Grosjean to miss F1 finale, is flying home to be treated for burns

December 7, 2020 0 Comments

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean will not race at next Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and instead will fly home to Switzerland, where he will continue his recovery for the burns on his hands following a horrific crash at last weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Grosjean had initially hoped he would recover enough mobility in his …

Lewis Hamilton wins Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in big day for Mercedes

November 1, 2020 0 Comments

Runaway championship leader Lewis Hamilton overcame a sluggish start to win the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday for a record-extending 93rd Formula One victory. Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by 5.7 seconds and rushed over to celebrate with the team’s engineers and mechanics after the team clinched a record-extending seventh straight constructors’ title. …

Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese GP for record 92nd F1 victory

October 25, 2020 0 Comments

British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd career victory to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. Hamilton finished nearly 25.6 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and 34.5 clear of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen for his eighth win of another dominant …

Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car for Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin

October 22, 2020 0 Comments

Picking the car number for Michael Jordan’s new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan named his team 23XI Racing — that’s pronounced twenty-three eleven — in honor of both his retired uniform number with the Chicago Bulls and …

Renault F1 boss loses tattoo bet with Daniel Ricciardo

October 11, 2020 0 Comments

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo’s first podium finish for Renault comes with a special bonus. The Australian driver and Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul had a bet that Abiteboul would get a tattoo of Ricciardo’s choice if he could finish in the top three of a race this season. Ricciardo managed it with a …

Hamilton wins Eifel Grand Prix, matching Schumacher’s 91-win record

October 11, 2020 0 Comments

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Lewis Hamilton matched Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins in Formula One with victory in the Eifel Grand Prix on Sunday as he took another stride toward his seventh championship title. Hamilton started behind his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas but took the lead when the Finn ran wide on lap 13. …

Valtteri Bottas wins 2020 Russian Grand Prix

September 27, 2020 0 Comments

SOCHI, Russia — Lewis Hamilton’s toughest opponents in the Russian Grand Prix weren’t even on the track. They were in the stewards’ office. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas cruised to the win Sunday after Hamilton, who was leading, was penalized 10 seconds for practicing his starts in the wrong place before the race. Hamilton came …

NBA great Michael Jordan forms NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as driver

September 22, 2020 0 Comments

Basketball great Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin have partnered to form a new single-car NASCAR Cup Series team that will feature Bubba Wallace as its driver, the trio said on Monday. Jordan, a six-time NBA champion, will serve as principal owner of the team with Hamlin a minority partner while he …

Toyota Gazoo wins 24 Hours Le Mans for 3rd straight year

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

LE MANS, France — Toyota Gazoo’s No. 8 car comfortably won the 24 Hours Le Mans by five laps from Rebellion No. 1 on Sunday to secure a third straight victory in the prestigious endurance race. It was also a third consecutive win for Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi and Japan’s Kazuki Nakajima driving. Brendon Hartley …

Lewis Hamilton wins crash-marred Tuscan GP

September 13, 2020 0 Comments

MUGELLO, Italy — Lewis Hamilton won a hectic Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday to clinch his 90th Formula One win and move one behind Michael Schumacher’s record. The first F1 race on a Mugello track with super-fast corners usually used by MotoGP riders was incident-packed throughout. Two crashes on the first seven laps saw six …