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Verstappen fastest in 2nd practice, Hamilton penalized again

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) Max Verstappen posted the fastest time ahead of Red Bull teammate Daniel Riccirado in the second practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, while another engine penalty ensured Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's race from the back row. Hamilton took a 15-place grid penalty in the morning session for having changed too many engine parts...
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August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Rosberg fastest ahead of Hamilton in 1st Belgian GP practice

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday. In unusually hot morning conditions on the Spa track, Rosberg was .730 of a second quicker than second-place Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen was third fastest, .799 behind Rosberg. Whatever Hamilton goes on to...
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August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Rosberg's chance for points as Hamilton expects grid penalty

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) While Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton expects to swallow a severe grid penalty at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg hopes to take advantage. Hamilton won six of the past seven races to turn a 43-point deficit into a 19-point lead heading into the summer break. But, after being hampered by mechanical woes during...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Rosberg has to blank out bad memories and focus on Hamilton

Nico Rosberg would have spent much of the summer break agonizing over how a 43-point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One championship had turned into a deficit of 19. The German would also have devoted his energy toward planning a reversal of fortune in the title fight and how to stop his Mercedes' teammate's ominous momentum, beginning with this weekend's Belgian Grand...
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August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

NZ Formula One driver Chris Amon dead at 73

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand motor racing driver Chris Amon, who was considered one of the best Formula One drivers of his generation, has died aged 73, his family said on Wednesday. The cause of death was cancer. Amon competed in Formula One between 1963 and 1976, starting 95 races, taking five pole positions and finishing on the podium 11 times without winning. American...
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August 03, 2016  |  Discuss

NZ Formula 1 racer Chris Amon dead at 73

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand motor racing driver Chris Amon, who was considered one of the best Formula One drivers of his generation, has died aged 73, his family said. The cause of death was cancer. Amon competed in Formula One between 1963 and 1976, starting 95 races, taking five pole positions and finishing on the podium 11 times without winning. American F1...
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August 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Formula One CEO's mother-in-law rescued by police

After a trying week, Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone will now be able to relax and enjoy his summer break with his family. Ecclestone’s mother-in-law, Aparecida Schunck, was rescued by Sao Paulo police, and her kidnappers have been taken into custody, according to BBC News. Kidnappers abducted Schunck from her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 22 and demanded a ransom of...
Via NESN.com
August 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law released in Brazil by kidnappers

Brazilian police said Sunday they rescued the kidnapped mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone from two men on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.According to police, 67-year-old Aparecida Schunck, who had been held since Friday last week, was not harmed in the operation conducted by Sao Paulo's anti-kidnapping division.Schunck is the mother of Fabiana Flosi, married to Ecclestone...
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August 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Nico Rosberg takes pole for German GP, Hamilton 2nd

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes teammate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for Sunday's German Grand Prix. Rosberg was the fastest in all three practice runs ahead of Saturday's qualifying and set the pace again in the final of the three qualifying sessions. Hamilton was .107 seconds behind Rosberg, with Daniel Ricciardo...
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July 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Rosberg off to fast start in Germany, looks to take back points lead

Nico Rosberg looks ready to snatch back the Formula One lead from Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.If Friday's two practice runs are anything to go by, Rosberg appears faster than Hamilton heading into the German Grand Prix weekend.Rosberg was more than three-tenths of a second faster than his Mercedes teammate in both sessions. Rosberg won the last Formula One race on the Hockenheim...
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July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa State's Prohm adds former Alabama coach to staff

AMES, Iowa (AP) Former Alabama head coach David Hobbs has been named a special assistant to Iowa State coach Steve Prohm, a former team manager under Hobbs with the Crimson Tide. Hobbs spent six seasons at Alabama, winning 110 games from 1992-98. Hobbs was later an assistant at Kentucky for seven seasons on Tubby Smith's staff. Hobbs has worked in the NBA since 2008, serving...
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July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Formula One CEO's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil

Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone will have a lot more to worry about besides racing during the buildup the German Grand Prix. According to a report by British news outlet veja.com, the F1 executive’s 67-year-old mother-in-law was kidnapped Friday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, via BBC News. The kidnappers are reportedly demanding a ransom of roughly $36.6 million, paid in pounds sterling...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Hamilton wins Hungarian GP to take overall lead from Rosberg

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record fifth time on Sunday to take the championship lead from teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished second. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was third, followed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen of Red Bull. Hamilton now has five F1 victories this season for 192 points, with Rosberg...
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July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Rosberg takes Hungarian GP pole, edges Hamilton, Ricciardo

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Nico Rosberg of Mercedes will start from pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix, ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull. Qualifying on Saturday was hampered by heavy rainfall, which delayed the start by 20 minutes and also led to several interruptions and crashes, including by Felipe Massa of Williams and Sauber's Marcus Ericsson...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Nico Rosberg tops Friday practice while Lewis Hamilton crashes

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes posted by far the fastest lap during the second practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday.Teammate Lewis Hamilton was unhurt after crashing sideways into a barrier of rubber tires, Mercedes said. Hamilton was able to drive the car back to the pit lane and later returned to the team garage after a medical checkup.Mercedes said Hamilton's car...
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July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Hamilton crashes into barrier during Hungarian GP practice

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Lewis Hamilton appeared unhurt after crashing sideways into a barrier of rubber tires during the second practice session on Friday for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton was able to drive the car back to the pit lane and later returned to the team garage after a medical checkup. Mercedes said Hamilton's car would be fully stripped to be checked, but jokingly...
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July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Hamilton fastest at 1st Hungarian GP practice, Rosberg next

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Lewis Hamilton had the fastest lap at the first practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, followed by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Driving on the repaved Hungaroring with supersoft tires, Hamilton's time of 1 minute, 21.347 seconds on Friday was nearly four seconds faster than the world champion's first practice in 2015 and almost 0.7 seconds ahead...
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July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Rosberg imperturbable even as lead shrinks against Hamilton

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Nico Rosberg's lead over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton is down to a single point midway through the Formula One championship, but the German pilot appears as imperturbable as ever. Rosberg said Thursday that the Hungarian Grand Prix, which Hamilton has won four times, does not feel different to him than any other race, even if Hamilton may have cost Rosberg...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Hamilton, Rosberg look to avoid each other at Hungarian GP

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) No one has been able to stop Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg so far this season - except themselves. The slow, twisting track of the Hungarian Grand Prix could prove challenging Sunday for the Mercedes teammates who have collided twice already this year. After 10 races, Rosberg has five victories and leads the F1 championship with 168 points, but he has...
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July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Hamilton wins British GP to trail Rosberg by 1 point

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) Defending champion Lewis Hamilton reeled off his fourth win in five races Sunday to storm to victory in the British Grand Prix and trail Nico Rosberg by one point. The 31-year-old Englishman came home 6.9 seconds clear of Mercedes teammate Rosberg but the German was later relegated to third place after a 10-second time penalty for a breach of radio communications...
Via AP on Fox
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ferrari too slow says 9th-place Vettel

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) Sebastian Vettel said his Ferrari car was too slow for him to do any better after finishing ninth in Formula One's British Grand Prix on Sunday. After starting 11th in wet conditions, the four-time world champion was the first driver to switch to slick tyres, but Vettel spun and struggled as Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a record third successive home...
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July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Mercedes: Rosberg will bounce back with Hamilton's data

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) Formula One leader Nico Rosberg is expected to bounce back and challenge Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the British Grand Prix thanks to his rival's efforts on his behalf. Rosberg missed all of the second practice on Friday due to a water leak, while Hamilton clocked the fastest time and completed all the preparatory work for the team. Hamilton's...
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July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Barbosa, Fittipaldi earn 1st IMSA win of the season

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi earned their first IMSA victory of the season in Sunday's six-hour race at Watkins Glen International. Fittipaldi and Barbosa led six different times throughout the endurance race. Barbosa took the lead for good following the final round of pit stops with 40 minutes remaining and survived two late restarts to take...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Long history of incidents between Rosberg and Hamilton

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have a long history of incidents between them, even before Sunday's last-lap collision at the Austrian Grand Prix. Here are just some of the previous incidents between the two: May 2004 - In qualifying for the Monaco GP, Rosberg's bizarre mistake robs Hamilton of a chance to go for pole and Rosberg wins...
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July 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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