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Hamilton's woes piling up after qualifying run ends early

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) Crouching down by the side of his Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton lowered his head and stayed perfectly still for several moments.

The British driver looked lost in thought, deep in contemplation, seemingly unable to believe what happened on Saturday. A hydraulic failure had just ended his qualifying run prematurely, dropping Formula One's all-time record-holder for pole positions to 14th on the grid for Sunday's race. Read More...

Vettel takes pole for German GP; Hamilton down in 14th

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) Sebastian Vettel secured pole position for the German Grand Prix on Saturday while Lewis Hamilton's hopes took another blow.

Already trailing Vettel by eight points in the title race, Hamilton starts Sunday's race from 14th place after a hydraulic failure. Read More...

Verstappen sets new lap record in second German GP practice

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) Max Verstappen set a new lap record in leading the second practice for the German Grand Prix on Friday.

The 20-year-old Dutch driver clocked 1 minute, 13.085 seconds to eclipse veteran Kimi Raikkonen's time of 1:13.78 from 2004. Read More...

F1 opens tender process for next tire supplier from 2020-23

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) Formula One has opened the tender process for its next tire supplier from 2020-23, when it will move toward narrower front tires and scrap warming blankets.

The current model of tires would be kept in place for 2020, motorsport's governing body FIA said on its website, with proposed changes only effective from 2021. Potential suppliers have until Aug. 31 to bid, after which F1 owners Liberty will need their choice approved by FIA. Read More...

Mercedes gives Valtteri Bottas 1-year contract extension

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) Mercedes has given Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas only moderate backing by offering him a new one-year contract.

Although Bottas has the option for an extra year in 2020, the Finnish driver will have to prove he deserves it with strong performances in 2019. Read More...

Ricciardo's German GP hopes all but ended by grid penalty

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's hopes of winning the German Grand Prix have been rocked by a grid penalty for using too many engine parts.

The Australian driver, who has won twice this season, will start Sunday's race at Hockenheim from the back of the grid. Read More...

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