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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, stands on the podium after winning the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix race at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. Third placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands on the left, second placed Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland on the right. (Leonhard Foeger/Pool via AP)

Hamilton wins Styrian GP ahead of Mercedes teammate Bottas

Jul. 12, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Styrian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to clinch an 85th career win and move within six of Michael Schumacher's Formula One record. Most of Schumacher's wins were during a dominant spell with Ferrari, but his old team is struggling badly. For the...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)

F1 star Hamilton raises right fist in fight against racism

Jul. 12, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Standing on the podium to celebrate his latest win, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton raised a clenched right fist and then delivered a message to his fellow drivers not to slow down in the fight against racism. It's 52 years since American sprinters Tommie Smith and John...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the qualifying session for the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Saturday, July 11, 2020. The Styrian F1 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, Pool)

Hamilton takes pole position at F1's rain-soaked Styrian GP

Jul. 11, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton showed he's still the best driver in wet conditions, keeping his composure on a rain-drenched track to take pole position Saturday for the Styrian Grand Prix. It was the Mercedes driver's record-extending 89th career pole and particularly impressive...

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the first practice session for the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Friday, July 10, 2020. The Styrian F1 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)

Verstappen shows speed in Styria; Hamilton off practice pace

Jul. 10, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen posted the fastest time and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton lacked pace in the second practice session for the Styrian Grand Prix on Friday. Verstappen was .043 seconds quicker than Valtteri Bottas — Hamilton's teammate at Mercedes...

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car followed by Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi of Italy during the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)

Pressure is mounting on Ferrari after one race of F1 season

Jul. 9, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Ferrari is under pressure after just one race of the Formula One season and scrambling to push through aerodynamic improvements in time for Sunday's Styrian Grand Prix. Instead of closing the gap to front-runner Mercedes this season, Ferrari's SF1000 car looks slower than last...

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland poses with his trophy and a bottle of champagne after winning the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Mark Thompson/Pool via AP)

Bottas shows he can handle pressure in winning Austrian GP

Jul. 5, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas insisted before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday that he has what it takes to win the Formula One world championship. That’s a tall order with six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton as his teammate at Mercedes. Especially as Hamilton needs one...

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland poses with his trophy and a bottle of champagne after winning the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Mark Thompson/Pool via AP)

F1 Drivers all wear "End Racism" T-shirts, but 6 don't kneel

Jul. 5, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas kneeled holding the winners’ trophy at Formula One's season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, where the podium trio held up a black T-shirt with “End Racism” written on it. That message was said before the race, too, when all drivers wore...

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, wearing a mask against the spread of the coronavirus, poses after he clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Saturday, July 4, 2020. The Austrian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Mark Thompson/Pool via AP)

Bottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian GP

Jul. 4, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday to take pole position for Formula One's season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. The Finnish driver edged out the world champion by .012 seconds at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. He clenched his fist as he climbed...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the second practice session at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Friday, July 3, 2020. The Austrian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Leonhard Foeger/Pool via AP)

Hamilton fastest in both practices for Austrian Grand Prix

Jul. 3, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first two practice sessions for the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. The British driver twice finished ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on the 4.3-kilometer (2.7-mile) Red Bull Ring...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain speaks during a press conference at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne. Four months after the opening race was called off amid last-minute pandemonium the Formula One season finally gets underway this weekend in Austria. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Formula 1 season starts 4 months later in a different world

Jul. 2, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Four months after the opening race was called off at the last minute, the Formula One season finally gets underway this weekend on another continent and in a different-looking world. There will be no fans on hand at the remote Spielberg track in Austria, with the coronavirus still...