Formula One

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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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
April 27, 2020 - 3:23 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ There won’t be any sun or sand for beach volleyball pros amid the coronavirus pandemic. The AVP tour has created a public service announcement to urge its fans to stay home to help fight the spread of the disease...
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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)
April 27, 2020 - 6:03 am
PARIS (AP) — The Formula One season could start in July despite the first 10 races being canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, F1 chairman Chase Carey said Monday. The French Grand Prix on Monday canceled its race scheduled for June 28 rather than postponing it, making July 5...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, McLaren driver Lando Norris, of Britain, poses for a photo at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne. Formula One driver Norris embarrassed the field in his IndyCar iRacing debut by dominating the race at virtual Circuit of the Americas in Texas, Saturday, April 25, 2020. He was poised to begin his second F1 season with McLaren in March when a team member tested positive for the new coronavirus at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and the series immediately suspended competition. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
April 25, 2020 - 4:24 pm
Formula One driver Lando Norris embarrassed the field in his IndyCar iRacing debut by dominating Saturday's race at virtual Circuit of the Americas in Texas. Norris was poised to begin his second F1 season with McLaren in March when a team member tested positive for the new coronavirus at the...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2019 file photo, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, left, of Britain leads the field after the start of the Spanish Formula One race at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain. Joan Fontsere, the general manager of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, says Formula One organizers are open to renegotiating hosting fees for races that may take place without fans this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
April 22, 2020 - 6:00 am
MADRID (AP) — Formula One organizers are open to renegotiating hosting fees for races that may take place without fans this season because of the coronavirus pandemic, the general manager of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya said. Joan Fontseré told The Associated Press that Liberty Media is “...
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A woman takes images of decorated bicycles, or flower bikes, as sign warns for the risk of spreading the coronavirus in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, April 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 21, 2020 - 6:04 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill says his wife’s 85-year-old grandmother recently battled the coronavirus. “By the grace of God, she beat it,” Hill said. Hill has been in San Antonio during the NBA’s pandemic-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, former Edmonton Oilers great Wayne Gretzky speaks to media about the upcoming NHL Centennial Greatest Team celebration hockey game and being voted the greatest team of all time in Toronto. Possibly losing as many as 13 games with the NHL on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic could leave Alex Ovechkin two short of another 50-goal season and threaten his ability to break Gretzky’s all-time record. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 19, 2020 - 3:45 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Charles Leclerc has won his second straight F1 Virtual Grand Prix after taking the checkered flag on the Shanghai track. The Ferrari driver started the Chinese GP in pole position and finished ahead of Red Bull’s...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2019, file photo, Simon Pagenaud, of France, celebrates after winning the Indy GP IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Pagenaud has won IndyCar’s virtual race at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. It is Pagenaud’s second consecutive win in the virtual racing series and third for a Team Penske driver in the four races that have been staged since sports was shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 18, 2020 - 5:40 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A second straight victory in virtual racing for Simon Pagenaud and Team Penske, and tempers were hot at the end of this one. Pagenaud, the reigning Indianapolis 500 winner, competed in his firesuit and captured IndyCar's race Saturday on a simulated Twin Ring Motegi in Japan...
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