Listen to this article In a meeting with all 17 employees at the company’s headquarters in Munich on Wednesday, Berger announced that ITR will not organise the 2023 DTM season, with talks being held for an orderly dissolution of the business. This does not mean the DTM is coming to a close, and Berger remains in discussions with ADAC to bring the championship under its umbrella. “The discussions with the ADAC are very constructive, but there is still no final decision," former Formula 1 driver Berger said in a statement. "But since we have corporate responsibility, we have to clarify things now. We have decided that the ITR will no longer advertise the DTM 2023." "Against the background of the given framework conditions and in view of the numerous challenges, the economic risk for the next year is too great. "Personally, I very much regret that, because the entire team worked very hard for the success of the DTM. But even without the ITR, there can be a future for the … [Read more...] about Berger dissolves ITR as DTM-ADAC talks continue for 2023
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Helmut Marko says fans have “no need to worry” about Red Bull leaving Formula 1 following the passing of Dietrich Mateschitz as there are still “more races and titles” for them to win. As Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez prepared for qualifying at the United States Grand Prix, news of Mateschitz’s passing was announced. Verstappen went onto win the grand prix with Perez’s P4 sealing Red Bull’s first Constructors’ Championship title since 2013. It came just one race after the Dutchman had successfully defended the World title. A few weeks later the Red Bull organisation announced the appointment of Oliver Mintzlaff from Bundesliga soccer club RB Leipzig to head up their sports and media division. Marko says the Formula 1 team will continue as is. “Our success speaks for itself,” said the 79-year-old in an interview with Sport Bild magazine. “There is no need to worry that Red Bull will disappear from Formula 1 in the near future. “We are far from finished with our mission. … [Read more...] about Helmut Marko: Fans have ‘no need to worry’ about Red Bull leaving F1
The trajectory of filmmaker Joanna Hogg's career has been a stately procession to prominence, an unhurried pace that matches the rhythms of her work. Hogg's breakthrough came in 2019, when Martin Scorsese executive produced her fourth theatrical feature, The Souvenir , after he stumbled upon her second, Archipelago . Before that, she had a difficult time getting a foothold on screens outside her native Britain. Maybe her films seemed too British to play abroad, in the same way that those of Yasujiro Ozu—one of her key influences—were deemed perhaps too Japanese to travel. At the same time, Hogg's lifelong ambivalence about British social realism put her on a rockier path than contemporaries like Andrea Arnold and Lynne Ramsay, who used the kitchen sink drama as a launching pad for their careers. Beginning with The Souvenir , Hogg adopted a self-reflexive mode of storytelling. That film and its sequel told the loosely autobiographical story of Julie Harte, a film student in … [Read more...] about ‘The Eternal Daughter’ gives Tilda Swinton the dual role of her career
Early into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II , the latest entry in the long-running first-person-shooter video game franchise, the player is whisked away from the character whose perspective they've occupied, a British operative working undercover in Amsterdam. Suddenly, you're playing instead as Rodolfo "Rudy" Parra, a member of the Mexican Special Forces. Parra, along with sandpaper-throated superior Alejandro Vargas, is working with the CIA to stop the smuggling of an Iranian terrorist over the U.S./Mexico border and into a fictional Texas town. Before long, Parra and Vargas have killed a dozen people, terrorized roughly the same number of civilians, and lost track of their target amid the roaring flames of a cartel safehouse set afire. This scene, set within a level called "Borderline," is a loaded one. As described in an article by Steven Santana , its imagery strikes horrific real-world parallels with the brutal treatment of Latin American migrants, playing into rhetoric that … [Read more...] about Does ‘Call of Duty’ have anything to say with its controversial Texas level?
Introducing TD39 at the Belgian Grand Prix, FIA technical director Nikolas Tombazis says there were a “few cases” where teams exceeded the vertical oscillation limit and had to take action. None of that, though, was revealed at the time. With this year’s all-new ground effect aerodynamic cars bouncing from one race track to another, Mercedes suffering worse than the others, drivers complained of back and neck pain. Lewis Hamilton said he had “a lot more bruising” as well as “headaches”, raising concerns about micro concussions , while Pierre Gasly feared he’d need a cane by the time he hit 30 if the bouncing continued. The FIA stepped in, implementing TD39 at the Belgian Grand Prix, a technical directive that included the introduction of a vertical oscillation metric. Under that rule any car that exceeding the maximum level permitted would have to make changes to their cars. That, though, was the last fans heard of it, never a word whispered about any team falling foul. … [Read more...] about Nikolas Tombazis reveals a ‘few cases where teams’ failed the porpoising rule
Speculation that Charles Leclerc’s camp had a hand in Mattia Binotto’s resignation is wide of the mark because drivers don’t have that “much power”, says Naomi Schiff. Despite denying reports Binotto was on his way out of the door just two weeks ago, Ferrari announced on Tuesday that the Italian had handed in his resignation. It brought to an end a relationship spanning almost three decades, Binotto having started out in the Scuderia’s engine department before becoming its head and later team principal, a role he has held since 2019. There is, as to be expected, a great deal of speculation as to why the 53-year-old has decided now to quit with the general consensus being it was a case of jump rather than be pushed. As for where the push was coming from, that, it is being speculated, was partially from Leclerc’s camp. According to reports the Monégasque driver and his team were not happy with Binotto’s refusal to back him and him alone in the 2022 title race, their annoyance … [Read more...] about ‘Mattia Binotto would not have lasted so long if he was in another sport’