News

12:03 AM ET Associated Press KENT, Wash. — Mike Salinas took the No. 1 spot in Top Fuel qualifying Saturday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals. Salinas’ run of 3.694 seconds at 327.66 mph from Friday held up at Pacific Raceways for his fourth No. 1 qualifier of the season and fifth overall. He has two
0 Comments
1:03 PM ET BUDAPEST, Hungary — Valtteri Bottas shook off the disappointment of the German Grand Prix by “punishing” himself cycling and having “a couple of beers”. Bottas had the opportunity to halve his points deficit to teammate Lewis Hamilton in Hockenheim, but spun out of the race while chasing a podium, resulting in Hamilton
0 Comments
7:31 AM ET The Formula One calendar could expand to a record 22 races next season after the Catalan government approved a one-year extension for the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya. Barcelona was out of contract after this year’s race and considered one of those most at risk of dropping off the
0 Comments
1:53 PM ET BUDAPEST, Hungary — Lewis Hamilton said his desire to retire from the closing stages of the German Grand Prix came from a conservative mindset over the longevity of his Mercedes engines. 1 Related Having led the opening stages, Hamilton plummeted down the order mid-way through the chaotic race last Sunday after two
0 Comments
1:55 PM ET BUDAPEST, Hungary — Lewis Hamilton would not have a problem with Max Verstappen becoming his Mercedes teammate next year, saying he would enjoy the opportunity to prove he is the better driver. Verstappen currently drives for Red Bull and, despite having a less competitive car than Hamilton, has won two of the
0 Comments
6:32 AM ET Mercedes has given details on why one of Lewis Hamilton‘s pit stops took over 50 seconds to complete at the German Grand Prix last weekend. After qualifying first and third, the world champions had a disastrous home race at Hockenheim with Hamilton finishing ninth and Valtteri Bottas crashing out from fourth. The
0 Comments
7:48 AM ET A Renault Team truck has crashed on the way to next weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The truck came off the M1 motorway near the city of Gyor Monday morning, less than 24 hours after the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim. Renault said the driver of the truck had not suffered any serious
0 Comments
6:26 AM ET Laurence Edmonson A previously unheard radio message during the German Grand Prix has revealed Lewis Hamilton wanted to retire his car after spinning at Turn 1 late in the race. Hamilton’s car was carrying damage after a collision with the barrier on lap 29 — the same incident that cost him the
0 Comments
8:23 AM ET A thrilling German Grand Prix saw Red Bull take their second win of the season, Ferrari finish second with the fastest car and Toro Rosso make a surprise trip to the podium. From Mercedes’ fancy dress to Max Verstappen’s victory, ESPN’s F1 writers Kate Walker and Maurice Hamilton join editors Laurence Edmondson
0 Comments
6:50 AM ET The Mercedes F1 team has appointed a new non-executive chairman, a position previously held by Niki Lauda who died in May, and a new non-executive director to replace Ola Kallenius, who became chairman of parent company Daimler earlier this year. Markus Schafer, head of Damiler’s Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, has
0 Comments
9:43 AM ET HOCKENHEIM, Germany — Sebastian Vettel is confident his thrilling drive from last to second position at the German Grand Prix can help trigger a turnaround in Ferrari‘s season. Ferrari had looked set for another bitter disappointment on Saturday when Vettel’s engine hit trouble ahead of qualifying, before teammate Charles Leclerc was ruled
0 Comments
5:24 AM ET HOCKENHEIM, Germany — Lewis Hamilton said he was angry with himself in the closing stages of the wild German Grand Prix, which he likened to an F1 version of the famous Snakes and Ladders board game. 1 Related Hamilton had been running comfortably until a pit-stop for dry tyres on Lap 28
0 Comments
8:37 PM ET Associated Press SONOMA, Calif. — Robert Hight raced to his 50th Funny Car victory Sunday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. The points leader won for the fifth time this season and second straight year at Sonoma, beating Matt Hagan in the final with a 3.973-second run at 325.45 mph in a Chevrolet
0 Comments
2:01 PM ET HOCKENHEIM, Germany — After Max Verstappen’s second victory of the Red Bull-Honda era, the Japanese manufacturer couldn’t help but make reference to one of Fernando Alonso’s infamous put-down of its engine four years ago. Verstappen claimed a stunning win at Hockenheim, which turned into an instant classic full of twists and turns
0 Comments
6:09 AM ET HOCKENHEIM, Germany — If the forecast for the race holds true, Pirelli’s wet tyres will be the rubber of choice on Sunday afternoon. It’s worth noting that Formula One hasn’t had a wet race yet this season, but if last year’s German Grand Prix is anything to go by a couple of
0 Comments
7:29 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ohio — Alexander Rossi doesn’t know how the chase for his first IndyCar series championship will play out, but he now knows where he’ll be working after the season. Andretti Autosport announced Saturday that Rossi signed a multiyear contract to stay with the organization that took him on as
0 Comments
1:15 AM ET Eamonn Tiernan Seven-time Supercars champion Jamie Whincup has ended his longest winless streak in 13 years after capitalising on a stunning first lap in Saturday’s opening race at the Ipswich SuperSprint. Whincup hadn’t won in 24 races, dating back to September 16 last year at Sandown, in what had been his longest
0 Comments