Formula 1

1:05 PM ET Maurice Hamilton Close • Veteran F1 journalist, covering the sport since 1977• Motor racing correspondent for the Observer for 20 years• Has written several books and covered F1 for BBC Radio 5 Live Niki Lauda was a remarkable man; a very special person. That may sound trite when writing an appreciation in the immediate aftermath
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10:20 PM ET ESPN News Services BERLIN — 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
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7:23 AM ET British driver Jamie Chadwick, the championship leader of the all-female W Series, has been named development driver for the Williams Formula One team. Chadwick, 21, is highly rated after numerous successes in her junior career — she became the first female to win a British Formula 3 race last year and also
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5:59 AM ET Since the start of 2014, Mercedes has won 75 percent of the grands prix it has entered. It has secured five constructors’ championships, five drivers’ championships and, since the start of the 2019 season, five one-two victories from five races. If it isn’t the greatest F1 team of all time, it’s quickly
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5:34 AM ET ESPN staff Kevin Magnussen has downplayed his clash with Haas teammate Romain Grosjean at the Spanish Grand Prix and said it was a consequence of two drivers fighting hard for position. Haas boss Guenther Steiner held clear-the-air talks between Magnussen and Grosjean after they clashed while fighting for seventh position late in
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2:45 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — McLaren’s highly anticipated return to the Indianapolis 500 got off to a brutal start Wednesday following Fernando Alonso’s crash on the second day of practice. Alonso hit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway wall three times and heavily damaged the car McLaren built in its England factory when he lost
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8:11 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — McLaren’s return to the Indianapolis 500 was slowed at first by electrical problems. When Fernando Alonso finally got his car up to speed, he hit three walls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and significantly damaged the celebrated bright orange machine. Mechanics labored Wednesday in the buttoned-down McLaren garage trying
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