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Bernie Ecclestone: Formula 1 boss says sport is too expensive

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Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says the sport is too expensive and claims that it has a litany of other problems that need to be resolved.

In a wide-ranging interview with BBC Sport, he complained that F1 was "too democratic" and continued his campaign against its turbo hybrid engines.

"We have got past sticking plasters and we need an operation," Ecclestone said.

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Lewis Hamilton cruises to Bahrain GP win, Raikkonen second

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Lewis Hamilton took a controlled win in the Bahrain Grand Prix as team-mate Nico Rosberg was beaten to second by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

Hamilton led from the start and was always in control as he took his third victory in four races this season.

Rosberg battled the Ferraris throughout and lost second to Raikkonen with a braking problem with two laps to go.

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Lewis Hamilton: Ferrari a serious threat in Bahrain

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Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg say they face a serious threat from Ferrari at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Rosberg and Hamilton set the pace on one flying lap on Friday but in race trim Ferrari could have an advantage over the world champions.

Rosberg said: "We are very quick on one lap again and Ferrari are very dangerous on the long run.

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Lewis Hamilton: I'm mentally stronger than Nico Rosberg

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Lewis Hamilton believes he has the psychological upper hand on Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in their title battle this season.

The world champion made his claim after the German accused him of gamesmanship during the Chinese Grand Prix.

"I've always said he is really strong mentally," Hamilton said. "But I'd like to think I'm stronger this year."

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Formula 1: Pain of Jules Bianchi's crash is endless - father

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Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi's fight to recover from injuries sustained in a crash last year is the equivalent of "running a marathon every day", according to his father.

Bianchi, 25, remains in a coma, six months after the accident in Japan.

"The only thing we can say is that he's fiercely fighting as he always did, before and after the accident," Philippe Bianchi said.

Read more: Formula 1: Pain of Jules Bianchi's crash is endless - father


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