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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain shows a helmet of former German driver Michael Schumacher after he wins the Eifel Formula One Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racetrack in Nuerburg, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Hamilton gets the helmet as a gift from Michael Schumacher's son Mick because he equals Schumacher's record of 91 wins in the Formula One. (Bryn Lennon, Pool via AP)

Hamilton wins his 91st F1 race to match Schumacher's record

Oct. 11, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Even Lewis Hamilton once saw Michael Schumacher's record of 91 wins in Formula One as unbeatable. Now he's matched it. Schumacher's son Mick presented Hamilton with one of his father's old helmets after the British driver took a record-equaling 91st win at Germany's Eifel Grand...

Third place Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia celebrates on the podium after the Eifel Formula One Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racetrack in Nuerburg, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, Pool)

Ricciardo leaves mark on Renault F1 boss after winning bet

Oct. 11, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo's first podium finish for Renault comes with a special bonus. He gets to choose a tattoo for his boss. The Australian driver and Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul had a bet that Abiteboul would get a tattoo of Ricciardo's choice if he could finish in the...

Drivers arrive in the winners circle after the Russian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Sochi Autodrom circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Drivers from left, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, third place, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, first place, and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, second place. (Kirill Kudryavtsev, Pool via AP)

Hamilton chases F1 record again as Schumacher's son debuts

Oct. 8, 2020 5:16 AM EDT

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's bid to match the Formula One win record held by Michael Schumacher is back on, and he could achieve it in Schumacher's home country of Germany. Hamilton was chasing a record-equaling 91st win two weeks ago in Russia before his race was ruined by penalties for...

Josef Newgarden takes the checkered flag to win the IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

IndyCar extends deal with manufacturers, delays new engine

Oct. 3, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The IndyCar Series will continue running the same engines each of the next two seasons. It also will be working with the same two engine manufacturers, Chevrolet and Honda, into the foreseeable future. IndyCar President Jay Frye announced Saturday the three parties agreed to delay the...

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the qualification for the upcoming Russian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Sochi Autodrom circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The Russian Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP)

Honda to withdraw from Formula One at end of 2021 season

Oct. 2, 2020 8:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Honda will withdraw from Formula One at the end of the 2021 season as it shifts to a goal of carbon neutrality, the Japanese car manufacturer said Friday. Honda is the engine supplier for the Red Bull and AlphaTauri teams. It had resumed competition in F1 in 2015, originally with McLaren, but...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain walks away after placing third in the Russian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Sochi Autodrom circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (Kirill Kudryavtsev, Pool via AP)

Bottas wins in Russia as Hamilton misses F1 win record

Sep. 27, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's toughest opponents in the Russian Grand Prix weren't even on the track. They were in the stewards' office. Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas cruised to the win Sunday after Hamilton, who was leading, was penalized 10 seconds for practicing his starts in the...

Drivers Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland, Kazuki Nakajima of Japan and Brendon Hartley of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Team spray champagne during the podium ceremony of the 88th 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Due to coronavirus crisis, the race takes place without spectators. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Toyota Gazoo’s No. 8 car wins 24 Hours Le Mans for 3rd year

Sep. 20, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

LE MANS, France (AP) — Toyota Gazoo's No. 8 car comfortably won the 24 Hours Le Mans by five laps from Rebellion No. 1 on Sunday to secure a third straight victory in the prestigious endurance race. It was also a third consecutive win for Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi and Japan's Kazuki Nakajima...

Winner of the race, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, waves as he stands with second place Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland on the podium during the Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini, Pool via AP)

Hamilton wins hectic Tuscan GP, demands justice for Taylor

Sep. 13, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton kept his cool amid the mayhem caused by an unpredictable circuit, winning a crash-marred Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday for the 90th win of his incredible career to move one behind Michael Schumacher’s record. But Hamilton's focus was elsewhere as he stood on the podium...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steps out of his car after clocking the best time during qualification ahead of the Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Hamilton will take pole position for the Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany on Sunday. (Bryn Lennon, Pool via AP)

F1: Hamilton takes pole at Tuscan GP ahead of unlucky Bottas

Sep. 12, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Tuscan Grand Prix on Saturday ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, whose final attempt was ended after he had to slow down because Esteban Ocon span on track just ahead of him. While Hamilton clinched a record-extending 95th pole, it was hard luck for Bottas....

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Sunday, Sept.6 , 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini, Pool via AP)

Vettel close to retiring from F1 before Racing Point move

Sep. 10, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel was close to retiring from the sport before deciding to race for Racing Point next season. The team, which will be renamed Aston Martin, announced Thursday that Vettel will be replacing Sergio Perez, who had said a day earlier that he was...