Formula One

Fernando Alonso, of Spain, watches the final qualifier during qualifications for Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Indianapolis. Alonzo failed to make the field for the race. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 20, 2019 - 2:11 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The comedy of errors that doomed McLaren's disastrous return to the Indianapolis 500 began months before Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the race. How bad was it? A week before Alonso's first test in the car, the team realized it didn't even have a steering wheel. McLaren...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, prepares to make his final qualification attempt for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Indianapolis. Alonso failed to make the field (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 20, 2019 - 10:09 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the Formula One champion told the team he was uncomfortable replacing a driver who had earned a spot in the race. Alonso, with McLaren, failed to qualify for next Sunday's race , a humiliation for the...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, climbs out his car at the conclusion of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 18, 2019 - 5:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren's return to the Indianapolis 500 neared a total collapse after Fernando Alonso failed to lock himself into the field on the first day of qualifying. The two-day qualifying process guaranteed a spot in the May 26 race for the fastest 30 cars in Saturday qualifying. It...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, prepares to practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 15, 2019 - 12:09 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso has crashed on the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500. Alonso was following Graham Rahal around Indianapolis Motor Speedway early in Wednesday's session when he hit the inside wall as he exited the third turn. His car shot across the track, through...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Baku Formula One city circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 28, 2019 - 10:50 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like 2016 in Formula One. Just much friendlier. When Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, it was the fourth Mercedes one-two in as many races, the best start to a season by a two-car team in Formula One...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during qualifying session at the Baku Formula One city circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan, Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 27, 2019 - 10:24 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Valtteri Bottas qualified in pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Saturday after Charles Leclerc's crash helped to ensure one of the longest qualifying sessions in recent years. Bottas' last lap of the session was 1 minute, 40.495 seconds, leaving him 0.059 ahead...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain in the pits after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
March 31, 2019 - 3:14 pm
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's surprise win for Mercedes at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday was the latest present from rival Ferrari, served on a silver plate and wrapped with a red ribbon. Hamilton won at a canter despite the Silver Arrows lagging behind the red-and-black Ferraris for...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco celebrates his pole position after the qualifying session at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, March 30, 2019. The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 30, 2019 - 3:32 pm
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc confirmed he is to be reckoned with by taking his first career pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday. Leclerc topped all three sections of qualifying, having already been quickest in two of the three practice sessions. "The car was...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland celebrates after winning the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Bottas won ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton of Britain while Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands placed third. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Valterri Bottas can't really explain how he got from playing the loyal lieutenant to Lewis Hamilton and failing to win a race last season, to upstaging his Mercedes teammate for victory in Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix. A lot of soul-searching over...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain puts his hands together after qualifying on pole for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 16, 2019. The first race of the year is Sunday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
March 16, 2019 - 3:47 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton produced the fastest lap ever at the Australian Grand Prix to take pole position at the Formula One season opener for the sixth consecutive year. The five-time world champion edged Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas' leading time with seconds remaining to...
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