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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton relishes F1 challenge from young crop of drivers

Five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has a two-step plan for keeping the new generation of talented drivers behind him next season: match their youthful hunger and outwit them with …


Lewis Hamilton masters rain to take pole position for Belgian GP

Lewis Hamilton again showed he’s the best driver in the rain by taking pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday. The Mercedes driver saved his best for the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

2-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso leaving at end of season

Two-time champion Fernando Alonso will not race in Formula One next season. His decision comes amid speculation he is planning a move to IndyCar in the United States in a …


Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull for Renault at end of F1 season

Daniel Ricciardo is leaving Red Bull for Renault at the end of this Formula One season. The Australian driver has agreed to a two-year deal with Renault. Replacing Carlos Sainz, …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

Max Verstappen sets lap record in second German GP practice

Max Verstappen sets a new lap record in leading the second practice session for the German Grand Prix on Friday. The 20-year-old Dutch driver clocked 1 minute, 13.085 seconds to …


Mercedes gives Valtteri Bottas 1-year contract extension

Mercedes has given Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas only moderate backing by offering him a new one-year contract. Although Bottas has the option for an extra year in 2020, the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 9:42 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton thanks Mercedes for being patient over his new deal

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton thanked Mercedes for indulging him as he finally signed a new contract, ending months of stalling and growing speculation over his future. The four-time world …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton snatches pole position from Sebastian Vettel for British GP

Lewis Hamilton prevailed in a tight battle with Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel to snatch pole position for the British Grand Prix. It’s the fourth consecutive pole position for Hamilton …


Valtteri Bottas edges Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes takes front row in Austria

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas edged teammate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying to secure pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix. It is the third straight race where Mercedes has locked up …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 2:25 p.m.

Sebastian Vettel claims pole with record lap at Canadian Prix

Sebastian Vettel has claimed the pole position in the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix with the fastest lap ever on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Vettel steered his Ferrari over the …


Valtteri Bottas urging Lewis Hamilton to clear up Mercedes future and sign

Valtteri Bottas is urging Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to sign a new contract, even though his own future is uncertain. Bottas needs to convince Mercedes to give him a new …


Ferrari looking to get back on track in F1 at Monaco GP

Ferrari needs to stop gifting points to Mercedes in order to win in Formula One. Things could start to change at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix. Ferrari dominated the race …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 1:11 p.m.

Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Spanish GP with track record

Lewis Hamilton sets a track record to take pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix. It is Hamilton’s record-extending 74th pole in Formula One and first since the season-opener in …


Red Bull keeping drivers on tight leash after Baku crash

Things have changed at Red Bull. The team appears to be putting a limit on the freedom it gives its drivers after seeing them crash into each other in the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 12:27 p.m.

Mercedes sets the pace in practice for Spanish GP

Mercedes has set the pace in practice for the Spanish Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas led the first session and Lewis Hamilton the second at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Sebastian Vettel …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Miami gives early go-ahead for Formula 1 grand prix

Miami’s city commission has voted to enter formal negotiations with Formula 1 to host as race as early as next year. The vote allows Miami officials to negotiate a contract …


Red Bull opens talks with Honda as its F1 engine supplier

Formula One team Red Bull has begun talks with Honda to become its engine supplier for next season. Red Bull has a deal with Renault and must inform governing body …


New F1 rules approved to improve overtaking and racing

Motorsport’s governing body has approved rule changes designed to increase overtaking and promote closer racing in Formula One as part of an ongoing initiative to win back fans. From next …


Sebastian Vettel has pole for Azerbaijan GP, Lewis Hamilton 2nd

Sebastian Vettel has pole position for the third straight time this season at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver and championship leader beat Lewis Hamilton by 0.179 seconds in …


Sebastian Vettel takes pole in China, and Ferrari looks like it’s back

Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari will be on pole position for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix as he looks for his third straight victory to start the season. Vettel had the quickest …


For most of the F1 teams, 4th place is as good as it gets

Formula One is dominated by three powerful teams and their six drivers. That explains why Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly was so happy to finish in fourth place in last …


Sebastian Vettel takes pole position at Bahrain GP, Lewis Hamilton struggles

Sebastian Vettel is perfectly placed to strike another early blow to Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One title defense. The German driver took pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix followed by …


Lewis Hamilton takes record 7th pole at Australian Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set a blistering time to take pole position at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix for a record seventh time, outpacing his nearest rival by a massive …


Position of F1 start lights altered to compensate for halo

The position of start lights will be altered on Formula One tracks this season, in a bid to ensure the drivers’ line of vision is not impeded by the controversial …


Mercedes sets early pace at Australian Grand Prix practice

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton sent an early signal that he could again be the driver to beat in Formula One this season, setting the swiftest time in practice sessions at the …


‘Grid kids’ replace ‘grid girls’ in Formula 1

“Grid kids” are replacing “grid girls” in Formula One as the motorsport series makes changes ahead of the new season. F1 says youngsters from clubs competing in karting, will stand …


Felipe Massa retiring from Formula One, again

Felipe Massa is retiring – again. The Brazilian said the same thing last season, but this time he says he really means it, which makes Sunday his last Formula One …


Mexico City hosts F1 grand prix 1 month after earthquake

The earthquake that struck Mexico City in September crumbled walls, killed more than 200 people and shook the confidence of this teeming city of 20 million people. The track and …


Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Malaysian GP; Vettel last

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix while title rival Sebastian Vettel’s misery continued as he quit early into the session after losing power on a straight. …


Drivers divided over F1 halo cockpit device

The “halo” cockpit head protection system that will be mandatory on Formula One cars next season protects drivers from the potentially fatal impact of objects like a loose wheel traveling …