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Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) Lewis Hamilton's bid for a third Formula One title is gathering momentum after another convincing win in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's status as his main challenger is under threat from a resurgent Ferrari team.

Hamilton won the race from pole position to strengthen his overall lead in the standings with his third win in four races, and 36th of his career. He is already 27 points ahead of Rosberg and 28 clear of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel - the only driver to beat Hamilton so far. Read More...

Ricciardo loses 3rd engine of season

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) Four races into the Formula One season, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has already used up three of his four allocated engines and the pressure is increasing on manufacturer Renault.

Ricciardo's engine blew spectacularly moments before the end of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, but the Australian driver had just about enough momentum to crawl across the line in sixth place. Read More...

Hamilton on pole for Bahrain Grand Prix

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position for the first time after clinching his fourth straight pole of the season on Saturday, well ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton, who leads Formula One after winning two of three races so far, finished 0.411 seconds ahead of Vettel, and 0.558 clear of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who began the previous two Bahrain GPs from pole. Read More...

Hamilton leads final practice in Bahrain

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton warmed up for qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix with the fastest time in the third practice session Saturday.

Hamilton, the championship leader after winning two of the opening three races, aims for a fourth straight pole position in the evening qualifying session. Read More...

Go-ahead for 2016 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) Formula One commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone says the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will make its debut next season, despite concerns over the country's human rights record.

Known as the Baku European Grand Prix, it is to be held as a street race in the country's capital, Baku. Read More...

Rosberg fastest in second practice

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday, showing he's well positioned to take his first pole position of the season.

Rosberg has taken pole in the last two races in Bahrain and will look to complete a hat trick in qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton has never taken pole here but won last year ahead of Rosberg when the race was raced under floodlights for the first time. Read More...

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