Mere days after his 41st birthday, Formula 1 was shocked by the sudden announcement that Fernando Alonso would switch from Alpine to Aston Martin for 2023 on a multi-year deal. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free A full 22 years after making his Grand Prix debut at the age of 19, Alonso will enter into his 20th full campaign in Formula 1 with his fifth different team, moving to Silverstone to join Aston Martin. Of those four teams Alonso has previous raced for – Minardi (now AlphaTauri), Renault (now Alpine), McLaren and Ferrari – the two-time world champion has won races for three of them, only failing to win with Minardi during his debut season in 2001. Something Alonso himself count not be blamed for. In moving from Alpine to Aston Martin, Alonso is clearly taking a risk. After all, Alpine currently sit fourth in the constructors’ championship, 79 points and five places ahead of Aston Martin. Alonso is clear that he is making this move based on his innate … [Read more...] about Will Alonso win with Aston Martin? · RaceFans
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Will Power avenged a bitter defeat in last year’s Detroit Grand Prix by taking the win in the final IndyCar race held around the Belle Isle Street Circuit, charging from 16th on the grid and managing his final stint to perfection to cap off his first win of the season. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Power was one of the few drivers to start the race on the harder primary tyres – which would be the preferred race tyre as it was last year. It took him less than ten laps to work his way into the top five. On lap 14, he overtook pole winner and Penske team mate Josef Newgarden – who started on the softer alternate tyres – for the race lead. Power pitted once on lap 25, going to another set of primary tyres, with the aim of stretching out his advantage before doing a shorter final stint on the alternates. His competition was not Newgarden – but Alexander Rossi , who discarded the alternate tyres after four laps and committed to a three-stop strategy. After … [Read more...] about Power clings onto Detroit Grand Prix victory under pressure from Rossi · RaceFans
Let's be clear up front: No one knows for sure whether Archibald Butt and Francis Davis Millet were in a romantic relationship. In the times and society in which they lived, for such a thing to become known would have meant ruin. Here's what we do know. Butt never married. Millet was estranged from his wife and had a previous relationship with a man. Butt and Millet lived together in a mansion in Washington's tony Georgetown neighborhood, where they threw parties for the city's elite - including Butt's boss, President William Howard Taft. And in the weeks before they died on the Titanic, they were vacationing together in Europe. "The enduring partnership of Butt and Millet was an early case of 'Don't ask, don't tell,' " historian Richard Davenport-Hines wrote in 2012, referring to the policy that once required gay members of the military to keep their sexuality secret. A National Park Service page for the White House memorial fountain in their honor says they were "widely … [Read more...] about Two prominent men died on the Titanic – were they secretly a couple?
WASHINGTON - It's been an ugly summer for the cryptocurrency industry everywhere but on Capitol Hill. Despite a pileup of a bad news - layoffs at major companies, ongoing hacks, and the collapse of several high-profile crypto projects that have devastated Main Street investors - the sector is on a hot streak in Congress. In just the last two weeks, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a proposal to hand oversight of cryptocurrency spot markets to the Commodity Futures Trading Association, the third bipartisan bill since April that would codify a leading role for the industry's preferred regulator. Sens. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., teamed up to pitch exempting crypto used for everyday purchases, like buying a sandwich, from capital gains taxes. And that pair, along with Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., proposed limiting the reach of a provision signed into law last year that tightened tax reporting requirements on crypto … [Read more...] about Crypto finds a bright spot in a stormy summer: Congress
Listen to this article Toyota, or specifically Toyota Motor Corporation Australia, has listed a document that can pique your interest if you're into old, defuncted sports cars. The automaker's Service Information and Repair Manuals website has posted a service bulletin entitled "MR2 New Air-Conditioner Kit." The document is dated June 24, 2022, and was brought to light courtesy of the YouTuber Kirk Kreifels . When viewed, the bulletin leads to a dead "Error 404" link. Why is this important? Well, rumors of the Toyota MR2's return have been swirling around for quite some time – even way before the launch of the new-generation Supra in 2019 . The document somehow supports those age-old speculations, though we impose that you take these things with a tad grain of salt. Gallery: Toyota Sports EV 6 Photos To further fan the proverbial flame of a returning mid-engine … [Read more...] about Toyota Lists MR2 Air Conditioner Kit Manual On Website, But Why?
Listen to this article Mercedes struggled to compete with front-runners Red Bull and Ferrari through the first half of the 2022 season due to a recurring bouncing problem with the W13 car. But it has recently enjoyed an uplift in form, finishing on the podium in each of the last six races, as well as getting both Russell and teammate Lewis Hamilton into the top three in France and Hungary. The Hungary weekend saw Russell score his maiden F1 pole position and lead the early part of the race, before ultimately finishing third behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Hamilton in P2. Asked by Motorsport.com if the recent improvement in form was enough to justify sticking with the existing car concept for the rest of the year, Russell said he doubted a change would have a huge impact. “I don't think changing car concept is going to make us go any faster, maybe the contrary to be honest,” Russell said after the race in Hungary. “Sometimes you’ve just got to stick to the … [Read more...] about Russell: Hungary pole justifies faith in Mercedes F1 car concept
Now a Formula 1 veteran at the tender age of only 24, has there been a “clear change” in Max Verstappen with his thinking and racing? It can be easy to forget how young Verstappen still is considering that he already has a lengthy Formula 1 career under his belt, having debuted back in 2015 as part of the Toro Rosso team. It was not long before Red Bull promoted their driver to the main team, and he would reward their gamble with a victory on debut at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix. From there though, Verstappen built up something of a reputation for being a driver who, while incredibly talented, could be too forceful, perhaps even hot-headed out on the track. But now a World Champion, who looks set to make it back-to-back titles with a 2022 triumph , has there been a “clear change” in Verstappen’s mindset and actions when competing? His compatriot and fellow racer Tom Coronel believes so. “You see a clear change in how he thinks and how he races,” said … [Read more...] about Has there been a ‘clear change’ in how Max Verstappen thinks and races?
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Four people riding in a golf cart were killed — including two juveniles — when an allegedly intoxicated man driving an SUV ran a stop sign at an intersection in Southeast Texas, police said. Miguel Espinoza, 45, has been charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter in the crash about 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Galveston, roughly 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Houston, police said. Espinoza was being held in Galveston County jail Sunday on $400,000 bond, police said. Jail records did not list an attorney for him. Galveston police Sgt. Derek Gaspard said that after the SUV failed to stop, it struck a pickup truck, which then crashed into the golf cart that had six people aboard. He said that the golf cart and pickup were traveling in opposite directions through the intersection on a street that did not have a stop sign. Police said the adult driver of the golf cart was pronounced dead at the scene while a woman and two juveniles on the golf … [Read more...] about 4 riding in golf cart killed in crash at Texas intersection
"Post Reports" is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you've come to expect from the newsroom of The Post - for your ears. - - - In this episode: In 2020, author Angela Garbes found herself at home taking care of her two daughters, clinically depressed and unable to write. It was a time when people were told to stay home, unless you were an essential worker. "But I remember sitting there being like, 'What about me?'" Garbes told "Post Reports" editor Lexie Diao. "What about parents? What about mothers? Like, what we are doing is nothing less than essential. . . . The pandemic has exposed that without care, we're lost." Garbes's new book is called "Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change." The book examines the history of caregiving in America through the lens of the author's own Filipinx identity, and makes the case that caregiving is an undervalued and overlooked labor that disproportionately … [Read more...] about ‘Post Reports’ podcast: The essential labor of care work