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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the qualifying session at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Brynn Lennon, Pool via AP)

Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP and 98th in F1

Nov. 28, 2020 11:04 AM EST

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton set a track record at the Bahrain Grand Prix on his way to a record-extending 98th career pole position on Saturday. The seven-time F1 champion looked in total control as he set a time of 1 minute, 27.264 seconds under the floodlights. “We...

Medical staffer Ruggero Gariboldi, right, measures oxygen level in the blood of a suspected Covid patient inside his home during a shift with the emergency White Cross in Monza, Italy, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.  The city of Monza north of Milan is best known for its Formula 1 racetrack. In 2020, it has been the ambulance service that has been doing most of the racing. Over three days that an Associated Press photographer traveled on night calls with an ambulance service, the Monza-Brianza province of some 875,000 bordering Milan added 2,500 new cases, part of Italy’s new epicenter in the Lombardy region. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

AP PHOTOS: In Italy's Formula 1 city Monza, ambulances race

Nov. 26, 2020 9:43 AM EST

MONZA, Italy (AP) — This Italian city north of Milan is best known for its Formula 1 racetrack. But in 2020, ambulances have been doing most of the racing in Monza. Over two days that an Associated Press photographer traveled on night calls with an ambulance service, the Monza-Brianza province of some...

Third placed Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, left, pours champagne of race winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, as Racing Point driver Sergio Perez, right, of Mexico who finished second looks on the podium of the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park circuit racetrack in Istanbul, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Kenan Asyali, Pool)

Hamilton lets tears flow as he clinches record 7th F1 title

Nov. 15, 2020 9:19 AM EST

After winning a difficult race to equal Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula One championships on Sunday, the hardest thing for Lewis Hamilton was containing his emotions. His voice could be heard breaking as he thanked his team over the radio moments after crossing the line at the Turkish Grand Prix,...

Racing Point driver Lance Stroll of Canada, front, celebrates his pole position with his team's mechanics after the qualifying session at the Istanbul Park circuit racetrack in Istanbul, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. The Formula One Turkish Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (Clive Mason/Pool via AP)

Stroll takes pole at wet Turkish GP, struggling Hamilton 6th

Nov. 14, 2020 12:37 PM EST

A rare sight in Formula One qualifying saw record-breaking Lewis Hamilton struggle and Lance Stroll tame a treacherous track to claim his first pole position on Saturday. Not only did Hamilton miss out on a 98th career pole, the championship leader qualified only sixth at the Turkish Grand Prix as his Mercedes...

No fans at F1 races in Bahrain but health workers invited

Nov. 7, 2020 8:42 AM EST

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — The two Formula One races in Bahrain will be held predominantly without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic, race organizers said Saturday. A small number of grandstand seats will be allocated for health workers and their families who have helped to fight the pandemic....

FILE - In this Sunday, March 31, 2019 file photo, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, center right, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center left, steer their cars during the start of the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain.  Saudi Arabia says it will host a Formula One race starting next year.  The kingdom says on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020,  it will host the race in November 2021 in the Red Sea city of Jiddah. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Saudi Arabia to host Formula One race in 2021 in Jiddah

Nov. 5, 2020 11:30 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia will host a Formula One race next year, a move aimed at attracting well-heeled globe-trotting visitors and raising the kingdom’s profile internationally as a tourist destination. The kingdom said Thursday it will host the race in November 2021 in the...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up the trophy on the podium after winning the Emilia Romagna Formula One Grand Prix, at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari racetrack, in Imola, Italy, Sunday, Nov.1, 2020. (Miguel Medina, Pool via AP)

Hamilton wins Emilia Romagna Grand Prix for 93rd F1 win

Nov. 1, 2020 10:08 AM EST

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Runaway championship leader Lewis Hamilton overcame a sluggish start to win the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday for a record-extending 93rd Formula One victory. Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by 5.7 seconds and rushed over to celebrate with the team's engineers and...

Scott Dixon (9) races followed by Marcus Ericsson (8) during the IndyCar auto race at World Wide Technology Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Madison, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ericsson signs multi-year contract to return to Ganassi

Oct. 28, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Ericsson signed a multi-year IndyCar deal Wednesday to return to Chip Ganassi Racing. Ganassi on Sunday celebrated his 20th overall championship in 30 seasons of competition across various motorsports series. Scott Dixon won his sixth IndyCar title in the season finale. ...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Rafael Marchante, Pool via AP)

Still rising: Lewis Hamilton makes F1 history with 92nd win

Oct. 25, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When Michael Schumacher retired from Formula One eight years ago, little did he know that he was opening the door for Lewis Hamilton to make history. The British driver did just that on Sunday, winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a record-setting 92nd victory of his outstanding career to...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain jumps out of his car after his record breaking 92nd win at the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)

Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese GP for record 92nd F1 victory

Oct. 25, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) — British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd career victory to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. Hamilton finished nearly 25.6 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and 34.5 clear of...