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Ma blazes trail for Chinese motorsport

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China's first and only Formula One driver set another landmark Friday just by taking part in his home grand prix weekend in Shanghai, saying he hopes to inspire a new generation of fans and racers. 

Chinese driver Ma Qinghua (C) of the Caterham team speaks to reporters during a practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 12, 2013. China's first and only Formula One driver set another landmark Friday just by taking part in his home grand prix weekend in Shanghai, saying he hopes to inspire a new generation of fans and racers.

Ma Qinghua may have clocked the slowest time of the session, but when he took to the circuit during morning practice he became the only Chinese driver to have featured in a Chinese Grand Prix weekend, adding to a growing list of "firsts".

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