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Verstappen blames Grosjean for crash

MONACO (AP) Teenage driver Max Verstappen is making a name for himself in his first Formula One season for Toro Rosso with aggressive driving and a love of overtaking.

However, the 17-year-old's performance at Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix will be remembered for a late crash as he tried to squeeze past French driver Romain Grosjean. Read More...

McLaren's barren F1 run finally over

MONACO (AP) It shows how far McLaren's confidence has fallen that Jenson Button's eighth place finish at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday was greeted almost like a win.

McLaren's worst ever start to the season meant it had failed to score a point in the opening five races, despite boasting two former world champions in Button and Fernando Alonso. Read More...

Hamilton takes Monaco GP pole position

MONACO (AP) Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton clinched his first ever pole at the Monaco Grand Prix after a strong drive Saturday while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will start from second as he bids to win the race for the third straight year.

In last year's race, Rosberg took pole but angered Hamilton when he crashed under no apparent pressure right at the end of the session, bringing it to a halt just as the British driver was poised to beat his time. Read More...

McLaren's woes continues at Monaco

MONACO (AP) McLaren's disappointing season showed no signs of improvement Saturday at the Monaco Grand Prix as Fernando Alonso's car stalled in qualifying with an apparent electrical failure and Jenson Button missed out on qualifying inside the top 10.

Button looked set to reach Q3 - the top 10 times in qualifying - for the first time this season until an incident involving Nico Rosberg meant he lost valuable time taking evasive action. Read More...

Vettel leads final Monaco practice

MONACO (AP) Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the third and final practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, finishing ahead of Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton on Formula One's demanding street circuit.

Vettel, who won the Malaysian GP earlier in the season, left it late for a best lap of 1 minute, 16.143 seconds as drivers tested out the new and quicker supersoft tires ahead of qualifying later Saturday. Read More...

Grosjean hit with 5-place grid penalty

MONACO (AP) French driver Romain Grosjean was handed a five-place grid penalty at the Monaco Grand Prix because of an unscheduled gearbox change.

Race regulations stipulate that drivers have to complete six consecutive races before they are allowed to change gearboxes. Monaco is the sixth race of the season. Read More...

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