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Rosberg on pole for Hungarian Grand Prix

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday for the Hungarian Grand Prix while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton will start at the back of the race grid as an engine fire prevented him setting a qualifying time.

Rosberg's time of 1 minute, 22.715 seconds at the Hungaroring was 0.486 seconds ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel while Valtteri Bottas of Williams qualified third. Read More...

Ferrari gamble for Raikkonen misfires

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Kimi Raikkonen has had little to celebrate in this Formula One season and an unsuccessful gamble in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday will likely extend his cheerless run.

With the Finnish driver in 14th place near the end of the first part of qualifying, Ferrari decided to keep Raikkonen on ice, hoping to save some tire wear, and betting that no one from the slower Caterham or Marussia teams would better him. Read More...

Hamilton heads final practice in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the fastest time in the third and final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Hamilton's fastest lap of 1 minute, 24.048 seconds was just 0.047 seconds ahead of Rosberg, who leads the driver's championship. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel was third, 0.407 seconds behind Hamilton, followed by Valtteri Bottas of Williams, Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. Read More...

Mercedes drivers lead Hungarian practice

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg second.

Hamilton's best lap of 1 minute, 24.482 seconds was 0.238 seconds faster than Rosberg's in the second session. Read More...

Hamilton hoping to extend Mercedes deal

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Lewis Hamilton says he and Mercedes want to extend his contract beyond next year, although they have yet to hold formal talks about a new deal.

"We haven't sat down yet but the team knows that I would like to push to continue and they've made it clear they'd like to do the same," Hamilton said on Thursday at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Read More...

Perez excited about home Mexico GP

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Formula One driver Sergio Perez is confident preparations will be completed in time so his Mexico homeland will be able to host a grand prix in 2015, its first since 1992.

Perez said on Thursday he was "proud and excited," and the Force India driver expected the race to be held near the end of next year to have more time to rebuild the circuit. He said the contest would be "great for my country and all the fans back home." Read More...

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