Formula One

FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stands in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the hall said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
March 16, 2020 - 7:29 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 7:15 p.m. WrestleMania in Tampa, Florida is down for the count. The WWE's annual wrestling extravaganza -- often called the Super Bowl of wrestling -- will not be held at the home of the Tampa Bay...
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March 16, 2020 - 6:58 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has suspended its season until May as part of the CDC’s recommendation to postpone gatherings for the next eight weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic The decision came after at least two Monday conference calls between the sanctioning body and its team owners. It...
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Former NBA player Michael Jordan cries while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 15, 2020 - 11:00 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has announced he’ll donate $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic for testing for the COVID-19 virus. The Minnesota-based medical system said it expects the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, Will Power, of Australia, drives into turn one during the Aeroscreen testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. After 10 months of testing, the canopy-shaped cockpit protection is intended to protect the driver from debris. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 13, 2020 - 12:14 pm
NASCAR and IndyCar both reversed course Friday and pulled the plug on racing this weekend, with IndyCar suspending its season through the end of April due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. NASCAR only suspended Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway...
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Olympiakos players challenge for the ball during warm up prior the Europa League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Olympiakos and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The match is being played in an empty stadium because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
March 13, 2020 - 4:01 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian sports fans didn't really need a reminder about the coronavirus, but they got one anyway Friday when a number of major events Down Under were affected by concerns over the pandemic. And more are likely to follow. As the Australian Formula One Grand Prix was...
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Spectators line up at a gate to gain entry at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix track in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, March 13, 2020. Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said, "On public health grounds, there will be no spectators at the Grand Prix this weekend - if a race actually happens at all." (Scott Barbour/AAP Image via AP)
March 13, 2020 - 1:53 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The curtain-raiser has been canceled. The second and third events are in doubt and the fourth has already been postponed. The Formula One series — the ”big circus" as six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton calls it — doesn't really have a starting line after the season-...
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Workers pack up in pit lane after the cancellation of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, Friday, March 13, 2020. The first F1 Grand Prix of the season was canceled two hours before the first official practice was set to start Friday after organizers relented to pressure to call it off amid the spreading coronavirus. (Michael Dodge/AAP Image via AP)
March 12, 2020 - 11:34 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As thousands of fans queued to get into the Australian Grand Prix for the first Formula One weekend of the season, the teams and drivers were packing up to leave. Concern over the coronavirus left organizers with little choice Friday but to cancel the season-opening race...
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Lexi Thompson drives from the first tee during the final round of the Gainbridge LPGA golf tournament at Boca Rio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Boca Raton, Fla. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
March 12, 2020 - 8:14 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 8:10 p.m. Defending women's national champion Baylor was on a plane on the tarmac in Waco, Texas, preparing to leave Thursday for the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri, when coach Kim Mulkey got a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, Will Power, of Australia, drives into turn one during the Aeroscreen testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. After 10 months of testing, the canopy-shaped cockpit protection is intended to protect the driver from debris. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 12, 2020 - 3:41 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar and NASCAR will both race this weekend without spectators, the latest sports series affected by concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. IndyCar pushed forward with Sunday's season-opening race after the mayor of St. Petersburg said Thursday fans would not be...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain adjusts his helmet in the pit lane during the Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
March 09, 2020 - 1:43 am
PARIS (AP) — A climate of concern mixed with suspicion hangs over the Formula One season which opens Sunday with the Australian Grand Prix. Growing concern about the virus outbreak which has already forced one race to be postponed while another to be staged without fans. Mounting suspicion over a...
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