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Red Bull's Ricciardo wins Chinese Grand Prix; 6th career win

SHANGHAI (AP) Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo yanked off his right shoe, poured champagne into it as he stood on the podium, and then drank up to his unlikely victory in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.

The Australian started from the third row, but took advantage when the safety car came out on the 31st lap to allow him to get fresh, soft tires when the other leaders were running on worn rubber and couldn't get in quickly to change. Read More...

Vettel takes pole in China, and Ferrari looks like it's back

SHANGHAI (AP) It's still early, but it looks like Ferrari is back.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, where the German will be going for his third straight victory to open the Formula One season. Read More...

Ferrari's Vettel quickest in final practice at Chinese GP

SHANGHAI (AP) Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari was quickest in the final practice before qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix. The German driver has won the first two races of the season in Australia and Bahrain.

Vettel clocked 1 minute, 33.018 seconds, on the 5.451-kilometer circuit. Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen was 0.451 behind in second place. Read More...

For most of the F1 teams, 4th place is as good as it gets

SHANGHAI (AP) A week ago, Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly came from nowhere to finish in fourth place in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

He and his team treated it like a victory. Read More...

Hamilton quickest in both practice sessions for Chinese GP

SHANGHAI (AP) Defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was quickest in both practice sessions on Friday for the Chinese Grand Prix.

The Englishman has won five times in China - including last year - and will be looking for his first victory of the season on Sunday. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won the first two races in Australia and Bahrain. Read More...

Ferrari says mechanic doing 'fine' after pit-stop injury

SHANGHAI (AP) The Ferrari mechanic who was run over by his own car during a pit stop last week at the Bahrain Grand Prix is back in Italy after surgery on his left leg.

Ferrari team chief Mauricio Arrivabene describes Francesco Cigarini's condition as "fine." He says "as team principal, I am in contact with him." Read More...

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