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1dNate Saunders

Bernie had 'huge role' in fixing Hamilton's engine

Mercedes has revealed the lengths it went to in order to fix Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes engine ahead of the Russian Grand Prix and how it involved help from F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

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2dNate Saunders

Ferrari: Kvyat the only man to blame

Maurizio Arrivabene has rubbished Daniil Kvyat's claim that a sudden deceleration from Sebastian Vettel caused the Ferrari driver's race-ending crash in Russia

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2dLaurence Edmondson

Rosberg: 2016 wins have not been open goals

Nico Rosberg has played down the suggestion that he has taken four easy victories this year, but admits he was not expecting such a good start to the season.

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2dLaurence Edmondson

Lewis convinced he had pace to challenge Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton said there was no doubt in his mind that he had the pace to beat teammate Nico Rosberg to victory at the Russian Grand Prix had it not been for a water pressure warning.

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3dLaurence Edmondson

Hamilton power unit issue a 'freak failure'

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has labelled Lewis Hamilton's MGU-H failure at the Russian Grand Prix as a "freak" issue despite its occurrence in two consecutive qualifying sessions.

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3dNate Saunders

Lewis confused by identical Merc failures

Lewis Hamilton does not understand how his engine has suffered identical failures at successive races after encountering an engine issue during qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix.

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3dNate Saunders

Rosberg: Issues for rivals makes race easier

Nico Rosberg admits the issues which have hit rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel will make his Russian Grand Prix easier from pole position.

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4dLaurence Edmondson

Hamilton: This is a weak circuit for me

Lewis Hamilton played down his advantage over the rest of the field in Friday practice at the Russian Grand Prix and is expecting more from Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in qualifying.

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4dNate Saunders

Hamilton tops FP2 as Vettel hits trouble

Lewis Hamilton returned to the top of the timing screens in Sochi as Sebastian Vettel broke down during Friday's second practice session.

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5dNate Saunders

Lewis: Fully closed cockpit better than canopy

Lewis Hamilton says F1 should adopt a fully-closed cockpit if it has to go ahead with introducing head protection next year, saying the Red Bull canopy concept looks too much like "a riot shield"

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5dLaurence Edmondson

Rosberg: Ferrari is 'very, very close to us'

Championship leader Nico Rosberg believes Ferrari has yet to show its true pace this season and is expecting a tougher fight for victory in Russia this weekend.

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7dLaurence Edmondson

Lowe: Engines should be a differentiator

Mercedes technical boss Paddy Lowe believes F1's power units should remain a battle ground for performance despite plans to close the gap between manufacturers.

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8dLaurence Edmondson

Hamilton's faulty power unit to be used as a spare

The power unit that suffered an MGU-H failure on Lewis Hamilton's car during qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix has been repaired and will be taken to the Russian Grand Prix as a spare.

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8dLaurence Edmondson

Wolff: Rosberg contract situation 'under control'

Toto Wolff says he is keen to keep Nico Rosberg at Mercedes next year, but says neither party is in a rush to finalise the contract negotiations beyond the end of this season.

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14dNate Saunders

Famous footsteps: The men Rosberg can emulate in 2016

ESPN's looks back at the six other drivers who have won the first three races of the season -- all going on to win the championship in the process -- after Nico Rosberg's win in China.

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14dNate Saunders

Lauda handed Lifetime Achievement Award

Triple world champion Niki Lauda was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award at the Laureus World Sports Awards.

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