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Workers of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) are setting up a vaccination centre in the sports hall of a school in Eschwege, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The German government is preparing to roll out a nationwide coronavirus vaccination program. (Sven Pfoertner/dpa via AP)

The Latest: Germany’s health minister tours vaccine center

Dec. 1, 2020 12:00 PM EST

BERLIN -- Germany’s health minister toured a new vaccination center in Duesseldorf on Tuesday, preparing for possible mass vaccinations against the coronavirus in the coming weeks. Vaccinations in Germany will be free, voluntary and people will receive letters about when it’s their turn for the...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 file photo Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gestures after taking the pole position after the qualifying session at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. World champion Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Sakhir Grand Prix this weekend, his Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team said Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020. (Hamad Mohammed, Pool via AP, File)

Hamilton positive for COVID-19, will miss F1's Sakhir GP

Dec. 1, 2020 6:12 AM EST

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix. The Mercedes team said in a statement Tuesday that Hamilton was tested three times last week and returned a negative result each time, the last on Sunday...

Flames seen from the crash scene after Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France crashed out at the start of the race during the Formula One race in Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Brynn Lennon, Pool via AP)

Grosjean escapes F1 fireball at Bahrain GP after huge crash

Nov. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EST

It was like a scene from an action movie, except totally unscripted and genuinely life-threatening, involving a stunning escape that Harry Houdini would have struggled to match. Formula One driver Romain Grosjean was trapped in a burning car after it sliced in half and exploded into a fireball, following a crash...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the qualifying session at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Brynn Lennon, Pool via AP)

Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP and 98th in F1

Nov. 28, 2020 11:04 AM EST

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton set a track record at the Bahrain Grand Prix on his way to a record-extending 98th career pole position on Saturday. The seven-time F1 champion looked in total control as he set a time of 1 minute, 27.264 seconds under the floodlights. “We...

Medical staffer Ruggero Gariboldi, right, measures oxygen level in the blood of a suspected Covid patient inside his home during a shift with the emergency White Cross in Monza, Italy, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.  The city of Monza north of Milan is best known for its Formula 1 racetrack. In 2020, it has been the ambulance service that has been doing most of the racing. Over three days that an Associated Press photographer traveled on night calls with an ambulance service, the Monza-Brianza province of some 875,000 bordering Milan added 2,500 new cases, part of Italy’s new epicenter in the Lombardy region. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

AP PHOTOS: In Italy's Formula 1 city Monza, ambulances race

Nov. 26, 2020 9:43 AM EST

MONZA, Italy (AP) — This Italian city north of Milan is best known for its Formula 1 racetrack. But in 2020, ambulances have been doing most of the racing in Monza. Over two days that an Associated Press photographer traveled on night calls with an ambulance service, the Monza-Brianza province of some...

FILE - In this July 18, 2020 file photo, Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, puts on his helmet before the start of the IndyCar Series auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.   Kanaan has another shot at a proper IndyCar farewell tour as the co-driver with Jimmie Johnson the next two years at Chip Ganassi Racing. The seven-time NASCAR champion signed on for the road and street course events, and Ganassi announced Monday, Nov. 23,  that Kanaan will complete the season in the No. 48 Honda.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Kanaan to pair with Johnson to drive oval races for Ganassi

Nov. 23, 2020 9:48 AM EST

Tony Kanaan will have another chance for a proper IndyCar farewell tour with a two-year deal to partner with Jimmie Johnson at Chip Ganassi Racing. Kanaan will compete in the four oval events on IndyCar's 2021 schedule that Johnson does not plan to run. The seven-time NASCAR champion signed on for the road and...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, driver B.J. McLeod, waits to get into their cars before qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race in Dover, Del. NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 — bringing the total to three new ownership groups in the Cup Series —  with the formation of Live Fast Motorsports. The team formally announced Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, is owned by drivers Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod.  (AP Photo/Brien Aho, File)

Live Fast Motorsports becomes 3rd new NASCAR team for 2021

Nov. 20, 2020 3:22 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 — bringing the total to three new ownership groups in the Cup Series — with the formation of Live Fast Motorsports. The team formally announced Friday is owned by drivers Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod. McLeod will drive the No. 78...

Ganassi to return to IMSA sports car racing with Cadillac

Nov. 16, 2020 9:52 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will return to IMSA sports car competition next season with Cadillac in the Daytona Prototype international class. Ganassi made its sports car racing debut in 2004 in the DPi class before it became a Ford factory GT Le Mans program from 2016 through 2019. Ganassi's...

Third placed Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, left, pours champagne of race winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, as Racing Point driver Sergio Perez, right, of Mexico who finished second looks on the podium of the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park circuit racetrack in Istanbul, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Kenan Asyali, Pool)

Hamilton lets tears flow as he clinches record 7th F1 title

Nov. 15, 2020 9:19 AM EST

After winning a difficult race to equal Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula One championships on Sunday, the hardest thing for Lewis Hamilton was containing his emotions. His voice could be heard breaking as he thanked his team over the radio moments after crossing the line at the Turkish Grand Prix,...

Sports car racer Jim Pace dies from COVID-19 at age 59

Nov. 14, 2020 8:47 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jim Pace, the overall winner of the 1996 24 Hours of Daytona, has died after contracting COVID-19. He was 59. Pace's family said he died Friday in Memphis. “Racer, teacher, and loyal friend," IMSA President John Doonan said. "These are three simple words to describe Jim Pace....