night’s rest and focus.”
“It will be a tough race, because the left front tyre is a big issue.”
“Daniel Ricciardo is doing a very good job. He has not just had one good weekend … and so far he seems to be able to get the maximum out of the car.”
“Sadly, it’s now likely that McLaren will have no alternative other than to pursue a High Court action against Red Bull, which will ask very serious questions as to that team’s integrity and sense of fair play.”
Stewards rule Maldonado can start as he "has set satisfactory times in practice at this event". Second time that's happened this year. #F1
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Comment of the day
Another reason why it’s a pity we don’t hear more of Fernando Alonso’s radio messages:
That conversation with Alonso at the end of Q2 is exactly why I like him: he thinks about things himself.
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Phil Hill, the 1961 world champion, was born on this day in 1927. He died in 2008.