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McLaren afflicted with double-DNF gut-wrenching day

On November 22, 2019, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

It was an unsatisfactory end to an unsatisfactory weekend for McLaren-Honda, with a painful double-DNF finish to the team’s Italian GP. A late MGU-K change on Stoffel Vandoorne’s power unit sent the Belgian to the back of the grid, but a good launch and a good dose of spirited driving…

Hamilton: “I’ve thought about retirement and the future…”

On November 22, 2019, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Lewis Hamilton admits that he’s been considering retiring from motorsport. But before his rivals get too excited, the Mercedes driver also insisted that he’s currently enjoying Formula 1 more than ever before – and that he will around the paddock for some time yet. The 32-year-old was a guest on…

Sauber could fast-track improvement with non-listed parts from Ferrari

On November 22, 2019, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

An extended technical partnership with Ferrari could produce a ‘huge step’ for Sauber, says team boss Fred Vasseur. Sauber renewed its power unit agreement with Ferrari last month, a deal which will see the Swiss outfit benefit from the Italian manufacturer’s latest spec engine and gearbox in 2018. Extending the…

The Fourth Winter of Fukushima

On November 22, 2019, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

“No, nothing. I have nothing planned for New Year’s. Nothing at all. No one is coming.” A shy, round-faced woman spat these words like darts into the protective mask she wore. Moments earlier she had been laughing happily together with several other former residents of the small town of Tomioka…

Cairo Erupts as Mubarak, Adly Declared Innocent in Deaths of Protesters

On November 22, 2019, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

An Egyptian court on Saturday found found deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak and his former interior minister Habib Adly not guilty (or rather just dropped the charges) the killing of nearly 900 young protesters by police in January-February 2011. Downtown Cairo and some provincial towns erupted in protests. Indeed, these were…

Verstappen slams stewards for ‘idiot decisions killing the sport’

On November 22, 2019, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Max Verstappen was calm and composed after Sunday’s US Grand Prix but he definitely was not a happy camper after a time penalty stripped him of a podium finish. The Red Bull driver’s outstanding charge from the back of the field should have yielded a podium finish following a bold…

Max Verstappen extends Red Bull contract until 2020!

On November 22, 2019, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Red Bull Racing has announced that Max Verstappen has agreed an extended contract which will see him continue to race for the Milton Keynes outfit for a further three years. After a year and four races with Toro Rosso, the Dutch prodigy was promoted to the senior bull outfit, enjoying…

Magnussen and Grosjean battle to double points for Haas

On November 22, 2019, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

After enduing a tough time last week in Malaysia, Haas drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean put in a battling performance in Suzuka with both cars finishing in the top ten in the Japanese Grand Prix. “It’s a great result for the team!” enthused team principal Guenther Steiner. “It’s our…

Geoengineering Has No Place Among Serious Climate Solutions, Declare Experts

On November 22, 2019, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Following a pair of reports published by the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday which explor the possible future role and scientific efficacy of geoengineering schemes to combat the runaway climate catastrophe driven by human emissions, experts and environmental groups are making it clear that efforts to employ “—wacky techno…

Kubica behind the wheel for two sessions in Barcelona

On November 22, 2019, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Williams reserve driver Robert Kubica will run in two afternoon sessions next week in Barcelona, in the first installment of pre-season testing for Formula 1 teams. The Grove-based outfit has split its workload between Kubica and full-time drivers Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin. The Canadian will start Williams’ programme with…