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Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79

Nov. 28, 2021 10:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and...

Column: Rossi ends season with a win, eyes on IndyCar

Nov. 22, 2021 10:31 AM EST

Alexander Rossi white-knuckled a Honda Ridgeline through the dark and the fog, off-roading along Mexico's Baja California Peninsula at 100 mph. Insanity, it sounds like, especially for a driver who already had a pair of close calls in both of his previous appearances in the Baja 100. ...

A year to go, Qatar World Cup still feels heat of scrutiny

Nov. 21, 2021 19:32 PM EST

The eight stadiums — all within a 30-mile radius of Doha — are now largely complete. The 2022 World Cup has been preserved after fending off hostility from neighbors, corruption investigations and concerns about worker abuses. And a clock on the Corniche waterfront in the Qatari capital...

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...

Saudi critic's fiancee urges Justin Bieber to cancel F1 show

Nov. 21, 2021 05:45 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pop star Justin Bieber is facing growing calls to cancel his concert in Saudi Arabia next month as the fiancee of slain Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi joined a chorus of voices on Sunday urging him not to perform at the kingdom's Formula One race. ...

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...

Tensions boil in Qatar between Mercedes and Red Bull

Nov. 19, 2021 14:14 PM EST

LOSAIL, Qatar (AP) — The most dramatic Formula One title fight in at least a decade further intensified Friday when Christian Horner and Toto Wolff traded barbs at the same time the FIA denied Mercedes' right to appeal last week's non-penalty on championship leader Max Verstappen. ...

Knaus thriving in management role at Hendrick Motorsports

Nov. 19, 2021 11:03 AM EST

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Back on top of the pit stand in his natural habitat, Chad Knaus rattled off a list of instructions to his crew ahead of qualifying for the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. “Make sure we don't have upside down windshield wipers,” he radioed....

NASCAR to resume practice and qualifying in 2022

Nov. 19, 2021 10:58 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will return both practice and qualifying to its weekend schedule for all three national series in 2022. The on-track activity had been mostly scrapped the last two seasons during the pandemic. NASCAR traditionally hosted three-day weekends...

Racing fuel company to expand in northwest Tennessee

Nov. 19, 2021 04:05 AM EST

McKENZIE, Tenn. (AP) — A manufacturer of motorsports racing fuels plans to invest more than $14 million to expand its operations in northwest Tennessee, state officials said. VP Racing Fuels, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and the state Department of Economic and Community...