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  • Verstappen's age a talking point at Belgian GP

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    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: 7 hr ago

    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: 9 hr ago

    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

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    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...

  • German bank rejects $33m offer from Ecclestone

    Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    MUNICH (AP) — A German bank that once held a major stake in Formula One on Friday rejected Bernie Ecclestone's offer of a 25 million euro ($33 million) settlement in a dispute over the sale of that stake. Earlier this week, a Munich court dropped a bribery case against Ecclestone connected to...

  • F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone: The ultimate survivor

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Bernie Ecclestone is a man used to getting his own way. Whether it's running his sport with an authoritarian hand for four decades or paying his way out of a bribery trial, the 83-year-old English billionaire has spent a career cutting deals and wheeling and dealing to stay on top of the...

  • How Ecclestone's German trial closure was possible

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone's departure from a Munich court with a fleeting "bye-bye" after having bribery charges dropped in exchange for an enormous $100 million payment left a sour taste for many in Germany. However, while the size of the super-wealthy 83-year-old's...

  • Suspect in Schumacher records probe found dead

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    ZURICH (AP) — An air ambulance employee who was arrested in connection with the suspected theft of former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's medical records was found dead in his cell on Wednesday, prosecutors said. The man, whose name wasn't released, was found hanged in a Zurich police...

  • German court ends Ecclestone bribery trial

    Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    Bernie Ecclestone is free to concentrate on running Formula One after a German court dropped a bribery case against him Tuesday in exchange for a $100 million payment. After hearing more than three months of evidence, the Munich state court cited significant doubts that Ecclestone could be...

  • Ecclestone defense seeks deal to end bribery trial

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    MUNICH (AP) — Prosecutors and lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone are in talks about a possible deal to end the Formula One boss's bribery trial in Germany. The 83-year-old Ecclestone went on trial in Munich in April, charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust. The charges involve a $44...



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