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F1 news, Chinese Grand Prix 2019: Daniel Ricciardo, Ferrari, Renault, Red Bull, Charles Leclerc, Martin Brundle column

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Ferrari simply didn’t have the pace to challenge Mercedes at the Chinese GP, whether they attacked, defended, swapped or blocked. And with Red Bull not fulfilling all of their potential at the moment this created a rather ordinary race upfront.

As the famous five red lights extinguished Lewis Hamilton’s first job in the GP, from second on the grid, was to balance the throttle pedal and clutch lever for the best launch with minimal wheelspin. He did this to great effect and the race was effectively his in the first few hundred meters.

Valtteri Bottas, from pole position, had some wheelspin as he crossed a white painted line in front of his grind slot and was probably lucky to remain in second by the exit of the T1/2/3/4 complex.

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Hamilton’s dominance continue

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F1 news, Monaco Grand Prix 2019: Ferrari veto rule, Red Bull, Williams, Renault, new regulations

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Ferrari’s status in Formula One has been labelled “silly”, “outdated” and “makes no sense” by team principals of rival teams in the paddock.

Ferrari are in the unique position of being able to veto new F1 rules and regulations have had the ability to do so for decades.

With teams deep in discussions over the planned changes for the 2021 season, Ferrari are expected to keep their veto option.

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Bottas talks Lauda influence

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Indy 500 news 2019: Indianapolis, Will Power, Chevrolet, 2018 winner, result, interview, Borg-Warner trophy, Team Penske, latest

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May 27th 2018 was a big day for Australian motorsport.

Daniel Ricciardo had finally just won the Monaco Grand Prix after years of being the nearly man and a few hours later in Indianapolis, Will Power claimed the Indy 500.

For the last 12 months two thirds of the motorsport Triple Crown has been held by Australians.

While things have taken a turn for the worst for Ricciardo, his Renault has little-to-no chance of even a podium on Sunday, Power is still right at the front of the field and is confident he can repeat his 2018 heroics.

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F1 news, Monaco Grand Prix 2019: Practice 1, 2 results, Daniel Ricciardo, Renault, timings, timesheet, latest, highlights

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Daniel Ricciardo has rued the changes made to his Renault between first and second practice at the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday which saw him slid down towards the bottom of the timesheets.

The Aussie ended FP1 in P11, with the sister Renault of Nico Hulkenberg in P7 in what was a largely encouraging session for the so-far underperforming French manufacturer.

Ricciardo and his team both identified areas where they felt changes could be made for the second session but those tweaks saw the duo drop down to P16 and P17, with only Lance Stroll and the Williams duo slower than 2018’s race winner here.

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Ricciardo’s magic in Monaco

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