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Sao Paulo bids to keep Interlagos on F1’s 2021 calendar

Nov. 17, 2019 6:01 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo authorities made their case to Formula One owners on Sunday to keep the traditional Interlagos track on the calendar for another 10 years after its contract expires in 2020, and even had three-time champion Jackie Stewart join their pitch. State Governor Joao Doria said in a news...

Verstappen wins Brazilian GP, Ferraris self-destruct

Nov. 17, 2019 5:45 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday for his eighth career victory in a race which ended badly for both Ferrari drivers. It also finished poorly for six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who caused Red Bull’s Alexander Albon to...

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...

Recovering Ferraris dominate first Brazilian GP practices

Nov. 15, 2019 5:44 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc dominated practice at Interlagos on Friday for the Brazilian Grand Prix, giving Ferrari some relief after a poor race in the United States this month. Vettel clocked the fastest lap of the day in the afternoon session, and Leclerc was only 0.021 seconds...

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...

Bottas trusts secret plan to beat Hamilton in 2020 F1

Nov. 14, 2019 3:20 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas has a plan to beat Formula One champion and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton next season, but will not share it. Bottas is assured of second place in the championship, his best finish yet, but recognizes he needs more consistency even after winning four races...

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...

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...

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Nov. 6, 2019 10:12 AM EST

all times Eastern () — NASCAR CUP SERIES BLUEGREEN VACATIONS 500 Site: Avondale, Arizona. Schedule: Friday, practice, 4:05 & 7 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, qualifying, 2 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m., NBC. Track: ISM Raceway (oval, 1 mile). Race distance: 312 miles, 312 laps. Last year: Kyle Busch...