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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...

Verstappen frustrated at losing more points on 1st-lap crash

Aug. 01, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was quick to express his frustration after being taken out on the first lap of a Formula One race for the second straight time and losing the championship lead. “Again, taken out by a Mercedes,” Verstappen said...

Hamilton takes pole for Hungarian GP ahead of Bottas

Jul. 31, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, with championship leader Max Verstappen lagging behind them in third place on Saturday. Hamilton's record-extending 101st pole in Formula...

Bottas tops Hungarian GP 2nd practice from teammate Hamilton

Jul. 30, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Valtteri Bottas posted the fastest time ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in second practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday. Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen finished a blisteringly hot day behind them in third,...

Hamilton roars back to win British GP after Verstappen crash

Jul. 18, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton roared back from a first-lap incident that sent championship leader Max Verstappen to the hospital and overcame a 10-second penalty to win the British Grand Prix and reignite his title defense on Sunday. The seven-time...

Verstappen wins historic sprint race to stretch title lead

Jul. 17, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Max Verstappen out-dragged Lewis Hamilton at the start of Formula One's experimental first sprint qualifying race to take the pole for the British Grand Prix and spoil the homecoming of the seven-time champion. Hamilton initially seemed fine...

Hamilton delights home crowd ahead of historic F1 weekend

Jul. 16, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and George Russell thrilled their home crowd Friday night as the British drivers dazzled in Formula One’s first attempt at a new sprint qualifying format. Hamilton was fastest at Silverstone in a qualifying session that set...

Dominant Verstappen driving - and sounding - like a champion

Jul. 04, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Max Verstappen is driving in the same dominant way that Lewis Hamilton did for so long. And he is even starting to sound like him. “When you go into the weekend and everyone sees you as a favorite, it’s not easy to...

F1: Hamilton leads Bottas in 2nd practice for Austrian GP

Jul. 02, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Mercedes found welcome speed as rain fell at the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday, with Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton leading a damp second practice ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas. The conditions proved less to the liking of championship...

F1: Red Bull's Verstappen the driver to beat at Austrian GP

Jul. 01, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — A Formula One driver in superb form in a car that's increasingly fast. Sounds familiar? It’s not Lewis Hamilton in the usually ultra-dominant Mercedes this time, but Max Verstappen who seems to be finding extra speed in...