Hamilton refutes Rosberg comments as FIA quash Aston Martin appeal

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Lewis Hamilton has dismissed former team-mate Nico Rosberg’s claim that Chinese Grand Prix qualifying was a ‘disaster’ as he qualified 18th.

Hamilton locked up on his final lap in Q3 at the hairpin, and lost time, failing to advance out of Q1 for the first time since the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix by less than a tenth in 18th place.

FIA issues verdict of Aston Martin’s Sainz-based Chinese GP qualifying appeal

The verdict of Aston Martin’s protest following Carlos Sainz’s Q2 crash in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix is in.

Sainz lost control of his Ferrari coming out of the final corner of the Shanghai International Circuit mid-way through Q2.

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Alonso learns fate over Sainz China sprint summons

Fernando Alonso has been handed a 10 second time penalty and three penalty points for his collision with Carlos Sainz in the Chinese Grand Prix sprint.

On Lap 16, a slow Alonso, hanging onto third place, was passed around the outside by Sainz through Turns 7 and 8, but the Aston Martin driver launched a late-braking move into Turn 9.

Leclerc seeking Sainz talks after Chinese sprint clash

Charles Leclerc has declared that Carlos Sainz was “over the limit” amid their battle for position during the sprint race in China.

The Ferrari pair were involved in a battle for third place in the latter stages of the race, with Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez also in contention for the spot.

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Hamilton explains cause of worst qualifying in seven years

Lewis Hamilton has explained how “massive changes” made to his car played a part in his early exit from qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.

The 39-year-old locked up heading into Turn 14, the hairpin in the final sector of the Shanghai International Circuit, making him run wide and costing over half a second in lap time, which was perhaps in part due to those changes, as confirmed to RacingNews365 by Mercedes.

Russell brushes off Hamilton theory over qualifying woes

George Russell has refuted Lewis Hamilton’s claim that the duo went in different directions with their car set-ups in China.

Hamilton endured a difficult qualifying session in Shanghai and ended the outing in 18th place – his lowest result in seven years.

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