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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 …


Valtteri Bottas feels at home at Mercedes as a challenger, not No. 2

Valtteri Bottas feels like he finally belongs at Mercedes, and that is not as a support driver to Lewis Hamilton. The Finnish driver has exceeded expectations since joining from Williams …


Sebastian Vettel in no rush on Ferrari future, focusing on Lewis Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel is putting thoughts of his Ferrari future on hold as he prepares to fight back against a resurgent Lewis Hamilton at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:32 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton aims to seize momentum in Hungary before F1 break

At the Hungaroring circuit where he secured the first of his many wins for Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton will aim to seize the momentum this weekend heading into the Formula One …


UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 10:14 a.m.

Certainty amid the commotion for Lewis Hamilton: British GP pole

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the fifth time at the British Grand Prix on Saturday, ahead of Ferrari rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel in rainy conditions. …


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 7:37 a.m.

Sebastian Vettel tests new shield on car to protect Formula 1 drivers

Sebastian Vettel feels “dizzy” after driving behind a transparent screen in first practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday as the Formula One championship leader trialed a new device …


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 10:47 a.m.

Valtteri Bottas receives 5-place grid penalty for British GP

After setting the pace in practice for the British Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas saw his bid for a second successive victory hit by a five-place penalty on the grid for …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Lewis Hamilton feeling heat after snubbing event before British GP

Britain should be the one stop on the Formula One calendar where Lewis Hamilton is guaranteed a warm welcome but that’s not the case this year. The British Grand Prix …


UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 5:43 a.m.

Spotlight firmly on Lance Stroll after brilliant podium in Baku

The spotlight is on teenage driver Lance Stroll at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix following his brilliant podium finish two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 8:21 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton confident after leading practice runs at Austrian GP

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton feels confident of a repeat pole position after posting the fastest time in both practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. The British driver …


UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian GP pole, ties Ayrton Senna on all-time list

Lewis Hamilton has won the pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix for the third year in a row. Hamilton matched his childhood hero Ayrton Senna with his 65th career …


Formula One extends Canadian GP deal until 2029

The Canadian Grand Prix is staying on the Formula One schedule through 2029. The province of Quebec announced a five-year extension with the circuit. The race had been on the …


Lance Stroll comes to hometown Canadian GP hoping to focus on race

Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve are just names in a record book to Lance Stroll, who wasn’t born yet when the Canadian father and then his son began their Formula One …


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

Kimi Raikkonen fastest in 2nd practice at Canadian GP

Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari had the fastest time in the second practice at the Canadian Grand Prix. He was followed by Lewis Hamilton and Sebastien Vettel. The 50th edition of the …


Ferrari continues to improve, Mercedes now looks vulnerable

While resurgent Ferrari continues to improve Mercedes is at a loss to explain the difference in performance between its two cars. Ferrari will start Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix with Kimi …


Returning Jenson Button will start last at Monaco GP

Jenson Button’s one-off return to Formula One at the Monaco Grand Prix is proving problematic. Even though the veteran British driver qualified in ninth place on Saturday he will start …