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Hamilton expects to sort out new F1 contract soon

Nov. 14, 2019 9:37 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he hopes to sort out his next contract soon, but he’s not in any rush. The 34-year-old British driver’s deal with Mercedes is valid until the end of 2020. Speaking before the Brazilian Grand Prix, Hamilton said he...

Bottas trusts secret plan to beat Hamilton in 2020 F1

Nov. 14, 2019 3:20 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas has a plan to beat Formula One champion and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton next season, but will not share it. Bottas is assured of second place in the championship, his best finish yet, but recognizes he needs more consistency even after winning four races...

Brazil’s major cities lock horns for F1 race after 2020

Nov. 14, 2019 1:09 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Once a year, racing fans across South America flock to the region’s only Formula One Grand Prix in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo. But the drizzly hometown of legendary driver Ayrton Senna risks losing that opportunity to shine. This week’s Brazilian GP at Interlagos...

Hamilton hopes new 2021 rules bring F1’s best era in years

Nov. 13, 2019 3:22 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton believes new rules in place for the 2021 season onward could give the racing series its best era for a long time. The 34-year-old Mercedes driver, who spoke on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, hopes the rule changes...

Penske jumped at chance to protect iconic Indianapolis track

Nov. 6, 2019 11:37 AM EST

Roger Penske spent part of Tuesday walking Indianapolis Motor Speedway, using a cool, sunny day to look over the historic venue that will soon be his. There is work to be done at the speedway, lots of work before it can be the entertainment mecca he envisions. But more than that, there is a legacy to worry about...

Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series

Nov. 4, 2019 10:04 PM EST

Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and Penske fell in love when he saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now he owns the iconic speedway, its...

Hamilton closing in on Schumacher's 7 F1 titles

Nov. 4, 2019 3:08 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One by one, Lewis Hamilton has passed the great drivers of Formula One. Except one. And now Hamilton is quickly approaching the legacy of the great Michael Schumacher. His chances of catching him, once thought to be impossible, now look very, very good. Hamilton won his sixth career F1...

Bottas' best win and best season lost in Hamilton's shadow

Nov. 3, 2019 6:31 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — From uncertainty about his future, to his best year in Formula One, Mercedes's other driver, Valtteri Bottas, has been through plenty of ups and downs in 2019. Even one of the best races of his career will be swallowed up as a footnote in history. Bottas started from pole position,...

Hamilton clinches F1 championship No. 6 at US Grand Prix

Nov. 3, 2019 5:45 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton could have settled in for a nice Sunday drive to win the Formula One championship. There was no chance he was going to do that. Not with history at his fingertips. Hamilton wrapped up his sixth career F1 championship with a second-place finish at the U.S. Grand Prix, a...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins 6th Formula One world title at US Grand Prix

Nov. 3, 2019 3:49 PM EST
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins 6th Formula One world title at US Grand Prix.