Motorsports has always talked the talk – but not always walked the walk – when it comes to female racecar drivers. Sure, there’s been tons of discourse over the years on giving opportunities to female racers — but in practice, well, not so much. Look at Formula One: will it ever have a full-time female driver who will be successful going head to head with the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and others? But there are other examples of series or races that have embraced female drivers, too: * The Indianapolis 500 has been one of the leaders in not only allowing but also encouraging females to compete in the Greatest Spectacle In Racing. The list of females that have raced at the Brickyard include Lyn St. James, Janet Guthrie, Desire Wilson, Amber Furst, Milka Duno, Sarah Fisher, Danica Patrick, Katherine Legge, Simona Di Silvestro, Ana Beatriz and Pippa Mann. * NASCAR has had its Drive For Diversity program for more than a decade, as well as its NASCAR Now … [Read more...] about Column: Does motorsports really need an all-female racing series?
All lines are blocked between London Paddington and Slough due to damage to the overhead electric wires. Trains running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to two hours. Disruption is expected until 7am tomorrow. Great Western Railway has issued the following advice: London Underground are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys. London Buses are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys. Chiltern Railways and South Western Railway are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice. … [Read more...] about Damage to overhead wires causes delays between London and Slough
BMW secured the top spot on the timesheets after day one of testing with Alex Sims going just over a tenth faster than Andre Lotterer in the DS Techeetah. Sims, who will be making his debut in the series this year, finished with a time of 1m17.553, 0.101s ahead of Lotterer. His BMW team-mate Antonio Felix da Costa finished in third on what was a strong day for the German team, although many of their rivals chose to concentrate on longer runs. Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler drivers Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt confirmed their team’s position as pre-season favourites by showing strong pace to finish fourth and fifth respectively ahead of Jerome d’Ambrosio who was confirmed as a Mahindra Racing driver just this morning. He was ahead of reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne who also indicated the potential of the Techeetah car in their first season working with DS Motorsports. Season two champion Sebastien Buemi finished with the eighth fastest time, but new Nissan e.dams team-mate … [Read more...] about BMW top after first day of official test
Hyundai already launched the fourth generation of its Santa Fe SUV around the world, and now it’s time to put our attention on Hyundai Palisade, who were caught in South Korea during a commercial photoshoot, but the pictures were leaked in a very weird and suspiciously blurred finish, and does not allow us to see every detail. As we told you guys before, South Korean carmaker were working on a separated big-sized SUV, the Hyundai Palisade, a real Veracruz sucessor, larger than the all-new Santa Fe and with a big differences in exterior and interior design, and despite the blurred pictures, is it clear that is very similar to the Grandmaster Concept. Despite until now both models were similar despite the longer wheelbase and rear-end design, for the new generation this will not continue with the bigger brother having a different side & rear design and also a improved interior that takes some elements from Genesis models as we can see on the picture below. The … [Read more...] about Hyundai Palisade Caught Undisguised, Intentionally Blurred?
Belfast model Mairead O'Neill dies aged just 21 BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Belfast model Mairead O'Neill has passed away suddenly at the age of 21. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/belfast-model-mairead-oneill-dies-aged-just-21-37425825.html Email Belfast model Mairead O'Neill has passed away suddenly at the age of 21. Ms O'Neill was pronounced dead on Monday night. She was originally from the Market area of Belfast She had recently graduated from University. Ms O'Neill worked for CMP Ireland and was considered one of the top up and coming models in the industry. Cathy Martin of CMP Ireland paid tribute to Mairead on Instagram and said she was "devastated to hear of her passing". It is understood that her mother recently passed away as a result of bowel cancer. Belfast Telegraph Digital … [Read more...] about Belfast model Mairead O’Neill dies aged just 21