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Hamilton seals easy 11th victory of F1 championship season

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) World champion Lewis Hamilton’s 11th victory of another dominant season proved so easy that the driver who finished way back in second place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix joked that he should have eased up a bit.

Hamilton’s 84th career win saw him finishing around 17 seconds clear of Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver had started from second place behind Hamilton. Read More...

Hamilton says he’s flattered by Ferrari’s praise

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) A laughing Lewis Hamilton did little to quash rumors of a potential move from Mercedes to Ferrari by acknowledging he was flattered by comments from the Italian team principal.

Mattia Binotto called the six-time world champion "an outstanding driver" on Friday and then added "knowing that he's available in 2021 can make us only happy." Read More...

F1: World champion Hamilton takes pole at Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) World champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday.

It was the six-time Formula One champion's record-extending 88th pole of his career and ended a surprising run of 10 races without pole since the German GP in late July. Read More...

Ferrari chief happy to consider possibility of Hamilton move

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) The prospect of six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton driving for Ferrari in the future may not be as far-fetched as it once seemed.

Hamilton is one of several F1 drivers whose contracts expire at the end of next year, and Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto did not dismiss the tantalizing idea of poaching the Mercedes star when asked on Friday if he would be interested in signing him. Read More...

Bottas best in 2nd practice for Abu Dhabi GP then crashes

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was fastest in the second practice for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and was also involved in a crash on Friday.

The Finnish driver swerved into the side of Romain Grosjean's car as the Frenchman was passing Bottas down the right, sending both spinning across the track and causing the session to be halted for a few minutes to clear debris. Bottas, who was quickest in the first practice earlier, appeared to be most at fault. Read More...

Latifi anticipates tough F1 debut with Williams next season

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi anticipates his Formula One debut for the struggling Williams team next season will be a difficult one.

He is joining as a replacement for veteran Robert Kubica, who has scored the team's only point in a campaign where Williams has lagged behind other teams in terms of speed. Read More...

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