Verstappen bounces back with dominant win at Japanese Grand Prix

[ad_1] SUZUKA, Japan — Max Verstappen’s record-breaking dominance in Formula 1 resumed Sunday with his victory in the Japanese Grand Prix, leading almost the entire race on a sunny day in central Japan. His abrupt breakdown two weeks ago in Melbourne, Australia, looks like a blip in his total command over F1. He was out … Read more

Verstappen is back after troubles in Australia and claims pole in Japan

[ad_1] SUZUKA, Japan — Max Verstappen was asked a few days ago if he had concerns going into the Japanese Grand Prix. His rear brakes caught fire just two weeks ago at the Australian GP, forcing him out on the fourth lap. “No, no,” Verstappen replied. True to his word. No worries. The Dutchman claimed … Read more

Verstappen hopes to use Japan’s high-speed Suzuka circuit to reassert his dominance in Formula 1

[ad_1] SUZUKA, Japan — Max Verstappen said he found Japan‘s Suzuka circuit “intimidating” the first time he navigated a Formula 1 car around the figure-eight layout with its high-speed corners and narrow confines. No longer daunted by Suzuka, the track looks like an ideal bounce-back destination for Verstappen. In the last F1 race two weeks … Read more

Amid drama around Formula 1, FIA president issues letter to membership defending his leadership

[ad_1] The head of Formula 1’s governing body has issued a passionate defense of his leadership, claiming a pair of whistleblower complaints against him were meant to “destabilize me as President of the FIA, but also of questioning the integrity of our respected organization.” In a letter sent to FIA membership, a copy of which … Read more

Hamilton praises F1 Academy director Susie Wolff over legal action against FIA

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia — Lewis Hamilton criticized FIA while supporting Susie Wolff’s “bravery” for filing a criminal complaint against auto racing’s governing body in the French courts. Wolff, who is married to Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff, and director of the all-female junior racing series F1 Academy, on Wednesday said she had begun … Read more

Column: F1 needs to take control of the Red Bull drama as Horner accuser files FIA complaint

[ad_1] If Christian Horner had his way, this messy saga over an allegation of misconduct made against him by an employee would be forgotten by now. He was cleared of wrongdoing by parent company Red Bull ahead of Formula 1’s season-opening race last month and Horner has delivered on his “business as usual” promise. Max … Read more

Denny Hamlin wins tire-management NASCAR race at Bristol, his 4th victory at the famed bullring

[ad_1] Denny Hamlin won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. in the final laps for his fourth victory at the famed short track. Hamlin also won at NASCAR’s bullring last September. This one was much different. Tire issues hampered most everyone all … Read more

Kyle Larson again wins at Las Vegas to keep Chevrolet undefeated on NASCAR season

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — There’s a tradition at Hendrick Motorsports to ring the winning bell throughout the North Carolina shop after every NASCAR victory. As motivation to have the best year of his career, Kyle Larson’s team decided to bring a bell on the road so avoid having to wait to return to Charlotte to … Read more

Column: Horner dodges through messy F1 opening amid leaked evidence, Verstappen’s father, fan flames

[ad_1] Christian Horner said midway through his Red Bull internal investigation that it was “business as normal” for the Formula 1 team and star of “Drive to Survive,” and he wasn’t kidding. Horner in one race weekend alone gave Netflix an entire season of material in what could be the performance of his lifetime. Cleared … Read more

F1 champion Max Verstappen wins season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix amid Red Bull turmoil

[ad_1] SAKHIR, Bahrain — Formula 1 champion Max Verstappen eased to victory in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday despite the turmoil surrounding his Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. Verstappen started on pole position and was never seriously challenged on his way to a commanding one-two win for Red Bull ahead of his … Read more