MONZA, Italy (AP) — Nyck De Vries will make his Formula One race debut at the Italian Grand Prix after Williams driver Alex Albon was ruled out with appendicitis on Saturday.
Williams announced the news ahead of the third and final practice session at Monza, with qualifying to come later Saturday.
Fernando Alonso wanted a long-term deal at Alpine that the team was not offering. So when Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement and Aston Martin needed a new driver, the Spaniard made a quick decision to switch teams.
LONDON (AP) — Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will extend his Formula One career by joining Aston Martin next season.
The 41-year-old Spaniard will replace Sebastian Vettel, who announced his retirement last week.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sebastian Vettel considered retiring from Formula One for quite some time before finally announcing Thursday this season will be his last.
The German, who joined Instagram on Wednesday, used the platform one day later to announce he plans to spend more time with his family and work on causes close to his heart.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton protested the FIA's crackdown on body piercings Friday by showing up at the Miami Grand Prix wearing every piece of jewelry he could fit on his body and suggesting he was willing to sit out races over the issue.
IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Formula One champion Max Verstappen earned his first pole position of the season after an incident-packed qualifying session for the sprint race at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix on Friday.
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel is “fit to race” after recovering from COVID-19, the Formula One team said Thursday.
The four-time world champion will make his season debut at the Australian Grand Prix on April 10.
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Nico Hulkenberg will again deputize for Sebastian Vettel at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as the four-time F1 champion continues his recovery from the coronavirus.
Aston Martin said Friday it expects Vettel will be well enough to race at the Australian GP on April 10.
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel will miss the season-opening Formula One race in Bahrain after testing positive for the coronavirus and will be replaced by Nico Hulkenberg, the Aston Martin team said Thursday.
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly had the fastest time in Formula One pre-season testing on Thursday, where much focus was on the new-look Mercedes car and American team Haas missing the morning start after some of its equipment didn't arrive on time.
LONDON (AP) — Formula One has terminated its contract with the Russian Grand Prix following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, saying Thursday that Russia “will not have a race” in the future.
F1 already canceled this year's race, which had been scheduled to be held in Sochi on Sept.
LONDON (AP) — Formula One has pulled its race from Russia following the country's invasion of Ukraine, saying Friday it would be “impossible” to hold the race in Sochi under the current circumstances.
Sebastian Vettel said Thursday he will not race in the Russian Grand Prix following Russia’s attack on Ukraine, and the Haas F1 team removed the logos of its Russian sponsor from its cars.
Formula One is in Barcelona this week for preseason testing and Vettel, the four time champion, said he woke up “shocked” by the news that President Vladimir Putin had launched a military operation against neighboring Ukraine.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc had the fastest time in Formula One preseason testing on Thursday as drivers and teams weighed in on the Russian attack on Ukraine and the possible repercussions for the sport.
ENSTONE, England (AP) — The Alpine Formula One team hired Otmar Szafnauer as its new team principal on Thursday as part of an ongoing restructuring process.
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Sebastian Vettel will drive for Aston Martin next year after the Formula One team extended his contract by one year on Thursday.
The four-time F1 champion joined Aston Martin this season on a one-year deal after losing his seat at Ferrari, where he sealed the last of his 53 F1 wins in 2019.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Frenchman Esteban Ocon won a chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday while an exhausted Lewis Hamilton moved up to second place in the race after Sebastian Vettel's disqualification, increasing his Formula One championship lead over Max Verstappen to eight points heading into the midseason break.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have spoken out against the Hungarian government's planned LGBT law referendum.
Hungary’s government wants a national referendum to showcase public support for a new law that the European Union says discriminates against LGBT people.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Mercedes found welcome speed in the rain at the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday, with Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton leading a damp second practice ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas.
MONACO (AP) — On an encouraging day for Ferrari, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. impressed in the first two practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday.
Leclerc was fastest in the afternoon's second run, while Sainz Jr.
PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) — Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the second practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix, giving Mercedes a 1-2 after his teammate Valtteri Bottas topped the first session on Friday.
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Nico Hulkenberg has joined Aston Martin as its reserve driver for this season, the Formula One team said Thursday.
The 33-year-old German drove in two races for the team last season when it was called Racing Point, replacing Sergio Perez and then Lance Stroll after they tested positive for the coronavirus.
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Red Bull's Max Verstappen took a superb pole position on Saturday for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix and will start the race immediately ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.
PARIS (AP) — Sebastian Vettel is feeling optimistic about his new Formula One career with Aston Martin after turning the page on a miserable last season with Ferrari.
Things went from bad to awful for the four-time F1 champion in 2020.
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — The Aston Martin team presented its new Formula One car on Wednesday, revealing a slick livery of British racing green as it returns to the series for the first time since 1960.
MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Mexican driver Sergio Perez will race alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull next season, the Formula One team said Friday.
Perez, who will replace Alexander Albon, became Mexico’s first F1 winner in 50 years with his victory this month at the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen offered a sign of things to come next year by winning the last race of the Formula One season in dominant style at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.
His victory was only his second this season, such has been the dominance of Mercedes.
NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Valtteri Bottas ended Lewis Hamilton's run of five consecutive Formula One pole positions by claiming first place on the grid at the Eifel Grand Prix on Saturday.
Hamilton briefly sat atop the time charts after toppling Max Verstappen in the third session, but his teammate Bottas sped through seconds later with an unbeatable time, fastest in all three sectors of the Nürburgring track.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took a step closer to equaling the Formula One win record on Saturday by clinching pole position at the Russian Grand Prix, after narrowly avoiding early elimination when Sebastian Vettel crashed.
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.
LONDON (AP) — Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel was close to retiring from the sport before deciding to race for Racing Point next season.
The team, which will be renamed Aston Martin, announced Thursday that Vettel will be replacing Sergio Perez, who had said a day earlier that he was leaving.
LONDON (AP) — Formula One driver Sergio Perez announced Wednesday he is leaving the Racing Point team after this season, opening the door for Sebastian Vettel to replace him.
Perez posted a statement on social media saying that "after seven years together, my time with the team will come to an end after the season.”
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.
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Mercedes again topped the leaderboard as Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas in second practice Friday for the Italian Grand Prix.
The championship leader finished .262 ahead of Bottas, who was quickest in first practice.
Last year Charles Leclerc was cheered by thousands of passionate Ferrari fans at Monza after he ended the team's nine-year wait for victory at its home circuit.
Fast forward 12 months and things will be very different at Formula One’s Italian Grand Prix and not just because of the lack of fans because of the coronavirus pandemic.
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton was fastest in practice for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone on Friday as Mercedes looked set to dominate yet again.
Hamilton beat teammate Valtteri Bottas by .176 seconds in the second session and was .815 faster than the best of the non-Mercedes cars, Daniel Ricciardo in third for Renault.
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lance Stroll led the second practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday while struggling Ferrari had another bad day, with Sebastian Vettel spending most of it stuck in the team garage.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton demanded more support from Formula One's governing body and urged other drivers to make more of an effort in the fight against racism, after some drivers took a knee and others again did not in disorganized scenes before Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel gave struggling Ferrari a boost with the fastest time in a rain-soaked second practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sebastian Vettel confirmed he is discussing a possible move next season to Racing Point, whose driver Sergio Pérez has already been contacted by another Formula One team.
Vettel is leaving Ferrari at the end of the year and his future in F1 remains uncertain.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — It's already the pits for Ferrari, just two races into the new Formula One season.
Four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel and rising star Charles Leclerc are off the pace, and crashed with each other on the track Sunday for the second time in the space of four races.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Styrian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to clinch an 85th career win and move within six of Michael Schumacher's Formula One record.
Most of Schumacher's wins were during a dominant spell with Ferrari, but his old team is struggling badly.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Sebastian Vettel would be open for a return to Red Bull next season — if his former team wants him back.
The four-time Formula One champion is leaving Ferrari at the end of the year with his future uncertain. He has said he may even retire if he doesn't get a suitable contract offer.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Ferrari is under pressure after just one race of the Formula One season and scrambling to push through aerodynamic improvements in time for Sunday's Styrian Grand Prix.
Instead of closing the gap to front-runner Mercedes this season, Ferrari's SF1000 car looks slower than last year and is also in danger of slipping behind other teams.
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.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Sebastian Vettel is prepared to walk away from Formula One for good if he doesn't get a convincing offer for next season.
The four-time F1 champion will leave Ferrari at the end of the year after failing to get a new contract.
Joining Ferrari is a big boost for Carlos Sainz Jr.'s Formula One career, yet the Spanish driver will find himself under more pressure competing alongside rising star Charles Leclerc.
Leclerc is widely seen as a future F1 champion along with Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
PARIS (AP) — Carlos Sainz Jr. will drive for Formula One team Ferrari next season and Daniel Ricciardo will replace the Spaniard at McLaren.
The 25-year-old Sainz Jr. will join Ferrari on a two-year deal starting next year, the Italian team said in a statement Thursday, shortly after McLaren announced Ricciardo's arrival from Renault.
PARIS (AP) — With Sebastian Vettel's stint at Ferrari coming to an end, speculation has already started about where he will go next and who will replace him.
The four-time Formula One champion announced Tuesday that he is leaving the Italian team by mutual consent when his contract expires this year.