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Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton raced to a hat-trick of wins in Sunday's Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, cruising unchallenged to the flag ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg as a dominant Mercedes claimed a third straight one-two finish.

McLaughlin's too hot to jandal

Scott McLaughlin may be regarded as the brightest star in the V8 Supercars series, but for all that he's achieved behind a steering wheel, it was the 13 words he said after claiming a podium spot in Adelaide last month that took his fame to astronomical levels.

Pukekohe circuit cannot be tamed - Murphy

With the V8 Supercars series heading to Auckland next week, Fairfax Media spoke with iconic Kiwi driver Greg Murphy, the "King of Pukekohe", about how to navigate the circuit.

Kiwis who keep the pit lane humming

As well Shane van Gisbergen, Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin flying the flag for New Zealand in Pukekohe this week, there'll be local interest right through the pit lane.

Student gears up for V8 supercars champs

Sixteen-year-old Invercargill driver Liam MacDonald will again line up on the grid in the NZV8 Touring Car Championship field as part of the V8 Supercar meeting at Pukekohe Park, south of Auckland, later this month.

Fernando Alonso sets pace in China

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has set the pace in the first practice session ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, indicating the struggling team could emerge as a challenger to dominant Mercedes in the race.

Alonso doesn't expect quick Ferrari turnaround

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso doesn't expect a rapid turnaround for his struggling team following the resignation of team principal Stefano Domenicali, but he still has hopes the team can be competitive later in the F1 season.

Maldonado clears the air with Gutierrez

Lotus Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez after picking up a grid penalty for sending the Mexican flying at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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