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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Formula 1’s Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to coronavirus

February 12, 2020 6:46:36 pm

The race, in what is an important market for Formula One, was originally set to be held in Shanghai on April 19, but the governing body FIA and Formula One jointly decided to postpone it.

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Chinese GP in doubt as Shanghai suspends sports events

February 6, 2020 10:01:36 am

Shanghai sports authorities have recommended the suspension of all sporting events in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak, casting further doubt on whether the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix will take place.

Carlos Sainz wins Dakar Rally for third time as Ricky Brabec takes motorcycle title

January 17, 2020 5:12:49 pm

Spaniard Carlos Sainz became a triple Dakar Rally champion with the Mini X-Raid team on Friday while American Ricky Brabec took the motorcycle crown for Honda and ended KTM's 18-year dominance. 

Lewis Hamilton warns he will be ‘a machine’

January 17, 2020 9:50:52 am

Lewis Hamilton has warned rivals that he plans to be better than ever as he chases a record-equalling seventh Formula One championship this season.

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Motorbike racer Paulo Goncalves dies during Dakar Rally

January 13, 2020 10:14:50 am

Paulo Goncalves fell and suffered cardiac arrest about halfway through the 546-kilometer (339-mile) seventh stage, south of the Saudi capital Riyadh.

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F1 champion Lewis Hamilton donates $500,000 to Australian wildlife rescue

January 10, 2020 10:34:14 am

Lewis Hamilton urged his 14 million followers on Instagram, and 5.6 million on Twitter, to "join me in thinking about the impact we are having on our planet".

Red Bull secure Max Verstappen for the next four years

January 7, 2020 5:38:49 pm

The announcement on Tuesday leaves two of the top three teams with young driver talent secure for the long-term, with Ferrari announcing in December that Charles Leclerc was staying to 2024.

Ferrari secure Charles Leclerc for the next five years

December 23, 2019 4:48:03 pm

The 22-year-old Charles Leclerc won two races this year, his first season with Ferrari, and took more pole positions than any other driver.

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Ferrari fined 50,000 euros for fuel irregularity

December 2, 2019 3:32:50 pm

Stewards, who included former racer Derek Warwick, determined the fine for an inaccurate declaration after summoning Ferrari representatives post-race.

Lewis Hamilton cruises to victory at season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

December 1, 2019 10:10:47 pm

Lewis Hamilton is now only seven wins behind seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91, which he could realistically overtake next season.

Ferrari chief happy to consider possibility of Lewis Hamilton move

November 30, 2019 2:08:20 pm

The prospect of six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton driving for Ferrari in the future may not be as far-fetched as it once seemed.

Williams denied that any deal was done with Robert Kubica.

A disappointed Robert Kubica Leaves F1

November 28, 2019 11:07:34 am

Kubica drove in Formula One from 2006 to 2010. While competing in the Ronde di Andora rally in 2011, he sustained compound fractures to his right elbow, shoulder and leg, and his right forearm was partly severed when his car was impaled on a guardrail.

Max Verstappen wins Brazilian Grand Prix thriller as Ferraris collide

November 18, 2019 11:24:17 am

Max Verstappen won a thrilling Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday after the Ferraris collided and Mercedes' six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton was demoted from third to seventh.

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Three-time champion Jorge Lorenzo announces retirement from MotoGP

November 15, 2019 9:37:45 am

The Spanish rider missed three races this season after breaking a vertebra in practice for the Netherlands race in July. He hasn't finished better than 14th since then.

Lewis Hamilton’s success ‘getting a bit boring’ for Max Verstappen

November 12, 2019 2:18:35 pm

Verstappen has 100 starts and seven wins to his name since becoming the sport's youngest driver and next season he could yet become the youngest champion.

Formula One aims for zero carbon footprint by 2030

November 12, 2019 10:57:40 am

The Liberty Media-owned championship, which will have a record 22 Grands Prix next year with the 10 teams flown around the world, said carbon reduction projects would start immediately.

Lewis Hamilton clinches F1 championship No. 6 at US Grand Prix

November 4, 2019 9:27:59 am

The British driver now ranks second in F1 history behind German Michael Schumacher's record seven titles. Hamilton has won the last three season championships and secured this one with two races left.

Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas takes US pole, Lewis Hamilton starts fifth

November 3, 2019 11:37:39 am

Valtteri Bottas will need a victory on Sunday in the US Grand Prix and will require Lewis Hamilton to fail to score a point, if the Finn is to have any hope of extending the title fight to Brazil.

Formula One unveils news rules for 2021 to improve competition

November 1, 2019 8:56:25 am

Formula One unveils new rules for 2021 and beyond with a goal of making the sport more competitive with closer racing and team budget caps

Lewis Hamilton wins in Mexico but must wait for sixth title

October 28, 2019 10:54:36 am

Hamilton's 10th win of the season, and 83rd of his career, was also a 100th for Mercedes as a constructor.