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Hamilton and Vettel's friendly rivalry faces test in Monaco

MONACO (AP) The chummy rivalry between Formula One champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel could be tested at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, an unforgiving circuit where drivers are often pushed to the limit.

After five races, four-time F1 champion Vettel is six points clear of three-time champion Hamilton. They have two wins each and are relishing what is, surprisingly, their first championship tussle. Read More...

Vettel still confident despite Hamilton's win at Spanish GP

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Sebastian Vettel lost the battle, not the Formula One title.

Despite a great start in individual duels with Mercedes, Ferrari's top driver finished Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix exactly where he started: in second place behind Lewis Hamilton. Read More...

1 year on, Verstappen sees fickle side of F1 at Spanish GP

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) A year can be a long time in Formula One.

Max Verstappen learned just how fickle fortune can be on Sunday when he crashed out on the opening lap of the Spanish Grand Prix. Read More...

Strategy, teamwork help Hamilton win Spanish GP over Vettel

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) Thanks to superior strategy and some help from his teammate, Lewis Hamilton tightened the early title race in Formula One after beating Sebastian Vettel to win the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.

Hamilton saw his advantage of a pole position evaporate when Vettel beat him to the first corner, but Mercedes' decision to have Hamilton finish the race on faster tires allowed the British driver to overtake Vettel's Ferrari with more than 20 laps left. Read More...

Hamilton takes pole at Spanish GP ahead of Vettel

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) Lewis Hamilton took pole position ahead of Sebastian Vettel at the Spanish Grand Prix, restoring Mercedes' dominance in Formula One qualifying on Saturday.

Hamilton gave Mercedes its 19th pole in 20 races, two weeks after F1 leader Vettel broke its run at the Russian GP in a one-two with Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Read More...

Alonso's McLaren breaks again, Mercedes soars in practice

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) Just when McLaren had nowhere to go but up, it sunk to a new low when Fernando Alonso's first lap of practice for the Spanish Grand Prix ended in a puff of smoke and a pool of engine fluid on Friday.

White smoke enveloped the two-time Formula One champion when his McLaren spun out of a turn and into the gravel at the start of the morning session at the Circuit Barcelona-Catalunya. Read More...

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