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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen takes pole at Brazilian GP

Nov. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took pole position on Saturday for the Brazilian Grand Prix. It’s the second career pole for Verstappen, who beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by just 0.123 seconds at Interlagos. “Straight away from Q1 the car was flying, that was an...

Senna celebrations at Brazilian GP 25 years after his death

Nov. 16, 2019 1:52 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — With little at stake at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, the Formula One race is an opportunity for fans to remember and celebrate home favorite Ayrton Senna, 25 years after his death. Lewis Hamilton — a huge fan of the Brazilian F1 great — and his Mercedes team...

Hamilton unveils new Senna tribute helmet at Brazilian GP

Nov. 15, 2019 12:37 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has unveiled another helmet in tribute to his boyhood hero Ayrton Senna at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton started Friday’s practice sessions wearing a helmet designed with a Brazilian flag on the top, Senna’s yellow and green on the...

Hamilton expects to sort out new F1 contract soon

Nov. 14, 2019 9:37 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he hopes to sort out his next contract soon, but he’s not in any rush. The 34-year-old British driver’s deal with Mercedes is valid until the end of 2020. Speaking before the Brazilian Grand Prix, Hamilton said he...

Bolivian interim leader says Morales can’t run in new vote

Nov. 14, 2019 7:38 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new elections, the country’s interim leader said Thursday, as supporters of the ousted president demonstrated for his return from asylum in Mexico. “Evo: Friend, the people are with...

Brazil’s major cities lock horns for F1 race after 2020

Nov. 14, 2019 1:09 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Once a year, racing fans across South America flock to the region’s only Formula One Grand Prix in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo. But the drizzly hometown of legendary driver Ayrton Senna risks losing that opportunity to shine. This week’s Brazilian GP at Interlagos...

BRICS back Paris agreement, oppose Syria military solution

Nov. 14, 2019 12:44 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Members of the BRICS group of nations said Thursday that they are committed to implementing the Paris climate agreement and there cannot be a military solution to Syria’s conflict. The declaration issued by leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at a summit...

Putin encourages BRICS to collaborate on anti-virus programs

Nov. 13, 2019 7:01 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin told fellow leaders of the BRICS group of emerging economy nations Wednesday that he supports more cooperation in information and computing. “We would like the other countries to look at our advances in those areas to participate with us,...

Economy in mind, Bolsonaro changes tack and cozies up to Xi

Nov. 13, 2019 5:47 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — What a difference a year makes. In the months before last year’s presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro described China as predatory and thumbed his nose at the Chinese government by visiting Taiwan, Beijing’s archrival. Now, as a more pragmatic president,...

Hamilton hopes new 2021 rules bring F1’s best era in years

Nov. 13, 2019 3:22 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton believes new rules in place for the 2021 season onward could give the racing series its best era for a long time. The 34-year-old Mercedes driver, who spoke on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, hopes the rule changes...