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Hamilton considers closed cockpits in wake of driver deaths

MONZA, Italy (AP) Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton is giving serious thought to the possibility of closed cockpits following the death of fellow British driver Justin Wilson in IndyCar. Wilson died 10 days ago after being hit in the helmet by debris from another car. That came a month after F1 driver Jules Bianchi died following nine months in a coma after a massive head injury...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

F1: Expect more of the same says Force India boss after solid race at Spa

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya believes that Force India has made major progress since introducing an upgrade package on the VJM08 - and he says that there's more to come. Sergio Perez finished a solid fifth in Belgium after almost taking the lead from Lewis Hamilton on the first lap, although Nico Hulkenberg's retirement was a disappointment. “It was a good, solid result,...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton wins Belgian Grand Prix ahead of Nico Rosberg

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday from pole, holding off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and padding his lead in the Formula One championship standings. The defending champion was two seconds ahead at the finish line for his sixth victory of the season in 11 races. Rosberg had a poor start and dropped from second to fourth before...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Results from the Belgian GP

Lewis Hamilton led the field across the finish line on Sunday to win the 2015 Formula One World Championship Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Spa, Belgium. Full race results: Click HERE for the full race recap
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Lewis Hamilton extends points lead with victory in Belgium

Lewis Hamilton extended his points lead to Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg with a win Sunday in the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa, Belgium. The two-time champion started from pole position for the 44-lap race, which was shortened to 43 laps after Nico Hulkenberg's Force India broke down on the grid and the first start was aborted. One extra formation lap later, and Hamilton led the field...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in qualifying at Spa

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) - Lewis Hamilton topped Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg on Saturday in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, becoming the first driver in 14 years to take six consecutive pole positions. The defending Formula One champion won his 10th pole of the season by leaving Rosberg nearly half a second behind in qualifying. Hamilton has missed out on pole only...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton tops final practice at Belgian Grand Prix

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) Lewis Hamilton topped Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the final practice for the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying on Saturday. The defending Formula One champion will be seeking his 10th pole of the season for Sunday's race. Rosberg dominated the first two practice runs on Friday, despite a scary tire puncture in the afternoon session. But...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg tops Hamilton in Mercedes 1-2 in Belgian GP practice

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) Nico Rosberg edged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the first practice session on Friday for the Belgian Grand Prix. Hamilton leads Rosberg by 21 points in the Formula One drivers' standing. Both Mercedes cars underperformed in the final race before the summer break in Hungary. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was a close third, while Ferrari drivers...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton invited to MotoGP test by Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo

Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has an open invitation to have a ride on a factory Yamaha M1 courtesy of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. And Rossi is even happy to have Hamilton to come to his private ranch in Italy and hang out and do some dirt tracking. Mercedes F1 star Hamilton is a bike nut and has expressed a desire to one day try the adrenaline rush of a full factory...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Would two-time F1 champ Lewis Hamilton entertain NASCAR ride?

Two-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is one of the richest, most flamboyant and most well-known drivers in the world.
Via Shake and Bake
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Misery for Mercedes as Hamilton, Rosberg fail to podium in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The crushing dominance of the Mercedes Silver Arrows came to an abrupt halt at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, the first time since the final race of the 2013 season without either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg on the podium. Mercedes entered it looking odds-on to have both of its drivers on the podium for the 10th straight race this season. Instead, Hamilton...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Misery for Mercedes with Hamilton 6th and Rosberg 8th

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) The crushing dominance of the Mercedes Silver Arrows came to an abrupt halt at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, the first time since the final race of the 2013 season without either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg on the podium. Mercedes entered it looking odds-on to have both of its drivers on the podium for the 10th straight race this season. Instead,...
Via AP on Fox
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Hamilton pole in Hungary, Ferrari best of the rest

Lewis Hamilton has claimed his ninth pole position of the 2015 season ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton was able to top his teammate and championship rival Nico Rosberg, who was struggling with the handling on his Mercedes. Ferrari the best of the rest teams, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen qualifying in third and fifth positions respectively. Daniel Ricciardo...
Via Fox Sports
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamilton fastest again in final practice for Hungarian GP

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton showed he will undoubtedly be the driver to beat in qualifying later Saturday as he secured the fastest time in final practice. Hamilton was quickest in both of Friday's practice runs and completed his hat trick with a leading time of 1 minute, 22.997 seconds, putting him .098 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Perez flips in Friday practice as Hamilton goes fastest

Lewis Hamilton led the opening two practice sessions on Friday for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Both practice sessions held saw the red flag, with Force India’s Sergio Perez walking away unscathed from a crash that turned his car over in FP1 and then Kimi Raikkonen bringing the red out again when the front wing broke off of his Ferrari. In the afternoon session, the Renault...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamilton best in 1st practice at Hungarian GP; Perez crashes

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Lewis Hamilton posted the leading time ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the first practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, while Sergio Perez walked away unscathed from a crash. Many drivers wore tributes to Jules Bianchi, with race stickers such as ''Ciao Jules'' on their helmets. Bianchi died last Friday from injuries sustained last...
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Title tussle takes a back seat as F1 mourns for Bianchi

The championship tussle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will take a back seat at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, with Formula One still coming to terms with the death of Jules Bianchi. The 25-year-old Bianchi died in a hospital in his hometown of Nice on Friday from injuries sustained in a head-on crash during the Japanese GP last October. The outpouring of sympathy...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Lewis Hamilton at the 2015 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is thrilled to announce the launch of an incredible competition for F1 fans to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2015 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX in Austin, Texas taking place on October 23-25, where they will also get the chance to meet with current Formula 1 World Champion and MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team driver, Lewis Hamilton...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

F1 star Lewis Hamilton not up to Wimbledon dress code, misses Djokovic-Federer final

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton missed out on watching the Wimbledon final because he didn't meet the All England Club's dress code. Hamilton was invited to sit in the Royal Box along with several other celebrities and sportsmen, including Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper and five-time Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg. "Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding regarding dress code at...
Via Fox Sports
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Hamilton welcomes FIA push to put starts back in driver's hands

Lewis Hamilton says he welcomes the FIA's move to have greater driver input in race starts from next month's Belgian GP. Radio coaching in the build-up to the start is expected to be banned for Spa, followed by technical changes – such as a single clutch paddle – for 2016. “I guess it really depends how they go about doing it,” said Hamilton at Silverstone. “But I'm happy...
Via Fox Sports
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Hamilton rallies back from bad start to win rain-impacted British GP

Lewis Hamilton rallied back from a poor start to win the 2015 British GP at the Silverstone Circuit. Felipe Massa took the lead from third at the start while the Safety Car was deployed on Lap 1 for a multi-car incident. Hamilton then lost second on the restart to Valtteri Bottas, who then went on and attempted to pass his teammate Massa. However, the Williams team sent Bottas the...
Via Fox Sports
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamilton wins British GP after thrilling race

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) Lewis Hamilton seized back control of the British Grand Prix after being overtaken on the first corner to win his fifth race of the season on Sunday and strengthen his Formula One title defense. A Mercedes one-two was just as forecast - with Nico Rosberg completing a ninth consecutive double podium for the team - but a thrilling rain-affected race defied...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Results from the British GP

Lewis Hamilton won the 2015 British GP at the Silverstone Circuit on July 5, 2015, despite falling back to third behind the two Williams cars early on in the race. Click for full race recap
Via Fox Sports
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Car changes helped Hamilton seize pole after Friday woes

Lewis Hamilton says that despite beating Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to pole at Silverstone things have gone far from smoothly for him so far this weekend, and that it took a lot of work overnight to get the W06 to his liking. Hamilton abandoned his final lap on Saturday, but pole was already secured. “It's generally been an up and down weekend, for lots of reasons you'd never...
Via Fox Sports
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle of Britain: Lewis Hamilton beats teammate to pole at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to claim pole position for Sunday’s British GP at the Silverstone Circuit in England. There was a closer battle for the second row behind them between Ferrari and Williams, which was ultimately won by Williams who locked out the second row of the grid. A lot of drivers had their times deleted during Q1 after running wide at...
Via Fox Sports
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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