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The Watchmen - the role of the FIA's technical team (Part 2)

With Formula One racing going through its biggest set of regulation changes in history in 2014, ensuring a level playing field became a lot harder for governing body, the FIA. But just how do they make sure that every car that hits the track complies with the rules? Read on to find out

The Watchmen - the role of the FIA's technical team

With Formula One racing going through its biggest set of regulation changes in history for the 2014 season, ensuring a level playing field has become a lot harder for its governing body, the FIA. So just how do their 10-man technical team make sure that every car that hits the track complies with the rules

McLaren map out bold upgrade plan through to Silverstone

McLaren will implement an "aggressive" development plan in a bid to arrest their recent slump, racing director Eric Boullier says, with developments already mapped out until July's race in Britain. The team scored a double podium in Australia to take an early lead in the constructors' championship, but have since slumped to fifth after suffering a double retirement in Bahrain and failing to break the top ten in China

The First Time - with Mercedes' Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg has experienced a number of 'firsts' in 2014 - not only did he win the first race of the new V6 turbo era, but he also leads the world championship for the first time in his career. Therefore, as we continue our series that aims to help you get to know the world's greatest drivers a little better, we thought it was the perfect time to ask Rosberg to reveal some of the other 'firsts' in his life

China analysis - have Ferrari joined the hunt?

As Mercedes reasserted their current authority over the season with a third consecutive one-two in Sunday's 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix, the bigger surprise came as Red Bull found themselves beaten to the podium. But with Fernando Alonso's suberb drive to third contrasting with team mate Kimi Raikkonen's struggle to eighth, the reality of any Ferrari renaissance is far from clear

Sebastian Vettel Q&A: I'm fighting with the car

For the first time since 2012, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has been bested by his team mate in two consecutive races. But why did the world champion seem to struggle so much in Sunday's Grand Prix in China? After the race Vettel explained all to reporters

FIA post-race press conference - China

After Sunday's race in China, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg made their now familiar appearances in the post-race press conference. Joining the Mercedes duo for the first time this season was Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. Read what all three had to say in the official transcript

Race - selected team and driver quotes

Romain Grosjean on his points ambitions being ended by gearbox issues; Jenson Button on McLaren's chronic front-end problems; Williams on a bittersweet race and Felipe Massa's pit stop delays. Drivers and senior team personnel report back on an intriguing race in Shanghai

Three is the magic number for Hamilton and Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton might have finished in P1 in China on Sunday, but three was very much the number of the day for the 2008 world champion. Having taken his third pole position of the season on Saturday, the Mercedes driver secured his third win of the season on race day, which also happened to be his third career victory in Shanghai

Race - Hamilton dominates, Alonso beats Red Bulls in China

Lewis Hamilton claimed his third straight victory with an emphatic performance in China on Sunday that moved him to within four points of championship leader and Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg. Rosberg fought back from a poor start to finish second, while Fernando Alonso earned Ferrari's first podium of the season in third, having resisted increasing pressure from Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in the race's closing stages

China - What to Watch for…

From Rosberg's attempts to get on terms with team mate Hamilton to Lotus's pursuit of a first points finish, and from worries about tyre graining to the ever present threat of rain, we preview the key themes to watch out for in the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai

Qualifying analysis - Hamilton and Red Bull shine in Shanghai rain

Rain affected all three qualifying sessions in China. The blue-marked Pirelli wet tyres were necessary in Q1, but thereafter Q2 and Q3 mainly required the green-marked intermediate rubber, though some elected to gamble on running the blues at times. All the quick times came on the intermediate tyre - and once again it was Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes that led the way. We take a look at how each team fared in Shanghai on Saturday

Kevin Magnussen Q&A: McLaren's poor pace a mystery

Following the race in Bahrain, Jenson Button said that McLaren could legitimately claim to be the second-quickest team after Mercedes. The Woking team have found the going tough in China however, and in qualifying on Saturday Button could only manage 12th on the grid, while Kevin Magnussen was even further back in 15th. After the session, Magnussen spoke to reporters about a difficult day in Shanghai

Sergio Perez Q&A: Sunday fightback possible in Shanghai

A fortnight on from his superb podium in Bahrain, Sergio Perez has struggled for pace in China and could only secure 16th in qualifying - eight places down on Nico Hulkenberg. The Mexican accepts his team mate has held the upper hand so far in Shanghai, but remains confident he can stage a fight back and reaasert himself as a points contender on Sunday

FIA post-qualifying press conference - China

Drivers: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing); 3 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) Q: Lewis, congratulations, your third pole this year. That must have been so difficult with so many difficult and different conditions out there. What sort of satisfaction do you get from that

Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes

Lotus's Romain Grosjean on breaking into Q3 for the first time in 2014; Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne on hooking up a 'perfect lap'; and Kamui Kobayashi on Caterham's efforts to spring a Q1 surprise. The drivers and senior paddock personnel report back on a rain-hit and dramatic qualifying session in Shanghai

Qualifying - Hamilton takes dominant wet-weather pole in China

Lewis Hamilton romped to his third pole position of the season with a sublime performance in a rain-drenched qualifying session in Shanghai on Saturday afternoon. The Mercedes star, who now has more poles than any other British driver, was over half a second quicker than Daniel Ricciardo, with the Australian's Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel pipping the spinning Mercedes of Nico Rosberg to third

FP3 - Ricciardo fastest as rain hits Shanghai

Daniel Ricciardo went fastest for Red Bull in a damp final practice session in China on Saturday morning, as several leading runners opted not to set a lap time. Friday pacesetters Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, and championship leader Nico Rosberg, spent the majoirty of the session in the pits as Williams' Felipe Massa claimed second and the Lotus of Romain Grosjean took third