Nico Rosberg, whose once-friendly relationship with Hamilton grew increasingly frosty in their time together, saw that as just one of those "typical phases" that his old rival goes through.
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo yanked off his right shoe, poured champagne into it as he stood on the podium, and then drank up to his unlikely victory in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton cast doubt on his Mercedes team's Chinese Grand Prix chances after Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari front row lockout in qualifying on Saturday.
Sebastian Vettel had the quickest lap in qualifying, posting a time of 1 minute, 31.095 seconds, on the 5.451-kilometer course.
Ferrari have reviewed their pitstop procedures after an incident at the Bahrain Grand Prix left a mechanic with a broken leg.
Hamilton lapped the 5.4km circuit in one minute, 33.999 seconds, 0.359 seconds clear of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. The Finn’s best effort was set on the grippier ultra-soft tyres while Hamilton’s was on softs.
Max Verstappen, who blamed Lewis Hamilton for the collision, has taken Formula One by storm since making his debut as a 17-year-old with Toro Rosso in 2015.
Kimi Raikkonen was given the green light to go but it was an unsafe release and, as he pulled away, his car hit one of the mechanics.
Sebastian Vettel was almost overtaken by Valtteri Bottas on the last lap, but made a crucial blocking move and won by only 0.6 seconds.
A Mercedes spokesman confirmed Hamilton would have a new gearbox for final practice and qualifying, incurring an automatic five-place penalty.
Kimi Raikkonen topped the leaderboard ahead of Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel in the second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday.
Sebastian Vettel will make his 200th Formula One race start on Sunday in Bahrain, a milestone the Ferrari driver thought he had already celebrated and would be happy to repeat if the result is the same.
Lewis Hamilton says he is waiting for Formula One’s owners to unveil their plans for the future before putting pen to paper on a fresh contract with Mercedes.
Russia wants "beautiful'' girls on the grid for September's race, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, who oversees the Russian Grand Prix, said on Thursday.
Trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin said in a debrief on the Mercedes website that the problem was not what had been originally suspected after Sunday's season-opening race in Melbourne
Ricciardo was again denied a long-awaited podium at Albert Park on Sunday, finishing fourth behind Ferrari's winner Sebastian Vettel.
Alonso is set to be promoted to 10th on the grid for Sunday's race if Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas is handed a penalty for a gearbox change after a crash during Q3.
Stewards sanctioned Daniel Ricciardo for driving too fast under red flag conditions during FP2 and the Australian was still seething after finishing fifth fastest during the final phase of qualifying a day later
Lewis Hamilton's pole was his record seventh at Albert Park, and also a Formula One record 73rd of the four-times world champion's career.
Lewis Hamilton flew around the lakeside circuit in one minute, 21.164 seconds with his final effort, leaving a yawning gap of 0.664 seconds to Ferrari's second fastest Kimi Raikkonen.