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Hamilton wins in Qatar, slices into Verstappen points lead

Nov. 21, 2021 13:07 PM EST

LOSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Lewis Hamilton inched closer to the Formula One championship lead with a dominating victory Sunday in the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix to earn back-to-back wins and chip away at Max Verstappen's points advantage. Hamilton, who also won last week in...

Lewis Hamilton wins pole for inaugural Qatar Grand Prix

Nov. 20, 2021 16:57 PM EST

LOSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes moved a bit closer to reclaiming control of the Formula One championship race by quickly figuring out the newest circuit on the calendar. Hamilton overcame a nagging stomachache Saturday to beat rival Max Verstappen for...

Sunday best: Hamilton shocks Verstappen to win Brazilian GP

Nov. 14, 2021 15:03 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton ended “the hardest weekend I’ve had” with a stunning victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, and gained momentum in his Formula One title fight with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen. Hamilton, a seven-time...

Bottas ahead of Verstappen in Brazil, Hamilton to start 10th

Nov. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won the sprint race Saturday to take pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix as a dramatic day at Interlagos accelerated championship leader Max Verstappen's quest for his first Formula One title. Verstappen finished...

Bottas wins, frustrated Hamilton loses F1 lead to Verstappen

Oct. 10, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

While his teammate Valtteri Bottas enjoyed his first win of the season at the Turkish Grand Prix, it was a frustrating Sunday for Lewis Hamilton as he missed out on a podium spot and also lost the overall championship lead to Max Verstappen. Hamilton started 11th because...

Hamilton mitigates grid penalty with strong qualifying run

Oct. 09, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

Lewis Hamilton mitigated the damage from his 10-place grid penalty at the Turkish Grand Prix by posting the fastest time in Saturday qualifying. It should have given the world champion his record-extending 102nd Formula One pole, but it didn't count in the record books. ...

Hello Palou: IndyCar's new champion a breath of fresh air

Sep. 30, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

Alex Palou used to post notes on his bathroom mirror as a daily affirmation that he could someday drive for Chip Ganassi in the IndyCar Series. And when he crossed paths with the team owner during preparations for the Indianapolis 500, the IndyCar rookie introduced...

Hamilton wins 100th F1 race to take lead over Verstappen

Sep. 26, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to win 100 races with victory in the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday to retake the championship lead from Max Verstappen. Hamilton dropped to seventh place when he was boxed in at the first corner but...

F1 rivals Verstappen, Hamilton crash again at Italian GP

Sep. 12, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

A simmering battle in Formula One erupted in spectacular fashion on Sunday as championship leader Max Verstappen and defending champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the Italian Grand Prix, which was won by McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo. As both Hamilton and Verstappen...