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As F1 season begins, Schumacher is still fighting far away

As Formula One drivers prepare for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix next weekend, Michael Schumacher continues a very different fight far away.

There remains huge respect for the seven-time F1 champion who, more than four years after a near-fatal brain injury in a skiing accident, is still being cared for at home in the quiet Swiss town of Gland on the shores of Lake Geneva. He's been treated there since September 2014. The thick forest surrounding his castle-like home provides sanctuary from fan and media intrusion with high surrounding walls. Read More...

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Fast and reliable Red Bull may give Verstappen F1 title shot

Max Verstappen could finally have a Red Bull car fast and reliable enough to challenge for the Formula One title this year.

The 20-year-old Dutchman's outstanding form in the latter part of last season, two wins and a second place in the last six races, really caught the eye. He even impressed Lewis Hamilton with an audacious overtaking move the four-time world champion would have been proud of. Read More...

Bottas ready to challenge teammate Hamilton for F1 title

TURIN, Italy (AP) Valtteri Bottas has no intention of playing second fiddle to Lewis Hamilton and thinks the time is right for him to pip his Mercedes teammate to the title.

Bottas joined Hamilton at Mercedes at the start of 2017 to replace Nico Rosberg, following the world champion's shock retirement days after beating Hamilton to the title. Read More...

Hamilton, Vettel chasing 5th F1 title to match Fangio

PARIS (AP) Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel start the Formula One season in Australia on March 25 within touching distance of further greatness.

A fifth world title would move one of the drivers level with Juan Manuel Fangio and second only to Michael Schumacher's seven. Read More...

New motor doesn't end McLaren's woes in F1 preseason

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) New engine. Same dismal result.

McLaren, a proud Formula One team, hoped to put an end to three years of misery using Honda-made motors by ditching the Japanese engines and partnering with Renault. Read More...

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