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Magnussen escapes big crash at Belgian GP with small injury

PARIS (AP) Kevin Magnussen escaped relatively unscathed from a spectacular crash at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, although his participation at next weekend's Italian GP could be in doubt.

Magnussen had a small cut to his left ankle and was taken to hospital for an X-ray, Renault team principal Frederic Vasseur said after the race, adding that "things look OK." Read More...

Ricciardo's on the podium, and the smile's back on his face

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) The smile is back on Daniel Ricciardo's face.

After a tough start to the Formula One season, which saw him struggle for form, watch a teenager upstaging him and then berate his own team, the Australian driver has now secured three straight podium finishes. Read More...

Hamilton puts feet up as Rosberg takes pole for Belgian GP

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) When Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Belgium Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was watching on television with his feet up.

Normally, the Mercedes teammates and championship rivals would be giving everything they have on track to be the fastest. Read More...

Button considering other options in F1 -- and elsewhere

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) Veteran driver Jenson Button is still considering his options for next season and is open to a move away from Formula One if the right challenge comes along.

The 2009 F1 champion is in the final year of his contract with McLaren and a decision is expected by the end of September. Read More...

Hamilton penalty up to 55 places after more engine changes

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) Lewis Hamilton's grid penalty for the Belgian Grand Prix has increased to a whopping 55 places after Mercedes made further engine changes on Saturday.

The defending Formula One champion and current championship leader was already condemned to start from the back of the grid after picking up a 15-place grid penalty in Friday morning's first practice and a further 15 spots following another component change in the afternoon. Read More...

Hamilton excited about starting Belgian GP from back of grid

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) Starting from the back row at the Belgian Grand Prix will do little for Lewis Hamilton's chances of a 50th career race win.

But it will bring back exciting memories of his childhood days racing against the odds in karts. Read More...

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