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Bahrain revokes citizenships, sentences 69 to life in prison

Apr. 16, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Bahraini court sentenced 69 people to life in prison and revoked the citizenship of 138 defendants on terrorism-related charges, the public prosecutor said Tuesday, in one of the largest mass trials ever held in the country. It also marked the single largest revocation...

Mercedes' Bottas, Hamilton qualify 1-2 for Chinese GP

Apr. 13, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Valtteri Bottas claimed the pole for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton taking the second spot on the grid after Saturday's qualifying. Bottas topped qualifying in 1 minute, 31.547 seconds with Hamilton second in 1:31.570. The teammates are the leaders after...

Mick Schumacher 2nd fastest in F1 test debut for Ferrari

Apr. 2, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — More than 12 years after Formula One great Michael Schumacher drove his last race for Ferrari, his son showed he might be ready to carry on the family legacy. Mick Schumacher drove in his first F1 test for Ferrari on Tuesday and set the second fastest time. Shortly before the end of...

Ferrari gifts Hamilton another win after Bahrain GP blunder

Mar. 31, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's surprise win for Mercedes at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday was the latest present from rival Ferrari, served on a silver plate and wrapped with a red ribbon. Hamilton won at a canter despite the Silver Arrows lagging behind the red Ferraris for most of the race....

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Bahrain Grand Prix

Mar. 31, 2019 12:50 PM EDT
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Royal approval: Leclerc's F1 pole praised by Prince Albert

Mar. 30, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Tipped to reach the very top in Formula One, Charles Leclerc received praise from the highest level back home after clinching his first ever pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday. In only his second race with Ferrari, Leclerc showed supreme confidence and skill to...

Mick Schumacher finishes 8th on F2 debut in Bahrain

Mar. 30, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mick Schumacher made an assured Formula 2 debut for the Prema Racing team, finishing eighth in Saturday's race in Bahrain after qualifying in 10th place. The 20-year-old son of F1 great Michael Schumacher had a confident start, jumping up one place. He drifted down the field before...

Ferrari's Vettel and Leclerc top both Bahrain GP practices

Mar. 29, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc gave Ferrari a much-needed boost by topping the first two practice sessions at Formula One's Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. After Leclerc finished about 0.3 seconds ahead of Vettel in the hot afternoon sun, Vettel was then only 0.035 clear of...

Bottas under pressure to show he can beat Hamilton again

Mar. 28, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — After facing criticism for not winning a race last season, Valtteri Bottas has to deal with a different kind of pressure at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. The expectation level has shot up following Bottas' impressive win at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix two weeks ago,...

Mick Schumacher 'totally confident' he can handle pressure

Mar. 28, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mick Schumacher is feeling comfortable under the spotlight in the desert heat of Bahrain. It will be an intense few days for the 20-year-old son of Formula One great Michael Schumacher as he makes his F2 debut for the Prema team on Saturday and then drives in his first Formula One...