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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands celebrates wining as Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland ,left, looks on after the Formula One at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec.13, 2020. (Hamad Mohammed, Pool via AP)

Victorious Verstappen offers sign of things to come in 2021

Dec. 13, 2020 11:45 AM EST

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen offered a sign of things to come next year by winning the last race of the Formula One season in dominant style at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. His victory was only his second this season, such has been the dominance of Mercedes. But he drove flawlessly from pole position to...

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands ireacts after qualifying at the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, Pool)

Verstappen takes stunning pole position for Abu Dhabi GP

Dec. 12, 2020 10:02 AM EST

YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen produced a stunning last lap and beat both Mercedes cars to take pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. He was .025 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas and .086 clear of world champion Lewis Hamilton for his first pole...

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the second free practice at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (Brynn Lennon, Pool via AP)

Verstappen tops practice 3 ahead of qualifying for Sakhir GP

Dec. 5, 2020 10:21 AM EST

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Max Verstappen boosted Red Bull by posting the fastest time in the third and final practice session for the Sakhir Grand Prix on Saturday. He moved up the leaderboard late in the session to finish .21 seconds ahead of Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and .36 clear of Bottas' temporary...

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 1:01 PM 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. Hamilton was tested three times last week and returned a negative result each time, the last on Sunday afternoon at the Bahrain International Circuit. But...

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...