George Russell should have won his first ever race start for the Mercedes Formula 1 team. The 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix was always going to be a one-off cameo, but only outrageous misfortune denied him victory in what was still a stunning first drive for the Silver Arrows. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Twenty races into his career as a factory Mercedes driver in 2022, Russell was still longing for that elusive first win. His team were also starved of success, facing their first win-less season in over a decade, both championships already surrendered to bitter rivals Red Bull. Then, in the Saturday sprint race for the Brazilian Grand Prix, Russell got just a taste of the feeling by taking the chequered flag to secure pole position. With team mate Lewis Hamilton lining up alongside him on Sunday, Russell started the day knowing it would present his best chance to become a grand prix winner since that crushing night in Bahrain almost two years ago. But … [Read more...] about Russell banishes memory of lost Sakhir win with breakthrough triumph in Brazil · RaceFans
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 8 NEW YORK - When David C. Banks, future chancellor of the New York City school system, was growing up in a working-class Black family in southeast Queens, his father pulled strings to get him into a better junior high school across town. Banks and his brother left the house in darkness and took two buses to get to Flushing. In high school, his parents again believed the campus around the corner was unacceptable and sent the siblings out of the neighborhood. The school they chose, Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens, had been the site of integration protests from White parents when it opened in 1971, though when David arrived in 1977, he encountered little racial strife. He was elected vice president of his senior class, took advanced classes and ran track. "We got along," he said. "We liked each other." It was the sort of positive multiracial … [Read more...] about NYC’s Black schools chief isn’t sure racial integration is the answer
At the end of one of the most successful seasons that any Formula 1 driver has ever had, the final race of the 2022 season in Abu Dhabi could have been little more than a parade of honour for Max Verstappen . Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free The world champion would receive his fully-deserved plaudits. But despite taking pole position and looking set to disappear off into the Abu Dhabi sunset to take a record-extending 15th win of the season, Verstappen would not be the focus of the final round of the season. At the end of a career spanning 15-and-a-half seasons and almost 300 races, Sebastian Vettel would climb into his Aston Martin for the final time and climb out of it a retired Formula 1 driver. One of the sport’s most successful ever competitors had one last mission for his final 58 laps – secure sixth place in the constructors’ championship for his team by beating Alfa Romeo. At McLaren, Daniel Ricciardo was also staring down what could be his … [Read more...] about Verstappen smokes his rivals one last time as Vettel goes out fighting · RaceFans
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 11 Kate Benjamin didn't mean to amass a baker's dozen worth of felines. They just sort of accumulated over the years as her two-bedroom Phoenix condo became a pit stop for stray animals that she intended - and often failed - to place elsewhere. She now lives with 13 cats (plus one other human, her husband) in 1,100 square feet. So if you have questions about keeping a litter box in a small space, Benjamin almost certainly has the answers. She's not just a recreational cat lady, either. She's a professional. In 2012, she launched Hauspanther, a design resource for cat-owners; she's also co-author of bestsellers "Catification" and "Catify to Satisfy," both about creating cat-friendly - but stylish - homes. Her own litter box routine involves scooping the 11 boxes in her condo multiple times a day, wiping them all down and refreshing litter … [Read more...] about She has 13 cats in a two-bedroom condo. Here’s her litter-box advice.