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Stroll: China qualifying breakthrough “huge” for confidence

Williams Formula 1 rookie Lance Stroll believes his Q3 appearance in China was “huge” for his confidence after a difficult debut in Australia.

Massa column: Chinese GP hopes wrecked by tyre degradation

In his latest column, Williams driver Felipe Massa recounts a disappointing second race of the F1 season in China, in which the Grove-based team was hit with peak levels of tyre degradation.

Verstappen has "sixth sense" in the wet - Horner

Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes Max Verstappen has a "sixth sense" for wet weather driving, after his stunning charge through the field at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Vandoorne column: Mechanical issue ends promising Williams battle

In his latest column, McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne looks back at a mixed Chinese Grand Prix race, in which early promise was followed by another retirement.

Gallery: Best radio transmissions from the Chinese GP brings you the some of the best and funniest radio conversations from the Chinese GP

Raikkonen confident he can turn around form after "painful" start

Kimi Raikkonen insists that he and Ferrari have the answers needed to help him bounce back from his "painful" start to the 2017 Formula 1 season.

Red Bull wants rules clarity over out-of-place Vettel

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says he wants some clarification from the FIA about where drivers need to form up on the grid, after Sebastian Vettel started out of his box at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Analysis: How the SC robbed fans of a Hamilton vs Vettel epic

The Chinese Grand Prix saw some fabulous wheel-to-wheel racing and some strategic intrigue. But had it not been for that early safety car, Sebastian Vettel's gamble to pit for slicks may have provided a real fight for victory.

Gallery: Top 25 photos from the Chinese GP

As with every F1 race, offers you a selection of 25 top photos from the Chinese Grand Prix.

Bottas says he must not dwell on "amateur" error in China

Valtteri Bottas says he must not let himself dwell on the "amateur" mistake he made spinning behind the safety car at the Chinese Grand Prix – as he insists the main thing is to ensure it does not happen again.

Giovinazzi eager to forget nightmare China weekend

Antonio Giovinazzi admits he hopes to "cancel from my mind" his second grand prix weekend in Formula 1, after he crashed in both qualifying and the race in China.

Chinese GP: Issue #5 of GP Gazette now online

Read Issue 5 of GP Gazette, from the makers of, an in-depth eMagazine recounting an intriguing Chinese GP.

Red Bull “came alive” after wing change, says Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo says his Red Bull “came to life” in the Chinese GP after he added front downforce with a wing adjustment at his second pitstop.

Five things we learned from the Chinese GP

Mixed conditions were always going to play a part in Shanghai, and we weren’t disappointed for racing action when the lights went out for round two in China…

Chinese GP: Post-race press conference

Drivers: 1) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 2) Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

Ferrari wants talks with Raikkonen to discuss his form

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne wants his Formula 1 team to sit down for talks with Kimi Raikkonen on the back of a second difficult race for the Finn.

Hamilton says "real race" began when Vettel reached second

Lewis Hamilton said he was relaxed in the lead of the Chinese Grand Prix until his Formula 1 championship rival Sebastian Vettel made it into second place.

Raikkonen feels Ferrari should have stopped him earlier

Kimi Raikkonen believes his Ferrari team should have stopped him for new tyres earlier during the Chinese Grand Prix, the Finn admitting his result ought to have been better.

Verstappen calls for blue flag tweaks after Grosjean hold-up

Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen believes Formula 1 needs to look into its blue flag rules in 2017, as he feels the Chinese GP podium battle was nearly affected in an undue way by lapped traffic.

Ricciardo, Perez reprimanded for anthem ceremony incident

Daniel Ricciardo and Sergio Perez have been reprimanded for being late to the start of the national anthem ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Sainz’s slick tyre gamble pay-off was “massive adrenaline rush”

Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz admits his slick-tyred start gamble in the Chinese Grand Prix “might have blown a big result”, before his stunning drive to seventh.

Mercedes: Bottas needs to "analyse and forget" China mistake

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has backed the team's new driver Valtteri Bottas to recover from an underwhelming performance in China, saying the Finn needs to "analyse it and forget it".

Alonso: "Incredible" China race even better than Australia

Fernando Alonso believes his Chinese Grand Prix performance was even better than in Australia, which he had labelled as one of the best races of his life.