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Daniel Ricciardo plays down rift after teammate Sebastian Vettel's reluctance to yield

Shanghai Daniel Ricciardo has played down suggestions of a rift with Sebastian Vettel after the formula one world champion appeared to ignore team orders during Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.

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Our job is to obey team orders, says Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo.

Australia's Daniel Ricciardo believes it's the responsibility of formula one drivers to respect and obey team orders, whether they like it or not.

Red Bull team adviser impressed with Ricciardo's fast start to F1 season

Red Bull's leading team adviser, Helmut Marko, admits Daniel Ricciardo's impressive start to the formula one season has caught him by surprise.

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Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in Barcelona

Barcelona Lewis Hamilton fastest in both practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Ayrton Senna's legend - then and now

People visit Ayrton Senna's grave in Sao Paulo on May 1 on the 20th anniversary of his death.

Brad Spurgeon Twenty years ago last week, on May 1, 1994, formula one's biggest star at the time, Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, was killed in a racing accident at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.

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Lewis Hamilton on pole, Daniel Ricciardo third as Mercedes dominate Spanish Formula One Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton waves after the qualifying session for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix.

Tim Collings A supremely relaxed Lewis Hamilton delivered when it mattered on Saturday by producing a lap of searing speed to claim his fourth pole position of the season as Mercedes swept the front row for...

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Formula One threatened by cash crisis

Sauber's Mexican driver  Esteban Gutierrez drives during the third practice session at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2014 in Montmelo on the outskirts of Barcelona ahead of the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix.     AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO

Formula One faces a serious cash crisis if it does not introduce serious cost-cutting measures, Williams' deputy team-principal Claire Williams warned on Saturday.

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Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish GP, Daniel Ricciardo third

On the podium: Australia's Daniel Ricciardo before he was stripped of his second-place finish in the Australian Grand Prix.

Barcelona Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo claims his first podium finish in Formula One as the Mercedes team dominates the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Daniel Ricciardo ready for podium fight in Monaco

Daniel Ricciardo admires the silverware he won for placing third in Barcelona.

Daniel Ricciardo is primed to fight for another podium finish in Monaco next round after securing a breakthrough third-place at formula one's Spanish Grand Prix.

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Chassis change works on Formula One circuit for Sebastian Vettel

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Peter McKay A change back to an old Red Bull Racing test chassis for last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix brought an instant upsurge in competitiveness for world champion Sebastian Vettel after he had struggled...

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Fifth-placed Daniel Ricciardo closes in on Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel

Making a charge: Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.

Jerome Pugmire and Christian Hollmann As formula one champion Sebastian Vettel struggles to get into gear, Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo is gliding through the curves.

Engine settings behind Hamilton-Rosberg feud

Daniel Johnson The feud between the Mercedes teammates, which exploded publicly in Monaco, had been brewing since Lewis Hamilton used an unauthorised engine mode to hold off Nico Rosberg in the Spanish Grand Prix,...

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Formula one 2014, making the pace after Melbourne

Mark Fogarty

Mark Fogarty If anything was learnt from last Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, it’s that Formula 1 doesn’t stand still.

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Lorenzo gives rivals the bird with lap record

Jorge Lorenzo and pillion passenger.

Matthew Clayton, Phillip Island Reigning champion takes his first pole position since May in dramatic qualifying session.

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Axed Ferrari driver Felipe Massa signs with Williams

Felipe Massa.

Williams have signed Brazil's Felipe Massa as one of their drivers for the 2014 Formula One season, the British team has announced.

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Maldonado claims F1 internal sabotage

Pastor Maldonado.

Williams' deputy team chief rejects all insinuations of sabotage made by want-away driver Pastor Maldonado against the British F1 team.

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Webber pips Vettel to Korean GP pole

Mark Webber of Australia and Red Bull Racing

Carsten Lappe MARK WEBBER snatched pole position from teammate Sebastian Vettel as Red Bull dominated qualifying for the South Korean formula one Grand Prix yesterday.


Hamilton on pole as Vettel sent packing to back of the grid

Sebastian Vettel.

A supremely-dominant Lewis Hamilton crushed all his rivals on Saturday as he set up a Red Bull party-wrecking race in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by taking his sixth pole position of the season...

Surprise-package Maldonado ready to hit top gear

Williams' Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado drives during the Formula One test days at Catalunya's racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, on Friday

Mark Fogarty What distinguished Pastor Maldonado's first F1 success was that it was completely unheralded.

Field more even for odd man out

Mark Fogarty AMONG the record eight different race winners in formula one last year, the most unexpected was Pastor Maldonado.