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Pop stars and fast cars: Taylor Swift plays Formula One

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) With their red, white and blue tutus and Taylor Swift T-shirts, Rachel Emling and Mikala Crews were everything Formula One wanted at the U.S. Grand Prix: young fans who would travel across the country for a mix of pop stars and fast cars.

Tens of thousands packed into the Circuit of the Americas on Saturday night for Swift's only concert of the year at Formula One's only race on American soil. Read More...

Lewis Hamilton wins pole position at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lewis Hamilton needs a late-season charge to catch Nico Rosberg for the Formula One championship. He can start Sunday from pole position at the U.S. Grand Prix.

Hamilton outgunned his Mercedes rival and teammate on the last lap to grab his first pole position at the Circuit of the Americas, where he's won three times starting from second. Read More...

Toro Rosso retains Russian driver Kvyat for 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Scuderia Toro Rosso has announced that Russian driver Daniil Kvyat will return to the team for the 2017 season.

Kvyat drove for Toro Rosso in 2014, then moved up to Red Bull in 2015. That stint didn't last long however, as Red Bull elevated 19-year-old Max Verstappen into Kvyat's seat before the Spanish Grand Prix in May, which Verstappen won . That move came despite Kvyat finishing on the podium in China in the third race of the season. Read More...

Nico Rosberg fastest in Friday practice at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Mercedes duel is hitting full throttle at the U.S. Grand Prix.

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg put more pressure on teammate and rival Lewis Hamilton by posting the fastest lap in Friday's practice sessions as he seeks to tighten his grip on a potential first title. Read More...

Made it: Haas F1 at 'home' at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Gene Haas heard the snickers, shook off the doubters and ignored the suggestion that he didn't know what he was doing.

Looking up at his name in bold letters above the Haas F1 team tent in the paddock this week at the U.S. Grand Prix, it's easy to allow him a few moments of self-congratulation heading into his team's "home" race this weekend. Read More...

Formula One star Hamilton snaps pic, takes all questions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) As promised, Lewis Hamilton had his phone ready for a picture. Only this time, he handed it off to Romain Grosjean to do the honors.

Two weeks after criticism of his behavior during the drivers' news conference in Japan sparked a feud with some media, the Mercedes driver welcomed all questions at the U.S. Grand Prix with an eye toward poking fun at his critics. Read More...