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UK climate protesters glue themselves to Constable frame

Jul. 05, 2022 07:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two climate change protesters were arrested after they glued themselves to the frame of a famous John Constable painting hanging in Britain's National Gallery, the central London museum and police said. The two, from the protest group “Just Stop Oil,” stepped over...

Column: Chaos inside Andretti Autosport as teammates fume

Jul. 04, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Michael Andretti wants Formula One to believe that he should be the team waving the American flag in the world's most popular motorsport series. The meltdown of his flagship IndyCar team at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course can be his Netflix audition tape. ...

Sainz wins 1st career F1 race with British GP victory

Jul. 03, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Carlos Sainz Jr. won his first career Formula One race on Sunday with a victory at the British Grand Prix — the most dramatic race so far this season. It began with a frightening first-lap crash and ended with intense wheel-to-wheel battles for the podium positions. ...

Zhou involved in frightening 1st-lap crash at British GP

Jul. 03, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Zhou Guanyu said he was “all clear” Sunday after a frightening first-lap crash that brought the British Grand Prix to an immediate halt as safety crews attended to the only Chinese driver in Formula One. Zhou's car slid upside-down across the gravel...

Sainz takes 1st pole, Verstappen booed at British GP

Jul. 02, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — It took 151 attempts for Carlos Sainz to earn his first Formula One pole. Now he'll chase that elusive first win. But starting alongside Sainz on the front row Sunday at the British Grand Prix will be defending F1 champion Max Verstappen, a year removed...

Video shows Piquet adding homophobic slur against Hamilton

Jul. 01, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — More video in Brazilian media shows retired Formula One champion Nelson Piquet using homophobic language and more racial slurs about Lewis Hamilton. The website Grande Prêmio published video late Thursday — apparently filmed last year with Piquet speaking in...

Lewis Hamilton pushes back against 'old voices' over racism

Jun. 30, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said Thursday that Formula One should ignore “old voices” and reject racism as it focuses on becoming more inclusive, even as reigning world champion Max Verstappen said his “father-in-law” should not be banned from the F1 paddock. ...

Piquet apologizes to Hamilton over 'ill thought out' comment

Jun. 29, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Formula One champion Nelson Piquet apologized to Lewis Hamilton on Wednesday, saying the racial term he used about the Mercedes driver was “ill thought out” but was not meant to be offensive. The 69-year-old Brazilian has faced heavy criticism this week...

Kobayashi to sub for Hawksworth with Lexus in Canada

Jun. 29, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

Kamui Kobayashi will substitute for injured driver Jack Hawksworth this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and drive the Vasser Sullivan Lexus in the GTD Pro class. Hawksworth will miss his third consecutive race with injuries suffered in a motocross accident. ...

Red Bull fires reserve driver Vips for using racial slur

Jun. 28, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Red Bull terminated the contract of Formula One test and reserve driver Jüri Vips on Tuesday for using a racial slur during an online gaming stream. The 21-year-old Estonian was suspended by Red Bull last week pending an investigation into the...