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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to virus

Formula One’s governing body says it has postponed the Chinese Grand Prix that was due to be staged in Shanghai in April due to the viral outbreak in the country.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 1, 2019

Lewis Hamilton seals easy 11th victory of F1 championship season

World champion Lewis Hamilton’s 11th victory of another dominant season proved so easy that the driver who finished way back in second place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix joked …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Lewis Hamilton to start 5th at U.S. Grand Prix as he chases F1 title

Valtteri Bottas grabbed a surprising pole position Saturday for the U.S. Grand Prix, where Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton will start back in fifth as he pursues a sixth career Formula …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Max Verstappen stripped of pole at Mexican Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has been knocked from the pole position to fourth for the start of Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix after race stewards determined he drove at unsafe speeds …


Red Bulls have been tamed since F1’s summer break

Max Verstappen and Red Bull were riding high at Formula One’s summer break. The driver and team have been in a funk ever since.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

Sebastian Vettel ends 13-month winless run; Ferrari 1-2 at Singapore

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel took advantage of an early pit stop to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and end a 13-month winless streak in Formula One.


Bigger tires in store for Formula One

Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars. The circuit will switch to 18-inch …


Max Verstappen wins Austrian GP to end Mercedes’ unbeaten streak

Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix for a second straight year on Sunday as Red Bull ended Mercedes’ unbeaten streak this season


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position ahead of Lewis Hamilton at Canadian GP

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel produced a stunning final lap to clinch pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix. Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton looked for a record-extending 86th pole and …


Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc under pressure to give Ferrari needed win

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc are under pressure to deliver Ferrari a much-needed win at the Monaco Grand Prix. After five races and no wins for either driver Ferrari’s hopes …


F1 great and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent …


Sao Paulo council allows sale of Brazil GP track Interlagos

The Interlagos track which hosts the Brazilian Grand Prix could soon be up for sale. Sao Paulo city council approved a bill that allows the sale by a vote of …


Dutch Grand Prix to return to F1 calendar next year

The Dutch Grand Prix will return to the Formula One calendar next year for the first time since 1985. The Zandvoort track on the Dutch coast hosted 30 F1 races …


Brazil’s president: Rio to host Formula One again in 2020

Brazil’s president says Rio de Janeiro will host the country’s Formula One race in 2020, once the new autodrome is ready. President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that the new race …


Ferrari boosts engine in Barcelona to try to catch Mercedes

Five rounds into the Formula One season and Ferrari is already running out of time to catch Mercedes in the championship race. Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc trail …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019

Valtteri Bottas takes pole in Azerbaijan after Charles Leclerc crashes

Valtteri Bottas qualified in pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Charles Leclerc’s crash instigated one of the longest qualifying sessions in recent years. Bottas was 0.059 seconds ahead …


Charles Leclerc fastest as drain cover disrupts Azerbaijan practice

Charles Leclerc and Ferrari led the way in practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday, after the day was disrupted when a loose drain cover wrecked George Russell’s Williams. …


Ferrari puts faith in upgrades to catch runaway Mercedes

Ferrari needs to quickly do something to stop Lewis Hamilton from running away with the Formula One title. Mercedes finished 1-2 in the first three races of the season to …


Lewis Hamilton says Charles Leclerc’s talent being ‘dimmed’ at Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton says Formula One rival Charles Leclerc’s talent is being “dimmed” after Ferrari asked him to move over for teammate Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton says he was in a similar …


Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel lead Chinese GP practice sessions

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel led the two practice sessions ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix. Formula One prepared to celebrate its 1,000th race on Sunday. …


Lewis Hamilton clinches pole for season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

Five-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton clinched pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. The Mercedes driver’s 11th pole of the season and record-extending 83rd …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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 …