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Swedish driver Ericsson lands hot chocolate company sponsor

Jan. 14, 2020 10:27 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A hot chocolate company led by Hollywood stuntman and occasional racer Stanton Barrett has signed as primary sponsor for Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson at Chip Ganassi Racing. This is the first entry into IndyCar for Huski Chocolate, a company headquartered in Stockholm that already...

Kyle Busch climbs in his car for a turn to drive during testing for the upcoming Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Kyle Busch brings the Rowdy show to the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Jan. 3, 2020 5:51 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fresh from a holiday trip to the Bahamas, NASCAR's newest two-time champion raced back to the track to open the new year. Kyle Busch stepped out of his comfort zone at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, pulling on a white helmet adorned with his nickname...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 file photo, Tamara Ecclestone arrives for the World Premiere of the film Rush, at a central London cinema in Leicester Square. London police are investigating the theft of a large cache of “high value jewelry” reported stolen from the palatial home of heiress Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of former Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone. The Sun newspaper said the stolen jewelry was worth about 50 million pounds ($66 million) and included rings, earrings and a Cartier bangle Ecclestone received as a wedding present. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Formula 1 heiress' jewel collection reported stolen in raid

Dec. 16, 2019 8:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — London police are investigating the theft of a large cache of “high value jewelry” reported stolen from the palatial home of heiress Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of former Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone. The Sun newspaper said the stolen jewelry was worth about 50 million...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the start of the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia on Monday Dec. 9, 2019 from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Anti-doping agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

Dec. 9, 2019 11:02 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors. The ruling by the World...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left, celebrates with team members after winning the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec.1, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Hamilton won’t rule out future move to Ferrari

Dec. 1, 2019 3:36 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton appeared to open the door for a possible future move to Ferrari when he refused to deny meeting with its chairman John Elkann. Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport reported Saturday that the Mercedes driver has met...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, celebrates on the podium after wining the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix, with second place Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherland's at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec.1, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Hamilton seals easy 11th victory of F1 championship season

Dec. 1, 2019 1:37 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton’s 11th victory of another dominant season proved so easy that the driver who finished way back in second place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix joked that he should have eased up a bit. Hamilton’s 84th career win saw him...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates pole position during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Hamilton says he’s flattered by Ferrari’s praise

Nov. 30, 2019 11:46 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A laughing Lewis Hamilton did little to quash rumors of a potential move from Mercedes to Ferrari by acknowledging he was flattered by comments from the Italian team principal. Mattia Binotto called the six-time world champion “an outstanding driver” on...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates pole position during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

F1: World champion Hamilton takes pole at Abu Dhabi GP

Nov. 30, 2019 10:18 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. It was the six-time Formula One champion’s record-extending 88th pole of his career and ended a surprising run of 10 races without pole since the German GP...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain during the first free practice at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Ferrari chief happy to consider possibility of Hamilton move

Nov. 29, 2019 4:04 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The prospect of six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton driving for Ferrari in the future may not be as far-fetched as it once seemed. Hamilton is one of several F1 drivers whose contracts expire at the end of next year, and Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto...

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland at the end of the second free practice at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Bottas best in 2nd practice for Abu Dhabi GP then crashes

Nov. 29, 2019 11:21 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was fastest in the second practice for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and was also involved in a crash on Friday. The Finnish driver swerved into the side of Romain Grosjean’s car as the Frenchman was passing Bottas down...