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Anti-doping agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

Dec. 9, 2019 11:02 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors. The ruling by the World...

Hamilton won’t rule out future move to Ferrari

Dec. 1, 2019 3:36 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton appeared to open the door for a possible future move to Ferrari when he refused to deny meeting with its chairman John Elkann. Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport reported Saturday that the Mercedes driver has met...

Hamilton seals easy 11th victory of F1 championship season

Dec. 1, 2019 1:37 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton’s 11th victory of another dominant season proved so easy that the driver who finished way back in second place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix joked that he should have eased up a bit. Hamilton’s 84th career win saw him...

Hamilton says he’s flattered by Ferrari’s praise

Nov. 30, 2019 11:46 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A laughing Lewis Hamilton did little to quash rumors of a potential move from Mercedes to Ferrari by acknowledging he was flattered by comments from the Italian team principal. Mattia Binotto called the six-time world champion “an outstanding driver” on...

F1: World champion Hamilton takes pole at Abu Dhabi GP

Nov. 30, 2019 10:18 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. It was the six-time Formula One champion’s record-extending 88th pole of his career and ended a surprising run of 10 races without pole since the German GP...

Ferrari chief happy to consider possibility of Hamilton move

Nov. 29, 2019 4:04 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The prospect of six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton driving for Ferrari in the future may not be as far-fetched as it once seemed. Hamilton is one of several F1 drivers whose contracts expire at the end of next year, and Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto...

Bottas best in 2nd practice for Abu Dhabi GP then crashes

Nov. 29, 2019 11:21 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was fastest in the second practice for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and was also involved in a crash on Friday. The Finnish driver swerved into the side of Romain Grosjean’s car as the Frenchman was passing Bottas down...

Latifi anticipates tough F1 debut with Williams next season

Nov. 28, 2019 11:32 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi anticipates his Formula One debut for the struggling Williams team next season will be a difficult one. He is joining as a replacement for veteran Robert Kubica, who has scored the team’s only point in a campaign where Williams...

Ferrari’s Leclerc pledges to behave better at Abu Dhabi GP

Nov. 28, 2019 10:07 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Charles Leclerc pledges to behave better at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, vowing there will be no repeat of the crash which sent both Ferraris spinning out of the last race. Leclerc wants to end an impressive first season with Ferrari on a high in the last...

Bourdais to move to IMSA after split with Dale Coyne Racing

Nov. 22, 2019 4:25 PM EST

Sebastian Bourdais parted ways with Dale Coyne Racing on Friday and will move from IndyCar to sports cars in IMSA in 2020. The announcement came after several weeks of negotiations between Coyne and Bourdais, who had a year remaining on his contract but lost support from engine provider Honda after the Frenchman...