Formula 1 is getting dangerously close to becoming motorsport’s version of WWE, says former driver Stefan Johansson. The 2021 campaign featured one of the most spectacular climaxes ever with Max Verstappen overtaking Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of the final race to win the title ahead of the Mercedes driver. While it was thrilling though, it was also hugely controversial due to the fact that Michael Masi ignore normal protocol to set up the grandstand finish, allowing the five lapped cars between the two title rivals to unlap themselves under the Safety Car – but no others so that there would be enough time for a final lap in racing conditions. The race director’s decision to do so has divided opinion with some praising him for creating such a thrilling spectacle and others feeling he broke the rules for the sake of entertainment. Johansson is very much part of the latter camp and is worried it’s becoming like WWE, the scripted wrestling competition. “In the end, I … [Read more...] about F1 ‘heading into dangerous territory’ towards WWE
81 Silsbee's Kalon Barnes, one of America's fastest high schoolers, could be Southeast Texas' next Olympian, joining Port Arthur track phenoms Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (1932 Los Angeles) and Inika McPherson (2016 Rio). Barnes, a senior and the Class 4A state record holder in the 100-meter dash, will compete in the UIL Track and Field State Championships in Austin for the final time this weekend. PHOTOS: Flip through the slideshow above to see other Olympians from SE Texas His … [Read more...] about Could Silsbee’s Kalon Barnes be Southeast Texas’ next Olympian?
Sky Sports F1 pundit Johnny Herbert has heavily criticised the decisions made in the final moments of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Unless you have been living under a rock for the last month, you will know that Max Verstappen won the Drivers’ World Championship in highly controversial circumstances which were triggered by race director Michael Masi at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Masi permitted a situation where the lapped cars separating race leader Lewis Hamilton and title rival Max Verstappen under Safety Car conditions were able to un-lap themselves, creating a clear path for the latter on fresh tyres to hunt down Hamilton with one lap to go. Verstappen duly got the job done to win his first World Championship title and prevent Hamilton from taking what looked like being a record-breaking eighth crown. Herbert is part of an ever-increasing list of people within the Formula 1 circle who want to see the FIA take a proper stand and ensure decisions are not just made for the … [Read more...] about Herbert: F1 needs review after ‘bitter taste’ of Abu Dhabi
Click here to read the full article. Florence, Ariz. — One full day before Trump spoke to an estimated 15,000 die-hard Republicans in Arizona, a group of JFK Jr. obsessed QAnon fanatics arrived at the venue grounds here. They drove all the way from Dallas, Texas, where they’ve been holed up in a Hyatt hotel for over two months amid a series of failed prophecies that JFK Jr. would return from the dead. The first among them was Stephen Tenner, right hand man to the group’s leader Michael Protzman. “I’m the first person and only person,” Tenner said in a video posted on social media. “I’m the number one mofo.” Tenner was later joined by Protzman and about two dozen members of this cultish group, whose months-long antics in Dallas have worried locals and drawn national attention. Protzman is a QAnon influencer who peddles a form of religious numerology known as “gematria,” which he infuses into his interpretations of QAnon theories. Protzman uses gematria to promote the idea … [Read more...] about They’re Too Extreme for QAnon — and Right at Home at Trump’s Rally