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.
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.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lewis Hamilton dipped into the Roe v. Wade debate shortly after arriving in the United States. He protested a ban on wearing jewelry while racing by sporting three watches, eight rings and multiple necklaces in Miami.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — DJ’s spinning at the beach. Drinks flowing in the marina. Celebrities roaming the grounds in the shadow of an NFL stadium with fans nearby trying to catch a glimpse of some real Netflix stars.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton protested the FIA's crackdown on body piercings Friday by showing up at the Miami Grand Prix wearing every piece of jewelry he could fit on his body and suggesting he was willing to sit out races over the issue.
IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Formula One champion Max Verstappen earned his first pole position of the season after an incident-packed qualifying session for the sprint race at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix on Friday.
IMOLA, Italy (AP) — If you can’t play soccer, buy a soccer club.
That was part of Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton’s thinking when he joined a consortium that is bidding to buy Chelsea.
Hamilton, along with 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, is part of a group trying to buy the Premier League club from sanctioned Russian owner Roman Abramovich.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A Ferrari versus Red Bull battle is shaping up as the likely scenario on Sunday at the first Australian Grand Prix since the pandemic began in 2020.
Charles Leclerc claimed Ferrari’s first pole position at the revamped Albert Park circuit since 2007 with a decisive final lap of 1 minute, 17.868 seconds in Melbourne on Saturday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc was fastest in Friday's second practice session for the Australian Grand Prix, with Formula One champion Max Verstappen right behind in second.
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Two races into the Formula One season and defending champion Max Verstappen is already going toe-to-toe with Charles Leclerc rather than veteran Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time F1 champion whose crown he took last year.
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — After winning last year's Formula One title on the last lap of the last race, Max Verstappen's title defense began with a different sort of drama — his critics might say karma — as his Red Bull car retired just laps from the end of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.
Motorsport's governing body FIA concluded Saturday that ex-Formula One race director Michael Masi made a “human error” but acted in good faith at the controversial season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last year.
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — As Ferrari's Charles Leclerc stunned Formula One champion Max Verstappen by taking a brilliant pole position Saturday for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton made the best of a bad situation for Mercedes by qualifying in fifth spot.
As the driving force behind Formula One's most successful team, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has reached the summit of success alongside star driver Lewis Hamilton.
Embarking on a new season, Wolff also wants to throw his weight behind furthering discussions on mental health to help people suffering in sport and beyond.
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The son of a man on death row in Bahrain has again sent a drawing to seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, still hopeful that the British driver can help save his father's life.
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One champion Max Verstappen quickly got back to business for Red Bull by leading the second practice session at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix under floodlights on Friday.
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One champion Max Verstappen gave a sarcastic answer Friday when asked if rival Mercedes lacks pace heading into the season's opening race in Bahrain on Sunday.
Verstappen set the fastest time in preseason testing for Red Bull last week, with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes teammate George Russell expressing doubts about the car's speed.
Lewis Hamilton wants to change his name to add his mother's surname.
The seven-time Formula One champion — full name Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton — plans to include "Larbalestier” as a third middle name.
Eight years after emailing Toto Wolff as an audacious teen keen to showcase his driving talent, George Russell has a chance to show the head of the Mercedes F1 team exactly what he can do on the track.
PARIS (AP) — Lewis Hamilton believes fans will be in for an unusual surprise when the Formula One season starts next weekend and he begins his quest to wrestle back the title he agonizingly lost to Max Verstappen on the last lap of the final race.
As world champion Max Verstappen dazzled under the floodlights for Red Bull, easily topping the charts on the last day of Formula One preseason testing on Saturday, title rival Lewis Hamilton was not optimistic about how Mercedes will fare when the season starts next weekend.
Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has no plans to emulate sporting greats like Tom Brady and Roger Federer by competing in his 40s.
“I haven’t thought about that number, because I’m 37.
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly had the fastest time in Formula One pre-season testing on Thursday, where much focus was on the new-look Mercedes car and American team Haas missing the morning start after some of its equipment didn't arrive on time.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — New rules, same result.
Formula One debuted its new generation of cars in preseason testing in Barcelona this week, and in the end it was still Mercedes and Red Bull dominating.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc had the fastest time in Formula One preseason testing on Thursday as drivers and teams weighed in on the Russian attack on Ukraine and the possible repercussions for the sport.
Formula One champion Max Verstappen defended Michael Masi on Thursday, saying the much-criticized former race director was “thrown under the bus” after last season's dramatic finale.
Masi was replaced last week following the controversy at the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December.
Lewis Hamilton feels re-energized for the new Formula One season after the disappointment of losing the title to Max Verstappen on the last lap of the last race of the 2021 season.
Hamilton, Verstappen and the rest of the F1 drivers began preseason testing in Barcelona on Wednesday, getting their first feel for the revamped F1 cars following major regulation changes to try to make the series more competitive.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — McLaren driver Lando Norris was fastest on the opening day of preseason testing as Formula One’s new generation of cars hit the track for the first time on Wednesday following one of the biggest regulation changes in the sport.
Toto Wolff and Christian Horner say they've moved on from the acrimony that marked the Formula One title race last season, when Red Bull’s Max Verstappen dethroned Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton.
The team principals sat side by side Wednesday on the first day of preseason testing in Spain in a far more congenial atmosphere compared to the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton urged social media companies to do more to stop the spread of online abuse after fellow Formula One driver Nicholas Latifi received death threats following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton took nearly two months to emotionally recover from the controversial Formula One finale that cost him a record eighth championship. The Mercedes driver insisted Friday he never considered quitting F1 in protest.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff is “optimistic” that new steps put in place to improve Formula One race management will prove successful, though he remains unhappy about how Lewis Hamilton lost the title last season.
PARIS (AP) — Michael Masi will be replaced as Formula One's race director following the late controversy surrounding the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last December, FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem said Thursday.
Formula One driver Nicholas Latifi was so affected by online abuse and death threats after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that he hired bodyguards for his sightseeing trip to London with his girlfriend.
The 26-year-old Canadian was threatened after the season-ending race, where he crashed his Williams car into a wall with a few laps left.
PARIS (AP) — Formula One extended its contract to continue racing in Bahrain until 2036, saying Friday that the Middle Eastern country holds a “very special place in our sport.”
The Sakhir-based circuit has held F1 races since 2004 and will stage the season-opener next month.
Lewis Hamilton returned to social media Saturday following a lengthy silence that dates to last season's controversial Formula 1 finale.
Hamilton had dropped out of public sight after he was denied a record eighth championship in the December finale in Abu Dhabi.
PARIS (AP) — Formula One's governing body started a detailed analysis Thursday into last season's title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen overtook Lewis Hamilton on the last lap in one of the most controversial finishes in F1 history.
ENSTONE, England (AP) — The Alpine Formula One team said Thursday that Marcin Budkowski has left his role as executive director.
A team statement said Laurent Rossi will take temporary charge “to allow everyone to focus on the next season’s preparation.”
GROVE, England (AP) — Williams driver Nicholas Latifi revealed Tuesday that he received death threats after his late crash at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix sparked a controversial ending to the Formula One title race.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mercedes ended the dispute over the Formula One season finale on Thursday when it withdrew its appeal of the controversial finish that cost Lewis Hamilton a record eighth championship.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The motorsports governing body for Formula One said Wednesday it will conduct “a detailed analysis" of the wild ending at the season finale that decided the championship in favor of Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.
WINDSOR, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton picked up a new title only days after losing one on the track.
The seven-time Formula One champion received a knighthood on Wednesday at Windsor Castle but declined to speak to the media afterward.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — NASCAR champion Kyle Larson's first Formula One race was the season finale and he is as conflicted as anyone over the controversial ending of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
After a grueling season and an agonizing wait to be confirmed as Formula One champion, Max Verstappen was in a hurry to finally get the party started.
Leaving it proved harder.
The sun was already rising over Abu Dhabi when Verstappen left the celebrations around 7 a.m.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The one thing Max Verstappen requested — over and over and over again — was that the race stewards not interfere with the Formula One title-deciding finale with any questionable or inconsistent calls.
PARIS (AP) — An incredible Formula One title fight ended Sunday on the last lap of the final race with a dramatic overtaking move. Max Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in one of the most memorable moments in F1 history.
Mercedes lost both of its protests after Lewis Hamilton lost the Formula One world title to Max Verstappen on the final lap of the last race at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.
After losing the protests, Mercedes filed for reconsideration to the International Court of Appeal.