Arriving at the opening pre-season outing in Spain in a “shambles”, Laurent Rossi is “quite pleased” in the manner in which Alpine recovered from the predicted P8 to finish fourth in the championship. Alpine’s first outing with the all-new A522 didn’t go according to the plan, with the team completing the third fewest number of laps as they set about testing aero parts while also losing track time when Fernando Alonso pulled over on day three with smoke billowing from the rear of his car. The second outing in Bahrain was an improvement, but once again the mileage wasn’t what they had wanted. It had pundits predicting Alpine wouldn’t factor in the top-half of the field, only for the team to kick off their campaign with a double points-haul in Bahrain. It turned out to be a season in which the Enstone team only missed out in three grands prix as they raced their way to fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship . “We started the season in bad shape – I mean, we arrived … [Read more...] about Laurent Rossi applauds Alpine recovery after arriving for testing in a ‘shambles’
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 CHATHAM, Va. - The land came first, 5,557 acres of forest purchased two years after the Revolutionary War by a Virginia slaveholder and future congressman. The mansion came next - a symbol of fortune and power built by enslaved workers, who spent seven years assembling the stately home brick by brick until it was finally finished in 1825. "It's been occupied by a Walter Coles and his wife ever since then," says the latest Walter Coles - the fifth of that name - as he sits in the same parlor his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather all sat in before him, recounting the history of Coles Hill as his predecessors look down from portraits on all four walls. Coles, 84, is one of countless Americans who still benefit from the wealth accumulated by America's 18th- and 19th-century slaveholders. And his … [Read more...] about Their wealth was built on slavery. Now a new fortune lies underground.
Missing the Italian Grand Prix after falling ill with appendicitis and the complications that followed, Alex Albon reckons he need F1’s winter break to regain full fitness. Albon was forced to sit out the Monza race after being hospitalised with appendicitis but, while the surgery was successful, he suffered complications that resulted in respiratory failure . He returned to the grid two weeks later for the Singapore Grand Prix where he told the media he was “coping better than expected”. But with one race after another, six races in seven weeks, his body was never given the time to fully recuperate from the ordeal nor able to regain full fitness. “I would say [I need the] winter to get to 100 percent,” he told Motorsport.com. “We didn’t have the time to train to really get back that fitness, so yes. “But realistically speaking, Singapore was tough, Japan was 75 percent, and after Japan, I felt pretty good.” He finished his first season with Williams unable to add to … [Read more...] about Alex Albon pinpoints the ‘main points opportunity’ that he missed out on in 2022