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Hamilton calls for better anti-racism focus and unity in F1

Jul 13, 2020 - 5:43 PM

Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton feels some teams are not doing enough to show solidarity with the anti-racism movement

FOR A CAUSE. Lewis Hamilton has been at the forefront of Formula One's advocacy against racism. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

'About equality, not politics,' Hamilton says as 6 drivers refuse to take knee

Jul 06, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver in Formula One, kneels before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix while wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt

TAKING A STAND. Lewis Hamilton says taking a knee is an 'emotional and poignant chapter in the progress of making F1 a more diverse and inclusive sport.' Photo from Twitter/@F1

Hamilton eyes Schumacher record as F1 steps into brave new world

Jun 29, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Lewis Hamilton, powered by the all-conquering Mercedes, goes in search of a seventh drivers' title to equal the record of Michael Schumacher

RETURN. Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton says it feels great to be back after missing driving so much. Photo by Guiseppe Cacace/AFP

Audi parts with Formula E star who used ringer in virtual race

May 27, 2020 - 5:47 PM

After initially suspending Daniel Abt, Audi parts ways with the German driver for cheating in a charity video game race

SCANDAL. Formula E champion Daniel Abt owns up to his 'huge mistake.' Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Motorsport great Stirling Moss dies aged 90

Apr 12, 2020 - 8:51 PM

Formula One legend Stirling Moss, widely regarded as the greatest driver never to win a world championship, dies following a long illness

SPORTS ROYALTY.  Stirling Moss has been inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1990 and knighted by Prince Charles in 2000. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Auto industry races to make ventilators during virus crisis

Apr 01, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Some experts say building critical care ventilators will require different techniques and procedures from what a car factory normally sees

This handout picture made available on March 30, 2020 by Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT shows workers assembling ventilators manufactured at the company's plant of Martorell. - Throughout Europe, in the face of a shortage of masks, gloves or ventilators, all kinds of industries are striving to adapt their production line to put it at the service of the fight against the coronavirus. (Photo by Handout / SEAT / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / SEAT " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

LIST: How the coronavirus has hit global sports

Mar 27, 2020 - 5:59 PM

(UPDATED) Sporting events worldwide come to a complete standstill as the virus continues to wreak havoc

MAJOR HIT. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been pushed back to 2021. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA-EFE

Sporting calendar shredded as coronavirus ravages top events

Mar 14, 2020 - 11:06 PM

All major sporting events worldwide are swept aside by the coronavirus pandemic

Formula One in turmoil as 3 races scrapped on eve of season

Mar 14, 2020 - 12:42 PM

The cancelation of F1 races in Australia, Vietnam, and Bahrain leave motorsport chiefs scrambling to revise the calendar

NO GO. F1 races may resume in May, but remains subject for review due the virus pandemic. Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP

Formula One in turmoil as season-opening Australian Grand Prix canceled

Mar 13, 2020 - 2:18 PM

More Formula One races are feared to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic

CANCELED. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was supposed to see action in the Australian Grand Prix. File photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Don't donate infant formula milk to disaster victims – nutrition council

Nov 04, 2019 - 3:38 PM

This is to avoid diarrhea among evacuees. In cases when it's absolutely necessary to feed babies with formula milk, these must be prepared by health and nutrition workers.

BREAST MILK ONLY. The Department of Health and National Nutrition Council discourage donations of infant formula milk to disaster and crisis victims. Photo by AFP

'Overwhelmed' Hamilton wins 6th world title, closes in on Schumacher record

Nov 04, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Lewis Hamilton adds the 2019 title to previous triumphs in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018 as he trails Michael Schumacher, who has 7 championships

KING OF THE TRACK. Lewis Hamilton wins his third straight world title. Photo from Twitter/@F1

Singapore air 'unhealthy' ahead of Formula One race

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Singapore suffers from the smoke from forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia

SINGAPORE SKYLINE. Singapore suffers from haze brought by forest fires in Indonesia. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

'Don't blame me for boring races,' says Hamilton after another F1 win

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Lewis Hamilton wins his second straight French Grand Prix in a largely uneventful race

PILING IT UP. Lewis Hamilton secures his 79th career victory. Photo from Hamilton's Twitter account (@LewisHamilton)

Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

May 21, 2019 - 6:33 PM

The three-time Formula One world champion enthralled race fans worldwide for his track victories and comeback from a horrific crash

LEGEND. Austrian Niki Lauda has been hailed as a ‘role model for courage’ and ‘a benchmark’ for the sport. Photo by Erwin Scheriau/APA/AFP

Formula One in talks over second China GP, road race on card

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:56 PM

A second grand prix in China will mostly likely be held on the streets

ROAD RACE. Formula One is in talks with China after Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins the Shanghai GP. File photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Formula One braced for season of change and challenge

Mar 11, 2019 - 6:14 PM

The prospect of a messy 'no-deal Brexit' and widespread team changes pose new challenges for Formula One's 70th season

STRETCHED. Formula One's upcoming season will be its longest since 1963. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Formula One heads to Netflix to rev up younger audience

Mar 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Documentary series 'Formula 1: Drive to Survive' retraces the events of the 2018 world championship and aims to 'bring F1 to popular culture'

Hanoi to host F1 race in 2020

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Vietnam will just be the third Southeast Asian country to host a Formula One race after Malaysia and Singapore

HIGH SPEED. Drivers compete during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit last September. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Lewis Hamilton: Humble beginnings to F1 hero status

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:37 PM

The British racer becomes just the third driver to win a fifth Formula One world title, joining Michael Schumacher and Juan-Manuel Fangio

PANTHEON. Mercedes' star Lewis Hamilton cements his place as one of the best Formula One racers in history. File photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari too slow to recognize mistakes

Oct 22, 2018 - 9:35 PM

Ferrari reverts to older car specifications at the Circuit of the Americas and is rewarded with Kimi Raikkonen's first win for the team since 2009

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Sebastian Vettel feels Ferrari did not understand what was wrong with its upgrades. File photo by Carl de Souza/AFP

Next stop F1? Mick Schumacher can be 'one of sport's greats'

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:14 AM

The teenage son of Michael Schumacher rules the Formula Three European Championship

NEXT GEN. Germany's Mick Schumacher of Prema Theodore Racing celebrates with champagne on the podium after winning the Formula 3 European title on Germany's Hockenheim circuit. Photo by AFP

Leclerc replaces Raikkonen in 'dream' move to Ferrari

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Veteran Kimi Raikkonen returns to his first Formula One team Sauber

DREAM. Charles Leclerc will be taking Kimi Raikkonen's place in Ferrari next year in his second Formula One season. Photo from Instagram (@charles_leclerc7)

Alonso to retire from Formula One at end of season

Aug 15, 2018 - 3:28 PM

Formula One icon Fernando Alonso says it's time for him to 'move on' after 17 years

MOVING ON. F1 racer Fernando Alonso looks forward to ‘new exciting challenges’ after the season. Photo by Jean-Francois Monier/AFP

F1 chiefs rule out Miami Grand Prix in 2019

Jul 24, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Florida is still a possibility for the race in 2020

CHAMPION. Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton made his way from 14th place to first during the 2018 German Formula One Grand Prix. Photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Former F1 racer Felipe Massa zigzags his way to Manila

Jun 06, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The motorsport great visits the country to inspire budding Filipino racers and showcase the electric kart

Vettel holds off Hamilton to take Australian GP thriller

Mar 25, 2018 - 3:32 PM

This is Vettel's 48th win in his 200th GP

THRILLER. Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel (C) celebrates his victory on the podium next to second-placed Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) and 3rd-placed Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen (R) after the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 25, 2018. Photo by William West/AFP

Hello halo: Thong-like safety device divides F1

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:41 AM

The halos protect drivers from flying debris following the fatal crashes of Jules Bianchi at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix and Justin Wilson in an IndyCar race in 2015

PRE-SEASON TESTING. Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel driving at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo on the outskirts of Barcelona during the first day of the second week of tests for the Formula One Grand Prix season. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Sebastian Vettel wins Brazilian GP after 7 winless outings

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:48 PM

The Brazilian GP also marks local hero Felipe Massa's last race

PENULTIMATE VICTOR. Sebastian Vettel finally wins his 5th title this year after 8 winless races. Photo by Carl de Souza/AFP

Formula One: Paradise postponed? Not for Hamilton in Brazil

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Attention is on Lewis Hamilton for more than one reason this weekend when he heads Mercedes’ bid to consolidate their title-winning supremacy at the Brazilian Grand Prix

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton dodges taxes on jet – leaks

Nov 07, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Hamilton is allegedly involved in an artificial leasing business scheme to get multi-million-pound VAT rebates

UNDER INVESTIGATION. Social media has shown that Lewis Hamilton has been using it private jet for personal uses. Photo from Instagram @lewishamilton

China emerges as overall winner in the PH leg of F4 South East Asia

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Local bet Ben Grimes bags second place for this round, which was held at the Clark International Speedway, Pampanga

F1: Vettel keeps hopes alive with Mexico pole, Hamilton in third

Oct 29, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Vettel took his 50th pole position with a record lap in 1:16.488

Sebastian Vettel meraih podium pertama dalam Seri GP Australia di Sirkuit Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Minggu (26/03). Foto oleh PAUL CROCK / AFP

F1: Hamilton stunned by Vettel lack of fight

Oct 23, 2017 - 10:33 AM

Mercedes clinches its fourth consecutive constructors' championship

F1: Hamilton on U.S. pole, doubts title will be wrapped up

Oct 22, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Hamilton lands another record-breaking 72nd pole position

RECORD BREAKING. World championship leader Lewis Hamilton roars to his 72nd pole position. Photo from FIA

WATCH: 2017 Formula 4 South East Asia Championship

Oct 21, 2017 - 9:08 AM

Races commence on Saturday, October 21. Tune in at 2:30pm and 4:45pm

Petron presents Philippine Leg of Formula 4 SEA

Oct 20, 2017 - 7:02 PM

The races kick off October 20 and culminate on October 22

Not so fast, Lewis Hamilton warns boy racers

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Hamilton feels old when young racers such as Verstappen loom in his mirrors

POLE POSITION. Elder statesman Lewis Hamilton (C) leads the pack by 59 points and could be crowned champion for the fourth time at the next race in Austin, Texas. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP PHOTO

Ruthless Lewis Hamilton roars to Japan victory

Oct 08, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Hamilton stretches his Formula One championship lead over Vettel to 59 points with just 100 left to play for.

BIG WIN. Lewis Hamilton dominated from pole, steering his Mercedes to a crushing eighth win of the year. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Petron announced as F4 SEA’s official fuel and engine oil partner

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:19 PM

The races will be held in Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand

Verstappen wins final Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton finished second to extend his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel to 34 points

LAST FLAG. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won the final edition of the Malaysian Grand Prix. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Lewis Hamilton wins crucial, chaotic Singapore Grand Prix

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:47 AM

With his 60th race victory and seventh this season, Hamilton stands 28 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel with 6 grands prix left this year

ANOTHER WIN. Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix in Singapore on September 17, 2017. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

TIMELINE: 10 years of Singapore Grand Prix

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:55 AM

As it celebrates its 10th year on September 15 17 we take a look at how the Singapore Grand Prix race has grown through the years

Hamilton: Hanya Tuhan yang tahu kapan saya akan pensiun

Jun 23, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Beredar kabar Hamilton akan pensiun setelah musim balap 2017 berakhir

Foto diambil dari @LewisHamilton

Formula 1: Hamilton juara GP Spanyol

May 14, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Sebastian Vettel sempat memberikan perlawanan sengit

Lewis Hamilton sukses meraih podium pertama di ajang GP Spanyol, Minggu malam, (14/5). Foto diambil dari @F1/Twitter

Malaysia to scrap F1 after 2017 due to rising costs, poor sales

Apr 07, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Sepang circuit was drawing just a third of its capacity and TV ratings were poor

RACE SCRAPPED. Malaysia officials say they weren't seeing a return on the $67.6 million investment each year to host the F1 races at Sepang International Circuit. Photo from Wikipedia

Juara GP Australia, Vettel: Serasa di bulan

Mar 26, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Ini pertamakalinya Ferrari meraih podium pertama sejak 2015

Jadwal lengkap balapan Formula One Musim 2017

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:33 PM

F1 2017 dimulai dari Melbourne dan berakhir di Abu Dhabi

Barisan mobil Formula One di Grand Prix Meksiko musim 2016 lalu. Foto oleh Alfredo Estrella/AFP

2016 is a year of big money deals in sports

Dec 20, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Let s have a look at the money that flooded into sports in 2016

BIG INCOME. The NBA is one of the sports leagues that enjoyed a spike in TV income in 2016. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Pensiun dari F1, Nico Rosberg ingin jadi bintang film?

Dec 11, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Apa rencana Nico Rosberg pasca menyatakan pensiun dari dunia balap mobil?

Nico Rosberg berhasil meraih gelar juara dunia Formula One musim 2016. Foto oleh Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP