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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...

F1 driver Kubica to leave Williams at end of season

Sep. 19, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Formula One driver Robert Kubica says he has decided to leave his Williams team at the end of the season after a widely praised return to the sport. "I will not continue with Williams after the end of the season," the Pole said Thursday at the Singapore Grand Prix. Kubica made a return to...

Haas retains F1 drivers Grosjean, Magnussen for 2020 season

Sep. 19, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Formula One drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have been retained by Haas for the 2020 season, the American team announced on Thursday. Grosjean and Magnussen will be partnered together for a fourth straight year as the team prepares for its fifth season competing in F1. Grosjean...

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...

Report: Schumacher treated in secrecy in Paris hospital

Sep. 10, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been admitted to a Paris hospital to be treated Tuesday with cutting-edge stem-cell therapy, according to a French newspaper. The Paris hospitals authority, citing France's strict medical privacy rules, said it could not comment on the...

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"...