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Formula One enters esports with virtual championship

LONDON (AP) Formula One is creating a virtual championship for gamers.

The esports competition will begin in September and F1's owners hope it will "build a greater connection with wider audiences, especially younger fans." Read More...

Hamilton needs a break in tense F1 title fight with Vettel

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Heading into Formula One's mid-season break, Lewis Hamilton is completely drained.

It has been a topsy-turvy 11 races so far, with nine to come after a month off. Hamilton trails F1 leader Sebastian Vettel by 14 points, with both drivers winning four races. But Mercedes has struggled with reliability issues on its tires and problems with car balance, all of which has taken its toll on Hamilton. Read More...

Robert Kubica's test drive could be another step toward F1

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) While others do routine Formula One testing this week, it will mean so much more for Polish driver Robert Kubica.

Kubica, who last raced in F1 seven years ago, will drive the Renault F1 car on Tuesday in the first of two days of testing at the Hungaroring circuit in Hungary. If he does well, it will be another step toward F1 for Kubica - six years after sustaining serious right arm injuries. Read More...

Vettel's luck changes for the better as he wins Hungarian GP

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Sebastian Vettel's luck changed for the better at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, where the German driver won to extend his championship lead over archrival Lewis Hamilton by 14 points heading into the summer break.

Vettel's fourth win of the season came from pole position, on a Hungaroring track where overtaking is notoriously difficult. Yet his 46th career win turned out to be anything but a processional affair. Read More...

Hamilton happy to keep his word, after losing crucial points

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Lewis Hamilton was happy he kept his word, despite losing crucial points at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Hamilton could have taken third place, and limited the points damage after championship leader Sebastian Vettel won the race. Read More...

Heat gets to some drivers at sun-soaked Hungarian Grand Prix

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Daniel Ricciardo described Max Verstappen's driving as "amateur" after his Red Bull teammate knocked him out of the Hungarian Grand Prix, while two other drivers were involved in a post-race feud on Sunday.

With the asphalt track temperatures well over 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit), the heat in Hungary seemingly got to some drivers. Read More...