Mexican driver Sergio Perez will leave Racing Point at the end of the Formula One season, he and the team announced on Wednesday. The news followed speculation that four times world champion Sebastian Vettel is poised to join the Canadian-owned team, which will take the name of sportscar maker Aston Martin in 2021, from Ferrari. Ferrari have already announced that the German, who won his titles with Red Bull, is being replaced by Spaniard Carlos Sainz from McLaren next year.
Six times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, an outspoken campaigner for the environment and sustainability, is entering his own team in a new Extreme E electric off-road series highlighting climate change. The first race is scheduled for early 2021 and Hamilton's team will be X44, referring to the Mercedes driver's racing number. The Briton, who will not be driving or involved in day-to-day operations, is the biggest name to link up with a series that includes the U.S.-based Andretti Unite
Claire Williams waved the team's cars out of the garage before Sunday's Italian Grand Prix in a symbolic and fitting farewell as she and her family bowed out of Formula One. Canadian Nicholas Latifi and Britain's George Russell were unable to provide a first point of 2020 but the former at least came close with 11th place, matching the team's best showing in eight races. Monza was Williams' last race in charge of the team founded by father Frank, with new owners U.S.-based Dorilton Capital tak
NASCAR has decided it will not grant COVID-19 relief during the playoffs, meaning a positive coronavirus test will end a driver's championship bid. The playoffs begin Sunday at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina without a safety net for the 16 participants during the pandemic. “I’m probably not going to go to college and hit up a keg stand,” Clint Bowyer said.
AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly claimed an unlikely victory at the Italian Grand Prix after a thrilling race which saw world champion Lewis Hamilton given a 10-second penalty and both Ferraris fail to finish at their home circuit on Sunday. It was Gasly's first-ever win in Formula One. The 24-year-old Frenchman finished 0.415 seconds ahead of McLaren driver Carlos Sainz and 3.358 ahead of Racing Point's Lance Stroll on a surreal-looking podium.
Alpine has a strong motorsport pedigree, in rallying and endurance racing, but has not previously featured in Formula One as a constructor. The Renault name will remain on the car as the engine provider. "Starting from next year we will be racing with the Alpine brand," De Meo told reporters ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
The six-times champion, one of the world's highest paid athletes, has won five of seven races in a rescheduled season that started only in July due to the pandemic. Hamilton explained that he was having difficult days, particularly in the bubble all teams have to operate in at races without spectators. Asked at the Italian Grand Prix about those comments, and his reference to loneliness, the Briton said he was just being honest.
McLaren are paying tribute at the Italian Grand Prix to their longest-serving team member Ray 'Tex' Rowe as he heads to retirement after 55 years with the former champions. The team's Formula One cars have Rowe's name and length of service on the top of the chassis, in front of the halo head protection device. Rowe, now 82, joined the team founded by New Zealander Bruce McLaren in 1965 as employee number eight after moving from Cooper to set up work in a shed in the London suburb of New Malden
Giovinazzi was ahead of Russell when his car snapped out of control at the exit of the Spa-Francorchamps track's fast Fagnes chicane. It hit the barriers, shedding the wheel that Russell hit, before rebounding across the track.
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish at the Belgian Grand Prix to clinch his 89th career win and move two behind Michael Schumacher's Formula One record on Sunday. The world champion was untroubled from pole position, beating his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by eight seconds and finishing 15 seconds ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen. It's great for Hamilton, but he understands F1 fans might be getting a little bored.
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — After clinching the record-extending 93rd pole position of his distinguished career, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stood proudly on top of his all-black Mercedes and crossed his arms in memory of a hero of his own. The British driver dedicated his latest exceptional drive at the Belgian Grand Prix to American actor Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer on Friday at the age of 43. “A superhero died last night so that was really weighing heavy on me t
Hubert was racing in the Formula Two series, a feeder and support category to Formula One, when he suffered fatal injuries in a high-speed crash on the Saturday of the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix. "For me it is just very hard to accept he's not with us anymore," compatriot Pierre Gasly, who drives for Formula One team Alpha Tauri and grew up racing Hubert, told reporters via video conference on Thursday.
A wave of player protests against the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, in Wisconsin on Sunday forced the postponement of major sporting events in the United States. The boycotts were triggered by Wisconsin-based NBA team Milwaukee Bucks, when they refused to take the court for their playoff game on Wednesday. The boycotts spilled over into Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the Women’s NBA.