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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...

4-time F1 champion Vettel to retire at end of season

Jul. 28, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will retire at the end of the season to spend more time with his family, the German driver said Thursday. Vettel won his four F1 titles from 2010-13 with the Red Bull team. His last race victory came with...

Verstappen wins French GP as Leclerc crashes, Hamilton 2nd

Jul. 24, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Max Verstappen won the French Grand Prix on Sunday after Charles Leclerc crashed out while leading, a mistake that dropped the Ferrari driver 63 points behind the defending Formula One champion. Verstappen’s seventh win through 12 races this season...

Sainz helps Leclerc edge Verstappen for French GP pole

Jul. 23, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Charles Leclerc used help from Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. to beat Formula One leader Max Verstappen and take pole position for the French Grand Prix on Saturday. Sainz had nothing at stake since he was starting from the back of the grid after...

Hamilton hopes to mark 300th F1 race with 1st win of season

Jul. 22, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lewis Hamilton enters his 300th Formula One race at the French Grand Prix this weekend in the uncustomary position of chasing his first win of the season. The seven-time world champion holds the F1 record with 103 victories and 103 poles, but the 37-year-old British...

Leclerc's smile is back after Austrian GP win, Sainz unhappy

Jul. 10, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Charles Leclerc had kept putting on a brave face as success escaped him and tensions mounted at Ferrari in a run of five F1 races without a podium spot for the driver. After winning the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, Leclerc's beaming smile was back. ...

F1 drivers slam abusive behavior of some fans at Austrian GP

Jul. 10, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Formula One drivers were quick to condemn the behavior of some abusive fans at the Austrian Grand Prix. F1 said prior to Sunday’s race that it had received reports from fans who had been verbally abused, without giving further details. ...

Verstappen cruises from pole to win Austrian GP sprint

Jul. 09, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Max Verstappen was untroubled as he won the sprint race from pole at the Austrian Grand Prix, his effort made easier by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. scrapping each other behind him for one meager point. They almost collided, with tensions...

Hamilton and Russell crash in qualifying, Verstappen on pole

Jul. 08, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

Both Mercedes cars crashed at the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday in a dramatic ending to a qualifying session that set the field for Saturday’s sprint. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell walked back to the paddock after separate crashes, while Formula One leader Max Verstappen...