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2-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso leaving at end of season

Two-time champion Fernando Alonso will leave Formula One at the end of the season and potentially move to IndyCar in the United States.

McLaren Racing confirmed Tuesday the Spaniard will not return to F1 next year for an 18th season, and Alonso said F1's leadership group tried to persuade him to stay with the series. Read More...

Hospital: Niki Lauda recovering well after lung transplant

VIENNA (AP) The Vienna hospital where Niki Lauda underwent a lung transplant last week says the three-time Formula One champion is breathing without assistance and his condition is improving.

The 69-year-old Austrian received a new lung last Thursday after what the Vienna General Hospital has called a "serious lung illness." Read More...

Ricciardo to leave Red Bull for Renault at end of F1 season

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) Daniel Ricciardo is leaving Red Bull for Renault at the end of this Formula One season.

The Australian driver, who has won seven races since joining Red Bull in 2014, has agreed to a two-year deal with Renault. Read More...

Former F1 champion Niki Lauda undergoes lung transplant

VIENNA (AP) Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has undergone a lung transplant.

The Vienna General Hospital says the operation was performed Thursday because of a "serious lung illness." It didn't give more specific details in a brief statement and said the 69-year-old Austrian's family would make no public comment. Read More...

Bad news for Vettel is Hamilton gets stronger after F1 break

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) The bad news for Sebastian Vettel is that Lewis Hamilton usually gets stronger after Formula One's summer break.

Hamilton leads second-placed Vettel by 24 points after winning the past two races, and the German driver needs little reminding his British rival turned around a 14-point deficit at the same stage last year to take the title by 46. Read More...

AP Interview: F1 rising star Leclerc talks about ambitions

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) When Charles Leclerc retired moments after the start of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, it was hard to picture him as Formula One's rising star.

But Leclerc, in his debut season with Sauber after progressing through the prestigious Ferrari academy, is touted as a future F1 champion. Read More...