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Brazil's Bolsonaro says "99% chance" Rio will host Formula 1

Jun. 24, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro said Monday there is a "99% chance" that Rio de Janeiro will host Formula One's Brazilian Grand Prix starting in 2021 -- the latest in a battle with Sao Paulo, the current host city. Bolsonaro made the announcement at a news conference alongside Rio de Janeiro...

Hamilton sympathy for fans as French GP win looks too easy

Jun. 23, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton needed only a few seconds to take control of the French Grand Prix on Sunday. Once he accelerated away from pole position, leaving Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas trailing, Hamilton was not challenged over 53 laps. His fourth straight win, sixth overall this...

Hamilton takes pole position for French GP; Vettel 7th

Jun. 22, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton again peaked when it mattered to clinch a record-extending 86th career pole position at the French Grand Prix on Saturday. It was a completely different story for Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, who qualified only seventh in a race he needs to win to get his...

Bottas ahead of Hamilton in 2nd practice for French GP

Jun. 21, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Valtteri Bottas topped the leaderboard ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the second practice for the French Grand Prix on Friday. Bottas was .424 seconds quicker than Hamilton, reversing their positions from the first practice, while Charles Leclerc was third fastest...

Ferrari's team principal laments decision against Vettel

Jun. 21, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — After a request to review the time penalty given against Sebastian Vettel at the Canadian Grand Prix got thrown out, dejected Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto expressed how "very unhappy and disappointed" he was by the decision. Vettel looked on course to win the race in...

Vettel not feeling pressure despite 15 races without a win

Jun. 20, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Despite 15 Formula One races without a win, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel says he is not burdened by his lack of form heading into this weekend's French Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver, whose last of four world titles came in 2013, already trails championship leader...

Alonso leads Toyota to victory at 24 Hours Le Mans race

Jun. 16, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

LE MANS, France (AP) — Fernando Alonso won the 24 Hours Le Mans endurance race for the second straight year after the Toyota Gazoo team's other car came unstuck on Sunday. It was the two-time Formula One champion's last race in the World Endurance Championship, and also sealed the WEC title. Alonso and his...

Sign of the times: Vettel furious as Hamilton wins in Canada

Jun. 9, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was red with rage at being stripped of a much-needed win at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. So the four-time Formula One world champion took matters into his own hands — literally. After getting out of his car with his helmet still on and stomping back to his garage,...

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

Jun. 9, 2019 3:44 PM EDT
MONTREAL (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Canadian Grand Prix.

Vettel takes pole position ahead of Hamilton at Canadian GP

Jun. 8, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel produced a stunning final lap to clinch pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday. Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton looked set for a record-extending 86th pole — and a record seventh in Montreal — but Vettel found extra speed in...