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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen takes pole at Brazilian GP

Nov. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took pole position on Saturday for the Brazilian Grand Prix. It’s the second career pole for Verstappen, who beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by just 0.123 seconds at Interlagos. “Straight away from Q1 the car was flying, that was an...

Senna celebrations at Brazilian GP 25 years after his death

Nov. 16, 2019 1:52 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — With little at stake at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, the Formula One race is an opportunity for fans to remember and celebrate home favorite Ayrton Senna, 25 years after his death. Lewis Hamilton — a huge fan of the Brazilian F1 great — and his Mercedes team...

Recovering Ferraris dominate first Brazilian GP practices

Nov. 15, 2019 5:44 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc dominated practice at Interlagos on Friday for the Brazilian Grand Prix, giving Ferrari some relief after a poor race in the United States this month. Vettel clocked the fastest lap of the day in the afternoon session, and Leclerc was only 0.021 seconds...

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...

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...

Hamilton to start 5th at US Grand Prix as he chases F1 title

Nov. 2, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's race start at the U.S. Grand Prix will be far from ideal. His position in the season championship is still just fine. The Mercedes driver will start a distant fifth Sunday after a disappointing qualifying where teammate Valtteri Bottas grabbed the pole position with a...

F1: Verstappen calls Hamilton jabs disrespectful

Oct. 31, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Max Verstappen is happy to take all the space Lewis Hamilton will give him — in his head. Verstappen fired back Thursday at the Mercedes driver's verbal jabs after the Mexican Grand Prix. He said Hamilton's suggestion to give the Red Bull driver as much space as possible to...

Hamilton on 'good hunting ground' at US Grand Prix

Oct. 31, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has a certain love affair with the rolling hills and scrub land in the heart of Texas. It's easy to see why. The Mercedes driver has been almost invincible here, with five wins at the United States Grand Prix since 2012, including a season championship secured in 2015....