Haas fighting for F1 ‘best of the rest’ in Year 3

AP Updated 2:21 PM EDT Oct 19, 2018 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The third season for Haas F1 has been its best, even if it has been a bit bizarre. Formula One’s only U.S.-based team has the most points in its young history and it has overcome some serious bumbles early to compete with — […]

2-time F1 champ Alonso hints Indy 500 return possible

AP Updated 5:31 PM EDT Oct 18, 2018 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fernando Alonso hinted that he could return to race the Indianapolis 500 again in 2019 after he retires from Formula One. The McLaren driver raced at Indianapolis in 2017. He led 27 laps and was in contention to win until his engine failed […]

Lewis Hamilton on the verge of joining elite club of Formula One greats

With no other driver on the grid seemingly able to match the Brit’s relentless excellence — teammate Valtteri Bottas recently told CNN’s The Circuit that Hamilton is the “perfect reference in F1” — or any other manufacturer able to match Mercedes’ reliability, people are beginning to ask: How many? Can Hamilton surpass the five titles […]

Deep in heart of Texas is heart of Formula 1 in US

AP Updated 3:02 AM EDT Oct 17, 2018 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Circuit of the Americas was cut out of the rocky soil just outside of the state capital of Texas. Getting there requires a drive from Austin’s glowing and growing urban core past trailer parks, a landfill, flea markets and miles of rolling […]

Fernando Alonso: F1 races ‘more emotional’ since announcing retirement

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The Japanese Grand Prix: F1 in Japan

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Lewis Hamilton wants ‘more respect’ shown to Sebastian Vettel

Hamilton’s fourth straight victory at last weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix left Ferrari’s Vettel 67 points adrift in the drivers’ standings. Vettel’s sixth-place finish at Suzuka, after fighting back from an early collision with Max Verstappen, led some observers to suggest he had “gift-wrapped” the title for Hamilton. But Mercedes’ Hamilton wrote on Instagram: “I feel […]

W Series: All-female motor racing series offers potential F1 pathway

The “W Series,” which will launch in 2019, will pit up to 20 competitors in identical Formula 3 cars around some of Europe’s most famous race tracks. The series, supported by long-time F1 driver David Coulthard, will be free to enter and participation will be awarded solely on merit and performances during a “vigorous” selection […]

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes turn 2018 F1 season into victory procession

It had seemed Ferrari was poised to mount a charge in the second half of the season after Sebastian Vettel’s scintillating Belgian Grand Prix performance in August to close the gap to 17 points. But victories for Hamilton in back-to-back grands prix in Italy and Singapore — a combination of sublime driving and Ferrari errors […]

Japanese GP: Lewis Hamilton wins at Suzuka

Race winner Lewis Hamilton had plenty to celebrate after claiming victory in the Japanese GP at Suzuka to lead the world championship by 67 points with four rounds remaining. Lewis Hamilton (no 44) overtook fellow Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas under team orders on his way to a decisive victory in the 2018 F1 title race […]