Formula One

May 15, 2020 - 8:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian Grand Prix can go ahead at its original August date, but with no fans, local authorities in the Walloon region said Friday. After Belgium last month banned all mass events in the country until August 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Formula One race scheduled...
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In this picture taken March 12, 2020 Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany poses for a photo at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne. Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the year, the Italian team said Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Ferrari said the decision was by mutual consent. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
May 12, 2020 - 7:00 am
Sebastian Vettel may walk away from Ferrari having never delivered the Formula One title the proud Italian team so desperately wants. The four-time world champion is leaving at the end of the year by mutual consent. But it remains uncertain if the season will start amid the coronavirus pandemic,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, speaks during a news conference following the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Sunday,, in Austin, Texas. Driving around Formula One tracks without fans cheering loudly at Silverstone and Monza would literally feel “very empty” for world champion Lewis Hamilton. The first 10 races this season have been postponed or canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, and if F1 does start this summer no fans can watch. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 09, 2020 - 2:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — Driving around Formula One tracks without fans cheering at Silverstone and Monza would literally feel “very empty” for world champion Lewis Hamilton. The first 10 races this season have been postponed or canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the iconic Monaco Grand Prix scrapped...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, Formula One chairman Chase Carey speaks during a news conference at the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, USA. Carey said Monday April 27, 2020, he is “increasingly confident” the season can start in July despite the first 10 races being canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, FILE)
May 08, 2020 - 8:59 am
PARIS (AP) — Discussions to host Formula One races in July are at an advanced stage, although F1 chairman Chase Carey cautions that “the remote possibility of no racing in 2020" remains. The first 10 races of the season have been postponed or canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, leading to a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017 file photo, players challenge for the ball in front of the empty south tribune because of a ban following fan trouble during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg at Germany's biggest stadium in Dortmund, Germany. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Dortmund will play the derby against Schalke at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
May 07, 2020 - 9:56 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The head of China’s football association says teams will implement temporary player pay cuts of 30% to 50% to help teams manage losses from the coronavirus outbreak. Chen Xuyuan also told state broadcaster CCTV...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 30, 2019 file photo, a view of the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, southern Austria. Formula One hopes to finally start the season with a double-header in the naturally isolated environment around the venue for the Austrian Grand Prix. The first 10 F1 races have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic and the targeted start date is July 5 in Austria. (Christian Bruna, Pool via AP, File)
May 02, 2020 - 1:16 pm
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cycling’s European Road Championships have been postponed until next year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The championships were scheduled to take place Sept. 9-13 in Trentino, Italy, but the European Cycling...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2019, file photo, drivers race at the NASCAR cup series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. With NASCAR set to return May 17, 2020, the iRacing Pro Invitational Series will likely go away. The NASCAR-backed iRacing Series, featuring the best sim racers in the field, will continue to run on digital platforms and six races will air on NBCSN during the series’ playoffs. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
May 02, 2020 - 11:04 am
DOVER, Del (AP) — The moment in the virtual sun has arrived for simulated racing and the thousands of gamers who always wanted to race like Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jeff Gordon at NASCAR tracks from Dover to Daytona. Sports fans discovered over the last few weeks on national TV a not-so-hidden secret...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 file photo, F1 manager director of motorsports Ross Brawn speaks during a news conference at the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Formula One hopes to finally start the season with a double-header in the naturally isolated environment around the venue for the Austrian Grand Prix. Brawn says this is a “real consideration” so long as iron-tight safety regulations are met. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 02, 2020 - 9:46 am
PARIS (AP) — Formula One hopes to finally start the season with a double-header in the naturally isolated environment around the venue for the Austrian Grand Prix. Despite the first 10 races having been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the targeted start date is July 5 in...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 01, 2020 - 5:35 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An emergency room nurse who played golf after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reopened courses made a hole-in-one. “I don’t know if I deserved to get this because of what I do. It’s mostly pure luck, but it was...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019 file photo, spectators watch as Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the third free practice at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco. Formula One’s raucous circus won’t be coming on May 24, 2020 for the iconic Monaco Grand Prix. The race was canceled on March 19 because of the coronavirus outbreak, with the jewel in F1′s crown removed for the first time in 66 years. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
April 28, 2020 - 7:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Casino wheels have stopped turning, the Champagne is stuck on ice, and yachts bob silently in the famous harbor. Formula One’s raucous circus won’t be coming on May 24 for the iconic Monaco Grand Prix. The race was canceled on March 19 because of the coronavirus outbreak, with the...
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