Plenty of pole positions for Leclerc, but few winsMay 1, 2023 GMT
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Charles Leclerc is the first driver in Formula One history to win the pole position in two qualifying sessions on the same weekend.
He didn't come close to winning either race — the story of his career.
Leclerc beats Verstappen to pole for Azerbaijan Grand PrixApril 28, 2023 GMT
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Charles Leclerc and Ferrari can start to hope again.
Tenth in the standings and with only a seventh-place finish to his name this season, Leclerc edged past Max Verstappen in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday to end Red Bull's streak of pole positions in Formula One this season.
Ferrari driver Leclerc urges fans to stop coming to his homeApril 10, 2023 GMT
MONACO (AP) — Formula One driver Charles Leclerc has asked fans to respect his privacy after his address was leaked, leading to some turning up at his apartment in the past few months.
The Ferrari driver, who is from Monaco and lives in the tiny Principality, pleaded with his supporters not to go too far.
F1: Ferrari’s Leclerc set for Saudi Arabian GP grid penaltyMarch 15, 2023 GMT
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Charles Leclerc will start this weekend's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix with a grid penalty after Ferrari used a third electronics control unit on the car's engine, the Formula One team said Wednesday.
Verstappen’s on pole as he bids to end barren run in BahrainMarch 4, 2023 GMT
Formula One champion Max Verstappen is in the right place to win his first Bahrain Grand Prix by starting from the pole in Sunday's season-opening race.
The desert track has been barren for Verstappen, who failed to finish three of his first four races there.
Verstappen again the man to beat in F1 in 2023February 27, 2023 GMT
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was so far ahead last season that catching the Formula One champion may feel like scaling a mountain.
So that's exactly what Ferrari's Charles Leclerc did to get himself ready for the challenge, which starts next Sunday at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.
Red Bull’s Perez leads final day of F1 testing, Hamilton 2ndFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Red Bull driver Sergio Perez moved up the leaderboard as the sun went down to lead the third and final day of Formula One testing on Saturday.
It underlined how strong Red Bull looks heading into next weekend's season-opening race on the same Sakhir desert circuit in Bahrain.
Charles Leclerc feeling good in Ferrari’s new SF-23 carFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
Several hundred fans, a coin toss and an iconic red car already on the track — it wasn’t the usual Formula One car presentation for Ferrari on Tuesday.
In front of a grandstand packed with about 500 passionate red-clad fans, drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr.
Ferrari relying on experience with Vasseur as team principalDecember 13, 2022 GMT
MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Chasing its first Formula One drivers' title in 15 years, Ferrari is counting on experience and familiarity by hiring Frédéric Vasseur as team principal.
Vasseur was most recently team principal at Sauber and Alfa Romeo and has had an extensive career in F1 and auto racing.
Ferrari team principal Binotto leaving after troubled seasonNovember 29, 2022 GMT
MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari is parting ways with Mattia Binotto after 28 years — four as head of the Formula One team — following a hideous season of botched strategy calls that cost Charles Leclerc any chance to contend for the championship.
F1: Verstappen beats Perez to pole for Abu Dhabi GPNovember 19, 2022 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After a public rift, a display of team unity at Red Bull.
A week after Formula One champion Max Verstappen refused the team's order to yield sixth place to Perez in the Brazilian Grand Prix — Verstappen has still not explained exactly why — the Dutch driver led Perez out onto the final lap of qualifying with a slipstream at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Perez, Leclerc battle for 2nd in F1, Vettel in last raceNovember 18, 2022 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two drivers are level on points ahead of the Formula One season finale in Abu Dhabi. This time it's only for second place.
Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez are both on 290 points going into the final race Sunday at the Yas Marina circuit.
Smaller stakes in F1′s return to Abu Dhabi, drama remainsNovember 16, 2022 GMT
Formula One returns to the scene of one of its most embarrassing championship deciders in history with little on the line one year later.
Ferrari’s Leclerc looks to 2023 in last races of F1 seasonNovember 10, 2022 GMT
SAO PAULO (AP) — Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc said on Wednesday he will be competing with 2023 in mind during the final two races of the Formula One season.
The next race will be this weekend at Interlagos in Brazil and the final one at Abu Dhabi on Nov.
Sainz on pole for US Grand Prix after Verstappen faltersOctober 23, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ferrari's Carlos Sainz will start on pole position for the United States Grand Prix after season champion Max Verstappen finished third in Saturday's qualifying session that began shortly after his Red Bull team learned that founder and owner Dietrich Mateschitz had died.
Verstappen takes 2nd straight drivers’ title with Japan winOctober 9, 2022 GMT
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Max Verstappen is now a two-time Formula One world champion, both titles awarded under bizarre and unprecedented circumstances long after he crossed the finish line.
The Red Bull driver won the rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday and didn't learn he was champion until F1's governing body penalized Charles Leclerc after the race.
Verstappen takes the pole in Japan with season title in viewOctober 8, 2022 GMT
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Max Verstappen of Red Bull will be on pole position for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix as he attempts to clinch his second straight Formula One drivers' title.
Verstappen set to win a second straight F1 season titleOctober 7, 2022 GMT
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Ferrari's Charles Leclerc knows it. So does anyone following Formula One; no calculators needed.
Red Bulls' Max Verstappen is set to win his second straight drivers' title, and it's likely to come on Sunday with rain predicted for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
F1 spending-cap ruling coming as drivers at Suzuka weigh inOctober 6, 2022 GMT
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — The governing body of Formula One has put off until Monday a ruling on whether some teams may have exceeded a spending cap.
The contentious issue comes as Red Bull, whose driver Max Verstappen won the title last year, could win another championship on Sunday at the Japanese Grand Prix.
F1: Verstappen’s title on hold after Perez wins in SingaporeOctober 2, 2022 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — Max Verstappen's Formula One title celebrations were put on hold after the Red Bull driver placed seventh at a chaotic Singapore Grand Prix, won by his teammate Sergio Perez on Sunday.
F1: Leclerc takes Singapore GP pole as Verstappen aborts lapOctober 1, 2022 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — Max Verstappen looked on course for pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday when his Red Bull team aborted his lap with just seconds left in qualifying because of a fuel issue and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc took pole instead.
Verstappen could clinch 2nd F1 title if he wins Singapore GPSeptember 30, 2022 GMT
While last year's intense Formula One title battle went to the wire and captivated the world of sport, this championship has long looked like a procession for Max Verstappen.
It could be all over on Sunday if the Red Bull driver wins the Singapore Grand Prix and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc crumbles.
Safety car at Italian GP revives bad memories for HamiltonSeptember 11, 2022 GMT
MONZA, Italy (AP) — The Italian Grand Prix finished on a sour note Sunday and brought back unhappy memories for Lewis Hamilton.
The race ended under the safety car, denying thousands of red-clad tifosi fans a grandstand finish between Formula One points leader Max Verstappen – who won the race – and Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc.
Verstappen wins Italian GP for 1st time to close in on titleSeptember 11, 2022 GMT
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Having won in front of his own fans last weekend, Max Verstappen did it on enemy turf on Sunday to leave the Red Bull driver within touching distance of a second straight F1 title.
Leclerc pole at Italian GP, penalties boost Russell to 2ndSeptember 10, 2022 GMT
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Charles Leclerc will be looking to reignite the Formula One championship race on his home track after clinching pole position for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.
Runaway points leader Max Verstappen will again have to try and fight his way to the front — although this time only from seventh — after being among the many drivers to be hit with grid penalties.
Ferrari heads to Monza with new look but same problemsSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
MONZA, Italy (AP) — It might be a new look for Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix but some things remain very much the same as the famous Scuderia heads into its home race plagued by problems.
A strange season full of botched strategy decisions and bizarre incidents continued last week at the Dutch Grand Prix as Carlos Sainz Jr.
Verstappen milks applause from Orange Army after win at homeSeptember 4, 2022 GMT
Max Verstappen stood on his car to milk the applause as the 100,000-strong Orange Army engulfed their national hero in a sea of their favorite color after he won the Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday.
A second straight win at the Zandvoort track by the seaside; a fourth straight win for the first time in his career and already a 30th overall; a 109-point lead with only seven races left.
Verstappen takes pole at Dutch GP, fan ejected for flare useSeptember 3, 2022 GMT
ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Max Verstappen produced a brilliant final lap to take pole position for Sunday's Dutch Grand Prix just ahead of Charles Leclerc.
The Red Bull driver edged Leclerc's Ferrari by just .021 seconds on Saturday to huge roars from Verstappen's Orange Army of fans.
F1 champ Max Verstappen surges from 14th to win Belgian GPAugust 28, 2022 GMT
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen quickly carved his way through the field from 14th to win the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday and widen his lead in the title race.
Refreshed Leclerc eyes F1 comeback; Hamilton encouragedAugust 26, 2022 GMT
Charles Leclerc really needed the Formula One break to clear his mind. His season started so promisingly, then his big lead over title rival Max Verstappen blew up into a huge deficit.
Leclerc won two of the first three races for Ferrari as Verstappen's Red Bull had reliability woes.
Spin and win: Verstappen rallies to eighth win of F1 seasonJuly 31, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Max Verstappen overcame a spin and his worst starting spot of the season to win the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. His eighth win of the season pushed Verstappen's lead to 80 points over Charles Leclerc as F1 heads into its midseason break.
Russell grabs first F1 pole, Verstappen qualifies 10thJuly 30, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — George Russell stole the show Saturday at the Hungarian Grand Prix by earning his first career pole and first of the season for Mercedes — on the same day F1 champion and current points leader Max Verstappen qualified a season-worst 10th.
Verstappen understands rival Leclerc’s emotional outburstJuly 29, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Max Verstappen understood why Charles Leclerc was so hard on himself after crashing last weekend, and the reigning Formula One champion feels it's healthy for Leclerc to let his emotions out.
Verstappen wins French GP as Leclerc crashes, Hamilton 2ndJuly 24, 2022 GMT
LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Max Verstappen won the French Grand Prix on Sunday after Charles Leclerc crashed out while leading, a mistake that dropped the Ferrari driver 63 points behind the defending Formula One champion.
Sainz helps Leclerc edge Verstappen for French GP poleJuly 23, 2022 GMT
LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Charles Leclerc used help from Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. to beat Formula One leader Max Verstappen and take pole position for the French Grand Prix on Saturday.
Sainz had nothing at stake since he was starting from the back of the grid after multiple engine-part changes, so Ferrari used him to give Leclerc a tow on his two runs in Q3.
Leclerc’s smile is back after Austrian GP win, Sainz unhappyJuly 10, 2022 GMT
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Charles Leclerc had kept putting on a brave face as success escaped him and tensions mounted at Ferrari in a run of five F1 races without a podium spot for the driver. After winning the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, Leclerc's beaming smile was back.
Verstappen cruises from pole to win Austrian GP sprintJuly 9, 2022 GMT
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Max Verstappen was untroubled as he won the sprint race from pole at the Austrian Grand Prix, his effort made easier by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. scrapping each other behind him for one meager point.
Sainz wins 1st career F1 race with British GP victoryJuly 4, 2022 GMT
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Carlos Sainz Jr. won his first career Formula One race on Sunday with a victory at the British Grand Prix — the most dramatic race so far this season. It began with a frightening first-lap crash and ended with intense wheel-to-wheel battles for the podium positions.
Sainz takes 1st pole, Verstappen booed at British GPJuly 2, 2022 GMT
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — It took 151 attempts for Carlos Sainz to earn his first Formula One pole. Now he'll chase that elusive first win.
But starting alongside Sainz on the front row Sunday at the British Grand Prix will be defending F1 champion Max Verstappen, a year removed from the crash with Lewis Hamilton that turned their title fight into a bitter rivalry.
Verstappen holds off Sainz to win in F1′s return to CanadaJune 19, 2022 GMT
MONTREAL (AP) — Max Verstappen maintained his hold on the Formula One championship fight by holding off a late challenge from Carlos Sainz Jr. to earn his sixth win of the season in a fairly easy Sunday drive in the Canadian Grand Prix.
Leclerc receives 10-place penalty for new Ferrari engineJune 17, 2022 GMT
MONTREAL (AP) — Charles Leclerc received a 10-place grid penalty because Ferrari changed his engine ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.
An engine failure knocked Leclerc out of last week's Azerbaijan Grand Prix while leading and Ferrari has since deemed the engine “beyond repair.” The FIA announced after Friday's second practice that Leclerc had taken his third fresh power plant of the year and would be penalized at the start of Sunday's race.
Verstappen wins in Azerbaijan after Leclerc engine failureJune 12, 2022 GMT
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Max Verstappen once again pounced when rival Charles Leclerc faltered in their race for the Formula One title.
Verstappen extended his F1 championship lead by winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday — his fifth victory of the season — following yet another Leclerc early retirement.
Leclerc takes pole position for Azerbaijan Grand PrixJune 11, 2022 GMT
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Charles Leclerc is back on pole. Now comes the tricky task of converting it into a win.
Leclerc won the pole for the fourth consecutive race with a blistering lap around the Baku street circuit in Azerbaijan on Saturday, but the Ferrari driver failed to convert any of his last three pole positions into victories.
Leclerc fastest in Friday practice for Azerbaijan Grand PrixJune 10, 2022 GMT
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Charles Leclerc set the fastest time of the day in second practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday as he aims to turn around his recent run of disappointing race results, after Sergio Pérez led the first session.
Budget cap dispute splits teams as F1 heads to AzerbaijanJune 9, 2022 GMT
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — How much is too much to spend chasing a world title? That's the question dividing Formula One teams as the series heads to Azerbaijan's seafront street circuit.
The rivalry between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc on the track is no less heated than the dispute between F1's big and small teams over the $140 million-a-year budget cap.
Perez wins chaotic Monaco GP, Ferrari blows it for LeclercMay 29, 2022 GMT
MONACO (AP) — Red Bull denied Sergio Perez a chance to race for the win in Spain with team orders that left the Mexican star unsettled.
Assured that he'd be allowed to race for wins this season, Perez moved on to the Monaco Grand Prix with Red Bull's disappointing decision in his rearview mirror.
Leclerc puts Ferrari on pole in Monaco GP as Perez crashesMay 28, 2022 GMT
MONACO (AP) — On his home track, where he cycles from his apartment to the course, Charles Leclerc hopes to finish for the first time and reclaim the Formula One points lead.
Leclerc was scheduled to lead the field from pole Sunday in the Monaco Grand Prix — the same position he was in a year ago.
Red Bull’s Perez beats Ferrari’s Leclerc in 3rd practiceMay 28, 2022 GMT
MONACO (AP) — Sergio Perez showed Red Bull has the speed to compete with Ferrari by beating Charles Leclerc in the final practice of the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday.
The third practice is usually not exciting, but fans swarming around the street circuit were treated to a fine duel in bright sunshine.
Leclerc tops both practice sessions for Monaco Grand PrixMay 27, 2022 GMT
MONACO (AP) — Charles Leclerc topped both of Friday’s practice sessions at the Monaco Grand Prix, where the Ferrari driver could use a victory on his home track to return to the top of the Formula One standings.
Leclerc seeks to regain F1 lead at his unlucky home trackMay 26, 2022 GMT
MONACO (AP) — Charles Leclerc has a problem to solve this weekend at his home track.
After losing the Formula One championship lead last week, Leclerc is determined to claim it back from world champion Max Verstappen at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.
Verstappen leads Red Bull 1-2 in Spain, Leclerc abandonsMay 22, 2022 GMT
MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Nothing was going right for Max Verstappen at the Spanish Grand Prix: the wind had blown his car off course, his Red Bull was struggling, and top rival Charles Leclerc seemed headed for a sure victory.
Leclerc’s perfect weekend in Spain ruined by faulty FerrariMay 22, 2022 GMT
MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc was eyeing a perfect weekend in Spain. He dominated practice and qualifying and seemed only an easy Sunday drive away from winning the Spanish Grand Prix.
With only open track ahead, Leclerc was poised to extend his lead in the Formula One standings over reigning world champion Max Verstappen and win his third race of the season.
Leclerc takes pole ahead of Verstappen at Spanish GPMay 21, 2022 GMT
MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc’s perfect weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix was almost ruined when his Ferrari spun to a stop late in qualifying.
Instead of panicking, Leclerc showed championship-caliber cool.
Leclerc leads practices for Spanish GP, Mercedes holds hopeMay 20, 2022 GMT
MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Formula One leader Charles Leclerc of Ferrari topped both practices at the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday while Mercedes appeared to close the gap.
Leclerc topped the time charts in both hour-long sessions.
Leclerc has lead, Verstappen momentum before Spanish GPMay 18, 2022 GMT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc has the lead. Max Verstappen has the momentum.
The defending Formula One champion has chipped away at Leclerc’s advantage by stringing together consecutive victories, reducing the difference to 19 points ahead of Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Leclerc crashes Lauda’s historic F1 Ferrari in MonacoMay 15, 2022 GMT
MONACO (AP) — Formula one championship leader Charles Leclerc again crashed in hometown Monaco, this time in a historic Ferrari.
Leclerc was driving a 1974 Ferrari once piloted by three-time F1 champion Niki Lauda in a demonstration run Sunday at the 2022 Monaco Historic Grand Prix.
Verstappen cruises to win in inaugural Miami Grand PrixMay 8, 2022 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — His first day racing around the new Formula One circuit in Miami was absolutely horrible. Then he made a mistake in qualifying that cost him a spot on the front row.
By the time race day rolled around, Max Verstappen had knocked it all out of his system.
Ferrari locks up front row for inaugural Miami Grand PrixMay 7, 2022 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ferrari stormed to the front of the grid for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix as Formula One championship leader Charles Leclerc and teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. locked up the front row in Saturday qualifying.
Leclerc hopes mistake won’t cost him as Verstappen closes inApril 25, 2022 GMT
Charles Leclerc is hoping he won't be looking back at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix as the weekend where he lost the Formula One title.
A dominant victory from Max Verstappen on Sunday saw the reigning F1 champion almost halve the gap in the standings to Leclerc, who is the early leader after winning two of the other three races.
Verstappen overtakes Leclerc to win sprint at ImolaApril 23, 2022 GMT
IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Max Verstappen overtook Formula One leader Charles Leclerc on the penultimate lap to win the sprint race at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix on Saturday and reignite his season.
Verstappen started the sprint in pole position after finishing first in Friday’s qualifying, but the Red Bull driver was overtaken by Leclerc’s Ferrari as soon as the lights went out, much to the delight of the “tifosi.”