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  • Prosecutor begins probe into 2012 Valencia F1 GP

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Prosecutor's Office has begun an investigation into alleged corruption and embezzlement in the awarding of contracts to hold the 2012 Formula One race in Valencia. The writ names Francisco Camps, a former president of the Valencia region, Dolores Johnson, a tourism...

  • Ecclestone trying to revive South African GP

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is working to return South Africa to the schedule. There has not been an F1 race in Africa since the last South African Grand Prix in 1993. "We're in the middle of trying to do something in South Africa," Ecclestone told Russian agency R-Sport....

  • Bernie Ecclestone back on F1 board, to stay as CEO

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Bernie Ecclestone's control of Formula One was fully restored on Thursday after overcoming court cases that threatened his grip on the motorsport series. The 84-year-old Ecclestone stepped down as a board member of F1's holding company this year while standing trial for bribery in...

  • Trophies stolen from Red Bull found in a lake

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Some of the trophies stolen from the factory of Formula One team Red Bull have been have been found in a lake after being spotted by a member of the public. More than 60 trophies were reported missing from the factory at Milton Keynes, southern England, on Dec. 6 after...

  • Ferrari signs Gutierrez as test and reserve driver

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari has signed Esteban Gutierrez as its test and reserve driver from next season, after the Mexican lost his seat at Sauber. New Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene said Friday "we are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to Esteban who, although...

  • F1 champion Lewis Hamilton wins BBC award

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year after winning his second Formula One title. The 29-year-old Mercedes driver says "I honestly was not expecting this" after beating top-ranked golfer Rory McIlroy, who won two major titles in 2014, to the...

  • Ecclestone: Qatar GP talks thwarted by Bahrain

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Bahrain has been blocking Qatar from hosting a Formula One race, according to Bernie Ecclestone. Bahrain, which first hosted an F1 race in 2004, has to approve other races in the region following an agreement with Ecclestone. The country did agree to allow a second race in the...

  • McLaren signs Alonso to drive with Button in 2015

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    WOKING, England (AP) — McLaren announced the return of Fernando Alonso and retained Jenson Button for the 2015 Formula One season on Thursday, giving the British team a lineup of former champions at the start of its restored partnership with Honda. Danish driver Kevin Magnussen was dropped...

  • Trophies stolen in break-in at Red Bull factory

    Updated: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — More than 60 trophies won by Red Bull have been stolen in a burglary at the Formula One team's factory in southern England. Police say in a statement released by Red Bull that approximately six men were in a vehicle that was driven through the front entrance of the...

  • F1 scraps double points, reviews safety

    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Formula One is scrapping its rule to award double points to the winner of the final race of the season and has reviewed its safety procedures in the light of French driver Jules Bianchi's life-threatening crash at the Japanese Grand Prix. The decision was ratified Wednesday...

  • Vettel settles in at Ferrari with 3-day visit

    Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Sebastian Vettel is settling in at Ferrari, having spent the last three days testing with and meeting his new team. Vettel completed nearly 100 laps in a two-year-old F2012 on Saturday at Ferrari's Fiorano track. He drove a "virtual" F14 T on the simulator Sunday. Then...

  • Troubled F1 team Caterham given car dispensation

    Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Caterham has been given dispensation to compete in next year's Formula One with the 2014 car as the team's administrator talks to three potential buyers. The World Motor Sport Council this week needs to ratify the car decision made by the F1 commission to help the team, which is...



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