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Fernando Alonso and McLaren’s troubled F1 car finally shows progress

It’s only seventh place in qualifying, but Fernando Alonso will take it. Take it, and cling to it, in hope that his season may have hit bottom and be looking …


UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 10:25 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton takes pole at Spanish GP ahead of Sebastian Vettel

Lewis Hamilton took pole position ahead of Sebastian Vettel at the Spanish Grand Prix to restore Mercedes’ dominance in Formula One qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton gave Mercedes its 19th pole …


Fernando Alonso’s McLaren breaks again, Mercedes soars in practice

Just when McLaren had nowhere to go but up, it sunk to a new low Friday when Fernando Alonso’s first lap of practice for the Spanish Grand Prix ended in …


Lewis Hamilton challenged on several fronts in exciting F1 season

His pet bulldog in tow and sparkling gold chains draped over his Mercedes shirt, Lewis Hamilton struck a confident pose the day before practice starts at Formula One’s Spanish Grand …


Revamped F1 returns to Europe with no clear favorite

It’s been a while since there’s been this kind of excitement early on in a Formula One season. There hadn’t been three different winners in the first four races since …


Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo see season slipping away

For Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, the podium is starting to look a long way off. Mercedes and Ferrari’s tussle for wins in Formula One has left Verstappen …


Once-dominant Mercedes gets used to resurgent Ferrari

Ferrari has come roaring back into contention this year as Sebastian Vettel won two of the first three races to take the standings lead ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. But …


Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for Russian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole position for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday, ending a run of 18 poles for Mercedes. Vettel, the Formula One leader, shaved 0.059 seconds off …


Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari fastest in practice for Russian GP

Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel recovered after a spin in the first practice session Friday and set the fastest time of the day ahead of this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix. …


Sebastian Vettel tips Mercedes to strike back at Ferrari in Russia

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have had the upper hand so far this season in Formula One, but they’re expecting a resurgent Lewis Hamilton in Russia. The long straights in Sochi …


Fryer: So what that Fernando Alonso is racing the Indy 500?

During the last race at Long Beach, there was buzz that IndyCar officials wanted a superstar to commit to the Indianapolis 500 and make the 101st running a must-watch race.


More McLaren woes as Fernando Alonso’s engine fails at Bahrain GP

Fernando Alonso must already be counting down the days until the Indianapolis 500, given how frustrating Formula One is becoming. The two-time F1 champion is making his IndyCar debut on …


Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to take pole position at Bahrain GP

Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton right at the end of qualifying to take pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix. It was the first pole in Bottas’ career. …


Oliver Rowland targets F2 title to further F1 bid

The pressure will be intense but the reward will be immense if British driver Oliver Rowland can make it to Formula One. He has set himself the target of winning …


Lance Stroll hotfoots it to the end of F1 practice

Lance Stroll usually wants to put his foot down and drive fast. On Friday, he wanted to get out of his Williams Formula One car as fast as possible. His …


Bernie Ecclestone has a limited input as adviser to F1’s new owners

Returning to the Formula One paddock for the first time since he stopped running the sport, Bernie Ecclestone spoke of his limited input as an adviser to the new owners. …


Sebastian Vettel tops both practice sessions at Bahrain Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel topped both practices at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday as Ferrari showed impressive pace heading into its qualifying showdown with Mercedes. Vettel beat Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas …


Point-seeking Jenson Button replaces Fernando Alonso at Monaco Grand Prix

Veteran British driver Jenson Button will step in for Fernando Alonso at the Monaco Grand Prix next month. Although the 37-year-old Button retired at the end of last season, he …


F1 Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein hits back at critics over absence

Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein has hit back at critics who questioned why he missed the first two races in Formula One. Wehrlein will finally make his debut for Sauber at …


F1 driver Fernando Alonso preparing for Indy 500

Fernando Alonso has explained how his crash course for the Indianapolis 500 will include watching old footage on flights between Formula One races. The two-time F1 champion will compete in …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Revamped F1 season already living up to its hype

This season’s revamped Formula One is already living up to the hype with a pair of multiple world champions level on points and Mercedes and Ferrari neck-and-neck in the standings. …


Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso skipping Monaco GP for Indy 500

McLaren says Fernando Alonso will race for the team at the Indianapolis 500 next month and miss the Monaco Grand Prix. McLaren will be racing in the famous IndyCar race …


F1 confirms last Malaysian GP in October

The last Malaysian Grand Prix will run on Oct. 1. That brings an end to a race that has been a fixture on the Formula One calendar for 19 years. …


Chinese GP practices wiped out by rain, fog

When Lewis Hamilton finally emerged from the garages on a rainy, foggy Friday at the Chinese Grand Prix, it wasn’t to take his Mercedes out for a practice lap, it …


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Lewis Hamilton again expects stiff challenge from Sebastian Vettel in China

Three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton finds himself in an unfamiliar position just one race into the new season. The British driver is facing a stiff challenge from someone other …


Lewis Hamilton fastest in 1st practice sessions for Australian GP

Lewis Hamilton delivered the faster speeds that the rule changes had promised in Formula One, going under the racing lap record in the second practice session Friday for the season-opening …


Valtteri Bottas ahead again in F1 testing; Felipe Massa close behind

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time so far in Formula One’s preseason testing. He eclipsed his time from a week ago by nearly four tenths of a second …


Mercedes and Ferrari set the pace in F1 preseason testing

Mercedes and Ferrari set the pace in the first week of preseason testing in Formula One. Kimi Raikkonen was fastest with Ferrari on Thursday as the teams completed the final …


Faster cars set for track in Barcelona ahead of new season

Formula One returns to action next week with a test session ahead of a highly anticipated season featuring wider and faster cars to make the series more exciting.


Formula One team Manor folds are failing to find new buyer

The Manor Formula One team has folded after failing to find a buyer in time for the new season. The British-based team was placed into financial administration three weeks ago …