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  • 20 races on 2015 F1 calendar as Mexico returns

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — With the return of the Mexican Grand Prix, the 2015 Formula One championship will have 20 races. Mexico last held an F1 race in 1992 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, the venue for next year's race on Nov. 1. The expanded calendar means the season will finish one...

  • FIA restricts radio communication in F1

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The FIA has decided to ban all radio transmissions that help with car or driver performances at Formula One grands prix. F1 race director Charlie Whiting has sent a letter to all teams to say that messages from drivers asking for advice, or from teams informing their drivers about...

  • Ferrari president Montezemolo to leave the company

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — After more than two decades presiding over one of the biggest and most successful teams in Formula One, Luca Di Montezemolo is stepping down as president of Ferrari. The 67-year-old Montezemolo spent 23 years as president of the Italian car manufacturer, and oversaw...

  • Michael Schumacher heads home from hospital

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    GLAND, Switzerland (AP) — Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his recovery at home, his manager said Tuesday. The seven-time F1 champion suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France at the end of December. "Considering the severe...

  • Ferrari's fall in F1 causing corporate concern

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Ferrari's fall from grace is no longer just a worry on the Formula One track. It's a cause for concern in the corporate boardroom, too. After six years without a title, the events at and around the weekend's Italian Grand Prix appear to have set the stage as a tipping point...

  • Mercedes pokes fun at team orders interpretations

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Mercedes appeared to be amused over interpretations that team orders were behind Lewis Hamilton's pass of teammate and rival Nico Rosberg that set up his Italian Grand Prix win. The Brackley, England-based team tweeted a picture Monday of flying pigs with the attached...

  • Albers resigns as Caterham team principal

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Caterham team principal Christian Albers has resigned and been replaced by assistant Manfredi Ravetto. The team announced the move immediately after Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, where drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson finished 17th and 19th respectively. Albers...

  • Battle of wits: Hamilton wins as Rosberg cracks

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — First it was physical contact. Now it's turning into a psychological battle. The fierce rivalry between the Mercedes teammates dominating Formula One took a new turn Sunday when Lewis Hamilton pressured Nico Rosberg into a mistake and overtook him to win the Italian Grand...

  • Willams confirms driver lineup of Massa and Bottas

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Williams has confirmed it will retain Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas as its drivers for the 2015 Formula One season. Massa was already under contract but on Sunday the team announced it has taken up the option on Bottas' contract following an impressive campaign. Team...

  • Accident Alert: Hamilton, Rosberg to duel again

    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are poised for another wing-to-wing duel in the Italian Grand Prix. After colliding in Belgium two weeks ago and ensuing disciplinary measures, the Mercedes rivals qualified 1-2 on Saturday and it will be tough for the pair to avoid each other...

  • Bottas looking to challenge Mercedes at Monza

    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Valtteri Bottas is counting on giving the Mercedes front row of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton a good challenge if they find no more extra horsepower at the Italian Grand Prix. Bottas has been one of Formula One's surprise stories by climbing to fifth in the standings,...

  • Montezemolo dismisses talk of quitting Ferrari

    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo dismissed reports he is set to leave the Italian team, claiming he is prepared to stay in charge until 2017. Talk of Montezemolo's possible departure has dominated the paddock at Monza ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. "I've seen...



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