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Rueful Rosberg misses out on F1 title

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Nico Rosberg's bid to overtake teammate Lewis Hamilton in the standings for his first title on the final day of a gripping Formula One season lasted three seconds.

That was the time it took Hamilton to shoot past him as he coasted to victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and secured his second championship. Read More...

Button's F1 future remains unclear

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Former champion Jenson Button's future in Formula One remains uncertain, and his fifth-place finish at Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix could yet prove the final race of a distinguished career.

Button faces an anxious wait before McLaren announces its driver lineup for 2015 early next month, with two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso widely touted to replace him after leaving Ferrari. Read More...

Schumacher faces long recovery

BERLIN (AP) Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher continues to make progress as he recovers at home from last December's skiing accident.

Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, tells German TV station RTL that the seven-time champion is "making progress considering the severity of his injury" and "you have to give it time. I think you really just have to have patience." Read More...

Rosberg takes pole for Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Nico Rosberg has pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Now he just needs someone to get in the way of title rival Lewis Hamilton.

The Formula One world championship will go to one of the two Mercedes rivals on Sunday, and Rosberg put himself in a competitive position by edging a nervy-looking Hamilton in Saturday's qualifying to secure a third straight pole and fourth in the past five races. Read More...

Red Bull use 'illegal' car in qualifying

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel will start Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the back of the grid after race stewards nullified their qualifying results because of an illegal aerodynamic influence on both cars.

Ricciardo and Vettel finished fifth and sixth respectively in Saturday's qualifying session, but were then disqualified after the race's technical delegate found that there was excessive flex in the front wing flaps. Read More...

Perez signs long deal with Force India

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Force India team.

He joined Force India this year after one season with McLaren and secured third place at the Bahrain Grand Prix in April. But since then he has finished no higher than sixth and retired from three races. Read More...


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