Formula One

Fernando Alonso, of Spain, prepares to make his final qualification attempt for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Indianapolis. Alonso failed to make the field (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 20, 2019 - 10:09 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the Formula One champion told the team he was uncomfortable replacing a driver who had earned a spot in the race. Alonso, with McLaren, failed to qualify for next Sunday's race , a humiliation for the...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, climbs out his car at the conclusion of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 18, 2019 - 5:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren's return to the Indianapolis 500 neared a total collapse after Fernando Alonso failed to lock himself into the field on the first day of qualifying. The two-day qualifying process guaranteed a spot in the May 26 race for the fastest 30 cars in Saturday qualifying. It...
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The team of Fernando Alonso, of Spain, works on his car in the garage area during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Indianapolis. Alonso, heavily damaged his car in a cr yesterday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 16, 2019 - 5:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren had another miserable day preparing for the Indianapolis 500 as the team worked tirelessly in a failed effort to get Fernando Alonso on the track Thursday for practice. Alonso crashed early Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and McLaren has frantically been trying...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, prepares to practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 15, 2019 - 12:09 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso has crashed on the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500. Alonso was following Graham Rahal around Indianapolis Motor Speedway early in Wednesday's session when he hit the inside wall as he exited the third turn. His car shot across the track, through...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Baku Formula One city circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 28, 2019 - 8:48 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Valtteri Bottas held off Lewis Hamilton before cruising to victory in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday to continue Mercedes' dominance of the title race. That was the fourth straight one-two finish for Mercedes, the best start to a season by a two-car team in Formula One...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during qualifying session at the Baku Formula One city circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan, Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 27, 2019 - 10:50 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Valtteri Bottas qualified in pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Saturday after Charles Leclerc's crash instigated one of the longest qualifying sessions in recent years. Bottas' last lap of the session was the best, 0.059 seconds ahead of teammate and...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco celebrates his pole position after the qualifying session at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, March 30, 2019. The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 30, 2019 - 12:10 pm
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc confirmed he is a driver to be reckoned with by taking his first career pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday. Leclerc topped all three sections of qualifying, having already been quickest in two of the three practice sessions. "...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland celebrates after winning the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Bottas won ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton of Britain while Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands placed third. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Valterri Bottas can't really explain how he got from playing the loyal lieutenant to Lewis Hamilton and failing to win a race last season, to upstaging his Mercedes teammate for victory in Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix. A lot of soul-searching over...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain puts his hands together after qualifying on pole for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 16, 2019. The first race of the year is Sunday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
March 16, 2019 - 3:22 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton produced the fastest lap ever at the Australian Grand Prix to take pole position at the Formula One season opener for the sixth consecutive year. The five-time world champion edged Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas' leading time with seconds remaining to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014, file photo, Charlie Whiting, International Automobile Federation, or FIA, Race Director, gestures answering a question during a news conference at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit , in Sochi, Russia. The governing body for international auto racing says its Formula One director Whiting has died from a pulmonary embolism. He was 66. The FIA issued a statement Thursday, March 14, saying Whiting died in Melbourne, where the season-opening Australian Grand Prix will be raced on Sunday. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
March 14, 2019 - 1:12 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton described Charlie Whiting as a pillar of Formula One and an icon of the sport. Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel recalled the veteran race director being a "driver's man" and a diplomat. Drivers, team bosses and fans expressed...
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