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Formula One is planning a record 23 races in 2021(@F1/Twitter)

Vietnam dropped from 2021 F1 calendar, Saudi Arabia added

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The April slot for the Vietnamese Grand Prix was listed as “TBC” on the calendar published on Tuesday with no explanation and no mention of Vietnam.
Photo of Lewis Hamilton(Twitter)
Photo of Lewis Hamilton(Twitter)

Lewis Hamilton wins at Imola as Mercedes clinch constructors’ title

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Hamilton also banked a bonus point for fastest lap, extending his lead over Bottas to 85 points with four races remaining
Formula One F1 - Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy - October 31, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Luca Bruno(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy - October 31, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Luca Bruno(Pool via REUTERS)

Bottas edges teammate Hamilton for pole in F1’s Imola return

IMOLA | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 07:56 PM IST
Racing on the track where his childhood idol Ayrton Senna lost his life, Hamilton finished 0.097 seconds behind Bottas’ time of 1 minute, 13.609 seconds.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race.(REUTERS)

Hamilton: 92 down, eyes on No.7

NEW DELHI | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 11:43 AM IST
Mercedes driver breaks Schumacher’s race-win record; on the verge of equalling most championships.
FILE - In this Sunday, June 10, 2007 file photo, Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld, left, of Germany, and McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, right, of Britain, celebrate after Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix Formula One race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)(AP)
FILE - In this Sunday, June 10, 2007 file photo, Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld, left, of Germany, and McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, right, of Britain, celebrate after Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix Formula One race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)(AP)

Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese GP for record 92nd F1 victory

PORTIMAO | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 08:27 PM IST
Hamilton finished nearly 25.6 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and 34.5 clear of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen for his eighth win of another dominant season.
Formula One F1 - Portuguese Grand Prix - Algarve International Circuit, Portimao, Portugal - October 24, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Jose Sena Goulao(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Portuguese Grand Prix - Algarve International Circuit, Portimao, Portugal - October 24, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Jose Sena Goulao(Pool via REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton seizes pole in Portugal with last lap blast

Lisbon | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:11 PM IST
Hamilton’s ninth pole of the year leaves him perfectly placed to win an all-time record 92nd victory on Sunday at the Algarve circuit near Portimao.
Formula One F1 - Eifel Grand Prix - Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany - October 11, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race Pool(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Eifel Grand Prix - Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany - October 11, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race Pool(Pool via REUTERS)

Hamilton wins Eifel Grand Prix, equals Schumacher’s record of 91 victories

Nürburgring, Germany | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Hamilton took the win by nearly five seconds from Verstappen, with third for Daniel Ricciardo in Renault’s first podium finish since 2011.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland stands after setting the pole position during the qualifying session for the Eifel Formula One Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racetrack in Nuerburg, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The Germany F1 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Wolfgang Rattay, Pool via AP)(AP)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland stands after setting the pole position during the qualifying session for the Eifel Formula One Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racetrack in Nuerburg, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The Germany F1 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Wolfgang Rattay, Pool via AP)(AP)

Bottas beats Hamilton to pole for Eifel Grand Prix

Nurburg (Germany) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Hamilton briefly sat atop the time charts after toppling Max Verstappen in the third session, but his teammate Bottas sped through seconds later with an unbeatable time, fastest in all three sectors of the Nürburgring track.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race.(Pool via REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race.(Pool via REUTERS)

Hamilton chases F1 record again as Schumacher’s son debuts

Nurburg | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Hamilton was chasing a record-equaling 91st win two weeks ago in Russia before his race was ruined by penalties for breaching an obscure rule on where drivers can practice their starts before the race. His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas took the win.
Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 27, 2020. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates with sparkling wine on the podium after winning the race. Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 27, 2020. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates with sparkling wine on the podium after winning the race. Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(Pool via REUTERS)

Bottas wins in Russia as penalties dash Hamilton’s record bid

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 07:42 PM IST
The Briton’s lead over Bottas shrunk to a still healthy 44 points after 10 of 17 races, with the Finn collecting a bonus point for fastest lap.
Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 27, 2020. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during the race. Pool via REUTERS/Pavel Golovkin(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 27, 2020. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during the race. Pool via REUTERS/Pavel Golovkin(Pool via REUTERS)

Hamilton’s record bid fades after double penalty

Karachi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Stewards had notified the Mercedes driver, who was on pole at Sochi, before the start that he was under investigation.
Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 26, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the Pirelli Pole Position Award after qualifying in pole position.(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 26, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the Pirelli Pole Position Award after qualifying in pole position.(REUTERS)

Hamilton on pole in Russia with sights on Schumacher record

Sochi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 10:15 PM IST
Hamilton, who has a 55-point lead over Bottas in the championship, will equal Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s all-time win record if he takes his seventh victory of the season on Sunday.
Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 26, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 26, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton fastest in final practice at Russian Grand Prix

Sochi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The 35-year-old Briton led a Mercedes one-two on top of the timesheets, with Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas 0.776 seconds slower after setting the pace in both Friday sessions.
File image of Valtteri Bottas.(Getty Images)
File image of Valtteri Bottas.(Getty Images)

Bottas fastest in Russian Grand Prix practice

Reuterss | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 12:18 AM IST
Bottas was quickest in both sessions, with Hamilton ending the day second overall - 0.267 slower - after tyre problems in the morning left him 19th.
File image of Lewis HamiltonSochi, Russia(Getty Images)
File image of Lewis HamiltonSochi, Russia(Getty Images)

Hamilton aims to match Schumacher’s F1 win record in Sochi

Sochi, Russia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 10:13 PM IST
Victory for Hamilton at the Sochi Olympic Park would see him draw level with Michael Schumacher on 91 career wins, more than any other driver in the 70-year history of F1.
Formula One F1 - Tuscan Grand Prix - Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy - September 13, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Tuscan Grand Prix - Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy - September 13, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini(Pool via REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton takes a knee in ‘Arrest the Cops’ T-shirt

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 07:40 AM IST
The Mercedes driver, the sport’s only Black competitor who has previously worn a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt in such occasions, won the race at Italy’s Mugello circuit.
Lewis Hamilton raced to his 90th win.(Getty Images)
Lewis Hamilton raced to his 90th win.(Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton takes 90th win in red-flagged Tuscan GP

Scarperia, Italy | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 09:52 PM IST
Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas completed the one-two for dominant Mercedes at the Ferrari-owned Mugello circuit in central Italy.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates his pole position after the qualification ahead of the Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. The Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany will take place on Sunday.(AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates his pole position after the qualification ahead of the Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. The Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany will take place on Sunday.(AP)

Hamilton takes pole at Tuscan GP ahead of unlucky Bottas

Mugello, Italy | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 08:10 PM IST
Charles Leclerc kept Ferrari’s head up for their 1,000th world championship grand prix, qualifying fifth at a track owned by the Italian team. Sebastian Vettel qualified 14th in the other Ferrari.
Formula One F1 - Tuscan Grand Prix - Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy - September 12, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice Pool(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Tuscan Grand Prix - Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy - September 12, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice Pool(Pool via REUTERS)

Bottas fastest in final practice at Tuscan GP, Hamilton 3rd

Mugello | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Quickest in both sessions on Friday, he beat Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by just .017 with Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton .083 back from Bottas in third in warm and sunny conditions.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during a second practice session for Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit, in Scarperia, Italy, Friday, Aug. 11, 2020.(AP)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during a second practice session for Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit, in Scarperia, Italy, Friday, Aug. 11, 2020.(AP)

Bottas has cause for optimism after strong day at Tuscan GP

Mugello (Italy) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Bottas’ confidence needs boosting because he trails Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton by 47 points in the standings, and not won a race since the season-opener in Austria.
Sebastian Vettel(REUTERS)
Sebastian Vettel(REUTERS)

Formula One needed Vettel to stay, says Hamilton

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 04:00 PM IST
The 35-year-old Briton said at the Tuscan Grand Prix on Thursday that Vettel’s move from Ferrari to the Silverstone-based team, announced earlier, was exciting for the sport.
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 6, 2020 AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly celebrates winning the Italian Grand Prix(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 6, 2020 AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly celebrates winning the Italian Grand Prix(REUTERS)

Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty

Monza, Italy | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 11:33 PM IST
It was Gasly’s first-ever win in Formula One. The 24-year-old Frenchman finished 0.415 seconds ahead of McLaren driver Carlos Sainz and 3.358 ahead of Racing Point’s Lance Stroll on an entirely unexpected podium.
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 5, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton poses with a tyre after qualifying in pole position(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 5, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton poses with a tyre after qualifying in pole position(REUTERS)

Italian GP: Lewis Hamilton posts fastest lap in F1 history to take pole

Monza, Italy | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 08:21 PM IST
Hamilton looks on course to extend his championship lead, which stands at 47 points from Red Bull rival Max Verstappen and 50 from Bottas.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the 3rd practice session at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept.5, 2020. The Italian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday.(AP)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the 3rd practice session at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept.5, 2020. The Italian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday.(AP)

Bottas tops final practice ahead of qualifying at Italian GP

MONZA, Italy | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Bottas was 0.229 seconds faster than Carlos Sainz and 0.323 quicker than Lando Norris after an impressive showing from the McLaren pair.
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 4, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice Matteo Bazzi/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 4, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice Matteo Bazzi/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Italian GP: Hamilton fastest ahead of Bottas in 2nd practice

MONZA, Italy | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 09:06 PM IST
The championship leader finished .262 ahead of Bottas, who was quickest in first practice. McLaren driver Lando Norris was third, .897 slower than Hamilton.
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 4, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice Mark Thompson/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 4, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice Mark Thompson/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Bottas leads 1st practice for Italian GP, Hamilton 2nd

MONZA, Italy | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 04:47 PM IST
It was the fourth consecutive time that Bottas has been quickest in the first practice session but he has only won one race. Hamilton has won five of the seven races and is 47 points ahead of Red Bull rival Max Verstappen and 50 ahead of Bottas.
Lewis Hamilton speaks(Getty Images)
Lewis Hamilton speaks(Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton opens up about difficult days and loneliness

Reuterss | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 12:22 PM IST
The 35-year-old Mercedes driver had posted a message on social media earlier explaining how there were two sides to him, one the “cut-throat hungry racer” and another who was “figuring life out, day by day”.
Race winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain speaks during a media conference after the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (Lars Baron, Pool via AP)(AP)
Race winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain speaks during a media conference after the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (Lars Baron, Pool via AP)(AP)

Even Lewis Hamilton sympathises with fans over his F1 dominance

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 11:27 AM IST
With yet another pole-to-flag procession in his Mercedes, even Hamilton was reminded of the days between 2000 and 2004 when he would watch Michael Schumacher dominate with Ferrari.
Lewis Hamilton dedicated his win to Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer on Saturday.(Twitter/Lewis Hamilton)
Lewis Hamilton dedicated his win to Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer on Saturday.(Twitter/Lewis Hamilton)

Hamilton dedicates F1 pole position to Chadwick Boseman

Belgium | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 02:26 AM IST
The British driver dedicated his latest exceptional drive at the Belgian Grand Prix to American actor Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer on Friday at the age of 43.
Lewis Hamilton is primed to extend his championship lead.(AP Photo)
Lewis Hamilton is primed to extend his championship lead.(AP Photo)

Hamilton takes Belgian GP pole position, Ferrari struggles

Belgium | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton set a track record at the Belgian Grand Prix as he clinched a record-extending 93rd pole position on Saturday, finishing well ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
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