Formula One

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Eifel Formula One Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racetrack in Nuerburg, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (Ronald Wittek, Pool via AP)
October 11, 2020 - 6:59 am
NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Lewis Hamilton matched Michael Schumacher's record of 91 wins in Formula One with victory in the Eifel Grand Prix on Sunday as he took another stride toward his seventh championship title. Hamilton started behind his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas but took the lead when...
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Drivers arrive in the winners circle after the Russian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Sochi Autodrom circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Drivers from left, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, third place, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, first place, and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, second place. (Kirill Kudryavtsev, Pool via AP)
October 08, 2020 - 2:15 am
NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's bid to match the Formula One win record held by Michael Schumacher is back on, and he could achieve it in Schumacher's home country of Germany. Hamilton was chasing a record-equaling 91st win two weeks ago in Russia before his race was ruined by penalties...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain walks away after placing third in the Russian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Sochi Autodrom circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (Kirill Kudryavtsev, Pool via AP)
September 27, 2020 - 8:06 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's toughest opponents in the Russian Grand Prix weren't even on the track. They were in the stewards' office. Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas cruised to the win Sunday after Hamilton, who was leading, was penalized 10 seconds for practicing his starts...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the third practice session ahead of the Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. The Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, Pool)
September 12, 2020 - 4:32 am
MUGELLO, Italy (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas completed a sweep at the Tuscan Grand Prix when he posted the fastest time in third and final practice ahead of qualifying later Saturday. Quickest in both sessions on Friday, he beat Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by just .017 with Formula One...
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September 10, 2020 - 12:45 am
LONDON (AP) — Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel will drive for Racing Point from next season. The team, which will be rebranded, announced the move Thursday, a day after driver Sergio Perez announced he was on his way out. “The signing of Sebastian is a clear statement of the...
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FILE - In this image provided by Jimmie Johnson Racing II, Inc., seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson poses with an IndyCar during testing with Chip Ganassi Racing on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Indianapolis. Jimmie Johnson will transition from NASCAR to IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing in a partnership that could pair two of the most dominant drivers of this generation on one team. The seven-time NASCAR champion will work with the Ganassi organization to finalize sponsorship on a two-year program for Johnson to run the road and street course races on IndyCar's schedule. If funding is secured, Johnson would be teammates with five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon. (Jimmie Johnson Racing II, Inc. via AP, File)
September 09, 2020 - 7:45 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will transition from NASCAR to IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing in a partnership that could pair two of the most dominant drivers of this generation on one team. The seven-time NASCAR champion will work with the Ganassi organization to finalize sponsorship on a...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after clocking the fastest time during the qualifying session for Sunday's Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini/Pool via AP)
September 05, 2020 - 10:01 am
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest Formula One lap ever to grab pole position at the Italian Grand Prix, nudging Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas into second place by just 0.069 seconds on Saturday. But Ferrari’s troubles deepened as both drivers failed to qualify inside the top 10 at the team's home...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)
August 30, 2020 - 7:53 am
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish at the Belgian Grand Prix to clinch his 89th career win and move two behind Michael Schumacher's Formula One record on Sunday. The world champion was untroubled from pole position, beating his Mercedes teammate Valtteri...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain reacts after the qualifying session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Hamilton will start in pole position for race on Sunday. (Francois Lenoir, Pool via AP)
August 29, 2020 - 8:57 am
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — After clinching the record-extending 93rd pole position of his distinguished career, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stood proudly on top of his all-black Mercedes and crossed his arms in memory of a hero of his own. The British driver dedicated his...
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FILE - Bubba Wallace, center, stands on pit road during the playing of "America the Beautiful" prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, July 19, 2020. NASCAR drivers don't plan to boycott Saturday night's, Aug. 29 race at Daytona International Speedway to raise awareness of social and racial injustices. Bubba Wallace, the only fulltime Black driver in the elite Cup Series, said that decision should not be interpreted as "turning away from the dark and evil acts that have taken over our nation.” (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)
August 28, 2020 - 11:41 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Major sports across North America ground to a halt in the wake of another police shooting of a Black man, this time in Wisconsin. Auto racing was not among them. NASCAR drivers do not plan to skip Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway to raise awareness of...
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