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Hamilton hopes new 2021 rules bring F1’s best era in years

Nov. 13, 2019 3:22 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton believes new rules in place for the 2021 season onward could give the racing series its best era for a long time. The 34-year-old Mercedes driver, who spoke on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, hopes the rule changes...

Hamilton closing in on Schumacher's 7 F1 titles

Nov. 4, 2019 3:08 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One by one, Lewis Hamilton has passed the great drivers of Formula One. Except one. And now Hamilton is quickly approaching the legacy of the great Michael Schumacher. His chances of catching him, once thought to be impossible, now look very, very good. Hamilton won his sixth career F1...

Hamilton clinches F1 championship No. 6 at US Grand Prix

Nov. 3, 2019 5:45 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton could have settled in for a nice Sunday drive to win the Formula One championship. There was no chance he was going to do that. Not with history at his fingertips. Hamilton wrapped up his sixth career F1 championship with a second-place finish at the U.S. Grand Prix, a...

Hamilton to start 5th at US Grand Prix as he chases F1 title

Nov. 2, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's race start at the U.S. Grand Prix will be far from ideal. His position in the season championship is still just fine. The Mercedes driver will start a distant fifth Sunday after a disappointing qualifying where teammate Valtteri Bottas grabbed the pole position with a...

F1: Hamilton fastest in 2nd practice at US Grand Prix

Nov. 1, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cold and bumpy in the morning, fast in the afternoon. Lewis Hamilton set the early pace for the U.S. Grand Prix, punching in the fastest time of Friday's afternoon practice session ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Red Bull's Max Verstappen. A distant eighth in the morning...

Patriots QB Tom Brady impressed with Hamilton's F1 career

Nov. 1, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is really impressed by his neighbor's driving. That would be Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. Speaking to reporters Frida, the New England Patriots quarterback said Friday he has followed Hamilton's pursuit of a sixth career F1 championship, which Hamilton can clinch...

Hamilton on 'good hunting ground' at US Grand Prix

Oct. 31, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has a certain love affair with the rolling hills and scrub land in the heart of Texas. It's easy to see why. The Mercedes driver has been almost invincible here, with five wins at the United States Grand Prix since 2012, including a season championship secured in 2015....

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Oct. 30, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

all times Eastern () — NASCAR CUP SERIES AAA TEXAS 500 Site: Fort Worth, Texas. Schedule: Friday, practice, 3:05 p.m. (NBCSN), practice, 5:05 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 7:05 p.m. (CNBC); Sunday, race, 3 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 501 miles, 334 laps. Last...

Verstappen stripped of pole at Mexican Grand Prix

Oct. 26, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Max Verstappen turned in a brilliant lap to snatch a surprising pole position at the Mexican Grand Prix. Then he opened his mouth. Three hours later, the Red Bull driver was bumped down to fourth, the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel were back at the front, and Mercedes'...

F1: Ferrari's Vettel leads the way at Mexican Grand Prix

Oct. 25, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ferrari flexed the muscle that makes it a favorite to win the Mexican Grand Prix. Two-time defending race champion Max Verstappen stayed close enough to look for a race-day counterpunch with Red Bull. But Lewis Hamilton's season championship with Mercedes may have to wait another week....