Report: Schumacher treated in secrecy in Paris hospital
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...
Leclerc fastest in both practice sessions for Italian GP
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...
Hamilton’s dominance continues as new main rival emerges
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As Lewis Hamilton moves ever closer to Michael Schumacher's Formula One record of 91 Grand Prix wins, a younger and equally ambitious driver is emerging as his main...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Mick Schumacher won his first Formula Two race at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The son of Formula One great Michael Schumacher started from pole position for...
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the German Grand Prix on Saturday, while Sebastian Vettel's miserable form continued for Ferrari as he was unable to even set a...
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — The car Michael Schumacher drove to win his record seventh Formula One championship in 2004 will make a return to the Hockenheim Ring next month - and his son will be...
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...
MONACO (AP) — A quick hug from another sporting great and then it was back to business for Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton at the Monaco Grand Prix.
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — More than 12 years after Formula One great Michael Schumacher drove his last race for Ferrari, his son showed he might be ready to carry on the family legacy.
Mick Schumacher finishes 8th on F2 debut in Bahrain
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mick Schumacher made an assured Formula 2 debut for the Prema Racing team, finishing eighth in Saturday's race in Bahrain after qualifying in 10th place.
Mick Schumacher, Michael’s son, to test Ferrari F1 car
MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Mick Schumacher will move closer to emulating his father when he drives a Ferrari Formula One car in an official test next week.
Ferrari misses out on a podium place at F1 Australian GP
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Ferraris were touted as the fastest cars on the F1 circuit when Sebastian Vettel arrived with the intention of winning his third consecutive Australian Grand Prix...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton produced the fastest lap ever at the Australian Grand Prix to take pole position at the Formula One season opener for the sixth consecutive year...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It doesn't really bother Sebastian Vettel that he'll be starting the Australian Grand Prix from the second row of the grid.
Mick Schumacher follows in father’s footsteps at Ferrari
MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Mick Schumacher is following in his father Michael Schumacher's footsteps at Ferrari.
Scuderia Ferrari says the 19-year-old Mick Schumacher, who will be racing in the 2019 Formula 2 championship as the European F3 champion, has joined its driver academy and will take part in pre-season preparation activities from next week.
Schumacher’s 50th birthday comes amid celebrations, privacy
Against the backdrop of celebrations marking Michael Schumacher's 50th birthday on Thursday, the medical condition of Formula One's most successful driver remains just as fiercely guarded by his close family.
More than five years after a near-fatal brain injury in a skiing accident, the seven-time F1 champion continues to be cared for in total secrecy at home in the quiet Swiss town of Gland on the shores of Lake Geneva. He has been there since being transferred from a hospital in September 2014.
Mick Schumacher, 19, stepping up to F2 after winning F3
BERLIN (AP) — After winning the European Formula 3 championship, Mick Schumacher is making the step up to Formula 2 with the Prema Racing team.
The 19-year-old Schumacher, the son of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher, claimed eight wins, seven pole positions, and 14 podium finishes as he won the overall F3 title in October.
Prema Racing said on Tuesday his move to F2 "represented the next natural step."
Schumacher, who joined the team in 2016, has worked his way up from F4.
Beaten Ferrari driver Vettel knows he must improve next year
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sebastian Vettel acknowledged he must improve his driving next year after a second straight season where his Formula One title challenge crumbled under relentless pressure from Lewis Hamilton.
Vettel led Hamilton by eight points after 10 of 21 races and 4-3 in wins, only to lose by 88 points overall and 11-5 in races won.
World champion Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi GP
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton coasted to victory from pole position at the year-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, and in doing so equaled his personal best for a season with his 11th win of the campaign.
Hamilton wins F1 title, Verstappen wins Mexican Grand Prix
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton keeps climbing his way up the list of Formula One's greatest drivers.
The top now looks very much in sight.
The British driver won his fifth career F1 championship with a fourth-place finish Sunday at the Mexican Grand Prix. It was a race dominated by Red Bull's Max Verstappen, but one that will be remembered for Hamilton tying the late Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina for the second-most championships in F1 history.
Hamilton chasing 5th F1 title to match ‘Godfather’ Fangio
MEXICO CITY (AP) — With his flashy jewelry, fashion sense and dominant speed in his silver Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton rules Formula One with an aura of cool elegance.
The man he is chasing in the record books was a balding, stocky and bow-legged former mechanic who cheerily muscled his way to five championships in an era when cars and racetracks had to be tamed through brute strength and driven with the foolhardy courage necessary to cheat death to the checkered flag.
Hamilton confident young Schumacher will make it to F1
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he is confident Mick Schumacher, the son of former seven-time champion Michael Schumacher, will make it to Formula One.
Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton chases history at US Grand Prix
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — From New York to Texas, Lewis Hamilton returned to the United States this week with yet another Formula One championship ready for the taking.
Finish off Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel once and for all at the U.S. Grand Prix this weekend and the British driver would climb another step among racing's greatest drivers. A fifth season championship would tie him with Argentina's Juan Manuel Fangio for second all-time behind only Germany's Michael Schumacher, who won seven.
Michael Schumacher’s son Mick wins F3 European title
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — That's one more racing title for the Schumacher family.
Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher, secured the Formula 3 European Championship title on the final weekend in front of a home crowd at Hockenheim.
The 19-year-old German finished second in the second race on Saturday to reach an insurmountable 347 points.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Despite regaining the Formula One lead, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton maintains Ferrari has the upper hand.
The defending champion got his nose back in front of Sebastian Vettel at the German Grand Prix last weekend, but only with a stroke of good fortune after his main rival crashed leading the race .
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Crouching down by the side of his Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton lowered his head and stayed perfectly still for several moments.
The British driver looked lost in thought, deep in contemplation, seemingly unable to believe what happened on Saturday. A hydraulic failure had just ended his qualifying run prematurely, dropping Formula One's all-time record-holder for pole positions to 14th on the grid for Sunday's race.
Vettel holds off Hamilton to win Australian GP
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Believing his Ferrari still lacks the race pace to fully challenge Mercedes in Formula One, Sebastian Vettel will take a little luck when he can get it.
On Sunday at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, his Ferrari team benefitted not only from a smart pit-stop strategy, but also the fortuitous emergence of a safety car midway through the race that helped Vettel take the lead from rival Lewis Hamilton and hold on for victory.
PARIS (AP) — More than four years after a ski accident caused him a near-fatal brain injury, little is known about Michael Schumacher's current condition. Updates on his health have been extremely scarce ever since he left hospital in September 2014 to be cared for privately at his Swiss home on the shores of Lake Geneva. Details of his specific condition and the treatment he received have been kept strictly private. The last public statement 16 months ago clarified nothing further would be said.
As Formula One drivers prepare for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix next weekend, Michael Schumacher continues a very different fight far away.
Hamilton, Vettel chasing 5th F1 title to match Fangio
PARIS (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel start the Formula One season in Australia on March 25 within touching distance of further greatness.
A fifth world title would move one of the drivers level with Juan Manuel Fangio and second only to Michael Schumacher's seven.
Hamilton and Vettel share 109 wins (Hamilton 62, Vettel 47), 216 podiums (117-99) and 122 pole positions (72-50). Hamilton got his first title 10 years ago before Vettel won four straight from 2010-13.
Better reliability and team harmony keys to Hamilton’s title
PARIS (AP) — Lewis Hamilton credits improved reliability from Mercedes and a better relationship with his teammate as key factors behind his fourth Formula One championship.
He scored points in every F1 race this year, a first for him. He won nine, and broke Michael Schumacher's record for pole positions. He has 72 to go with his 62 race wins, second only to Schumacher's 91.
Hamilton and Vettel already focused on 2018 F1 title battle
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are already looking forward to fighting each other for a fifth Formula One title next year.
With Hamilton wrapping up this year's title two races ago, the pressure is off this week at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Both are projecting to 2018, where the four-time champions get back to the serious business of trying to catch Argentine great Juan Manuel Fangio on five titles.
Mercedes’ Hamilton secures pole position for Japanese GP
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes drivers on Saturday.
Hamilton posted a lap record time of 1 minute, 27.319 seconds to finish 0.332 ahead of Valtteri Bottas.
Hamilton's title rival, Sebastian Vettel, was third but the Ferrari driver will move up to second after Bottas's penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change. Bottas drops to seventh.
Hamilton sets pole record with dramatic last lap in the rain
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Full throttle at more than 300 kph (nearly 200 mph), his vision impaired by heavy rain pounding down on his shiny golden helmet, Lewis Hamilton pulled out a clutch performance to enter the F1 record books on Saturday.
Hamilton more focused on F1 lead than pole position record
MONZA, Italy (AP) — If Lewis Hamilton breaks Michael Schumacher's record for Formula One pole positions on Saturday, it will be quite an accomplishment for the Mercedes driver.
Hamilton's ultimate goal, though, is to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday and replace Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel atop the drivers' standings.
Schumacher’s son drives old F1 car to mark 25th anniversary
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Marking the 25th anniversary of Michael Schumacher's first Formula One win, his teenage son Mick drove demonstration laps in an old F1 car ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton equals Schumacher F1 pole record on Spa track
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — On a track loved by Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton equaled the Formula One great's record by securing a 68th pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday.
"It's a special day, definitely," Hamilton said. "I feel very proud to be up there with him."
The Mercedes driver was in great form on the Spa circuit, leading through qualifying to finish 0.242 seconds clear of rival Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari.
F1 great Schumacher’s son to drive demo laps at Belgian GP
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Michael Schumacher's son will mark the 25th anniversary of his father's first Formula One win by driving demonstration laps ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton hungrier than ever as he prepares for 200th F1 race
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — As he prepares for the 200th race of his distinguished Formula One career, three-time champion Lewis Hamilton feels hungrier than ever.
He has Michael Schumacher's pole position record of 68 within his grasp and championship leader Sebastian Vettel firmly in his sights. Heading into the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend he is 14 points behind Vettel in their hard-fought title race. Pole position on Saturday would tie Schumacher's mark.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Starting from pole position on a tight circuit that severely limits overtaking, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel will be confident of his fourth win of the season in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
Especially with archrival Lewis Hamilton fourth on the grid.
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Lewis Hamilton moved to second on the all-time list for Formula One pole positions when he used a brilliant late surge to beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Saturday.
Bottas led qualifying and set an even quicker time on his final lap, only for Hamilton to beat him by nearly half a second.
"There was a lot of pressure with a minute left. It was all or nothing," Hamilton said. "That was one of the most exciting laps I've had all year."
MONTREAL (AP) — Turn 6 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a sharp left on the backstretch that is quickly followed by an only slightly more gradual turn to the right.
It is not as distinctive as the hairpin at Turn 10, and certainly less famous than the Wall of Champions alongside Turn 13 that earned its name in 1999 when it took out world champions Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve.
MONACO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel stood out last season for his furious rants more than his slick driving. Six races into the new campaign, the Ferrari driver is no longer Formula One's Mr. Angry, moving 25 points clear of Lewis Hamilton and in serious contention for a fifth title.
The title race took a further swing Ferrari's way after Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix, with Vettel winning ahead of teammate Kimi Raikkonen.
MONACO (AP) — Having closed the gap to dominant Mercedes in an incredibly close-fought Formula One season, Ferrari has another burning ambition: Winning the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.
The Italian manufacturer's barren spell in Monaco dates to Michael Schumacher's win in 2001, and four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel is determined to put that right.
"I would say it is about time that Ferrari wins again here," said Vettel, who has 44 career wins.
SHANGHAI (AP) — Faced with a spirited challenge at the start of the Formula One season from a resurgent Ferrari, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton showed Saturday that he's still the driver to beat.
Hamilton captured his sixth pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix, edging Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari by less than two-tenths of a second.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Something that surprised Lewis Hamilton after he posted the fastest lap ever at the Albert Park circuit and equaled Ayrton Senna's record of six pole positions at the Australian Grand Prix was that his time wasn't even quicker.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has already delivered the faster speeds that Formula One rule changes were designed to achieve, going under the racing lap record during practice Friday for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Manager: Schumacher’s health to remain private matter
BERLIN (AP) — The condition of Michael Schumacher's health will remain closely guarded among family and close associates, the former Formula One champion's manager said Saturday.
"Michael's health is not a public issue, and so we will continue to make no comment in that regard," Sabine Kehm said in a statement. "We have to protect his intimate sphere. Legally seen and in the longer term, every statement related to his health would diminish the extent of his intimate sphere."
F1 driver Hulkenberg leaving Force India to join Renault
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — German driver Nico Hulkenberg will leave the Force India team at the end of the Formula One season to join French manufacturer Renault.
After Force India announced earlier Friday that the 29-year-old Hulkenberg was going, Renault confirmed he will be arriving next season on a "multi-year" deal. Renault did not elaborate.