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Lewis Hamilton wins record 6th British GP, extends F1 lead

Jul. 14, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — A day of dramatic English sporting glory began with a far more fortuitous — but still record-breaking — victory for Lewis Hamilton on the nation's Formula One track. A sixth British Grand Prix success was sealed not with a thrilling overtaking move but by a canny...

Hamilton denied Brit GP pole by Bottas, takes on negativity

Jul. 13, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — By only six milliseconds - 0.006 seconds - Lewis Hamilton was left in an unusual position on Saturday: Missing out on pole for the British Grand Prix. The pause was a lot longer when the Formula One leader was later surprised to be asked why "people question your Britishness" in...

Mercedes 1-2 in British GP practice, Bottas edges Hamilton

Jul. 12, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton was spending Friday night figuring out how to get his Mercedes in a better position to challenge in qualifying as he pursues a record sixth British Grand Prix win. The Formula One leader was outpaced by Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in both practice sessions....

Verstappen wins Austrian GP to end Mercedes' unbeaten streak

Jun. 30, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Max Verstappen showed off his risky racing style Sunday to win the Austrian Grand Prix for a second straight year and end Mercedes' unbeaten streak this season. Chasing the leading trio, the Red Bull driver used all of his overtaking skills to get past Sebastian Vettel and...

Leclerc takes Austrian GP pole, Hamilton 5th after penalty

Jun. 29, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc won the pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday, while Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton drew a three-place grid penalty and will start in fifth position. It is Leclerc's second career pole following the one at the Bahrain GP in March. He missed...

Bottas, Verstappen crashes overshadow Austrian GP practice

Jun. 28, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen both crashed and seriously damaged their cars during the second practice ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix as the high-altitude track in the Alps showed its perilous side on Friday. Mercedes and Red Bull blamed gusty winds in the montane...

Mercedes matching old F1 record 'no priority' for Hamilton

Jun. 27, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton could help Mercedes match a 31-year Formula One record at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. But don't think it's high on his priority list this weekend, the British five-time champion said Thursday. Hamilton and fellow Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas have combined...

Hamilton sympathy for fans as French GP win looks too easy

Jun. 23, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton needed only a few seconds to take control of the French Grand Prix on Sunday. Once he accelerated away from pole position, leaving Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas trailing, Hamilton was not challenged over 53 laps. His fourth straight win, sixth overall this...

Hamilton takes pole position for French GP; Vettel 7th

Jun. 22, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton again peaked when it mattered to clinch a record-extending 86th career pole position at the French Grand Prix on Saturday. It was a completely different story for Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, who qualified only seventh in a race he needs to win to get his...

Bottas ahead of Hamilton in 2nd practice for French GP

Jun. 21, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Valtteri Bottas topped the leaderboard ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the second practice for the French Grand Prix on Friday. Bottas was .424 seconds quicker than Hamilton, reversing their positions from the first practice, while Charles Leclerc was third fastest...