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September 28, 2009 | Associated Press
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, and Brawn GP driver Jenson Button extended his Formula One championship lead by one point. Hamilton started from the pole and protected his lead to finish 9.6 seconds ahead of Timo Glock, who equaled Toyota's best Formula One result by finishing second. Fernando Alonso gave scandal-hit Renault a lift by finishing third for the French team's first podium finish of the season. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel pursued Hamilton for much of the race, and closed the gap to half a second after 37 of 61 laps.
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November 25, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Sebastian Vettel captured his third straight Formula One championship Sunday, overcoming a first-lap crash to finish sixth in a Brazilian Grand Prix won by Jenson Button under pouring rain at Sao Paulo. "It's difficult to find the right words," said Vettel, who at 25 became the youngest three-time champion in F1. "It's unbelievable. I'm still full of adrenaline. It was an incredible race. " Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, F1's most successful driver, finished seventh in his final race after 19 seasons.
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September 14, 2009 | Associated Press
Rubens Barrichello picked up his second win in three races to lead Brawn GP to a 1-2 finish at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday that put the British team in the driver's seat for the Formula One title. Barrichello and teammate Jenson Button got the sweep at the Monza circuit and severely hampered Red Bull's championship aspirations. Barrichello, the former Ferrari driver coming off his first victory in five years, last month at Valencia, Spain, is within 14 points of Button's overall lead with four races remaining.
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October 22, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
A close battle in Formula One's driver championship resumes this weekend at a new venue for the international racing series: South Korea. Australia's Mark Webber, a four-time winner this season for the Red Bull team, holds a 14-point lead over Fernando Alonso of Ferrari and Webber teammate Sebastian Vettel ahead of Sunday's inaugural Korean Grand Prix. Former champion Lewis Hamilton of McLaren-Mercedes is fourth in the standings, 28 points back, and his teammate, reigning titleholder Jenson Button, is 31 points behind Webber in fifth.
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November 28, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
As Formula One enters its off-season, nearly every driver and team has a simple goal: Find some way, any way, to get past Sebastian Vettel. Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber managed the feat Sunday to win the Brazilian Grand Prix, but only because Vettel's car developed a gearbox problem in the season finale that left him with a second-place finish. Otherwise, Vettel, who already had clinched his second consecutive Formula One championship, might have captured his 12th win of the year, because he had jumped out to an early lead before his mechanical problem set in. Nevertheless, Vettel dominated the 2011 season, his 11 wins in the series' 19 races translating into a whopping 122-point margin of victory in the title standings over Jenson Button of McLaren Mercedes.
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November 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday and Mark Webber hung on for second to give Red Bull a one-two finish in the final Formula One race of the season. Brawn GP driver Jenson Button, who had already wrapped up the drivers' championship, was third after pushing Webber to the line. Rubens Barrichello and BMW Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld rounded out the top five at the new Yas Marina circuit. Toyota driver Kamui Kobayashi, filling in for the injured Timo Glock, was sixth and earned his first Formula One points, finishing ahead of teammate Jarno Trulli and Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi.
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August 7, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jenson Button won a Formula One race for the first time, capturing the Hungarian Grand Prix at Budapest on Sunday while standings leader Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher failed to pick up points. Button rode to victory in a Honda and was followed by Pedro De La Rosa of McClaren Mercedes and Nick Heidfeld in a BMW Sauber. Alonso, the defending champion for Renault, went out on the 52nd of 70 laps. Schumacher, the Ferrari driver and seven-time champion, was gone with three laps remaining.
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June 13, 2010 | Wire reports
Denny Hamlin continued his hot streak, dominating Sunday's NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn to pick up his second straight victory and fifth of the season. Hamlin led 123 laps and controlled the second half of the race, easily pulling away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with under 20 laps remaining. Kahne held on for second, followed by pole sitter Kurt Busch , Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart . Four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson was sixth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was seventh.
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October 22, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
A close battle in Formula One's driver championship resumes this weekend at a new venue for the international racing series: South Korea. Australia's Mark Webber, a four-time winner this season for the Red Bull team, holds a 14-point lead over Fernando Alonso of Ferrari and Webber teammate Sebastian Vettel ahead of Sunday's inaugural Korean Grand Prix. Former champion Lewis Hamilton of McLaren-Mercedes is fourth in the standings, 28 points back, and his teammate, reigning titleholder Jenson Button, is 31 points behind Webber in fifth.
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December 18, 2009 | By Jim Peltz
Amid an off-season already brimming with driver and team changes in Formula One, speculation is mounting that the sport's all-time champion, Michael Schumacher, might be back in a race car next year. The German-born Schumacher, who turns 41 next month, retired after the 2006 season after becoming the only driver to win seven Formula One titles, the last five with Ferrari. But with the German automaker Mercedes planning to field a Formula One team in 2010 and still needing a second driver, talk is reaching a fever pitch that the team might lure Schumacher out of retirement.
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June 13, 2010 | Wire reports
Denny Hamlin continued his hot streak, dominating Sunday's NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn to pick up his second straight victory and fifth of the season. Hamlin led 123 laps and controlled the second half of the race, easily pulling away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with under 20 laps remaining. Kahne held on for second, followed by pole sitter Kurt Busch , Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart . Four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson was sixth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was seventh.
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December 18, 2009 | By Jim Peltz
Amid an off-season already brimming with driver and team changes in Formula One, speculation is mounting that the sport's all-time champion, Michael Schumacher, might be back in a race car next year. The German-born Schumacher, who turns 41 next month, retired after the 2006 season after becoming the only driver to win seven Formula One titles, the last five with Ferrari. But with the German automaker Mercedes planning to field a Formula One team in 2010 and still needing a second driver, talk is reaching a fever pitch that the team might lure Schumacher out of retirement.
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November 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday and Mark Webber hung on for second to give Red Bull a one-two finish in the final Formula One race of the season. Brawn GP driver Jenson Button, who had already wrapped up the drivers' championship, was third after pushing Webber to the line. Rubens Barrichello and BMW Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld rounded out the top five at the new Yas Marina circuit. Toyota driver Kamui Kobayashi, filling in for the injured Timo Glock, was sixth and earned his first Formula One points, finishing ahead of teammate Jarno Trulli and Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi.
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October 19, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
A University of Connecticut football player was stabbed to death early Sunday after an on-campus dance, hours after the team's homecoming weekend victory over Louisville. Jasper Howard , 20, of Miami, a junior and starting cornerback, and a second person were stabbed during a fight after someone pulled a fire alarm during a dance at the UConn Student Union, police said. The dance was not related to the game, police said. "We're actively following investigative leads," said Major Ronald Blicher of the UConn Police, when asked if authorities have a suspect.
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September 28, 2009 | Associated Press
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, and Brawn GP driver Jenson Button extended his Formula One championship lead by one point. Hamilton started from the pole and protected his lead to finish 9.6 seconds ahead of Timo Glock, who equaled Toyota's best Formula One result by finishing second. Fernando Alonso gave scandal-hit Renault a lift by finishing third for the French team's first podium finish of the season. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel pursued Hamilton for much of the race, and closed the gap to half a second after 37 of 61 laps.
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September 14, 2009 | Associated Press
Rubens Barrichello picked up his second win in three races to lead Brawn GP to a 1-2 finish at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday that put the British team in the driver's seat for the Formula One title. Barrichello and teammate Jenson Button got the sweep at the Monza circuit and severely hampered Red Bull's championship aspirations. Barrichello, the former Ferrari driver coming off his first victory in five years, last month at Valencia, Spain, is within 14 points of Button's overall lead with four races remaining.
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June 17, 2005 | SHAV GLICK
How does a Formula One driver spend time between a race in Montreal one weekend and another in Indianapolis the next Sunday? Jenson Button, the young British driver for BAR-Honda, flew west to shoot a documentary at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills on the life and style of an F1 driver. In the company of half a dozen scantily clad young women strolling the gardens and frolicking in the swimming pool, Button said the toughest part was trying to read his lines from a prompter.
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July 8, 2009 | Jim Peltz
Jenson Button, a capable British driver, often was overshadowed in Formula One as he toiled for years in noncompetitive race cars behind the leaders. And then Button's world, along with all of Formula One, was turned upside down this year. Button, 29, has gone from being a back marker behind the likes of McLaren Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Felipe Massa to an odds-on favorite to capture the series' championship.
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