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Mercedes driver Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix

Oct. 13, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — A blistering start from Valtteri Bottas from third on the grid helped the Finnish driver win the typhoon-hit Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes wrapped up a sixth-consecutive Formula One constructors championship on Sunday. Bottas surged into the lead almost immediately, passing the...

Ferrari driver Vettel grabs pole at Japanese GP

Oct. 12, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole position at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday in a windy qualifying session that was moved to race day because of the powerful typhoon that hit Japan on Saturday. Vettel secured his first pole position since the Canadian GP in June with a...

Bottas fastest in practice for Japanese GP

Oct. 11, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Valtteri Bottas led the second and final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday, edging teammate Lewis Hamilton in what could be the starting grid for Sunday's typhoon-hit Formula One race. Organizers canceled Saturday's usual qualifying session with Typhoon Hagibis set...

Hamilton aiming for win at typhoon-threatened Japanese GP

Oct. 10, 2019 3:59 AM EDT

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton knows a win at this weekend's typhoon-threatened Japanese Grand Prix will go a long way in sealing a sixth Formula One championship. Hamilton has a commanding 73-point lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas with five races left. Given Hamilton's success at...

Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two finish at Russian Grand Prix

Sep. 29, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton coasted to a comfortable victory and led a Mercedes one-two finish at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday to tighten his grip on a sixth World Championship. In a calamitous few laps for Ferrari, the Italian team threw away a possible one-two finish of its own after...

Leclerc takes 4th straight pole at Russian GP, Hamilton 2nd

Sep. 28, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Charles Leclerc clinched his fourth straight pole position and championship leader Lewis Hamilton was second in qualifying at Formula One's Russian Grand Prix on Saturday. Leclerc finished 0.402 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Leclerc's Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel third fastest...

Verstappen ahead of Leclerc in 2nd practice at Russian GP

Sep. 27, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Max Verstappen traded positions with Charles Leclerc in Friday's second practice at the Russian Grand Prix. After Leclerc set the pace in the opening running at the Sochi Autodrome, Verstappen moved to the top of the time charts. The Red Bull driver finished 0.335 seconds clear of...

Vettel ends 13-month winless run; Ferrari 1-2 at Singapore

Sep. 22, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel took advantage of an early pit stop to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and end a 13-month winless streak in Formula One. Vettel, who started third on the grid, crossed the finish line 2.641 seconds ahead of Charles Leclerc — who was unhappy...

Ferrari's Leclerc takes 3rd straight pole at Singapore GP

Sep. 21, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claimed a third straight Formula One pole position on Saturday after outpacing championship leader Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Leclerc clocked a lap of 1 minute, 36.217 seconds at the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) Marina Bay street...

Leclerc edges Hamilton in final practice at Singapore GP

Sep. 21, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc edged Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton on Saturday in the final practice before qualifying at the Singapore Grand Prix. Leclerc was 0.207 seconds quicker than Hamilton at the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) Marina Bay street circuit. Leclerc's teammate...