Lewis Hamilton, 43 points behind Nico Rosberg, collected his second reprimand of the season at the Russian Grand Prix.
Daniil Kvyat misjudged his braking point and hit the back of the red car twice on the opening lap to leave Sebastian Vettel in the wall and fuming
Only four drivers since the championship started in 1950 have won seven races in a row and only four have triumphed in the first four rounds of a season
Toto Wolff said he was speaking out because some of the abuse directed at Mercedes team could impact on engineers and other employees.
Nico Rosberg equalled the achievement of compatriot Michael Schumacher in winning seven successive races.
Daniil Kvyat twice smashed into the rear of Ferrari at successive corners, second impact shunting Sebastian Vettel into the wall.
Lewis Hamilton would have had to start from pitlane if a new fuel system had not been flown to Sochi from engine factory at Brixworth.
Lewis Hamilton did not take part in the final phase after a power unit problem. He is set to start 10th.
Lewis Hamilton is chasing a Russian Grand Prix hat-trick, having won the two previous races held at the former Winter Olympic venue.
The FIA had threatened to introduce an independent power unit supplier if a deal could not be reached.
Lewis Hamilton is the only driver to have won in Russia since the race's debut in 2014.
Lewis Hamilton, the only driver to have won in Russia since the race's debut in 2014 was 36 points behind Nico Rosberg
Formula One drivers fear that aerodynamic changes will instead make it harder for cars to follow and overtake.Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural race around the 2014 Winter Olympic Park and returned last October to repeat the feat.
Lewis Hamilton started at the back of the grid in Shanghai after experiencing a loss of power during the first phase of qualifying.
Women have enjoyed greater success at boardroom level, with Claire Williams notably the current deputy team principal at Williams.
Formula One teams have until the end of April to agree 2017 rule changes by majority vote and meetings are scheduled in the coming days.
Pirelli won a tender for 2017-19 contract but that has yet to be signed off with FIA pending agreement on testing schedules.
Nico Rosberg started on pole position and led nearly the entire race by a wide margin to win his third race.
Lewis Hamilton will start Chinese Grand Prix from last place on the grid as his team-mate Nico Rosberg took pole.
Nico Rosberg clocked a best lap of one minute 35.402 seconds, over half a second quicker than Daniel Ricciardo.
Sebastian Vettel lapped the rain-drenched 5.4-kilometer Shanghai circuit in one minute 57.351 seconds on his only flying lap of the hour-long session.
Championship leader Nico Rosberg was third for Mercedes, 0.237 seconds off Raikkonen's benchmark.
Fernando Alonso sat out the last race in Bahrain after failing a medical following an horrific accident in Melbourne.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had the third-fastest time of the session, a full half-second behind Hamilton.
With an aim to fine tune his driving skills to suit the terrain he would be driving in, Takale will have specialised navigators for specific rallies.
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has been given the go ahead for the Chinese GP but his medical state will be reassessed after FP1.
A driver must use a single gearbox for six consecutive events and the penalty means the highest Hamilton can start Sunday's race is from sixth on the grid.
Lewis Hamilton's success in Shanghai makes Sunday's Grand Prix an ideal location for him to end Nico Rosberg's winning streak.
Fernando Alonso fractured his ribs in a crash at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 20.
FIA said in a statement that its World Motor Sport Council had voted in favour of the change which will apply for the remainder of the season.
The impasse means the new format introduced, condemned by fans and teams as a failure, will remain in place for Chinese Grand Prix.
The win was the 16th of Nico Rosberg's career and the eighth in a row for champions Mercedes.
Sebastian Vettel parked up between turns 13 and 14 at Sakhir circuit with a plume of smoke trailing out of the rear of his car.
Spaniard Alonso failed a medical at the Sakhir circuit on Thursday after breaking ribs in a huge Australian Grand Prix crash.
With new qualifying format drawing flak from fans and drivers alike, a new format or restructuring is being considered.