Formula 1

8:49 AM ET Former Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone does not think Lewis Hamilton’s efforts to encourage diversity in motorsport will have a tangible impact on F1. Hamilton, F1’s only Black driver and its reigning champion, has been outspoken in his support of the Black Lives Matter movement in recent weeks. 1 Related As well
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9:49 AM ET Formula One chairman Chase Carey is donating $1 million to set up a new foundation as part of an initiative to increase diversity in the sport. Formula One said in a statement on Thursday that the foundation would finance primarily internships and apprenticeships for underrepresented groups. “We fully recognise that Formula One
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8:22 AM ET Associated Press ROME — Pope Francis has praised Alex Zanardi as an example of strength amid adversity as the Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist recovers from a handbike crash. Francis penned a handwritten letter of encouragement assuring Zanardi and his family of his prayers. It was published on the front page
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6:48 AM ET Sebastian Vettel says the Mugello circuit in Tuscany deserves to have its own Grand Prix after testing a 2018 Ferrari at the Italian circuit earlier this week. 1 Related Mugello is among the circuits being considered as a backup option if Formula One is unable to secure 15 races at venues with
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7:27 AM ET Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc put a Formula One car through its paces for the first time since preseason at a test at Mugello on Tuesday. Vettel and Leclerc split duties in the team’s 2018 car, the SF71H, at the Tuscany circuit, which has been slated as a possible late
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8:58 AM ET Former Formula One driver and twice Champ Car champion Alex Zanardi will remain in an induced coma until at least next week, according to the neurosurgeon who operated on him. The 53-year-old Italian suffered severe head injuries in a road accident while racing his handbike in Italy on Friday. “Zanardi is in
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5:20 PM ET Lewis Hamilton has shared a message of support for NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace after a noose was found in the stock car driver’s garage stall Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Wallace, who is NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver, successfully pushed the racing series to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and facilities earlier
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