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Rinus VeeKay becomes IndyCar's newest first-time winner

May. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rinus VeeKay continued IndyCar's youth movement Saturday by scoring his first career victory with a win on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Dutchman became the third first-time winner through five races this season — the most at...

Romain Grosjean wins first IndyCar pole at Indianapolis

May. 14, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Romain Grosjean survived a fiery Formula One crash, then left the series behind for a move to IndyCar where he figured he might compete for wins after nearly a decade of driving cars that never had a chance. Now he seems right at home in America. ...

Herta staying put: American signs extension with Andretti

May. 14, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta is not going to drive in Formula One or for Roger Penske or Chip Ganassi or anywhere but Andretti Autosport for now. The 21-year-old star signed a two-year contract extension inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway press box Friday,...

Turkish tourism video sparks outcry, unequal treatment claim

May. 14, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A video promoting tourism in Turkey amid the pandemic has caused an uproar on social media for showing tourism employees wearing masks that read “Enjoy, I’m vaccinated.” The video, in English, was published Thursday on the social media accounts of...

Red Bull seeking more race pace to stay close to Mercedes

May. 10, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — After coming up short again on Sunday, Red Bull wants to find more race pace to keep contending with Mercedes for the Formula One title. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen had another promising start to the weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix, but again it was...

Hamilton wins Spanish GP ahead of Verstappen

May. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — At least Max Verstappen made Mercedes work for the win. Verstappen got a great jump on Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix to take an early lead over the seven-time world champion. But Mercedes stopped a Red Bull runaway by...

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton claims 100th career pole position to extend all-time record

May. 08, 2021 10:18 AM EDT
MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton claims 100th career pole position to extend all-time record.

Column: Guthrie paved the way, still hoping more will follow

May. 07, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

All these years after her history making run at the Indianapolis 500, Janet Guthrie is still deluged with letters from around the globe. “I just got a piece of fan mail from Australia,” she said Friday. “I've got a stack of fan mail about 3 feet high that I haven't...

Grosjean gets special test with Mercedes at French GP

May. 05, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

BRACKLEY, England (AP) — Romain Grosjean will make a brief return to Formula One with a special one-off test for Mercedes exactly seven months after he escaped a fiery crash in Bahrain. Mercedes announced Wednesday that Grosjean will drive Lewis Hamilton’s 2019...

Hamilton-Verstappen battle promises thrilling F1 season

May. 02, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

Three intense wheel-to-wheel races with dogged defending and aggressive overtaking have made the Formula One season a thrilling battle so far, with veteran Lewis Hamilton chasing a record eighth title and Max Verstappen going all out to stop him. Hamilton's victory at...