The Score - Formula 1 Racing

Bottas urging Hamilton to clear up Mercedes future, sign new deal

Bottas urging Hamilton to clear up Mercedes future, sign new deal

MONACO (AP) Valtteri Bottas is urging Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to sign a new contract, even though his own future is uncertain. Bottas needs to convince Mercedes to give him a new deal for
Ferrari looking to get back on track at Monaco GP

Ferrari looking to get back on track at Monaco GP

MONACO (AP) For Ferrari to win in Formula One, it needs to stop gifting points to Mercedes. Things could start to change at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Ferrari dominated the race last year,
Mercedes driver Bottas fastest in F1 testing in Barcelona

Mercedes driver Bottas fastest in F1 testing in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas had the fastest lap on the final day of Formula One testing in Barcelona on Wednesday. Bottas had a time of 1 minute, 16.904 seconds at the
Haas succeeding, but not expecting to win in F1 anytime soon

Haas succeeding, but not expecting to win in F1 anytime soon

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Gene Haas had a lot to learn when he decided to venture into Europe with a new Formula One team. One adjustment as a team owner was adapting his standard for success. In F1,
Verstappen fastest on 1st day of midseason F1 tests

Verstappen fastest on 1st day of midseason F1 tests

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) Max Verstappen recorded the fastest time through the first day of mid-season Formula One testing on Tuesday. Verstappen steered his Red Bull to a lap of 1 minute, 17.538 seconds
Mercedes cautious despite commanding victory in Spain

Mercedes cautious despite commanding victory in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Mercedes got the commanding victory it had been seeking all season. Lewis Hamilton put on a strong performance at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, showing his team was back in
Fernando Alonso again finds a way to finish in the points

Fernando Alonso again finds a way to finish in the points

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) It was another rough start for Fernando Alonso, and again another points-finish for the two-time world champion. Alonso needed to come from behind at the Spanish Grand Prix on
Vettel's struggles continue with 4th place at Spanish GP

Vettel's struggles continue with 4th place at Spanish GP

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Sebastian Vettel's poor form continued at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. Vettel finished fourth at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, extending his winless run to three races
Hamilton wins Spanish GP by 20 seconds, Vettel 4th

Hamilton wins Spanish GP by 20 seconds, Vettel 4th

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday by 20 seconds for his second straight Formula One victory, increasing his championship lead over Ferrari's
Drivers call for F1 to start listening to their opinions

Drivers call for F1 to start listening to their opinions

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Drivers are getting tired of having no voice in Formula One. F1's top drivers are calling for those in charge of the series to start paying attention to what they have to say
Mercedes denies suggestions it influenced Pirelli's tire switch

Mercedes denies suggestions it influenced Pirelli's tire switch

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Mercedes denies suggestions it influenced Pirelli to use a tire that better suits the Formula One team at the Spanish Grand Prix. Team boss Toto Wolff called ''rubbish''
Mercedes in front again in final practice for Spanish GP

Mercedes in front again in final practice for Spanish GP

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Mercedes continued to show good pace at the Spanish Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas setting the fastest times in the final practice before qualifying on
Red Bull keeping drivers on tight leash after Baku crash

Red Bull keeping drivers on tight leash after Baku crash

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Things have changed at Red Bull. The team appears to be putting a limit on the freedom it gives its drivers after seeing them crash into each other in the last Formula One race
Kubica confident he can make full F1 return if given chance

Kubica confident he can make full F1 return if given chance

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Robert Kubica was second-to-last, 19th out of 20. And smiling. He drove in the first practice for the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday, his first official Formula One session since
F1, Miami will enter formal negotiations to host GP as early as 2019

F1, Miami will enter formal negotiations to host GP as early as 2019

Formula One's efforts to expand its reach across the U.S. got a key boost Thursday when Miami city commissioners agreed to enter formal negotiations to host a race as early as next year. The unanimous
Mercedes expects 3-way fight to continue in Spanish GP

Mercedes expects 3-way fight to continue in Spanish GP

Mercedes is not expecting things to get any easier when Formula One returns to Europe this weekend. Lewis Hamilton won in Azerbaijan two weeks ago to end Mercedes' winless streak this season, but the
F1 trademarks phrase 'shoey' after Ricciardo's shoe-drinking celebration

F1 trademarks phrase 'shoey' after Ricciardo's shoe-drinking celebration

Formula One wants to cash in on the Australian tradition of drinking alcohol out of a shoe. F1's branding department, Formula One Licensing, was granted a trademark registration to the phrase "shoey"
Red Bull opens talks with Honda as its F1 engine supplier

Red Bull opens talks with Honda as its F1 engine supplier

Formula One team Red Bull has begun talks with Honda to become its engine supplier for next season. Red Bull has a deal with Renault and must inform governing body FIA by mid-May whether it intends to
New F1 rules approved to improve overtaking and racing

New F1 rules approved to improve overtaking and racing

PARIS (AP) Motorsport's governing body has approved rule changes designed to increase overtaking and promote closer racing in Formula One as part of an ongoing initiative to win back fans. From next
Red Bull reprimanded for Ricciardo, Verstappen crash in Azerbaijan

Red Bull reprimanded for Ricciardo, Verstappen crash in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) Red Bull's bosses could be forgiven for seeing red after their drivers collided at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.When Daniel Ricciardo smashed into the back of the swerving Max