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Button urges Hamilton to extend Mercedes contract

LONDON (AP) Lewis Hamilton's delay in committing his future to Mercedes is perplexing to former Formula One champion Jenson Button.

Hamilton, the reigning F1 champion, has yet to decide where he's racing after this season despite being a favorite to clinch his seventh title this season and equal the record held by Michael Schumacher. Read More...

Mercedes dominant again in Formula One preseason testing

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) Using its innovative steering wheel system, Mercedes continued to dominate in Formula One preseason testing on Friday, with Valtteri Bottas leading teammate Lewis Hamilton at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit.

On the third and final day of testing this week, Bottas was nearly eight tenths of a second faster than Hamilton, and nobody else was able to get any closer. Read More...

F1 tests: Mercedes innovates with wheel adjustment system

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) Veteran Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time on the second day of Formula One preseason testing on Thursday, but Mercedes still garnered more attention by introducing an innovative wheel adjustment system.

On-board footage showed defending champion Lewis Hamilton pulling the steering wheel back and forth on the front straight to apparently change the angle of the front wheels on his Mercedes car. Read More...

Hamilton, Bottas clock fastest times as F1 testing starts

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas sent an ominous signal to their challengers after clocking the two fastest lap times on the first day of Formula One's preseason testing.

Hamilton set the top time of Wednesday's opening session's of 1 minute, 16.976 seconds, after he took over from Bottas behind the wheel of the new Silver Arrow for the 2020 season. Bottas' best effort was 0.337 seconds slower. Read More...

Raikkonen on course to break F1 record for most race starts

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) Former champion Kimi Raikkonen enters the new season with a chance to break Formula One's record for most race starts.

The 40-year-old Raikkonen has started 312 races since his debut in 2001, leaving him just 11 race starts shy of breaking Rubens Barrichello's record of 322 between 1993-2011. Read More...

Alfa Romeo, Haas unveil cars before start of F1 preseason

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) Formula One teams Alfa Romeo and Haas unveiled their cars for the new season on Wednesday.

Former champion Kimi Raikkonen and teammate Antonio Giovinazzi pulled the tarp off their Alfa Romeo at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit just before preseason testing began. The new car, called Alfa Romeo C39, maintains the team’s white and red livery. Read More...

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