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Fearless Verstappen blames Vettel for reckless driving

SINGAPORE (AP) After being on the receiving end of reckless driving at the Singapore Grand Prix, Max Verstappen was quick to blame Sebastian Vettel.

Verstappen was forced to retire from Sunday's race after the first lap, the seventh time in 14 races that the Red Bull driver has failed to finish. Read More...

Vettel's recklessness plays straight into Hamilton's hands

SINGAPORE (AP) Lewis Hamilton had been worried about how many points he would lose to Sebastian Vettel at the Singapore Grand Prix. It was supposed to be a damage limitation exercise for Mercedes after a poor performance in qualifying.

Instead, Hamilton took a significant stride toward the world title after winning Sunday's race from fifth place on the grid. Read More...

Mexican driver Perez signs new 1-year deal with Force India

SINGAPORE (AP) Sergio Perez will stay with Force India next year after the Formula One team announced a one-year contract extension on Sunday.

The 27-year-old Mexican driver will continue to partner Frenchman Esteban Ocon in 2018, the team said at the Singapore Grand Prix. Read More...

Pole-sitter Vettel well placed to reclaim championship lead

SINGAPORE (AP) Having clinched pole position and with his rival qualifying in fifth, Sebastian Vettel is perfectly placed to wrestle back the championship lead from Lewis Hamilton in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.

On one of Formula One's hardest tracks for overtaking, even as talented a driver as Hamilton will be pushed to secure a podium. Barring a terrible start from Vettel, or a race incident, the odds on Hamilton maintaining his slender three-point lead over Vettel look slim. Read More...

Ricciardo tops both Singapore GP practices in record times

SINGAPORE (AP) Red Bull showed it might have the form to contend for victory at the Singapore Grand Prix, with Daniel Ricciardo beating his lap record again in the second practice on Friday.

Ricciardo had already crushed his lap record from last year by nearly five seconds in the afternoon's first practice, and then went two seconds quicker in the second practice. Read More...

McLaren splits with Honda, names Renault as engine supplier

SINGAPORE (AP) McLaren will end its acrimonious partnership with engine supplier Honda at the end of the Formula One season and work with Renault.

Renault, meanwhile, signed Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr from Toro Rosso for next year. Read More...

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