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'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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tak meraih gelar juara dunia, Hamilton jadi sosok yang lebih bijaksana

Nov 28, 2016 - 10:41 PM

Meskipun kalah dalam perebutan gelar juara dunia Hamilton menjadi sosok yang berbeda di musim 2016 kali ini

Meskipun 'finish' terdepan di Grand Prix Abu Dhabi, Lewis Hamilton kalah dalam perebutan gelar juara dunia F1 2016 dari Nico Rosberg.

Hasil Formula 1: Hamilton juarai GP Brasil, penentuan juara makin ketat

Nov 14, 2016 - 9:21 AM

Penentuan gelar juara dunia Formula 1 akan berlangsung pada balapan seri terakhir di Abu Dhabi pada 27 November

Ekspresi kemenangan Lewis Hamilton menjuarai balapan F1 GP Brasil, pada 13 November 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@F1

Hasil kualifikasi Formula 1 GP Brasil: Hamilton dan Rosberg di baris depan

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:23 AM

Rosberg bisa menjadi juara musim ini jika menang di Brasil

Lewis Hamilton memulai balapan Formula 1 GP Brasil dari posisi terdepan. Foto dari Twitter/@F1

Lewis Hamilton wins Mexican Grand Prix 2016, keeps title bid alive

Oct 31, 2016 - 1:39 PM

It s a near flawless drive by Hamilton en route to his second win in succession his eighth of the season and the 51st of his career

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team British driver Lewis Hamilton (R), raises his trophy in the podium at the end of the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix, at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City on October 30, 2016. Ulises Ruiz Basurto / POOL / AFP

Hasil Formula 1: Juarai GP Meksiko, Hamilton tunda mimpi Rosberg

Oct 31, 2016 - 9:34 AM

Rosberg finish di posisi 2 gagal menjadi juara F1 musim ini di Meksiko

Pembalap tim Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, menjuarai Grand Prix Formula 1 Meksiko pada 30 Oktober 2016. Foto dari

Formula 1: Hamilton ‘start’ terdepan di GP Meksiko

Oct 30, 2016 - 9:13 AM

Rosberg bisa jadi juara dunia jika memenangi GP Meksiko dan Hamilton ‘finish’ di luar 9 besar

Lewis Hamilton jelang sesi kualifikasi F1 GP Meksiko, pada 29 Oktober 2016. Foto dari

LIVE BLOG: Formula 1 GP Malaysia

Oct 02, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Musim lalu Lewis Hamilton berhasil menaklukkan Sirkuit Sepang

Sirkuit Sepang Malaysia

Hasil kualifikasi F1 Italia: Hamilton mulai dari ‘pole position’

Sep 03, 2016 - 10:42 PM

Duo Mercedes Hamilton dan Rosberg akan memulai dari posisi pertama dan kedua

Lewis Hamilton akan memulai GP Italia dari posisi pertama. Foto dari Twitter/@F1

Felipe Massa akan pensiun dari F1 akhir musim ini

Sep 02, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Kontrak Felipe Massa di Williams habis tahun ini

Pembalap tim Williams, Felipe Massa, pensiun dari Formula 1 pada akhir musim ini. Foto dari Twitter/@WilliamsRacing

Hasil Formula 1: Nico Rosberg tercepat di GP Belgia

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:48 PM

Nico Rosberg memimpin balapan GP Belgia sejak lap pertama

Nico Rosberg pertama kali memenangi balapan F1 GP Belgia, pada 28 Agustus 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@f1

LIVE BLOG: Formula 1 — GP Belgia

Aug 28, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Mampukah Lewis Hamilton kembali menjadi juara di Belgia meski memulai dari belakang?

F1 GP Belgia akan digelar pada Minggu, 28 Agustus 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@F1

Formula One: GP Belgia dalam angka

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Lewis Hamilton juarai GP Belgia tahun lalu Ini adalah balapan pertama Formula 1 tanpa Rio Haryanto musim ini

Sirkuit Spa-Francorchamps. Foto dari Twitter/@F1

Mengenal peran ‘reserve driver’ di Formula One

Aug 25, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Karena tak sanggup penuhi kontrak Rio Haryanto didapuk menjadi pembalap cadangan Manor Racing Apa saja perannya?

Pembalap Manor Racing asal Indonesia Rio Haryanto (depan) melaju di depan rekan setimnya asal Jerman, Pascal Wehrlein, saat balap Formula 1 seri ke-11 Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest, pada 24 Juli 2016. Foto oleh Manor Racing

F1 driver Rio Haryanto replaced by Esteban Ocon – Manor

Aug 10, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Haryanto confirms that his contract with Manor is over and that he is in discussions about his next move

RIO HARYANTO. Manor F1 Team's Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto during the third practice session ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Germany at the Hockenheim circuit, southern Germany, on July 30, 2016. File photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP

Apa saja upaya Pertamina pertahankan Rio Haryanto di Formula 1?

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:43 PM

Rio Haryanto masih perlu membayar 7 juta euro lagi agar tetap balapan di Formula 1 musim 2016

Hasil Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton kembali tercepat di GP Inggris

Jul 10, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Pembalap asal Inggris Lewis Hamilton kembali menjadi juara di negerinya sendiri seperti tahun lalu

Hamilton menjadi juara di rumah sendiri. Foto dari Twitter/@F1