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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during a practice session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Albert Gea, Pool via AP)

Spanish GP: Hamilton fastest ahead of Bottas in 2nd practice

Aug. 14, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Mercedes again topped the leaderboard as Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas in second practice Friday for the Spanish Grand Prix. The championship leader finished .287 ahead of Bottas, who had been quicker than Hamilton...

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands holds up the trophy on the podium after taking first place in the 70th Anniversary Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Verstappen storms to unlikely victory over Mercedes duo

Aug. 9, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Max Verstappen sprung what could be the surprise of the Formula One season by beating Lewis Hamilton to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on Sunday. The Red Bull driver crossed the line at Silverstone 11.3 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Valtteri Bottas third. “I...

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the qualifying session at the 70th Anniversary Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Bottas on pole for Silverstone GP ahead of teammate Hamilton

Aug. 8, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Valtteri Bottas edged out Mercedes teammate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton to claim pole position Saturday for Formula One's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. Hamilton appeared on course to take his 92nd career pole but he had a poor first sector on his final run and Bottas...

Race winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain adjusts his hair after getting out of his car after the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Hamilton wins British GP to close in on Schumacher's record

Aug. 2, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton held on to win the British Grand Prix on Sunday despite a puncture on the last lap to clinch an 87th career win and move within four of Michael Schumacher's Formula One record. The championship leader's record-extending seventh Silverstone win saw him finish six...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after he clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session for the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. The British Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Will Oliver/Pool via AP)

Hamilton takes pole position for British GP ahead of Bottas

Aug. 1, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton set a new track record at the British Grand Prix and clinched a record-extending 91st pole position on Saturday. He needs five more wins to equal Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record of 91 GP victories. The defending champion is also odds-on to equal...

Racing Point driver Lance Stroll of Canada steers his car during the second practice session for the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone, England, Friday, July 31, 2020. The British Formula One Grand Prix race will be held on Sunday. (Bryn Lennon/Pool via AP)

Stroll quickest at 2nd British GP practice; Vettel struggles

Jul. 31, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lance Stroll led the second practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday while struggling Ferrari had another bad day, with Sebastian Vettel spending most of it stuck in the team garage. Stroll finished fourth at the Hungarian GP two weeks ago for Racing Point, which uses...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)

Hamilton wins 8th Hungarian GP to equal Schumacher F1 record

Jul. 19, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for the eighth time to equal Michael Schumacher's single-venue record and take the championship lead on Sunday. Hamilton's latest victory from pole position was as comfortable as the nearly 9-second margin over...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain reacts after winning the qualifying for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary, Saturday, July 18, 2020. The Hungarian F1 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Mark Thompson/Pool via AP)

Bad news for Hamilton's rivals: Mercedes is getting faster

Jul. 18, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The bad news for Lewis Hamilton’s traditional rivals at Ferrari and Red Bull is that the dominant Mercedes is getting faster, while another team using its engines is growing in confidence. Hamilton’s pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday was his second...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain sits on the podium after winning the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)

Hamilton can equal Schumacher's F1 track record with 8th win

Jul. 16, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Victory this weekend in Hungary would move Lewis Hamilton within five of Michael Schumacher's record 91 Grand Prix wins, and also tie the Formula One great's record for wins at a single track. Given how well Hamilton drove last weekend to win the Styrian GP in Austria, few would...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, stands on the podium after winning the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix race at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. Third placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands on the left, second placed Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland on the right. (Leonhard Foeger/Pool via AP)

Hamilton wins Styrian GP ahead of Mercedes teammate Bottas

Jul. 12, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Styrian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to clinch an 85th career win and move within six of Michael Schumacher's Formula One record. Most of Schumacher's wins were during a dominant spell with Ferrari, but his old team is struggling badly. For the...