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Bottas wins, frustrated Hamilton loses F1 lead to Verstappen

Oct. 10, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

While his teammate Valtteri Bottas enjoyed his first win of the season at the Turkish Grand Prix, it was a frustrating Sunday for Lewis Hamilton as he missed out on a podium spot and also lost the overall championship lead to Max Verstappen. Hamilton started 11th because...

Hamilton mitigates grid penalty with strong qualifying run

Oct. 09, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

Lewis Hamilton mitigated the damage from his 10-place grid penalty at the Turkish Grand Prix by posting the fastest time in Saturday qualifying. It should have given the world champion his record-extending 102nd Formula One pole, but it didn't count in the record books. ...

Hello Palou: IndyCar's new champion a breath of fresh air

Sep. 30, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

Alex Palou used to post notes on his bathroom mirror as a daily affirmation that he could someday drive for Chip Ganassi in the IndyCar Series. And when he crossed paths with the team owner during preparations for the Indianapolis 500, the IndyCar rookie introduced...

Hamilton wins 100th F1 race to take lead over Verstappen

Sep. 26, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to win 100 races with victory in the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday to retake the championship lead from Max Verstappen. Hamilton dropped to seventh place when he was boxed in at the first corner but...

F1 rivals Verstappen, Hamilton crash again at Italian GP

Sep. 12, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

A simmering battle in Formula One erupted in spectacular fashion on Sunday as championship leader Max Verstappen and defending champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the Italian Grand Prix, which was won by McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo. As both Hamilton and Verstappen...

Verstappen's like royalty as Dutch king watches home win

Sep. 05, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Wearing the Dutch national flag like a cape, Max Verstappen felt like royalty as he stood atop the podium at his home race. He treated his fans — including King Willem-Alexander — to a superb win at the Netherlands Grand Prix on Sunday...

Verstappen hopes his fans get a win to remember at Dutch GP

Sep. 01, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Formula One fans will hope Sunday’s Netherlands Grand Prix is a spectacular race to remember rather than a dismal one to forget. Last weekend’s rain-drenched Belgian Grand Prix was called off shortly after it restarted under a safety car for a few...

Ocon wins in Hungary, Hamilton 8-point lead after Vettel DQ

Aug. 01, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Frenchman Esteban Ocon won a chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday while an exhausted Lewis Hamilton moved up to second place in the race after Sebastian Vettel's disqualification, increasing his Formula One championship lead over Max Verstappen to eight points...