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.
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.
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton may not feel comfortable racing at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix but his reluctance to compete in the country hasn't shown on the track: The seven-time world champion was fastest in both of Friday's practice sessions at Formula One's newest circuit.
HINWIL, Switzerland (AP) — Zhou Guanyu will become the first Formula One driver from China after signing with Alfa Romeo on Tuesday.
Zhou steps up from Formula Two, where he is second in the standings, and will partner Valtteri Bottas when the 10-time race winner moves from Mercedes for next season.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton ended “the hardest weekend I’ve had” with a stunning victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, and gained momentum in his Formula One title fight with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won the sprint race Saturday to take pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix as a dramatic day at Interlagos accelerated championship leader Max Verstappen's quest for his first Formula One title.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Red Bull earned itself one heck of a Formula One fiesta.
Max Verstappen won the Mexico City Grand Prix with a dominant race Sunday to stretch his season championship lead over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mercedes got the front-row lockout for the start of the Mexico City Grand Prix. The challenge will be holding off the hard-charging Red Bulls and Max Verstappen over 71 laps on Sunday.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The early laps in the dust of Mexico City belonged to Mercedes. By late afternoon, Red Bull was off and running again.
Formula One season championship leader Max Verstappen posted the fastest time of Friday's second practice at the Mexican Grand Prix.
While his teammate Valtteri Bottas enjoyed his first win of the season at the Turkish Grand Prix, it was a frustrating Sunday for Lewis Hamilton as he missed out on a podium spot and also lost the overall championship lead to Max Verstappen.
Lewis Hamilton mitigated the damage from his 10-place grid penalty at the Turkish Grand Prix by posting the fastest time in Saturday qualifying. It should have given the world champion his record-extending 102nd Formula One pole, but it didn't count in the record books.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Formula One leader Max Verstappen will start at the back of the grid at the Russian Grand Prix after the team confirmed Friday he would use a new engine and accept the resulting penalty.
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Valtteri Bottas continued a fantastic weekend as he won the sprint at the Italian Grand Prix on a miserable Saturday afternoon for Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who saw title rival Max Verstappen take pole position and extend his lead in the standings.
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Valtteri Bottas edged out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton and championship leader Max Verstappen at the Temple of Speed on Friday night in the return of sprint qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.
George Russell was confirmed as Lewis Hamilton's Formula One teammate from 2022 by Mercedes on Tuesday.
The all-British lineup was speculated on for months, and signalled on Monday by Valtteri Bottas' move from Mercedes to Alfa Romeo next year.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas is leaving Mercedes at the end of the season and replacing the retiring Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo.
The Alfa Romeo team said Monday that Bottas had signed a multi-year deal, paving the way for George Russell to replace Bottas at Mercedes.
ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Wearing the Dutch national flag like a cape, Max Verstappen felt like royalty as he stood atop the podium at his home race.
He treated his fans — including King Willem-Alexander — to a superb win at the Netherlands Grand Prix on Sunday to wrestle back the lead from Lewis Hamilton, who finished second ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch driver Max Verstappen took a brilliant pole position for the Netherlands Grand Prix and sent his Orange Army of fans into raptures on Saturday.
Then a DJ pumped out loud dance music as they savored Verstappen’s performance and lapped up the seaside sunshine.
ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes broke down Friday during the second practice session for the Netherlands Grand Prix, while Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc set the fastest time ahead of teammate Carlos Sainz Jr.
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Max Verstappen produced a brilliant last lap in the rain to take pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix and deny George Russell a stunning first career pole in Formula One on Saturday.
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen led the second practice for the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday.
He was .041 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas and .072 clear of Bottas' Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time defending Formula One champion.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was quick to express his frustration after being taken out on the first lap of a Formula One race for the second straight time and losing the championship lead.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Valtteri Bottas likened the sweltering heat in his Formula One car to taking a sauna back home in Finland after completing the fastest second practice ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Max Verstappen is driving in the same dominant way that Lewis Hamilton did for so long.
And he is even starting to sound like him.
“When you go into the weekend and everyone sees you as a favorite, it’s not easy to deliver,” Verstappen said after clinching his fifth win of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Mercedes found welcome speed in the rain at the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday, with Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton leading a damp second practice ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has won half of the races this Formula One season.
And if that wasn't worrying enough for his rivals, his car keeps getting faster and faster.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen maintained his momentum over rival Lewis Hamilton by taking pole position for the Styrian Grand Prix on Saturday.
Verstappen became the first driver this weekend to complete a lap below 1 minute, 4 seconds as he timed 1:03.841 in his Red Bull in Q3 to beat Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas by .194.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — If Valtteri Bottas wants to turn around his below-par season while his future at Mercedes is in doubt, Sunday's Styrian Grand Prix on a track that suits him seems a good starting point.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Formula One leader Max Verstappen was fastest in both practices at the Styrian Grand Prix on Friday, with defending champion Lewis Hamilton finishing nearly four-tenths of a second off the pace in fourth place.
LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen led the second practice for the French Grand Prix on Friday.
The Red Bull driver narrowly headed off Valtteri Bottas and his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France.
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Mercedes is slow again on a street circuit, and Lewis Hamilton can't understand why.
The seven-time Formula One champion was a second off the pace of Red Bull driver Sergio Perez on Friday and nearly as far adrift of standings leader Max Verstappen.
MONACO (AP) — Max Verstappen took the lead in the Formula One championship race for the first time in his career with a dominating victory Sunday at the Monaco Grand Prix, his first win on the vaunted circuit.
MONACO (AP) — On an encouraging day for Ferrari, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. impressed in the first two practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday.
Leclerc was fastest in the afternoon's second run, while Sainz Jr.
MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton reached another Formula One milestone on Saturday when the British driver steered his way to a record-extending 100th pole position.
Hamilton powered his Mercedes to the top time in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix with a flying lap that beat out top rival Max Verstappen by just 0...
MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton did what he does best on Friday, and Max Verstappen didn’t.
Hamilton clocked the fastest time in the second practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix, while Verstappen finished a distant ninth...
Three intense wheel-to-wheel races with dogged defending and aggressive overtaking have made the Formula One season a thrilling battle so far, with veteran Lewis Hamilton chasing a record eighth title and Max Verstappen going all out to stop him...
PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) — Valtteri Bottas took pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix and denied Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton a record-extending 100th Formula One pole on Saturday...
PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) — Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the second practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix, giving Mercedes a 1-2 after his teammate Valtteri Bottas topped the first session on Friday...
PARIS (AP) — After finishing even further behind his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton last season, Valtteri Bottas took stock...
PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) — British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd career victory to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The bad news for Lewis Hamilton’s traditional rivals at Ferrari and Red Bull is that the dominant Mercedes is getting faster, while another team using its engines is growing in confidence...
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Styrian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to clinch an 85th career win and move within six of Michael Schumacher's Formula One record...
One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera.
Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, when the dominant Mercedes team will look for a sixth straight win this season...
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like 2016 in Formula One.
Just much friendlier.
When Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, it was the fourth Mercedes one-two in as many races, the best start to a season by a two-car team in Formula One history...
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Valtteri Bottas qualified in pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Saturday after Charles Leclerc's crash instigated one of the longest qualifying sessions in recent years...
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.