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Lewis Hamilton takes Black Power salute to F1 podium, urges Ferrari to do more

July 13, 2020 4:20:41 pm

Lewis Hamilton takes one of sport's most iconic images of resistance to the Formula 1 podium in Austria. Before Sunday's race, F1 drivers took a knee for the second consecutive weekend, but at least four drivers did not.

Lewis Hamilton wins Styrian GP

July 12, 2020 10:52:29 pm

Hamilton's record-extending 89th career pole on a rain-drenched track was one of his best in extreme conditions, but during the race he was hardly challenged.

Lewis Hamilton takes pole position at F1′s rain-soaked Styrian GP

July 12, 2020 8:36:49 pm

Lewis Hamilton showed he’s still the best driver in wet conditions, keeping his composure on a rain-drenched track to take pole position Saturday for the Styrian Grand Prix.

‘Age is not the issue’: Fernando Alonso on his F1 comeback next year

July 9, 2020 10:49:36 am

Fernando Alonso turns 39 this month and, after two seasons out, will be returning next year with Renault that took him to his titles in 2005 and 2006.

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Fernando Alonso set for F1 return with Renault in 2021

July 7, 2020 9:18:00 pm

Fernando Alonso, who left Formula One at the end of 2018 after a final season with McLaren, won his championship titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006.


Donald Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope

July 7, 2020 2:31:46 pm

Exploiting racial tensions, Trump wrongly accused Bubba Wallace of perpetrating "a hoax" after one of his crew members discovered a rope shaped like a noose in a garage stall they had been assigned to.

F1 returns: Valtteri Bottas wins dramatic Austrian GP, six do not take knee before race

July 5, 2020 9:32:17 pm

Formula One drivers all wore a black T-shirt with 'End Racism' written on it before the start of the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, but six of the 20 drivers did not take the knee.

Valtteri Bottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian GP

July 4, 2020 8:24:05 pm

Valtteri Bottas has upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by taking pole position for Formula One's season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel could walk away from F1 for good without right offer

July 3, 2020 8:30:34 am

Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the year after failing to get a new contract. He faces an uncertain future with only limited options available for 2021.

Lewis Hamilton says ‘silence’ criticism was not aimed at F1 rivals

July 3, 2020 9:58:47 am

Lewis Hamilton, who starts his bid for a record-equalling seventh title in the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, has been vocal in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Formula 1 season starts 4 months later in a different world

July 2, 2020 12:09:41 pm

There will be no fans on hand at the remote Spielberg track in Austria, with the coronavirus still creating uncertainty over how many races can actually be held and where.

Mercedes to use black cars in stand against racism

June 30, 2020 9:03:18 am

Mercedes have traditionally raced in silver throughout their time in Formula One but will switch to black and have ‘End Racism’ emblazoned on the halo of both cars.

Face masks and no fans: How Formula One’s ‘new normal’ will look

June 29, 2020 9:13:59 pm

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Formula One will hold its races behind closed doors and has indicated that there will be no podium celebrations when the new season starts in July.

Formula One set to fire up in Austria, four months late and without a crowd

June 30, 2020 2:52:22 pm

Lewis Hamilton can equal Michael Schumacher’s record seven while his Mercedes team can win an unprecedented seventh successive drivers’ and constructors’ title double in the new F1 season.

‘The noose was real’ – NASCAR releases photo from Talladega

June 29, 2020 10:27:44 am

The incident has put racism front and center for the stock car series that two weeks ago banned the Confederate flag from its venues and races at Wallace’s urging.

Lewis Hamilton saddened and hurt by Bernie Ecclestone’s racism comments

June 27, 2020 8:51:12 pm

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has criticized "ignorant and uneducated'' comments by former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Pope Francis hails Alex Zanardi’s ‘lesson of humanity’ through disability

June 24, 2020 5:11:38 pm

Pope Francis penned a handwritten letter of encouragement assuring Zanardi and his family of his prayers.

NASCAR race begins after show of support for Bubba Wallace

June 23, 2020 9:47:40 am

Wallace took the lead for a lap at one point, and Stenhouse said he noticed the fan reaction, along with the chants of “Bubba” at the start.

Lewis Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversity

June 22, 2020 11:39:10 am

Lewis Hamilton said the aim of the Hamilton Commission would be to make the sport “become as diverse as the complex and multicultural world we live in.”

Noose found in stall of Bubba Wallace at Alabama NASCAR race

June 22, 2020 3:07:44 pm

A noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace at the NASCAR race in Alabama on Sunday. Wallace is the only fulltime Black driver in NASCAR's elite Cup Series.