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F1 title fight could take big swing in U.S and Mexico

Oct. 21, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Grand Prix is not a must-win race for Lewis Hamilton, and the seven-time champion brushed off such a suggestion Thursday even as he trails Max Verstappen in the title fight and his rival should be favored at Mexico City in the next round. ...

Formula One foothold growing, series here to stay in USA

Oct. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Formula One returned to the United States in 2012, in Texas of all places, the world's highest class of international auto racing was taking a big leap in a country it had abandoned five years earlier. A decade later, F1 is here to stay in the...

Meet Max: Low-key Verstappen heads to Texas atop F1

Oct. 20, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

The lineups were set in advance: Red Bull teammates Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez vs. Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola in a pit stop competition at the ExxonMobil headquarters. When it came time to loosen and then tighten a set of lug nuts,...

Bottas wins, frustrated Hamilton loses F1 lead to Verstappen

Oct. 10, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

While his teammate Valtteri Bottas enjoyed his first win of the season at the Turkish Grand Prix, it was a frustrating Sunday for Lewis Hamilton as he missed out on a podium spot and also lost the overall championship lead to Max Verstappen. Hamilton started 11th because...

Hamilton mitigates grid penalty with strong qualifying run

Oct. 09, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

Lewis Hamilton mitigated the damage from his 10-place grid penalty at the Turkish Grand Prix by posting the fastest time in Saturday qualifying. It should have given the world champion his record-extending 102nd Formula One pole, but it didn't count in the record books. ...

Hamilton tops both practice sessions at Turkish GP

Oct. 08, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Racing with a new engine on Friday, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in both practice sessions for the Turkish Grand Prix. This season’s narrow championship leader led the first session ahead of title rival Max Verstappen and...

Hamilton wins 100th F1 race to take lead over Verstappen

Sep. 26, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to win 100 races with victory in the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday to retake the championship lead from Max Verstappen. Hamilton dropped to seventh place when he was boxed in at the first corner but...

AUTO RACING: Gibbs drivers surge as NASCAR goes to Bristol

Sep. 15, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

All times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Bass Pro Shops Night Race Site: Bristol, Tennessee Schedule: Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. Track: Bristol Motor Speedway. Race...

F1 rivals Verstappen, Hamilton crash again at Italian GP

Sep. 12, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

A simmering battle in Formula One erupted in spectacular fashion on Sunday as championship leader Max Verstappen and defending champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the Italian Grand Prix, which was won by McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo. As both Hamilton and Verstappen...

Verstappen's like royalty as Dutch king watches home win

Sep. 05, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Wearing the Dutch national flag like a cape, Max Verstappen felt like royalty as he stood atop the podium at his home race. He treated his fans — including King Willem-Alexander — to a superb win at the Netherlands Grand Prix on Sunday...