Latest Sebastian Vettel News

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. ...

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...

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...

United F1 drivers determined to help kick out abusive fans

Jul. 21, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sergio Perez called for lifetime bans for abusive fans at Formula One races and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton urged the community to band together to stamp out the boorish behavior spotlighted at recent events. Drivers were shocked at the Austrian Grand Prix two...

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. ...

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...

Sainz wins 1st career F1 race with British GP victory

Jul. 03, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Carlos Sainz Jr. won his first career Formula One race on Sunday with a victory at the British Grand Prix — the most dramatic race so far this season. It began with a frightening first-lap crash and ended with intense wheel-to-wheel battles for the podium positions. ...

Zhou involved in frightening 1st-lap crash at British GP

Jul. 03, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Zhou Guanyu said he was “all clear” Sunday after a frightening first-lap crash that brought the British Grand Prix to an immediate halt as safety crews attended to the only Chinese driver in Formula One. Zhou's car slid upside-down across the gravel...

Verstappen wins in Azerbaijan after Leclerc engine failure

Jun. 12, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Max Verstappen once again pounced when rival Charles Leclerc faltered in their race for the Formula One title. Verstappen extended his F1 championship lead by winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday — his fifth victory of the season — following yet...

Perez wins chaotic Monaco GP, Ferrari blows it for Leclerc

May. 29, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Red Bull denied Sergio Perez a chance to race for the win in Spain with team orders that left the Mexican star unsettled. Assured that he'd be allowed to race for wins this season, Perez moved on to the Monaco Grand Prix with Red Bull's disappointing decision in his...