Family, fans to attend requiem for Formula One’s Niki Lauda

Europe 05/29/19, 01:57

Family, friends and fans have gathered at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna for a last farewell to Formula One great Niki Lauda.The wooden coffin of the three-time champion was decorated Wednesday with his red racing helmet and surrounded by six white candles, with two larger-than life portraits of Lauda behind ...

F1 remains confident in US Grand Prix future in Texas

Sports 05/28/19, 13:11

Formula One expects to race the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas for "many years to come," a series official said Tuesday, despite the track's failed effort to secure $25 million in public money it was denied in 2018.Sean Bratches, F1's managing director of commercial operations, suggested ...

Hamilton wins Monaco GP to extend lead over teammate Bottas

Sports 05/26/19, 10:05

Lewis Hamilton won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his championship lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.Hamilton struggled with grip in the latter stages, and was under constant pressure from Red Bull's Max Verstappen.But Verstappen had earlier picked up a five-second time penalty. So even though he finished ...

Update: Slim hopes of a local winner at the Monaco GP

Sports 05/26/19, 06:27

The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local):___1:10 p.m.From his giant hilltop palace perched over the streets of the tiny Principality's winding streets, Prince Albert has seen many races at the Monaco Grand Prix.But he's never seen anyone from Monaco actually winning.The last — and only time — the ...

Hamilton, Pagenaud and Byron on pole in motorsports’ big day

Sports 05/25/19, 18:05

One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera.Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, when the dominant Mercedes team will look for a sixth straight win this season.The Silver Arrows are well placed to do so with defending ...

Roger Penske celebrates 50 years at Indianapolis 500

Sports 05/25/19, 08:47

His hair was jet black and his shirt starched white when Roger Penske rolled into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time as a team owner with Mark Donohue behind the wheel.He was young and ambitious and ready to conquer the racing world.Much has changed in the ensuing 50 ...

Leclerc tops 3rd practice in Monaco, teammate Vettel crashes

Sports 05/25/19, 06:19

Ferrari had mixed fortunes in third and final practice for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, with Sebastian Vettel crashing and his teammate Charles Leclerc topping the charts ahead of both Mercedes cars.Leclerc, who is from Monaco, will look to clinch his second pole position of the season in qualifying ...

Indy 500 takes spotlight for IndyCar Series on an uptick

Sports 05/24/19, 13:57

The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and disappointment.It is nearly impossible to maintain reverential status for 103 years, and the Indy 500, like almost everything in sports, ...

F1 eyes may have opened after Alonso’s Indy 500 flop

Sports 05/23/19, 14:20

Alexander Rossi had no idea what he was getting into when he moved from Formula One to IndyCar.Turning left the whole race? Looks easy.But as Rossi soon found out — and as two-time world champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team learned in failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 ...

Mercedes head Wolff pays moving tribute to friend Lauda

Sports 05/23/19, 12:19

His emotions still raw, Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said losing his friend Niki Lauda left him feeling crushed and cast a "huge black cloud" of sadness over Formula One."I feel we have lost what was the heart and soul," Wolff said Thursday at the Monaco Grand Prix. "The ...

Juncos Racing signs up sponsors for Indy 500 run

Sports 05/23/19, 07:42

Juncos Racing has signed deals with insurance company NFP and Global Medical Response to sponsor the No. 32 car that Kyle Kaiser will drive in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.The small team founded by Argentina-born Ricardo Juncos made its Indy 500 debut two years ago with Spencer Pigot ...

Hamilton fastest for Mercedes in 1st practice for Monaco GP

Sports 05/23/19, 05:40

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time Thursday in first practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.The Mercedes driver and championship leader was .059 seconds quicker than Red Bull driver Max Verstappen on the sinewy 3.3-kilometer (2-mile) street circuit.Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas was third quickest and finished .072 behind ...

Update: Mercedes pays tribute to F1 great Niki Lauda

Sports 05/21/19, 03:28

The Latest on Niki Lauda's death (all times local):___10:15 am:FILE - In this July 7, 2018, file photo, former Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda of Austria walks in the paddock before the third free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who ...

F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

Sports 05/20/19, 21:05

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70.The Austria Press Agency reported that Lauda's family said in a ...

McLaren’s failed Indy 500 effort was a comedy of errors

Sports 05/20/19, 14:11

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 CEO Zak Brown ...

Alonso rejects McLaren offer to buy him Indy 500 seat

Sports 05/20/19, 10:09

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 proud racing ...

McLaren misses entire day of Indy 500 practice fixing car

Sports 05/16/19, 17:08

McLaren had another miserable day preparing for the Indianapolis 500 as the team worked tirelessly in a failed effort to get Fernando Alonso on the track Thursday for practice.Alonso crashed early Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and McLaren has frantically been trying to piece together its spare care to get ...

Update: Penske expects Castroneves back at Indy in 2020

Sports 05/15/19, 17:30

The Latest on Indianapolis 500 practice (all times local):6:25 p.m.Roger Penske expects Helio Castroneves to race in next year's Indianapolis 500.Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, climbs out of his car during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron ...

Alonso crashes early in 2nd day of Indy 500 practice

Sports 05/15/19, 12:09

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 the grass and hit an ...

Dutch Grand Prix to return to F1 calendar next year

Sports 05/14/19, 05:44

The Dutch Grand Prix will return to the Formula One calendar next year for the first time since 1985.The Zandvoort track on the Dutch coast, which hosted 30 F1 races from 1952-85, will be rebuilt in the coming months to host the race.It's not clear when the race would slot ...

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