Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas pictured after he took pole in China from team-mate Lewis Hamilton. File/Reuters
Lewis Hamilton sounded a warning ahead of the 1,000th grand prix on Sunday, saying he was focused only on victory, adding: “I’m not one for special days like this.”
Valtteri Bottas pipped Lewis Hamilton to pole position for Sunday’s milestone Chinese Grand Prix in a dominant Mercedes front-row lockout.
A second grand prix — most likely on the streets — would complement the existing one on the $450 million Shanghai International Circuit. No country currently has two Formula One races, although F1 officials are negotiating for a second grand prix in the United States.
David Warner’s century paved the way for Australia to beat Bangladesh by 48 runs at Trent Bridge on Thursday as the reigning champions went top of the World Cup table. Warner made Bangladesh pay for dropping him on 10 with an innings of 166 -- the left-handed opener’s second century of the World Cup -- in a total of 381-5.
Sharjah: In the right-handed dominated world, left-handers are a minority, yet they make their presence felt assertively. The lefties are generally considered as more immaculate, impeccable and elegant as compared to their right-hand counter-parts and carry an aura around them -- making them stand out in the crowd.
Bangladesh remain fifth in the table, with the top four sides qualifying for next month's semi-finals.
Roger Federer avoided a major setback in his preparations for Wimbledon as he scrapped to a 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-5 victory over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round of the ATP event in Halle on Thursday. Federer, 37, appeared firmly on course for a place in the quarter-finals at a set and a break up before an impressive