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Eye-popping day for Hamilton at Monaco GP as Leclerc cruises

May. 27, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton can still race with his jewelry intact. The bigger problem for the Mercedes star Friday: The rough and tumble track at the Monaco Grand Prix. “It feels like my eyeballs are coming out of their sockets,” Hamilton said after a pair of practice...

Pato O'Ward signs extension with McLaren through 2025

May. 27, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pato O'Ward inked a contract extension two days before the Indianapolis 500 that makes him the centerpiece of Arrow McLaren SP in IndyCar and perhaps beyond. The deal announced Friday extends O'Ward's contract through the 2025 season, includes a well-earned pay...

Lewis Hamilton races with his nose stud in at Monaco GP

May. 27, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton kept his nose stud in at the Monaco Grand Prix after motorsport's governing body extended the exemption on drivers wearing jewelry until the end of June. Hamilton had been given a temporary exemption of two races to remove his stud, a process he said...

Raikkonen to drive Cup race at Watkins Glen for Trackhouse

May. 26, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One world champion, will drive the No. 91 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International road course on Aug. 21 for Trackhouse Racing. Raikkonen retired from Formula One last year after competing...

Ecclestone arrested in Brazil for carrying pistol on plane

May. 26, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Formula One head Bernie Ecclestone was arrested in Brazil for having a gun while boarding a plane, police said Thursday. The 91-year-old Ecclestone was released on bail and Brazilian media reported that he took a private jet to Switzerland a short time...

Gainbridge extends deal as presenting sponsor of Indy 500

May. 25, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 will be presented by Gainbridge for the next several years in a multi-year contract extension announced Wednesday with the online investment platform. Gainbridge is an Indianapolis company that in 2019 became presenting sponsor of the most...

Pitbull, Marks provide international drivers path to NASCAR

May. 24, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Trackhouse Entertainment Group, a venture of former driver Justin Marks and Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull, launched a program Tuesday that will field a NASCAR Cup Series entry for renowned international drivers. PROJECT91 could make Trackhouse a...

Column: Indy 500 a showcase of IndyCar's growing strength

May. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The speeds have been insane — 234 mph for Scott Dixon in a record-breaking run for the pole — and Jimmie Johnson and Romain Grosjean are both part of the fastest field in the history of the Indianapolis 500. Some 20 drivers, maybe more, are legitimate...

Verstappen leads Red Bull 1-2 in Spain, Leclerc abandons

May. 22, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Nothing was going right for Max Verstappen at the Spanish Grand Prix: the wind had blown his car off course, his Red Bull was struggling, and top rival Charles Leclerc seemed headed for a sure victory. His fortunes turned when Leclerc lost power and his...

Leclerc's perfect weekend in Spain ruined by faulty Ferrari

May. 22, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc was eyeing a perfect weekend in Spain. He dominated practice and qualifying and seemed only an easy Sunday drive away from winning the Spanish Grand Prix. With only open track ahead, Leclerc was poised to extend his lead in the Formula One...