Mario Andretti has openly backed his son's efforts to expand the racing organisation and enter the top motorsports series in the world.
Hamilton has reduced Verstappen's lead from 21 points to 14, and Mercedes lead the constructors championship by 11.
Formula 1 will now host a sprint race on Saturday which will decide the grid for the main Grand Prix race on Sunday.
Verstappen leads Hamilton 5-3 for wins; 5-2 in pole positions.
Cui Yuanpu, who has been karting since the age of six, joins several other potential F1 stars of the future in Mercedes' young driver programme.
Cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's race on 23 May has sold "already 4,000 tickets", according to Christian Tornatore, commissioner-general of the Automobile Club de Monaco.
Maini, who will be behind the wheel in a Mercedes AMG GT3, will thus become the first Indian to participate full time in the German touring car series, which will be taking place between June and October this year.
He's the baby-faced rookie whose legs are so short his car needs special pedals, but don't think Yuki Tsunoda is just along for the ride in his Formula One debut.
Lewis Hamilton is bidding to move one title clear of Michael Schumacher's seven championship wins.
Fernando Alonso is expected to take part in pre-season testing in Bahrain from 12-14 March.
Michael Jordan set to make NASCAR debut as team owner with Bubba Wallace driving 23XI Racing at Daytona 500
Michael Jordan is the first Black principal owner of a full-time NASCAR Cup Series team since Hall of Famer Wendell Scott in 1973.
The 55-year-old Mini driver, aided by co-pilot Edouard Boulanger, finished 14min 51sec ahead of Qatari Nasser al-Attiyah (Toyota), with Spain's Carlos Sainz rounding out the podium in another Mini.
The Australian race, usually the season-opener, was delayed from March to November, but no new date was set for the Chinese Grand Prix, normally held in April.
India’s Jehan Daruvala, racing for Carlin, capped off his rookie Formula 2 campaign by winning the Sakhir race
Valentino Rossi will be bringing the curtain down on his 15-year factory Yamaha MotoGP career in the final race of the season in Portugal on Sunday.
After leading Friday's two practice sessions, the Mercedes driver was .03 seconds quicker than teammate Lewis Hamilton and .16 ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas says he needs a miracle to stop Lewis Hamilton, but will 'never give up'
It was Hamilton’s seventh win in 11 races this season and, remarkably, extended his record run of consecutive finishes in the points to 44, a statistic that will probably cause more dismay for the Finn.
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton chases Michael Schumacher’s record as action returns to Nurburgring after seven years
Lewis Hamilton will be seeking, at the second attempt, to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins while the seven-time champion German's son Mick is set to make his F1 debut in Friday's opening practice with Alfa Romeo.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton's time penalties at Russian GP was in line with regulations, says FIA's Michael Masi
Race director Michael Masi has hit back at Lewis Hamilton’s claim that Formula One’s rulers are trying to stop him winning races — and said Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix stewards acted fairly by penalising him.
Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP as time penalties stop Lewis Hamilton from equalling win record
Lewis Hamilton had been looking to match Michael Schumacher's record of 91 wins in Formula One but had to settle for third behind Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen due to time penalties.