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F1: Verstappen's title on hold after Perez wins in Singapore

Oct. 02, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Max Verstappen's Formula One title celebrations were put on hold after the Red Bull driver placed seventh at a chaotic Singapore Grand Prix, won by his teammate Sergio Perez on Sunday. Perez's second win of the season saw him crossing the line 7.6 seconds ahead of...

Verstappen wins Italian GP for 1st time to close in on title

Sep. 11, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Having won in front of his own fans last weekend, Max Verstappen did it on enemy turf on Sunday to leave the Red Bull driver within touching distance of a second straight F1 title. Boos rang out from the passionate red-clad tifosi fans when Verstappen stepped...

Verstappen milks applause from Orange Army after win at home

Sep. 04, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

Max Verstappen stood on his car to milk the applause as the 100,000-strong Orange Army engulfed their national hero in a sea of their favorite color after he won the Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday. A second straight win at the Zandvoort track by the seaside; a fourth straight win for the...

Verstappen takes pole at Dutch GP, fan ejected for flare use

Sep. 03, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Max Verstappen produced a brilliant final lap to take pole position for Sunday's Dutch Grand Prix just ahead of Charles Leclerc. The Red Bull driver edged Leclerc's Ferrari by just .021 seconds on Saturday to huge roars from Verstappen's Orange Army of...

Orange Army cheers Verstappen's return despite difficult day

Sep. 02, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

Formula One leader Max Verstappen's adoring Orange Army cheered him throughout a frustrating Friday at the Dutch Grand Prix. A gearbox failure limited the world champion to seven laps in the first practice session as an orange crane removed his Red Bull from the Zandvoort track, and...

F1 champ Max Verstappen surges from 14th to win Belgian GP

Aug. 28, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen quickly carved his way through the field from 14th to win the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday and widen his lead in the title race. Verstappen, who in the final race before F1's summer break drove from...

Sainz benefits from penalties to start from pole in Belgium

Aug. 27, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Carlos Sainz Jr. will start from the pole Sunday at the Belgian Grand Prix because runaway Formula One points leader Max Verstappen was among the many drivers to be hit with grid penalties. Sainz was actually second fastest to Verstappen in...

Refreshed Leclerc eyes F1 comeback; Hamilton encouraged

Aug. 26, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

Charles Leclerc really needed the Formula One break to clear his mind. His season started so promisingly, then his big lead over title rival Max Verstappen blew up into a huge deficit. Leclerc won two of the first three races for Ferrari as Verstappen's Red Bull had reliability woes....

Spin and win: Verstappen rallies to eighth win of F1 season

Jul. 31, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Max Verstappen overcame a spin and his worst starting spot of the season to win the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. His eighth win of the season pushed Verstappen's lead to 80 points over Charles Leclerc as F1 heads into its midseason break. ...

AP Exclusive: Verstappen says drivers limited in taming fans

Jul. 28, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Max Verstappen supports banning abusive fans from races, but the reigning Formula One champion believes drivers have limited influence in curbing the boorish behavior seen at recent events. Verstappen called on F1 and race promoters to implement stronger...