It's a question that is impossible to answer, simply because even the man himself is adamant that he doesn't yet know. Speculation about Hamilton's career plans has been rife since his new one-year deal was finally announced on February 8, a little over a month before the start of testing in Bahrain. It's not the first time that he has gone into a season with only that year left on a contract, but usually it's been at the conclusion of a longer deal. This time around it's different, and the fact that the current arrangement was concluded so late reflects the complex bargaining process before both sides were happy. By agreeing a one-year deal, Hamilton has kept his options open – and so has team boss Toto Wolff. Throw in the availability of George Russell, and potentially Max Verstappen, and there is plenty about which to speculate. It all feeds into the ongoing debate on what Hamilton might choose to do at the end of this season. First, he has the chance to secure … [Read more...] about Hamilton: Man on a mission or a last hurrah?
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MotoGP announced on Friday morning that the world championship is set to stage the return of the Indonesian Grand Prix in 2022 at the Mandalika Street Circuit. The track is part of a $3 billion tourism project on the island of Lombok, which includes hotels and a golf course. MotoGP is eyeing hosting a test at the track later this year, while World Superbikes is set to race there in November. However, on March 31 in a joint statement led by the UN’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Olivier De Schutter, it highlighted the destruction of houses, fields, water sources and cultural and religious sites, as well as population expulsions. The report says local residents were threatened and evicted by force without compensation, this information coming from “credible sources”. The project has received $1 billion in private investment, which is managed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The report criticised a lack of due diligence … [Read more...] about UN issues damning report on Indonesian venue set to host MotoGP
PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Christian, Max Verstappen is the man of the moment, having won two of the last three races. Can you just give us your thoughts on his current level of performance? Have you worked with a better driver? And how tough is it for any team-mate to match him? Christian HORNER: I think Max, not just in the last three races but during the course of the whole of this seasons, indeed pretty much Montreal last year, he’s been driving incredibly well at a very high standard. It’s certainly started to come together over the last few races. The win in Austria was a watershed moment, we were competitive at Silverstone, and obviously the race, the excitement of last weekend was a phenomenal performance by him, to keep his head, to have the pace in all varying conditions, and come out on top and win the grand prix. So, yeah, he’s in great form and you know, hopefully we can continue that form into the summer break and out of the other side as well. He’s certainly … [Read more...] about Hungarian GP: Friday press conference
Ford packs a bounty of safety assists into the little hatchback, and occupants get a much nicer cabin, too. Ford gave the world a good luck at the next-gen Fiesta's rounder design yesterday , but the Blue Oval held back most of the technical details about the latest version of its popular hatchback until now. When the model arrives, it looks to pack a ton of cutting-edge technology in a compact package. Depending on what customers want, they can choose between the higher-riding Active model, sporty ST-Line, luxury-oriented Vignale, and stylish Titanium. (pictured from left to right below) The new Fiesta five-door measures 159.1 inches (4,040 millimeters) long, which is 2.8 inches (71 mm) more than the current model. At 68.3 inches (1,734 mm) wide, the latest model is also 0.5 inches (12 mm) broader than the present one. It rides on a 98.2-inch (2,493-mm) wheelbase – an increase of 0.2 inches (4 mm). Ford reports that the new Fiesta is a sharper handler now because … [Read more...] about New Ford Fiesta tech details and powertrain specs finally revealed
Jenkins, who joined the IMS Radio Network in 1979, became the play-by-play announcer for the Indianapolis 500 at ABC, then branched out to include other IndyCar races on NBC, before becoming the Speedway’s PA announcer in 2011. However, on IMS’s Behind the Bricks broadcast with the track’s president Doug Boles, Jenkins revealed he is battling brain cancer – a disease that took his wife eight years ago. Jenkins, who attended his first Indy 500 in 1960 and has only missed two since, told Boles: “It happened on Christmas night. I woke with a severe headache. I made it to one hospital, they did a CATscan, and then told me I needed to go some place else for an MRI… “The first diagnosis was a stroke, the second diagnosis was ‘We have found two malignant tumors in your right temple and you have brain cancer.’ “But I had colon cancer in 1983, and I survived that, and with God’s help and my beloved race fans, I’m going to make it.” A clearly emotional Jenkins went on: … [Read more...] about Jenkins reduces Indy 500 duties as he tackles brain cancer