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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...

Leclerc fastest in both practice sessions for Italian GP

Sep. 6, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc posted the fastest time in both practices for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, giving the team hope it can end a nine-year wait for victory on home soil. Having already led the morning session, Leclerc was .068 seconds ahead of championship leader Lewis...

Leclerc is Ferrari's best chance to end Monza drought

Sep. 5, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Nine years is starting to feel like an eternity for Ferrari. The storied Formula One team hasn't won its home race since 2010, but has good reason to think that drought could end at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. Those hopes don't even rest solely on four-time world champion...

Leclerc emerging as Ferrari No. 1 driver as Vettel struggles

Sep. 1, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — While four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel continues to struggle, his young teammate Charles Leclerc is emerging as Ferrari's No. 1 driver. The 21-year-old Leclerc clinched the first Formula One win of what is widely expected to be a stellar career at the Belgian...

Leclerc hopes to convert 3rd pole position into 1st GP win

Aug. 31, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Charles Leclerc hopes to make it third time lucky from pole position and finally give Ferrari its first win of a difficult Formula One season in the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. He qualified comfortably ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel on Saturday in a dominant weekend...

Ferrari's hopes of 1st season win boosted by strong practice

Aug. 30, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Seeking its first win of an increasingly frustrating Formula One season, Ferrari got a welcome boost Friday with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc posting the fastest times in both practices for the Belgian Grand Prix. After Vettel was fastest in the morning session,...

Rare sight in F1 as both Mercedes struggle at German GP

Jul. 28, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — On what was supposed to be a day of celebration, the rarest of sights in Formula One saw both Mercedes drivers struggling badly at Sunday's dramatic German Grand Prix. World champion Lewis Hamilton crossed the line in 11th — despite starting from pole position — and...

Nerveless Verstappen excels in the rain; Mercedes struggles

Jul. 28, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — The wetter and wilder the German Grand Prix became, the more it suited Max Verstappen's nerveless driving. The 21-year-old Red Bull driver's brilliant performance came alongside a rare collapse from Mercedes. Verstappen mastered Sunday's treacherous conditions on a rain-soaked...

Vettel under increasing pressure heading into German GP

Jul. 25, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Given Sebastian Vettel's lack of form, the last place he might want to race this weekend is his home grand prix in Germany. Hockenheim serves as a painful reminder to Vettel because his title bid started to unravel at the track last year. He was leading Lewis Hamilton in the...