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Hamilton claims US Grand Prix pole, Vettel No. 2

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Every time he gets behind the wheel in Texas, Lewis Hamilton keeps smashing track records.

Hamilton set a third in two days at the Circuit of the Americas and grabbed pole position Saturday for the U.S. Grand Prix, with title rival Sebastian Vettel getting a big push on his final lap to grab second. Read More...

Haas F1 tussling in middle of pack in 2nd season

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) For a second-year Formula One team, Haas F1 should be all smiles.

The only U.S.-based team on the grid has faster cars and has already scored more points this year behind veteran drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen than it did in all of 2016. Read More...

Hamilton quickest in practice at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lewis Hamilton is driving the Circuit of the Americas like he has won here four times before.

The Mercedes driver and Formula One season championship points leader posted the fastest laps in Friday's two practice sessions for the U.S. Grand Prix, putting more pressure on title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, who spun into the gravel and completed just 11 laps in the afternoon session. Read More...

Red Bull rising into the form expected when the season began

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Young "Mad Max" Verstappen had plenty to be angry about for the first half of the Formula One season. After his breakout season in 2016, this year had been little more than a rash of retirements, crashes and clashes with other drivers.

But a late burst over the last two races delivered his second career victory and a second-place. Those results have Red Bull rising and looking more like the fast and muscular team it was expected to be. Read More...

Verstappen extends deal with Red Bull through 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Max Verstappen, the youngest winner in Formula One history and a driver most regard as a future champion, has agreed to stay with Red Bull through the 2020 season.

Red Bull announced the deal Friday before the start of practice at the U.S. Grand Prix. Red Bull had been eager to lock down their rising star for the long term before he could be poached away. Read More...

A long road back to F1 for New Zealand's Brendon Hartley

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Several years after thinking his Formula One career was over before it really even started, Brendon Hartley finds himself right back where he always dreamed he'd be: in the driver's seat and ready to race.

Hartley will make his F1 debut this weekend at the U.S. Grand Prix after a surprise call from Toro Rosso and a quick trip to Texas to meet the team. Read More...

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