Kyle Larson attended last year's Formula One season finale anticipating a behind-the-scenes look at the so-called best drivers in the world. Little did he know he'd soon be racing against a world champion.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen retired to Switzerland at the end of last year's Formula One season and has blissfully spent the last eight months with his young family.
Justin Marks' own mother heard the rumor and texted her son, the owner of Trackhouse Racing, to find out if Helio Castroneves will be running the Daytona 500 for the NASCAR team.
That would be the logical spot for the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner who has longed to give NASCAR a shot.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One world champion, will drive the No. 91 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International road course on Aug.
Racing with a new engine on Friday, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in both practice sessions for the Turkish Grand Prix.
The championship leader led the first session ahead of title rival Max Verstappen and the second from Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, who drove impressively in both.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas is leaving Mercedes at the end of the season and replacing the retiring Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo.
The Alfa Romeo team said Monday that Bottas had signed a multi-year deal, paving the way for George Russell to replace Bottas at Mercedes.
ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be replaced by Robert Kubica for the Netherlands Grand Prix.
The 41-year-old Raikkonen, who is retiring from Formula One at the end of the season, tested positive following on-site testing at the Zandvoort track.
ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — The Iceman is finally retiring, bringing the curtain down on one of the most unique careers in Formula One history.
But not for a few months yet.
Kimi Raikkonen will retire at the end of the season, concluding a career that spanned two decades and included the 2007 world championship.
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen led the second practice for the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday.
He was .041 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas and .072 clear of Bottas' Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time defending Formula One champion.
While Valtteri Bottas enjoyed the fastest time in the second practice for the Formula One season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday, the ice-cool Kimi Raikkonen was busy putting out flames.
Bottas was .2 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton and .77 seconds clear of Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.
HINWIL, Switzerland (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will remain with Alfa Romeo next season, the Formula One team said Friday.
The 41-year-old Raikkonen was the 2007 champion and this season became the driver with the most race starts.
BATHURST, Australia (AP) — Ex-Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello will have to wait until next year to race on one of Australia's most iconic layouts.
Officials on Wednesday said the inaugural Bathurst International at Mount Panorama has been postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Ferrari's 1,000th Formula One race is no cause for celebration, because the team at its lowest ebb with a car seemingly getting worse each race.
For the first time during the coronavirus-hit season, a smattering of fans will be able to attend the Tuscan Grand Prix, but it is highly unlikely they will witness any Ferrari success on Sunday.
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 circuit for the first time since 1984, with Sebastian Vettel not even making it out of Q1.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas kneeled holding the winners’ trophy at Formula One's season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, where the podium trio held up a black T-shirt with “End Racism” written on it.
MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Reserve Alfa Romeo driver Robert Kubica was fastest as Formula One preseason testing resumed Wednesday at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit.
Kubica had a time of 1 minute, 16.942 seconds in the morning session, becoming the first driver other than Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to go faster than 1:17.000 this year.
MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Veteran Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time on the second day of Formula One preseason testing on Thursday, but Mercedes still garnered more attention by introducing an innovative wheel adjustment system.
MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Former champion Kimi Raikkonen enters the new season with a chance to break Formula One's record for most race starts.
The 40-year-old Raikkonen has started 312 races since his debut in 2001, leaving him just 11 race starts shy of breaking Rubens Barrichello's record of 322 between 1993-2011.
MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Formula One teams Alfa Romeo and Haas unveiled their cars for the new season on Wednesday.
Former champion Kimi Raikkonen and teammate Antonio Giovinazzi pulled the tarp off their Alfa Romeo at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit just before preseason testing began.
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — On what was supposed to be a day of celebration, the rarest of sights in Formula One saw both Mercedes drivers struggling badly at Sunday's dramatic German Grand Prix.
World champion Lewis Hamilton crossed the line in 11th — despite starting from pole position — and Valtteri Bottas crashed chasing a podium finish.
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Ferrari needs to do something — and do it quick — to stop Lewis Hamilton from running away with the Formula One title.
After Mercedes finished 1-2 in the first three races, a feat last achieved 27 years ago, Sebastian Vettel is 31 points behind Hamilton ahead of Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
SHANGHAI (AP) — What's Kimi Raikkonen's secret to Formula One longevity?
He started in F1 in 2001, won the season championship in 2007 and has driven for the sport's biggest names in Ferrari and McLaren.
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc didn't join Ferrari just to learn from four-time former champion Sebastian Vettel.
He came to beat him.
While that goal still looks lofty, the 21-year-old Leclerc impressed on Thursday when he set the fastest lap so far of this year's Formula One preseason testing in northeastern Spain.
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Ferrari's early dominance in Formula One preseason testing has caught Lewis Hamilton's attention.
Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have been among the fastest drivers in the first week of testing in Spain, with the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas unable to keep pace.
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc is already showing why four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel considers him a "full rival" for being considered Ferrari's top driver.
The 21-year-old Leclerc put in the fastest time and clocked a session-high 157 laps on the second day of Formula One preseason testing on Tuesday.
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Alfa Romeo has unveiled the new Formula One car that will be piloted by former champion Kimi Raikkonen this season.
Raikkonen, teammate Antonio Giovinazzi and team principle Frederic Vasseur posed with the white-and-burgundy Alfa Romeo C38 in the pit lane of the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit before preseason testing started on Monday.
HINWIL, Switzerland (AP) — Italian car brand Alfa Romeo will be the only name on its Formula One team partnership with Switzerland-based Sauber this season.
The rebranding means 2007 F1 champion Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will be driving for Alfa Romeo Racing in 2019.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Ten years ago at the Brazilian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa thought he was Formula One world champion — for 23 seconds at least.
After winning his home race at Interlagos, Ferrari driver Massa appeared to have done enough to become the first Brazilian to win the title since Ayrton Senna in 1991.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said this week his hunger for more Formula One glory will not stop at his fifth world championship. He's proving it at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver clocked the lap record at Interlagos in qualifying to earn pole position for the 10th time in 20 races this year.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Formula One's two old-timers, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso, are taking very different paths into the late stages of their racing careers.
At 39, Raikkonen is on a front-running team with Ferrari but has already charted a course toward the back next season with Sauber.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said Thursday that another Formula One championship would be one earned by him and Mercedes — not one thrown away by Ferrari.
Sebastian Vettel won the first two races of 2018 to set up what promised to be a dramatic chase for a fifth career championship between him and Hamilton.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Leave it to Red Bull's Max Verstappen to provide some late-race thrills at the U.S. Grand Prix.
Verstappen's key block on Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton late in Sunday's race denied Hamilton a chance to maybe chase down Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen to win.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen's second stint with Ferrari has been long on frustration and short on victories.
That finally changed Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix where the Finnish driver earned his first win in five years, while a good enough day from Ferrari and a late block from Red Bull's Max Verstappen denied Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton a fifth career Formula One championship.
HINWIL, Switzerland (AP) — The Sauber Formula One team says Antonio Giovinazzi will join former champion Kimi Raikkonen as its drivers for 2019.
Giovinazzi is replacing the 20-year-old Charles Leclerc, who will join Ferrari next season.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asked what Mercedes is doing better than his Ferrari team, Sebastian Vettel chose not to go into detail.
It was late Saturday in sweltering Singapore and archrival Lewis Hamilton had just driven brilliantly to secure pole position for Mercedes.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari's decision not to keep Kimi Raikkonen next season was based on the team's long-term future rather than the driver's current form.
The 38-year-old Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One champion, is being replaced next season by 20-year-old Charles Leclerc.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo posted the fastest time in the first practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday.
The sinewy Formula One circuit is well suited to Red Bull because it negates the power advantage of quicker cars like Ferrari and Mercedes.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen was hardly in the mood to talk about why he's leaving Ferrari next season.
Speaking at a news conference ahead of Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix, he reverted to his typically monosyllabic and nonchalant style when asked about the reasons for his departure.
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Valtteri Bottas is happy to play second fiddle to his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton — for now.
Bottas has insisted this season, and last, that he is on an equal footing with Hamilton and disputed talk he is effectively the team's No.
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Ferrari will be hopeful of ending an eight-year wait for a win at its home track after taking the front two places on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix for the first time since 2000.
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, with Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen second.
Vettel, who ended up spinning out into the tire barrier at the Parabolica, was .270 seconds quicker than Raikkonen and .287 clear of Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton.
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen posted the fastest time in second practice for the Belgian Grand Prix, offering Ferrari further encouragement after teammate Sebastian Vettel was quickest earlier Friday.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — While Lewis Hamilton is enjoying his resurgence in the Formula One title race, Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas heads into the summer break feeling a little let down.
Bottas has insisted this season — and last — that he is on an equal footing with Hamilton and disputed talk he is effectively the team's No.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to extend his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel.
Hamilton was untroubled as he secured a second straight win, fifth of the season and 67th overall.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sebastian Vettel led second practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix as Mercedes again struggled for speed on Friday.
On a day of mourning for Ferrari, following the death this week of former president Sergio Marchionne, Vettel was faster than Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Max Verstappen set a new lap record in leading the second practice for the German Grand Prix on Friday.
The 20-year-old Dutch driver clocked 1 minute, 13.085 seconds to eclipse veteran Kimi Raikkonen's time of 1:13.78 from 2004.
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton prevailed in a tight battle with Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel to snatch pole position for the British Grand Prix on Saturday.
It's the fourth consecutive pole for Hamilton at Silverstone, his sixth overall on the track, and his 50th for Mercedes.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday as both Mercedes cars failed to finish.
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel came second and third, with the German taking back the lead in the championship from Lewis Hamilton.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton went 1-2 in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix, restoring the pecking order hours after Ferrari led the final practice on Saturday.