Marco Rubio hopes to sway voters interested in Chick-fil-A, Ram trucks, and Duck Dynasty. John Fetterman is searching for fans of microbreweries, Teslas and the Dave Matthews Band. And Michael Bennet wants to reach people who like Taylor Swift and Lizzo — while avoiding devoted listeners of Jason Aldean. Candidates in some of the highest-profile midterm races are using Facebook and Instagram ad targeting to aim messages at voters based on their music tastes, sports fandoms, shopping destinations and television habits, a CNN review of data from the social media platforms found. The data, which Facebook parent company Meta has started to make public in recent months, provides a snapshot into how political campaigns are slicing and dicing online groups of voters based on very specific interests. And it's a sign that as America grows more politically polarized, the candidates are using cultural icons as proxies for politics. "There are very few things in American culture, … [Read more...] about Political candidates are targeting you on social media based on these interests. Here’s how.
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Listen to this article Having inherited pole position on the grid following a three-place drop for qualifying pacesetter Rene Rast, Cassidy led every lap of the race to take a lights-to-flag win at the Red Bull Ring, leading home van der Linde’s chief title rivals Rene Rast and Mirko Bortolotti. At the start of the race, Cassidy led cleanly from pole position into Turn 1 but fellow front-row starter Nico Muller was swallowed up by Abt Audi duo Ricardo Feller and Rast and dropped to fourth Cassidy’s teammate Felipe Fraga was on next on a charge and left it as late as possible to hit the brakes into Turn 3, but got involved in a multi-car chaos at the exit of the corner, suffering a terminal tyre puncture in the process. This allowed sixth-place starter Bortolotti to join the fight, the Grasser Lamborghini driver passing Feller on a frantic opening lap to put himself directly behind title rival Rast. For the remainder of the first stint, Bortolotti shadowed the Audi of … [Read more...] about DTM Red Bull Ring: Cassidy wins from Rast, disaster for van der Linde
Listen to this article Following the finalisation of the updated engine regulations for 2026, increasing the amount of electric power and mandating the use of efuels, F1 has been subject to fresh manufacturer interest. Audi announced last month it would enter F1 as an engine manufacturer from 2026 , while sister Volkswagen Group brand Porsche remains keen on an entry despite its planned partnership with Red Bull being scrapped after a breakdown in talks. Honda is also thought to be considering a return in 2026 after ending its works involvement last year while retaining technical ties to Red Bull. With Mercedes already on the grid, Audi incoming, Porsche interested and the Volkswagen brand no longer completing motorsport activities, it leaves BMW as the only remaining major German manufacturer. But in an interview with Motorsport.com's sister website Motorsport-Total.com, officials from BMW made clear F1 was not something on their radar. Andreas Roos, the head … [Read more...] about BMW: No current interest in entering Formula 1
Circuito del Jarama, just north of Madrid, is stepping up its efforts to return to the Formula 1 calendar after an absence of 41 years and counting. Local officials appear open to the idea of hosting an additional race in the country rather than taking the Spanish Grand Prix away from Barcelona. In June, a letter was sent to Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali by Enrique Lopez, a cabinet minister for the Community of Madrid, expressing formal interest in staging a grand prix. Now it is being reported that the Jarama venue, which held the Spanish Grand Prix on 11 occasions between 1967 and 1981, is to be upgraded to make it eligible to host Formula 1 and MotoGP. Isabel Diaz Ayuso, president of the Community of Madrid, said at a press conference that attempts to procure a grand prix were not being made “to the detriment of Catalunya”, with Barcelona having a contract to host the Spanish Grand Prix through to 2026 . However, Ayuso added that while it remains “very early” in … [Read more...] about Efforts being stepped up to restore Jarama to the Formula 1 calendar
Listen to this article Less than a fortnight after Honda’s least competitive showing of the year at Magny-Cours, Lecuona showed signs of a return to form for the Japanese manufacturer by topping the times across the opening two practice sessions of the weekend. Most of the day’s fastest times were set in the morning session, with Lecuona himself setting his chart-setting top time towards the end of FP1. The Spaniard rider lapped his home track in 1m41.396s, ending the day more than half a second clear of Rinaldi’s Ducati and the Yamaha of reigning champion Toprak Razgatlioglu. Points leader Alvaro Bautista was quickest in the afternoon session, but his time was only good enough for fourth in the overall timesheets - six tenths down on Lecuona’s FP1 benchmark. Kawasaki star Jonathan Rea made a minor improvement between the two sessions to take fifth, with Andrea Locatelli finishing right behind him on the second of the two works Yamahas. Xavi Vierge rounded off a strong … [Read more...] about Barcelona WSBK: Lecuona tops Friday practice for Honda
Zak Brown has said Formula 1 is already popular in the States even without an F1 driver or a team solely based in the country. Formula 1 has enjoyed a huge boost in popularity in the United States of late with new owners Liberty Media seemingly targeting that demographic. A record three races will take place on American soil in 2023 with the Las Vegas Grand Prix set to follow the Miami Grand Prix onto the calendar. But still, there remains a lack of an American presence on the track. Haas label themselves as an American team with a headquarters in Kannapolis but a lot of their work is undergone at their UK and Italian bases. Indeed, there has not been an American driver in F1 for seven years and following Colton Herta’s collapsed move to AlphaTauri , that does not look like changing anytime soon. Following the breakdown of the deal, F1 was criticised for being too European centric with IndyCar driver Graham Rahal claiming it was “elitist.” In a tweet he said: “They … [Read more...] about Zak Brown: ‘F1 does not need an American team or driver to be popular in the US’
Listen to this article Motorsport.com understands that teams met early on Saturday morning at Motegi to discuss with championship organisers whether qualifying should be brought forward owing to the poor weather forecast at the Tochigi Prefecture venue. However, it was ultimately decided that Q1 will still go ahead at 3.05pm local time (GMT +9) as planned, with Q2 set to follow at 3.30pm. The alternative would have been to hold the two grid-deciding sessions earlier in the day before the worst of the rain from Typhoon Talas, which is forecast to move through Japan’s Kanto region on Saturday, is predicted to hit the track. In the event that the rain is too severe for qualifying to go ahead safely at the scheduled time, MotoGP has two options to consider that have recent precedents. Qualifying could be postponed until Sunday morning before the race itself, slated to begin at 3pm local time, as was the case for the 2019 Australian GP at Phillip Island when high … [Read more...] about MotoGP opts to maintain Saturday schedule amid typhoon threat