Vettel wins first pole of F1 season

SAKHIR, Bahrain, April 21 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull claimed the pole at the Bahrain Grand Prix Saturday by nearly 1 second over Lewis Hamilton.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.
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Vettel cruises to 11th F1 win in India

NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel turned in a dominating performance Sunday, claiming his 11th win of the season in the inaugural running of the Indian Grand Prix.

Man convicted of torturing teen

STOCKTON, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A former youth football coach in California has been convicted of torturing a teenager who was kept in chains in a suburban home for months, authorities said.

Trial opens in imprisoned teen case

STOCKTON, Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The trial of a California man charged with abusing a teenage boy being held captive by his neighbors opened this week.

Four accused of torturing teen

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Four people accused of torturing a Sacramento teenager will face trial next month, a San Joaquin Superior Court judge ruled Monday.
Report: Woods becomes a billionaire

Report: Woods becomes a billionaire

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Professional golfer Tiger Woods has become the first athlete ever to reach the $1 billion mark in career earnings, Forbes Magazine reported.
Schumacher''s F1 comeback on hold

Schumacher''s F1 comeback on hold

ROME, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher said Tuesday he won't be ending his retirement this month after all.
Ferrari using Schumaker for Felipe Massa

Ferrari using Schumaker for Felipe Massa

ROME, July 29 (UPI) -- Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher will replace injured Felipe Massa on the Ferrari team in upcoming races.

F1 driver David Coulthard to retire

SILVERSTONE, England, July 3 (UPI) -- Formula One race car driver David Coulthard announced Thursday that he will retire following the 2008 season.

Race car driver takes over in taxi cab

COBURG, Germany, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Former Formula One driver Michael Schumacher was allowed by a German cabbie to take over driving on a speed-limit-free autobahn motorway.

U.S. race off 2008 grand prix schedule

INDIANAPOLIS, July 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Grand Prix, the only Formula One race in the United States, has been left off the grand prix schedule for 2008.

Alonso, Raikkonen answer F1 criticism

MAGNY-COURS, France, June 29 (UPI) -- Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso will try to deflect headlines from Lewis Hamilton Sunday at the Grand Prix de France Formula One auto race at Magny-Cours.

'Green Hell' turns 80

NURBURG, Germany, June 19 (UPI) -- The Nurburgring, the legendary German racetrack dubbed "the Green Hell" by driver Jackie Stewart, has hosted the world's fastest cars for 80 years now.

Finland's Raikkonen wins Aust GP

MELBOURNE, March 18 (UPI) -- Finland's Kimi Raikkonen, driving a Ferrari, led from start to finish Sunday to win the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Ferrari's Raikkomen has pole in Aussie GP

MELBOURNE, March 17 (UPI) -- Ferraris's Kimi Raikkonen starts from pole position Sunday in the Australian Grand Prix -- the first race on the 2007 Formula One calendar.

Michael Schumacher not driving in 2007

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Seven-time champion Michael Schumacher will not be driving next season for the first time in 16 years when the Formula One Series returns next March.

Massa wins the Brazilian Grand Prix

SAO PAULO, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Brazil's Felipe Massa was an easy winner at Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix auto race at Sao Paulo.

Alonso captures the Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, Japan, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Spain's Fernando Alonso, diving a Renault, Sunday won the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix auto race in Suzuka 16.151 seconds ahead of runner-up Felipe Massa.

Schumacher wins the Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Michael Schumacher Sunday won the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, crossing the finish line 3.1 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso. The victory gave th

Schumacher wins then retires at Monza

MONZA, Italy, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Michael Schumacher won Sunday's Italian Grand Prix Formula One auto race at Monza, Italy, and then announced he will retire at the end of the year.

Ferrari's Schumacher reportedly to retire

MONZA, Italy, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Michael Schumacher of Ferrari plans to retire from Formula One racing at the end of this season, a German magazine reports. The magazine Bild said that Schumacher was expected to make the announcement Sunday after the Italian Grand Prix in Monza.

Massa wins the Turkish Grand Prix

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Brazil's Felipe Massa Sunday won the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix auto race at Istanbul, Turkey.

Button captures the Hungarian Grand Prix

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Jenson Button, driving a Honda, Sunday won the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix auto race on a rainy day in Budapest.

Michael Schumacher wins at Hockenheim

HOCKENHEIM, Germany, July 30 (UPI) -- Michael Schumacher was first to the checkered flag in Sunday's Formula One German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.
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