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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...

Hamilton tops 2nd practice at Singapore GP

Sep. 20, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Friday's second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix in an early indication the Formula One championship leader will be tough to beat in Sunday's race. Hamilton set the fastest lap of 1 minute, 38.773 seconds, 0.184 seconds quicker than Red...

Verstappen fastest in first practice for Singapore GP

Sep. 20, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix. Verstappen was 0.167 seconds quicker than Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel while championship leader Lewis Hamilton was third fastest. Mercedes driver Hamilton heads into...

Hamilton looking to extend F1 lead at Singapore Grand Prix

Sep. 19, 2019 4:41 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Lewis Hamilton aims to turn up the heat in his bid for a sixth Formula One championship at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver heads into Sunday's race with a 63-point lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas. As with last year's race, drivers can expect sweltering heat and...

Leclerc's rise contrasts with Vettel's miserable season

Sep. 9, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Charles Leclerc was supposed to be Ferrari's future star. Standing aloft on Monza's iconic podium, above a sea of fans dressed in red, he was acclaimed as its current one. Ferrari's nine-year wait for a win at its home race was finally ended on Sunday, but not by four-time world...

Hamilton would take flag for risky move to gain position

Sep. 8, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton said he would be willing to get a warning flag for a risky move if it meant potentially winning a race. Hamilton finished third in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, behind Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and race winner Charles Leclerc, who ended...

Leclerc ends Ferrari's 9-year wait for Italian GP win

Sep. 8, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Charles Leclerc hadn't even reached his teens the last time Ferrari won the Italian Grand Prix. Only a week after achieving a first Formula One victory in Spa, Leclerc ended the storied team's lengthy wait for victory at its home circuit. The noise from the passionate Ferrari "tifosi"...

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc wins Formula One's Italian Grand Prix

Sep. 8, 2019 10:29 AM EDT
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc wins Formula One's Italian Grand Prix.

Leclerc takes pole position for Italian GP

Sep. 7, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

MONZA, Italy (AP) — A mess. An absurdity. Dangerous. Idiots. These were just some of the terms were used to describe the farcical end to qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday. Charles Leclerc rose above it all to secure a second straight pole position and give Ferrari encouragement it can end a...