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  • Resurgent Red Bull showing signs of improvement

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) — As Mercedes tries to get to grips with the latest dispute between its two bickering drivers in their tussle for the Formula One title, Red Bull is quietly enjoying an encouraging return to form. It has been a difficult season for Red Bull, which had won the past four...

  • Gloves off as Hamilton-Rosberg feud intensifies

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg extended his championship lead and deepened his rift with Lewis Hamilton. The gloves are now well and truly off between the Mercedes rivals in their bitter fight for the Formula One title. After Rosberg finished second at Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, Hamilton...

  • Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian GP

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton was ahead of Rosberg on the first two time splits of his final lap but then drifted back,...

  • Verstappen focused on exams as well as F1 history

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) — Max Verstappen will find himself in a unique position next year: fitting school exams around his debut as the youngest ever Formula One driver. When the 2015 F1 championship starts in Australia in March, Verstappen will be only 17. It will also be his final year of school,...

  • Hamilton bids to beat Rosberg to pole in Spa

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton finished more than half a second faster than Nico Rosberg in the second practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, boosting his hopes of stopping his Mercedes rival from clinching a fourth straight pole position. There is a third and final practice...

  • Chilton reinstated for Marussia at Belgian GP

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) — British driver Max Chilton has been reinstated to drive for Marussia at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, just a day after he was replaced by American Alexander Rossi. Marussia announced on Thursday that Rossi was taking Chilton's seat at Spa because of ongoing...

  • Verstappen's age a talking point at Belgian GP

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg resume their title bids at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, with 11 points separating the Mercedes teammates and Hamilton leading 5-4 in race wins. Among the sport's talking points is the news that Max Verstappen will become the youngest...

  • All eyes on Hamilton and Rosberg at Belgian GP

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) — All eyes will be on Mercedes at the Belgian Grand Prix as the increasingly tense rivalry between championship leader Nico Rosberg and teammate Lewis Hamilton resumes following a summer break. Tensions reached boiling point at last month's Hungarian GP, when Hamilton...

  • Rossi to race for Marussia team at Belgian GP

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) — American driver Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Max Chilton during his contractual problems. The team says the 22-year-old Rossi will race alongside Jules Bianchi until Chilton's contractual issues...

  • 5 things to know before the Belgian Grand Prix

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continues at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, as the Formula One championship resumes following a summer break with Rosberg leading his Mercedes teammate by just 11 points. Rosberg is looking to win his maiden F1...

  • Toro Rosso signs Dutch teenager as new F1 driver

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Max Verstappen is set to become the youngest ever driver in Formula One after Toro Rosso announced that the 16-year-old Dutchman will join the team next season. Verstappen has been racing in the Formula 3 European Championship this year, winning eight of 27 races, and joined the...

  • German court: Ecclestone has made $100m payment

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    MUNICH (AP) — A German court says Bernie Ecclestone has made the $100 million payment he agreed to last week, meaning the bribery case against the Formula One boss is formally closed. The Munich state court on Aug. 5 approved an agreement between Ecclestone's lawyers and prosecutors to end the...



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