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Motorsports Gone Mad: Silly season spins out of control

Aug. 06, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fernando Alonso created this mess, right? Or was it IndyCar champion Alex Palou? Maybe the blame should be aimed at McLaren Racing head Zak Brown? After all, he’s the one stockpiling just about anyone who can drive a race car in a...

VeeKay extends contract with ECR with zero controversy

Aug. 04, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One piece of IndyCar's silly season fell into place Thursday when Rinus VeeKay announced a multi-year extension with Ed Carpenter Racing. The 21-year-old Dutchman said on Twitter he was staying in the No. 21 Chevrolet, and unlike recent contract dealings in...

Spin and win: Verstappen rallies to eighth win of F1 season

Jul. 31, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Max Verstappen overcame a spin and his worst starting spot of the season to win the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. His eighth win of the season pushed Verstappen's lead to 80 points over Charles Leclerc as F1 heads into its midseason break. ...

Cup Series welcomes Russian driver's return to racing

Jul. 30, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Daniil Kvyat spent nearly two years waiting anxiously to race again. After being relegated to reserve driver for last year's Formula One season, he watched helplessly as his team withdrew from the world endurance series in March when the governing body imposed...

Verstappen wins French GP as Leclerc crashes, Hamilton 2nd

Jul. 24, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Max Verstappen won the French Grand Prix on Sunday after Charles Leclerc crashed out while leading, a mistake that dropped the Ferrari driver 63 points behind the defending Formula One champion. Verstappen’s seventh win through 12 races this season...

Sainz helps Leclerc edge Verstappen for French GP pole

Jul. 23, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Charles Leclerc used help from Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. to beat Formula One leader Max Verstappen and take pole position for the French Grand Prix on Saturday. Sainz had nothing at stake since he was starting from the back of the grid after...

Hamilton hopes to mark 300th F1 race with 1st win of season

Jul. 22, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lewis Hamilton enters his 300th Formula One race at the French Grand Prix this weekend in the uncustomary position of chasing his first win of the season. The seven-time world champion holds the F1 record with 103 victories and 103 poles, but the 37-year-old British...

United F1 drivers determined to help kick out abusive fans

Jul. 21, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sergio Perez called for lifetime bans for abusive fans at Formula One races and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton urged the community to band together to stamp out the boorish behavior spotlighted at recent events. Drivers were shocked at the Austrian Grand Prix two...

Leclerc's smile is back after Austrian GP win, Sainz unhappy

Jul. 10, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Charles Leclerc had kept putting on a brave face as success escaped him and tensions mounted at Ferrari in a run of five F1 races without a podium spot for the driver. After winning the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, Leclerc's beaming smile was back. ...

Verstappen cruises from pole to win Austrian GP sprint

Jul. 09, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Max Verstappen was untroubled as he won the sprint race from pole at the Austrian Grand Prix, his effort made easier by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. scrapping each other behind him for one meager point. They almost collided, with tensions...