Formula One

People wear masks at a supermarket in Milan, Italy, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Italy announced a sweeping quarantine early Sunday for its northern regions, igniting travel chaos as it restricted the movements of a quarter of its population in a bid to halt the new coronavirus' relentless march across Europe. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
March 08, 2020 - 4:06 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, locking down around 16 million people — more than a quarter of its population — for nearly a month to halt the relentless march of the new coronavirus across Europe. Weddings, museums, movie theaters shopping malls, and even restaurants...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car 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 08, 2020 - 9:23 am
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One's Bahrain Grand Prix has been closed to spectators due to the global virus outbreak, but won't be postponed like the Chinese round of the championship. The Bahraini organizers' decision comes as the wider sporting world battles turmoil caused by the new...
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FILE- In this April 8, 2018 file photo, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center, leads at the start and followed by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, right and Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, left, during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. The Formula One race this month in Bahrain will be run without spectators over fears about the new coronavirus, the island kingdom announced Sunday, March 8, 2020, as Mideast stock markets fell sharply amid plummeting demand for crude oil and OPEC's inability to agree on a production cut. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
March 08, 2020 - 7:32 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's Formula One race this month will be run without spectators over fears about the new coronavirus, the island kingdom announced Sunday, as Mideast stock markets fell sharply amid plummeting demand for crude oil and OPEC's inability to agree on a production...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Fernando Alonso, of Spain, is interviewed as he walked from the pit area after qualifications ended for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Alonso will once again attempt to complete motorsports' version of the Triple Crown with a return to the Indianapolis 500 in May with McLaren.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
February 25, 2020 - 2:21 pm
Fernando Alonso will again attempt to complete motorsports' Triple Crown with a return to the Indianapolis 500 in May with McLaren. The team failed to qualify Alonso for the race last season in a spectacular comedy of errors, including not having its car properly prepared to put the two-time...
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In this Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a worker disinfects a mall near an advertisement for a car in Beijing, China. Automakers are gradually reopening factories in China that were idled by anti-virus control. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
February 18, 2020 - 1:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Beijing auto show, the industry's biggest global event of the year, is being postponed in response to the spread of China's new virus. Auto China 2020, originally scheduled for April 21-30, is being pushed back to an undetermined date, the organizers announced. The Beijing event...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a tourist wearing a mask poses for a photo with the Olympic rings in the background, at Tokyo's Odaiba district. Tokyo Olympic organizers repeated their message at the start of two days of meetings with the IOC: this summer's games will not be cancelled or postponed by the coronavirus spreading neighboring China. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 13, 2020 - 7:34 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020 Games will not be waylaid by the virus that is spreading from neighboring China. “I would like to make it clear again that we are not...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 14, 2019, file photo, drivers prepare for the start of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. Formula One's governing body on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, says Shanghai Grand Prix scheduled for April postponed due to virus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
February 12, 2020 - 8:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Formula One organizers on Wednesday postponed the Chinese Grand Prix that was due to be staged in Shanghai in April, the latest sporting event impacted by the fast-spreading viral infection in the country. More than 1,100 people have been killed in China by the virus, which has been...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, May 27, 2012, Tamara Ecclestone attends the Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco. British police said Saturday Feb. 1, 2020, they have charged two people in connection with the December theft of millions of pounds' (dollars') worth of jewelry from the home of heiress Tamara Ecclestone. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, FILE)
February 01, 2020 - 10:00 am
LONDON (AP) — British police have charged two people in the December theft of millions of pounds' (dollars') worth of jewelry from the home of heiress Tamara Ecclestone. Police said Saturday that London residents Maria Mester, 47, and Emil-Bogdan Savastru, 29, have been charged with conspiracy to...
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January 14, 2020 - 10:26 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A hot chocolate company led by Hollywood stuntman and occasional racer Stanton Barrett has signed as primary sponsor for Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson at Chip Ganassi Racing. This is the first entry into IndyCar for Huski Chocolate, a company headquartered in Stockholm that...
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December 16, 2019 - 8:17 am
LONDON (AP) — London police are investigating the theft of a large cache of “high value jewelry” reported stolen from the palatial home of heiress Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of former Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone. The Sun newspaper said the stolen jewelry was worth about 50 million pounds...
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