Formula One

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain prepares at pits during the first free practice at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, southern Austria, Friday, June 29, 2018. The Formula One race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 29, 2018 - 6:59 am
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest lap time as Mercedes' upgraded cars dominated the first practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. With a new side pod design and an adapted rear wing to their cars, the Formula One leader led fellow Mercedes driver Valtteri...
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June 24, 2018 - 2:01 pm
BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Jason Johnson has died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials said Sunday. He was 41. Johnson was injured during a World of Outlaws race Saturday night at the 1/3-mile-long dirt oval, the series said. It said the driver from...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the first free practice at the Paul Ricard racetrack, in Le Castellet, southern France, Friday, June 22, 2018. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 22, 2018 - 3:01 pm
LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Friday's two practice sessions for the French Grand Prix, while his top rival struggled to figure out the unfamiliar track as Formula One returned to the country for the first time in a decade. Sebastian Vettel, who leads Mercedes driver...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to supporters prior to the start of the 86th 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 16, 2018 - 11:13 am
LE MANS, France (AP) — Tennis great Rafael Nadal played the role of official starter on Saturday to get the 86th edition of the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race underway amid light rain. Former Formula One champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button are among 180 drivers in the crews of...
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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel of Germany crosses the finish line to win the Canadian Grand Prix Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 10, 2018 - 7:14 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Sebastian Vettel led from the pole to the checkered flag — and then some — to claim a long-awaited Ferrari victory at the Canadian Grand Prix. The four-time world champion sped on after the checkered flag was waved one lap too early, finishing his wire-to-wire victory at the Circuit...
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Pole sitter Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, right, of Germany, chats with third place finisher Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of Netherlands, after the qualifying session for the F1 Canadian Grand Prix auto race, Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 09, 2018 - 5:23 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Sebastian Vettel had a steering problem that washed out much of the first practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix and then brushed the wall later in the day. When he brought his Ferrari out for qualifying a day later, his problems — and the rest of the field — were behind him. "...
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Will Power, of Australia, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Sunday, May 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 28, 2018 - 3:05 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power lost three consecutive championships before he decided a change was in order. He knew he must improve on oval tracks to be considered among the best in racing. If there was any doubt how serious Power was about his turnaround, he settled it Sunday by winning on the...
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Ryan Blaney (12) drives out of Turn 4 during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, May 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 27, 2018 - 9:42 pm
The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Ryan Blaney's car became a fireball on Lap 279 of the Coca-Cola 600, ending his night early. Blaney's No. 12 Ford burst into flames as he made his way into turn one at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He was able to stop the car...
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Sauber driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco answers to reporters during a news conference, at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
May 25, 2018 - 2:20 pm
MONACO (AP) — When Charles Leclerc races for the first time at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, he will carry with him the memories of his father and his close friend Jules Bianchi. The 20-year-old Leclerc will become the first driver from Monaco to race on the famed track since Olivier Beretta in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2015 file photo grid girls carry flags prior the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium. Women will make a return of sorts to the Formula One grid at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, although not in the traditional “grid girls” role now outlawed. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
May 25, 2018 - 9:40 am
MONACO (AP) — Women will make a return of sorts to the Formula One grid at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, although not in the previous "grid girls" role now discarded. Instead of women standing in front of each car, holding up the driver's race number, men and women representing watchmaker Tag...
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