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LEWIS Hamilton belied his lack of winter running to set an impressive fastest time of Barcelona Test One on the final day of F1 2018’s opening week.

The world champion had been restricted to just 25 laps over the opening three inclement days and only drove Mercedes’ W09 in the afternoon on Day Four.

However, Hamilton had enough time to set by far the quickest – and most significant – lap time of this winter so far by unleashing a 1:19.333 on the medium tyres as the Circuit de Catalunya finally dried out.

The lap was three tenths quicker than Sebastian Vettel’s previous benchmark from Day Two, set on softs, and fractionally faster than Hamilton himself went in testing at Barcelona last year.

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F1 news 2021: George Russell apologises to Valtteri Bottas, statement, Italian GP crash, furious reaction

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George Russell has backed down and admitted his own mistakes after launching a furious attack on Valtteri Bottas following the Italian Grand Prix on the weekend.

Russell, a Mercedes-contracted driver racing for Williams, and Silver Arrows star Bottas failed to finish after crashing on lap 32.

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Russell blamed Bottas for a late movement when he was trying to overtake, accusing the Finn of failing to respect “the speed and the conditions”.

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F1 2021, Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola: Daniel Ricciardo winning on McLaren gamble, Max Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton

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Max Verstappen has wasted no time in proving Red Bull’s 2021 F1 title credentials, claiming his first Grand Prix win of the year at just the second time of asking.

The Dutchman was less than a second adrift of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton at Bahrain, but cashed in on an uncharacteristic display from the seven-time world champion at Imola to comfortably win the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo was thoroughly outdriven by McLaren teammate Lando Norris all weekend, but there’s more than one reason to be optimistic about the Australian’s season.

Here’s five things we learnt from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

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MotoGP 2021: Marc Marquez back from injury, Portimao Grand Prix, Portuguese GP, news, video, result, Jack Miller

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Tearful six-time world champion Marc Marquez said on Sunday his return to MotoGP felt like being back at school with “the older boys who tell you what to do and where to go.”

The 28-year-old Spaniard finished seventh at the Portuguese Grand Prix in his first race since last July when he broke his right arm at Jerez.

Three surgeries and nine months later, Marquez was back, ending the race as the best-placed Honda rider.

“The hardest part were the first laps because I felt out of place,” said Marquez, who saw Fabio Quartararo claim a third win in three for Yamaha this season.

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