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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....

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...

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...

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...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain stands on his car after setting the fastest time during the qualifying session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Hamilton will start in pole position for race on Sunday. (Francois Lenoir, Pool via AP)

Hamilton dedicates F1 pole position to Chadwick Boseman

Aug. 29, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — After clinching the record-extending 93rd pole position of his distinguished career, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stood proudly on top of his all-black Mercedes and crossed his arms in memory of a hero of his own. The British driver dedicated his latest...

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the second practice session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (John Thys, Pool via AP)

Verstappen leads 2nd practice at Belgian GP, Ricciardo 2nd

Aug. 28, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen posted the fastest time in the second practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday. Verstappen was .048 seconds ahead of Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo and .096 ahead of Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver has...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads the pack out of the 1st curve during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (AP Photo, Emilio Morenatti, Pool)

No worries: Hamilton wins Spanish GP for 88th victory in F1

Aug. 16, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

Lewis Hamilton was worried about Max Verstappen before Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. Worried, too, about how the Mercedes tires would cope under a searing summer sun after wilting last week in the lesser heat of Silverstone. His concerns proved as unfounded as his 88th career victory was comprehensive. The...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during a practice session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Albert Gea, Pool via AP)

Spanish GP: Hamilton fastest ahead of Bottas in 2nd practice

Aug. 14, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Mercedes again topped the leaderboard as Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas in second practice Friday for the Spanish Grand Prix. The championship leader finished .287 ahead of Bottas, who had been quicker than Hamilton...

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands holds up the trophy on the podium after taking first place in the 70th Anniversary Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Verstappen storms to unlikely victory over Mercedes duo

Aug. 9, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Max Verstappen sprung what could be the surprise of the Formula One season by beating Lewis Hamilton to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on Sunday. The Red Bull driver crossed the line at Silverstone 11.3 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Valtteri Bottas third. “I...