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...
SHANGHAI (AP) — What's Kimi Raikkonen's secret to Formula One longevity?
He started in F1 in 2001, won the season championship in 2007 and has driven for the sport's biggest names in Ferrari...
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc didn't join Ferrari just to learn from four-time former champion Sebastian Vettel.
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Ferrari's early dominance in Formula One preseason testing has caught Lewis Hamilton's attention.
Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have been among the fastest...
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc is already showing why four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel considers him a "full rival" for being considered Ferrari's top driver.
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Alfa Romeo has unveiled the new Formula One car that will be piloted by former champion Kimi Raikkonen this season.
Raikkonen, teammate Antonio Giovinazzi and team principle Frederic Vasseur posed with the white-and-burgundy Alfa Romeo C38 in the pit lane of the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit before preseason testing started on Monday.
Alfa Romeo is the rebranded name for the Sauber team this season.
HINWIL, Switzerland (AP) — Italian car brand Alfa Romeo will be the only name on its Formula One team partnership with Switzerland-based Sauber this season.
The rebranding means 2007 F1 champion Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will be driving for Alfa Romeo Racing in 2019.
The team was called Alfa Romeo Sauber when it finished eighth in the constructors' standings last year.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Ten years ago at the Brazilian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa thought he was Formula One world champion — for 23 seconds at least.
After winning his home race at Interlagos, Ferrari driver Massa appeared to have done enough to become the first Brazilian to win the title since Ayrton Senna in 1991.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said this week his hunger for more Formula One glory will not stop at his fifth world championship. He's proving it at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver clocked the lap record at Interlagos in qualifying to earn pole position for the 10th time in 20 races this year. His performance boosts his team's chances of beating Ferrari for the constructors' championship, too.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Formula One's two old-timers, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso, are taking very different paths into the late stages of their racing careers.
At 39, Raikkonen is on a front-running team with Ferrari but has already charted a course toward the back next season with Sauber. Alonso, 37, is stuck in the middle with McLaren and has opted to leave F1 at the end of the season.
Both former F1 champions say they are happy with the course they've chosen.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said Thursday that another Formula One championship would be one earned by him and Mercedes — not one thrown away by Ferrari.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Leave it to Red Bull's Max Verstappen to provide some late-race thrills at the U.S. Grand Prix.
Verstappen's key block on Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton late in Sunday's race denied Hamilton a chance to maybe chase down Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen to win. And it helped deny Hamilton's bid for the season championship.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen's second stint with Ferrari has been long on frustration and short on victories.
That finally changed Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix where the Finnish driver earned his first win in five years, while a good enough day from Ferrari and a late block from Red Bull's Max Verstappen denied Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton a fifth career Formula One championship.
HINWIL, Switzerland (AP) — The Sauber Formula One team says Antonio Giovinazzi will join former champion Kimi Raikkonen as its drivers for 2019.
Giovinazzi is replacing the 20-year-old Charles Leclerc, who will join Ferrari next season.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asked what Mercedes is doing better than his Ferrari team, Sebastian Vettel chose not to go into detail.
It was late Saturday in sweltering Singapore and archrival Lewis Hamilton had just driven brilliantly to secure pole position for Mercedes.
Vettel sat glum-faced in the news conference after qualifying third, trailing Hamilton by a sizeable margin in Formula One terms: 0.6 seconds.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari's decision not to keep Kimi Raikkonen next season was based on the team's long-term future rather than the driver's current form.
The 38-year-old Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One champion, is being replaced next season by 20-year-old Charles Leclerc.
Leclerc came through the Ferrari academy program but is racing in his first F1 season with the Sauber team. Raikkonen has 20 grand prix wins among his 100 career podiums.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton is predicting a three-way fight for pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver was just .011 seconds behind Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari in Friday's second practice session under floodlights, with Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo behind them in third and fourth.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen was hardly in the mood to talk about why he's leaving Ferrari next season.
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Valtteri Bottas is happy to play second fiddle to his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton — for now.
Bottas has insisted this season, and last, that he is on an equal footing with Hamilton and disputed talk he is effectively the team's No. 2 driver.
But Bottas sacrificed himself for the good of the team again on Sunday to help Hamilton win the Italian Grand Prix and extend his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel.
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Ferrari will be hopeful of ending an eight-year wait for a win at its home track after taking the front two places on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix for the first time since 2000.
Surprisingly, it was Kimi Raikkonen who edged his teammate and title hopeful Sebastian Vettel in qualifying on Saturday to clinch only his second pole position in 10 years — and setting Formula One's fastest ever lap in the process.
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Ferrari teammates Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were fastest in the second practice for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday.
Their speed in the afternoon will give Ferrari further encouragement it can end an eight-year wait for a win in its home race.
Both drivers appeared relaxed and smiling afterward.
"The car is working well, and we hope to confirm that in the next few days," Vettel said.
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen posted the fastest time in second practice for the Belgian Grand Prix, offering Ferrari further encouragement after teammate Sebastian Vettel was quickest earlier Friday.
There is a third and final practice on Saturday ahead of qualifying, where Vettel needs a strong performance to put pressure on Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — While Lewis Hamilton is enjoying his resurgence in the Formula One title race, Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas heads into the summer break feeling a little let down.
Bottas has insisted this season — and last — that he is on an equal footing with Hamilton and disputed talk he is effectively the team's No. 2 driver.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sebastian Vettel led second practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix as Mercedes again struggled for speed on Friday.
On a day of mourning for Ferrari, following the death this week of former president Sergio Marchionne, Vettel was faster than Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.
The same three drivers had also led first practice hours earlier, with Ricciardo quickest ahead of Vettel and Verstappen.
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Max Verstappen set a new lap record in leading the second practice for the German Grand Prix on Friday.
The 20-year-old Dutch driver clocked 1 minute, 13.085 seconds to eclipse veteran Kimi Raikkonen's time of 1:13.78 from 2004.
"We have a good balance in the car, short and long run (speed)," Verstappen said. "It was a nice surprise to start so competitively. The others will be quicker for qualifying, but certainly a better-than-expected start."
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton prevailed in a tight battle with Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel to snatch pole position for the British Grand Prix on Saturday.
It's the fourth consecutive pole for Hamilton at Silverstone, his sixth overall on the track, and his 50th for Mercedes.
"I gave it everything I could, it was so close with the Ferraris," said Hamilton, whose comeback after being behind Vettel set off celebrations among fans. "I'm so grateful for the support."
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Often criticized for taking his aggressive race style too far, Max Verstappen kept himself and his Red Bull perfectly in check to win the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, taking full advantage of a bleak day for pre-race favorite Mercedes.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton went 1-2 in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix, restoring the pecking order hours after Ferrari led the final practice on Saturday.
Bottas edged Hamilton by 0.019 seconds for his first pole position of the season as Mercedes locked up the front row of the grid for the third time this year.
The Finnish driver also started in front last year and went on to win the race.
LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton capitalized on a mistake by rival Sebastian Vettel to enjoy a wire-to-wire victory at the French Grand Prix on Sunday and retake the lead in the Formula One title race.
Starting third behind Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, Vettel tried to use his faster set of tires to make a good start.
LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Charles Leclerc became the sensation of the French Grand Prix when he steered his Sauber to the eighth fastest time in qualifying on Saturday.
That was impressive from a 20-year-old driver who was competing in only his eighth qualifying session since making his debut in Formula One four months ago.
"I can't believe it," Leclerc said. "It's incredible. Yesterday was a very difficult day and today we really bounced back."
MONTREAL (AP) — Max Verstappen was in a better mood after a couple of practice sessions at Formula One's Canadian Grand Prix.
Scorching the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with the fastest times of the day will have that effect on a driver.
MONACO (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo took a dominant pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, softening the blow for Red Bull after his teammate Max Verstappen failed to even start qualifying, having earlier crashed in final practice.
Ricciardo topped all three sections of qualifying, setting a lap record in the process for only his second career pole. The other was also in Monaco, two years ago.
MONACO (AP) — With its slow straights and tight corners, the Monaco Grand Prix offers Red Bull a strong chance to secure pole position for the first time this season.
That impression was reinforced on Thursday, as Daniel Ricciardo topped the first two practice sessions ahead of his teammate Max Verstappen. In sunny conditions, the Australian driver finished a fraction ahead of Verstappen in both runs on the tight 3.4-kilometer (2.1-mile) street circuit.