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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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6:11pm BST

Hamilton fastest in U.S. Grand Prix practice

AUSTIN, Texas Formula One title favourite Lewis Hamilton led the way in first free practice at the U.S. Grand Prix on Friday with a lap half a second faster than his closest rival Sebastian Vettel's best effort.

4:46pm BST

Red Bull keep Verstappen under contract to 2020

AUSTIN, Texas Dutch driver Max Verstappen has signed a contract extension keeping him at Red Bull through the 2020 season, the Formula One team said on Friday.

1:37am BST

Motor racing - Alonso could race Daytona 24 Hours before Le Mans

AUSTIN, Texas McLaren's Fernando Alonso, who made a big impression in the Indianapolis 500 this year, could enter the Daytona 24 Hours sportscar race in January ahead of a later attempt to win Le Mans.

19 Oct 2017

Vettel hopes to keep the fat lady quiet

AUSTIN, Texas Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel refused to give up on the Formula One championship on Thursday and found support from title favourite Lewis Hamilton.

19 Oct 2017

Motor racing-McLaren deal allows Alonso to chase Triple Crown

AUSTIN, Texas Double world champion Fernando Alonso will race on with McLaren in 2018, the team said on Thursday in an announcement that finally ended one of the sagas of the Formula One season.

19 Oct 2017

Motor racing - Hartley calls on his old mates for advice

AUSTIN, Texas New Zealander Brendon Hartley has been grilling fellow-Antipodeans Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo for all the information he can get as he prepares for his Formula One debut in Texas on Sunday.

19 Oct 2017

Hamilton says no plans to 'take a knee' in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas Formula One title favourite Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he sympathised with athletes protesting racism in the United States but had no plans to kneel during the national anthem before Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix.

18 Oct 2017

Hamilton can lay claim to be F1's greatest Brit

AUSTIN, Texas Lewis Hamilton is already the most successful British Formula One driver of all time and by sunset on Sunday he could make a legitimate claim to be considered the greatest.

18 Oct 2017

Hamilton can lay claim to be F1's greatest Brit

AUSTIN, Texas Lewis Hamilton is already the most successful British Formula One driver of all time and by sunset on Sunday he could make a legitimate claim to be considered the greatest.

18 Oct 2017

Mercedes and Hamilton on brink of F1 titles

AUSTIN, Texas Lewis Hamilton could be crowned Britain's first four-times Formula One world champion in Texas this weekend while Mercedes are on the brink of a fourth consecutive constructor's title.

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