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Drivers Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland, Kazuki Nakajima of Japan and Brendon Hartley of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Team spray champagne during the podium ceremony of the 88th 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Due to coronavirus crisis, the race takes place without spectators. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Toyota Gazoo’s No. 8 car wins 24 Hours Le Mans for 3rd year

Sep. 20, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

LE MANS, France (AP) — Toyota Gazoo's No. 8 car comfortably won the 24 Hours Le Mans by five laps from Rebellion No. 1 on Sunday to secure a third straight victory in the prestigious endurance race. It was also a third consecutive win for Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi and Japan's Kazuki Nakajima...

Winner of the race, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, waves as he stands with second place Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland on the podium during the Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini, Pool via AP)

Hamilton wins hectic Tuscan GP, demands justice for Taylor

Sep. 13, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton kept his cool amid the mayhem caused by an unpredictable circuit, winning a crash-marred Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday for the 90th win of his incredible career to move one behind Michael Schumacher’s record. But Hamilton's focus was elsewhere as he stood on the podium...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steps out of his car after clocking the best time during qualification ahead of the Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Hamilton will take pole position for the Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany on Sunday. (Bryn Lennon, Pool via AP)

F1: Hamilton takes pole at Tuscan GP ahead of unlucky Bottas

Sep. 12, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Tuscan Grand Prix on Saturday ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, whose final attempt was ended after he had to slow down because Esteban Ocon span on track just ahead of him. While Hamilton clinched a record-extending 95th pole, it was hard luck for Bottas....

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Sunday, Sept.6 , 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini, Pool via AP)

Vettel close to retiring from F1 before Racing Point move

Sep. 10, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel was close to retiring from the sport before deciding to race for Racing Point next season. The team, which will be renamed Aston Martin, announced Thursday that Vettel will be replacing Sergio Perez, who had said a day earlier that he was...

FILE - In this image provided by Jimmie Johnson Racing II, Inc., seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson poses with an IndyCar during testing with Chip Ganassi Racing on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Indianapolis. Jimmie Johnson will transition from NASCAR to IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing in a partnership that could pair two of the most dominant drivers of this generation on one team. The seven-time NASCAR champion will work with the Ganassi organization to finalize sponsorship on a two-year program for Johnson to run the road and street course races on IndyCar's schedule. If funding is secured, Johnson would be teammates with five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon.  (Jimmie Johnson Racing II, Inc. via AP, File)

Jimmie Johnson teams with Ganassi on 2-year IndyCar program

Sep. 9, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will transition from NASCAR to IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing in a partnership that could pair two of the most dominant drivers of this generation on one team. The seven-time NASCAR champion will work with the Ganassi organization to finalize sponsorship on a...

AlfaTauri driver Pierre Gasly of France celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Sunday, Sept.6 , 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini, Pool via AP)

Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty

Sep. 6, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly claimed an unlikely victory at the Italian Grand Prix after a chaotic race which saw world champion Lewis Hamilton receive a 10-second stop-go penalty and both Ferraris fail to finish at their home circuit on Sunday. It was Gasly's first-ever win in Formula One. The 24-year-old...

Renault driver Esteban Ocon of France steers his car during the third practice session for Sunday's Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5 , 2020. (Luca Bruno, Pool via AP)

Renault F1 team rebranding as Alpine from next season

Sep. 6, 2020 5:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Renault Formula One team is rebranding as Alpine as from next season and will race in the colors of the French flag. The Alpine F1 team will still use Renault's engines but drivers Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, who is French, will have a car decked out in blue, white and red instead of...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after clocking the fastest time during the qualifying session for Sunday's Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini/Pool via AP)

Hamilton sets fastest lap in F1 history to take Monza pole

Sep. 5, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest Formula One lap ever to grab pole position at the Italian Grand Prix, nudging Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas into second place by just 0.069 seconds on Saturday. But Ferrari’s troubles deepened as both drivers failed to qualify inside the top 10 at the team's home circuit...

FILE - In this Friday, April 26, 2019 file photo, Williams Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams attends a news conference at the Baku Formula One city circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan. After more than 40 years running one of Formula One’s most storied teams, the Williams family is stepping aside so that its new owners have a clear shot at reviving the team’s fortunes, it was announced Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Claire Williams, whose father co-founded the Williams F1 team, is stepping down as deputy team principal after this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, file)

End of an era for F1 Williams team after more than 40 years

Sep. 3, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

After more than 40 years running one of Formula One’s most storied teams, the Williams family is stepping aside so that its new owners have a clear shot at reviving the team’s fortunes. Claire Williams, whose father co-founded the Williams F1 team, is stepping down as deputy team principal after...

Race winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, speaks with second placed Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland after the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool via AP)

Hamilton wins Belgian GP, now 2 behind Schumacher's record

Aug. 30, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish at the Belgian Grand Prix to clinch his 89th career win and move two behind Michael Schumacher's Formula One record on Sunday. The world champion was untroubled from pole position, beating his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by...