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  • FILE - In this Monday Dec. 16, 2013 file photo, former F1 driver Jackie Stewart arrives for the screening of "Weekend of a Champion", in Monaco. Formula One great Jackie Stewart has bemoaned the loss of the German Grand Prix on the calendar and is urging the sport’s bosses not to forsake tradition for money as the number of European races dwindles. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

    Formula One great Jackie Stewart has bemoaned the downfall of the German Grand Prix and is urging the sport's bosses not to forsake tradition for money as the number of European races on the calendar dwindles.

  • High winds cause damage to roof at Silverstone
    High winds cause damage to roof at Silverstone Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    The roof of the motor racing circuit that stages Formula One's British Grand Prix was being repaired on Wednesday after it was damaged by high winds and extreme weather. … More »High winds cause damage to roof at Silverstone

    High winds cause damage to roof at Silverstone

    The roof of the motor racing circuit that stages Formula One's British Grand Prix was being repaired on Wednesday after it was damaged by high winds and extreme weather. Part of the "Wing," the ...

  • Demonstrators wave flags as they attend a rally at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in protest of a bill passed by the state House critics say will lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
    The latest developments on religious objection laws Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections … More »The latest developments on religious objection laws

    Demonstrators wave flags as they attend a rally at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in protest of a bill passed by the state House critics say will lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

  • For the 2017 America's Cup contest, boats will be shrunk from 62 feet (19 metres) to 45-50 feet (13.7- 15.2 metres)
    Smaller boats agreed for America's Cup AFP News - 11 hours ago

    America's Cup teams have voted to use smaller boats in the historic contest to save money, even though the decision has caused a split. I believe this puts the America’s … More »Smaller boats agreed for America's Cup

    For the 2017 America's Cup contest, boats will be shrunk from 62 feet (19 metres) to 45-50 feet (13.7- 15.2 metres)

    America's Cup teams have voted to use smaller boats in the historic contest to save money, even though the decision has caused a split. I believe this puts the America’s Cup on a firm foundation for today and for the future," said America's Cup commercial commissioner Harvey Schiller. Italian syndicate Luna Rossa and …

  • Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman talks with his crew in the garage after practice at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, March 27, 2015. Rain delayed the practice and qualifying for Sunday's STP 500 Sprint Cup race.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
    NASCAR finds Ryan Newman's race team manipulated tires Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR levied harsh penalties against Ryan Newman's race team Tuesday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman … More »NASCAR finds Ryan Newman's race team manipulated tires

    Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman talks with his crew in the garage after practice at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, March 27, 2015. Rain delayed the practice and qualifying for Sunday's STP 500 Sprint Cup race.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR levied harsh penalties against Ryan Newman's race team Tuesday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman used at Auto Club Speedway in California.

  • Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg walks in the paddock ahead of the third practice session during the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on March 28, 2015
    Vettel's Malaysia victory 'scared' Rosberg AFP News - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 8:36 AM PHT

    Nico Rosberg admits he was 'scared' by Sebastian Vettel's debut victory for Ferrari in last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix which caught the German's Mercedes rivals by … More »Vettel's Malaysia victory 'scared' Rosberg

    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg walks in the paddock ahead of the third practice session during the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on March 28, 2015

    Nico Rosberg admits he was 'scared' by Sebastian Vettel's debut victory for Ferrari in last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix which caught the German's Mercedes rivals by surprise. Vettel stunned Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday at the Sepang International circuit with an audacious victory, his first behind …

  • Formula One: Vettel's Malaysia victory 'scared' Rosberg AFP News - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 8:09 AM PHT

    Nico Rosberg admits he was 'scared' by Sebastian Vettel's debut victory for Ferrari in last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix which caught the German's Mercedes rivals by … More »Formula One: Vettel's Malaysia victory 'scared' Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg admits he was 'scared' by Sebastian Vettel's debut victory for Ferrari in last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix which caught the German's Mercedes rivals by surprise. Vettel stunned Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday at the Sepang International circuit with an audacious victory, his first behind …

  • Fans celebrate with Colombian flags after Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, won the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race Sunday, March 29, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
    Montoya has swagger back, but also shows softer side Associated Press - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 6:11 AM PHT

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display as he walked through the … More »Montoya has swagger back, but also shows softer side

    Fans celebrate with Colombian flags after Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, won the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race Sunday, March 29, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display as he walked through the paddock, his confidence in a race car clear with every fearless move he made.

  • Former F1 driver Montagny suspended for 2 years Associated Press - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 6:21 PM PHT

    PARIS (AP) — Former Formula One driver Franck Montagny has been handed a two-year suspension by the sport's governing body after testing positive for a metabolite … More »Former F1 driver Montagny suspended for 2 years

    PARIS (AP) — Former Formula One driver Franck Montagny has been handed a two-year suspension by the sport's governing body after testing positive for a metabolite of cocaine.

  • Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel (R) celebrates next to Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on March 29, 2015
    Ferrari put fizz back into Formula One AFP News - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 12:28 PM PHT

    As Sebastian Vettel nurses his hangover, Bernie Ecclestone can raise a toast to the F1 gods after a weekend to savour in Malaysia gave the sport a reason to smile again. … More »Ferrari put fizz back into Formula One

    Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel (R) celebrates next to Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on March 29, 2015

    As Sebastian Vettel nurses his hangover, Bernie Ecclestone can raise a toast to the F1 gods after a weekend to savour in Malaysia gave the sport a reason to smile again. While Formula One's problems are hardly solved, Ferrari's resurgence will at least pique interest in a sport which was again becoming dangerously one-dimensional. …

  • Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on March 29, 2015
    Five things we learned from Malaysian GP AFP News - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 12:11 PM PHT

    Five things we learned from the Malaysian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel upset Mercedes to claim his first win for Ferrari: - Not just about the car for Vettel Despite … More »Five things we learned from Malaysian GP

    Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on March 29, 2015

    Five things we learned from the Malaysian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel upset Mercedes to claim his first win for Ferrari: - Not just about the car for Vettel Despite dozens of victories, Sebastian Vettel failed to convince everyone he was Formula One's best driver when he strode to four world titles with Red Bull. …

  • Formula One: Ferrari put fizz back into F1 AFP News - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 10:54 AM PHT

    As Sebastian Vettel nurses his hangover, Bernie Ecclestone can raise a toast to the F1 gods after a weekend to savour in Malaysia gave the sport a reason to smile ag … More »Formula One: Ferrari put fizz back into F1

    As Sebastian Vettel nurses his hangover, Bernie Ecclestone can raise a toast to the F1 gods after a weekend to savour in Malaysia gave the sport a reason to smile again.

  • Formula One: Five things we learned from Malaysian GP AFP News - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 9:49 AM PHT

    Five things we learned from the Malaysian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel upset Mercedes to claim his first win for Ferrari: - Not just about the car for Vettel Despite … More »Formula One: Five things we learned from Malaysian GP

    Five things we learned from the Malaysian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel upset Mercedes to claim his first win for Ferrari: - Not just about the car for Vettel Despite dozens of victories, Sebastian Vettel failed to convince everyone he was Formula One's best driver when he strode to four world titles with Red Bull. …

  • Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, celebrates after winning the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race Sunday, March 29, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
    Montoya holds off Power to give Penske 1-2 sweep at St. Pete Associated Press - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 8:12 AM PHT

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There was never a doubt that Team Penske would win the IndyCar Series opener. More »Montoya holds off Power to give Penske 1-2 sweep at St. Pete

    Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, celebrates after winning the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race Sunday, March 29, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There was never a doubt that Team Penske would win the IndyCar Series opener.

  • Denny Hamlin celebrates winning  the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
    Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, 5th at Martinsville Associated Press - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 7:38 AM PHT

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track. More »Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, 5th at Martinsville

    Denny Hamlin celebrates winning  the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track.

  • Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (C) leads the pack at the start of the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on March 29, 2015
    Mercedes vow to keep calm and carry on AFP News - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 1:19 AM PHT

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff told his team not to panic but accepted that Ferrari had launched a new era in Formula One with their stunning win at Sunday's Malaysian Grand … More »Mercedes vow to keep calm and carry on

    Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (C) leads the pack at the start of the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on March 29, 2015

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff told his team not to panic but accepted that Ferrari had launched a new era in Formula One with their stunning win at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix. Wolff said the Silver Arrows now face a capable new challenger after Sebastian Vettel held off Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at a sun-baked Sepang …

  • Formula One: Mercedes vow to keep calm and carry on AFP News - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 9:03 PM PHT

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff told his team not to panic but accepted that Ferrari had launched a new era in Formula One with their stunning win at Sunday's Malaysian Grand … More »Formula One: Mercedes vow to keep calm and carry on

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff told his team not to panic but accepted that Ferrari had launched a new era in Formula One with their stunning win at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix. Wolff said the Silver Arrows now face a capable new challenger after Sebastian Vettel held off Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at a sun-baked Sepang …

  • McLaren driver Fernando Alonso of Spain speaks to journalists after the qualifying session for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Alonso finished 18th for Sunday's race. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    Alonso watches Ferrari win in his 1st race since leaving Associated Press - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 8:35 PM PHT

    SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — In the days leading up to the Malaysian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso justified his decision to move from Ferrari to McLaren by saying he needed … More »Alonso watches Ferrari win in his 1st race since leaving

    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso of Spain speaks to journalists after the qualifying session for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Alonso finished 18th for Sunday's race. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — In the days leading up to the Malaysian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso justified his decision to move from Ferrari to McLaren by saying he needed to go to a team that was capable of challenging Mercedes.

  • Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany kisses his trophy next to Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on the podium after winning the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Hamilton finished second. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    Mercedes conducts review after mistakes at Malaysian GP Associated Press - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 8:08 PM PHT

    SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — It's rare to see a Formula One podium these days without a Mercedes driver standing on top, and it's even rarer to have the team conducting … More »Mercedes conducts review after mistakes at Malaysian GP

    Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany kisses his trophy next to Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on the podium after winning the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Hamilton finished second. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — It's rare to see a Formula One podium these days without a Mercedes driver standing on top, and it's even rarer to have the team conducting arguments in public over the strategic errors which led to the defeat by Ferrari.

  • Formula One: Vettel turns air blue, paints town red AFP News - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 7:45 PM PHT

    Sebastian Vettel struggled to control his emotions and his language as he realised a childhood dream by winning for Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday. After … More »Formula One: Vettel turns air blue, paints town red

    Sebastian Vettel struggled to control his emotions and his language as he realised a childhood dream by winning for Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday. After giving his famous crooked-finger salute on the victory podium and praising his team in Italian, he gave full rein to his repertoire of English swear-words. …

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Britain leads the field at the start of the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    Vettel wins Malaysian GP to end Mercedes streak Associated Press - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 7:44 PM PHT

    SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Fears that Mercedes would dominate the 2015 Formula One season were swept aside in a flash of Ferrari red on Sunday as a tearful Sebastian Vettel … More »Vettel wins Malaysian GP to end Mercedes streak

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Britain leads the field at the start of the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Fears that Mercedes would dominate the 2015 Formula One season were swept aside in a flash of Ferrari red on Sunday as a tearful Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix and announced himself as a genuine title contender.