Grand Prix Champions – Tasman Series http://tasman-series.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:17:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tasman-series.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Grand Prix Champions – Tasman Series http://tasman-series.com/ 32 32 F1 LIVE: Nelson Piquet’s paddock access could be revoked after Lewis Hamilton insult https://tasman-series.com/f1-live-nelson-piquets-paddock-access-could-be-revoked-after-lewis-hamilton-insult/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:46:45 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/f1-live-nelson-piquets-paddock-access-could-be-revoked-after-lewis-hamilton-insult/ (AFP via Getty Images) F1 returns to Silverstone this weekend for the British Grand Prix after a weekend after Montreal where Max Verstappen tightened his grip on the championship. Verstappen is now 46 points clear of his closest challenger, Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez, who is still three points ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc after […]]]>

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F1 returns to Silverstone this weekend for the British Grand Prix after a weekend after Montreal where Max Verstappen tightened his grip on the championship.

Verstappen is now 46 points clear of his closest challenger, Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez, who is still three points ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc after nine races. The Dutch world champion already has six wins to his name this season and a victory at Silverstone would only cement his place as repeat champions in waiting. But Verstappen has bad memories of Silverstone lingering in his mind after a controversial collision with Lewis Hamilton last year sent him flying into the barriers at high speed.

Hamilton has won seven of the last eight British Grands Prix but the chances of him repeating the trick look slim after such a difficult season, with Mercedes well behind the pace of Ferrari and Red Bull. “I think there are a lot of learnings from this weekend and improvements we can make going forward,” he said after Canada. “I’m really hoping to move to Silverstone… It’s such an important race for us and for me, and so I just want to be in a battle with these guys. I think we’re probably better in the medium and high speed corners than in the low speed corners, but we have some rebounds, so I don’t know how it’s going to be through Copse and all those places.

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Red Bull test driver dumps Juri Vips for racist language

Red Bull has dropped test and junior driver Juri Vips after using racist language during a live game stream.

The constructors’ current bosses had resigned the 21-year-old from his team duties last week with an investigation into the Estonian and the incident expected to take place.

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UPDATE: Nelson Piquet’s access to the F1 paddock could be revoked if he doesn’t issue a public apology to Lewis Hamilton

Yet in a tweet on Tuesday, Hamilton responded by saying it was time these “archaic mindsets” changed – and added that he had been targeted “by these attitudes all my life”.

“It’s more than language,” he writes. “These archaic mentalities need to change and have no place in our sport. I have been surrounded by these attitudes and targeted all my life. There has been a lot of time to learn. The time has come to act. In a previous tweet, Hamilton wrote in Spanish: “Let’s focus on changing the mindset.

It is understood that Piquet’s access to the paddock at F1 races could be revoked if he does not issue a public apology to Hamilton, as PA reported.

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Red Bull and Ferrari back Lewis Hamilton after Nelson Piquet racial slur

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When is the British Grand Prix this week?

Hamilton won last season’s race, after crashing out with Verstappen in a memorable moment on the opening lap at Copse corner. It was the Briton’s eighth home triumph.

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Grand Prix timings

kieran jacksonJune 28, 2022 2:42 p.m.

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Lewis Hamilton calls for action after Nelson Piquet racial slur

Lewis Hamilton has called for action after comments where Nelson Piquet used racist language to describe him resurfaced.

Yet in a tweet on Tuesday, Hamilton responded and said it was time for those “archaic mindsets” to change – and added that he had been targeted “by those attitudes all my life”.

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When and where is the next race?

The reigning world champion’s lead atop the championship standings is now 46 points over teammate Sergio Perez, who failed to finish in Montreal.

Lewis Hamilton finished third – only his second podium finish of the season – while his British teammate George Russell came in fourth. The Silver Arrows and Ferrari – Charles Leclerc having had a month to forget – will strive to get back on the podium this weekend.

Here’s everything you need to know.

kieran jacksonJune 28, 2022 12:54 p.m.

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Fernando Alonso “could have five world championship titles”, says Gerhard Berger

Double world champion Fernando Alonso could have won five titles had he been in a more powerful car, says former F1 driver Gerhard Berger.

The Spaniard, who turns 41 next month, qualified first overall last time out in Montreal in a blast from the past in his Alpine. He won two world championships with Renault in 2005 and 2006 and Berger praised Alonso’s ability in a recent interview.

“He’s a brilliant driver,” Berger told Motorsport-Magazin. When asked if he could win the championship if he sat in a Red Bull or a Ferrari, the Austrian was clear: “Yes! I’m 100% sure!

“I must say that with his talent, Alonso could have five world championship titles for me. After McLaren, he closed the doors a bit because, if he was in a Mercedes, he would have five world titles.

Fernando Alonso could have had five world titles if he was in a stronger car, says former F1 driver Gerhard Berger.

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Christian Horner wants Mercedes to be ‘strong’ at Silverstone

Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes Mercedes will be strong at this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The constructors’ champions have struggled in the first nine races of this season, with porpoising of 2022 cars hampering the performance of seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and new kid on the block George Russell.

Still, Horner – whose Red Bull team lead the constructors’ championship with 76 points – believes the Silver Arrows will bounce back and has also backed Ferrari to rise to the challenge.

Asked by Autosport if he thought Mercedes would be a factor at Silverstone, Horner said: “Certainly, I think they will be strong at Silverstone.

“I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t. Paul Ricard, the same. I think Ferrari will also be quick at Silverstone. It could be a tougher circuit for us just because of the nature of this layout. It’s amazing that we’ve racked up a six-race win streak [but] Silverstone might just be the toughest.

Christian Horner thinks Mercedes will be strong this weekend at Silverstone

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Lewis Hamilton: Nelson Piquet sentenced for racial slur over Mercedes F1 driver

Formula 1 and Mercedes have condemned the racist language used by three-time world champion Nelson Piquet to describe Lewis Hamilton.

The interview, which took place in Portuguese in November, discusses Hamilton’s victory at last year’s British Grand Prix, when the seven-time champion collided with the then championship leader, Max Verstappen, in the first lap.

The Dutchman spun and crashed into the barrier, causing an uproar at Red Bull as Hamilton returned to the championship chase.

Yet Piquet, 69, believed Hamilton crashed into Verstappen on purpose and twice used the term ‘neguinho’ to describe the Mercedes star.

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Formula 1 ‘racing towards’ its goal of making the sport zero carbon by 2030

Formula 1 says it is ‘racing towards’ its goal of making the sport net zero carbon by 2030 following the announcement of a new brand image to promote the environmental move from the British Grand Prix .

It was announced in 2019 that F1 was aiming for net zero as efforts to improve durability intensified.

This also includes a plan to have 100% sustainable fuel by 2026, when the next era of hybrid engines is introduced.

Fuel development is set to impact the transport sector, while F1 has also revealed other ambitions ahead of the sport’s return to Silverstone this weekend.

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Pro Wrestling Daily History (06/26): Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki – WON/F4W https://tasman-series.com/pro-wrestling-daily-history-06-26-muhammad-ali-vs-antonio-inoki-won-f4w/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 19:26:42 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/pro-wrestling-daily-history-06-26-muhammad-ali-vs-antonio-inoki-won-f4w/ Professional Wrestling Illustrated 1929 St. Louis, Missouri:– Dick Shikat beats Jim Clinstock– Rudy Dusek defeated Jack Washburn-Joe “Toots” Mondt – Charles Strack went to a timed draw 1936 – Everett Marshall defeated Ali Baba for the NWA (National Wrestling Association) Heavyweight Wrestling Title 1941 Kansas City, Kansas:– World heavyweight champion Lee Wykoff beat Orville Brown […]]]>

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– Everett Marshall defeated Ali Baba for the NWA (National Wrestling Association) Heavyweight Wrestling Title

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Formula 1: leave the favourites, these 5 competitors can really change the championship this year! https://tasman-series.com/formula-1-leave-the-favourites-these-5-competitors-can-really-change-the-championship-this-year/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 14:20:11 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/formula-1-leave-the-favourites-these-5-competitors-can-really-change-the-championship-this-year/ Formula 1: We are already 9 races into the 2022 Formula 1 season and a lot has changed since last year’s titanic battle for the world championship. Usual favorites and 8-time Constructors’ World Champions Mercedes entered this season on the back foot, with their 2022 challenger the W13 looking uncompetitive against its all-conquering predecessors, and […]]]>

Formula 1: We are already 9 races into the 2022 Formula 1 season and a lot has changed since last year’s titanic battle for the world championship. Usual favorites and 8-time Constructors’ World Champions Mercedes entered this season on the back foot, with their 2022 challenger the W13 looking uncompetitive against its all-conquering predecessors, and Ferrari did the forward leap of the peloton. Red Bull has maintained its strong form since 2021 and has won 7 of 9 races so far this year.Also Read – Laureus World Sports Awards 2022 announced: SEE FULL LIST of winners

However, the line-ups remained relatively similar to last year, except for some inter-team driver changes and the return of Kevin Magussen to the grid, alongside an all-new rookie in Guanyu Zhou. So, let’s take a look at 5 drivers you should be watching for the rest of the season. Read also – Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton changes his name to include his mother’s surname

Yuki Tsunoda

The Japanese driver made his Formula 1 debut last year at the Bahrain Grand Prix with Alphatauri, and this year he seems to have upped the ante with his driving. Throughout his rookie season, he was outclassed by teammate Pierre Gasly and struggled to find his groove with the AT02. However, this year has seen a new Yuki Tsunoda take the wheel of the Italian team’s 2022 challenger, with consistent performances seeing the youngster outpacing his experienced team-mate for much of the season so far. His performance in the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix was truly outstanding, where we saw Tsunoda go from a disappointing P16 in qualifying to a respectable P7 in tough wet and dry conditions. Well done Yuki! Read also – Formula 1 confirms the race on the Italian circuit of Imola until 2025

Sebastian Vettel

The four-time world champion’s 2022 campaign got off to a rocky start as he missed the first two races due to testing positive for COVID-19. His first comeback race was in Australia, and a lack of experience with the 2022 Aston Martin challenger led to a scruffy weekend, where he crashed during the race. However, since the Australian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel has been in fine form, reaching Q3 three times in 2022, scoring points on all three occasions and has shown excellent race pace in every race so far, all arguably the ninth fastest car. on the grid. Vettel has been miles ahead of team-mate Lance Stroll in nearly every race this season, and reminded everyone of his talent amid rumors of his retirement. Aston Martin is expected to make significant improvements at the next race at Silverstone, and there were already positive signs of an improved Aston Martin package at the last Canadian Grand Prix. It is therefore worth keeping an eye on the four-time world champion, as he could well surprise the grid in the coming months.

Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso

Well, including the two Alpine riders in third place on this list makes them six riders to watch, not five, but the dynamic Alpine duo have been on the pace this season. Esteban Ocon’s consistency this season has been phenomenal and has seen him climb to 9th in the Drivers’ Championship, more than 20 points clear of 10th. Ocon proved his doubters wrong last season when he won the Hungarian Grand Prix and held off Sebastian Vettel to claim victory, and is definitely a driver to watch this season. Coincidentally, Alonso trails Ocon in 10th place, but much of that points deficit is due to terrible luck for Alonso. A mega qualifying lap in Australia that would have seen him qualify to P4 was marred by a mechanical failure during the lap that sent Alonso into the wall. He was racing in P6 in Saudi Arabia until a mechanical failure ended his race prematurely, and he was hit by Mick Schumacher at Imola, leading to him retiring from the race due to damage suffered during the of the accident. However, he showed his brilliance in a rain-soaked Canadian Grand Prix by putting his Alpine on the front row of the grid in qualifying, and an incredible feat from the 40-year-old. It seems the only thing stopping Fernando Alonso from showing his true potential is his bad luck, as he was compromised by poor strategy and an engine problem on race day in Canada. Both Alpine riders could put in great performances, but as Ron Dennis said – “To finish first, you have to finish first”

Sergio Perez

Perez started the 2022 season after a successful 2021 campaign with Red Bull Racing, and has felt more comfortable with this year’s RB18. His qualifying pace has always been one of his weak points as a driver, but this year he matched world champion teammate Max Verstappen in both qualifying and the race, and has been a big surprise this season. . His pole position in Saudi Arabia and his victory in Monaco gave him the impetus and the confidence to fight for victories on a regular basis. It’s always good to see Sergio “Checo” Perez in the middle of the front-runners, and this year he seems to have made it routine!

george russell

He was known as Mr Saturday in 2021, but has since been renamed Mr Consistent in 2022, as George Russell has finished every race this year in the top 5, in a Mercedes that his 7-time world champion teammate Lewis Hamilton tagged. “undriveable” several times. Russell has gone from the team of stragglers Williams to reigning constructors’ world champions Mercedes this year, and has kept pace since the start of the season in Bahrain. He currently sits 4th in the Drivers’ Championship and is just a few points behind Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz. He’s had the upper hand over teammate Hamilton throughout the season so far, and it’s not advisable to bet against a potential win this season for the speedy Englishman.

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Mercedes confirm Silverstone upgrades, to ‘take the W13 forward’ https://tasman-series.com/mercedes-confirm-silverstone-upgrades-to-take-the-w13-forward/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:00:10 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/mercedes-confirm-silverstone-upgrades-to-take-the-w13-forward/ Mercedes technical director Mike Elliott has confirmed the team will be making improvements at Silverstone, with the aim of “trying to move the car forward” and upmarket. The team showed improved form in Montreal after raising the ride height of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton’s cars to try and alleviate the rebound that has plagued […]]]>

Mercedes technical director Mike Elliott has confirmed the team will be making improvements at Silverstone, with the aim of “trying to move the car forward” and upmarket.

The team showed improved form in Montreal after raising the ride height of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton’s cars to try and alleviate the rebound that has plagued them all season, and these improvements will be aimed at bringing the defending champions closer constructors Ferrari and Red Bull leading the pack.

After struggling to get out of his car after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Hamilton says the team’s rebounding problem has reduced significantly in Montreal, with an expected 10G impact on his neck and back reduced to 2-3G – well within the forces usually experienced by pilots. in the turns.

After back-to-back 3-4 finishes for Hamilton and Russell respectively, Elliott confirmed the team would be fitting new parts in the next race to try and close the gap to the front even further.

“One thing you can be sure of is that we’re going to push as hard as we can,” Elliott said in Mercedes’ post-race debrief video.

“We will bring new elements to Silverstone, we will try to bring the car forward, trying to get some pace from the car that we have or the package that we have as well as the new elements that we are going to add to it.

“I think at the same time we have to be honest with ourselves and say that at the moment we are just a bit behind the leaders of Ferrari and Red Bull. And in a normal race I think that going to be difficult.

But after three street races in a row, Silverstone represents a return to more conventional Formula 1 circuits and, having shown potential at the last such circuit in Spain, Elliott hopes to see Mercedes rise further and put on a show for pilots. home fans.

“I think Silverstone will be a circuit that suits us a bit better, like Barcelona did, but maybe it will be a bit difficult. Whatever happens, we will push as hard as we can,” he said. he declares.

“Our drivers are going to push as hard as they can because we want to get back to winning ways. We want to win for the team, we really want to win and we want to win for you the fans, so let’s see what happens.

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Verstappen withstood a late challenge from the charging Ferrari of Carlos Sainz on cooler tires to take his sixth victory of the season and his first victory in Montreal.

The reigning world champion extended his championship lead over Charles Leclerc to 49 points after nine races.

Speaking to Sky after the race, Horner said radio problems on Verstappen’s car left the team facing “one-way traffic” as they could not hear the Dutchman.

“It wasn’t comfortable at all in the last 10 laps after the VSC,” said Horner. “Max just couldn’t break the DRS.

“The Ferrari was very quick on the straight. They could attack the sidewalk and stay nearby.

“We lost communication with the car. It was one way traffic – he could hear us but we couldn’t hear him. I guess he didn’t need to hear us too much!

“Carlos pushed him hard,” added Horner. “The strategy was unclear. We went for the early stop. We felt that was the best route. Then Carlos actually got a free stop which set him up beautifully for the end of the race. .”

Verstappen said he wasn’t sure exactly when his radio stopped working and only realized it when his race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase informed him after the checkered flag.

“It didn’t work anymore,” he explained. “He decided to quit.

“I don’t know when it stopped. I guess it must have worked before, or it didn’t before, which I’m sure they don’t mind.

“As long as I can hear it, that’s the main thing.”

Horner wary of Ferrari, Mercedes fight back

Despite opening a decisive lead in both world championships, Horner is wary of a resurgence by Ferrari at the upcoming British Grand Prix.

Horner also thinks Mercedes could be a threat at Silverstone due to the improved form of the reigning world champions in Canada.

“We take each race at a time,” said Horner. “It’s great to go to Silverstone leaving both championships.

“Max is in the shape of his life. Max was absolutely clinical today.

“Silverstone is one of the best circuits on the calendar. There will be huge support for the Mercedes drivers. They will go there on fire.

“On pure form, Silverstone will be a good track for Ferrari. Mercedes could well be a factor for this race. I hear there will be improvements for Ferrari, so that will be interesting.

“Sergio [Perez] now has the same number of mechanical failures as Max, but it’s too early to write anyone off.

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The 2022 Rolex TP52 World Championships title is wide open • Live Sail Die https://tasman-series.com/the-2022-rolex-tp52-world-championships-title-is-wide-open-live-sail-die/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:45:10 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/the-2022-rolex-tp52-world-championships-title-is-wide-open-live-sail-die/ The Rolex TP52 World Championships return to Cascais, Portugal next week, to a popular venue that nearly all of the nine teams due to compete hope to build on its worldwide reputation for high winds and Atlantic waves. While three of the crews have the experience of winning the coveted title at least once, the […]]]>

The Rolex TP52 World Championships return to Cascais, Portugal next week, to a popular venue that nearly all of the nine teams due to compete hope to build on its worldwide reputation for high winds and Atlantic waves.

While three of the crews have the experience of winning the coveted title at least once, the race is now so close on the world’s premier monohull grand prix circuit that any of the teams could rightfully claim the title. 2022 Rolex TP52 World Champion.
Doug DeVos’ Quantum Racing team have won the last two occasions when the TP52 last raced in Portugal’s racing mecca, in 2019 and in 2018 when they were crowned Rolex TP52 World Champions. And the American-flagged team skippered by Terry Hutchinson arrives in Portugal after winning the first regatta of the season, contested last month in Baiona, Galicia.
They could indeed seem to win the world title alternately, in 2014, 2016, 2018 (there was no world in 2020) and therefore the sequence favors them, and they have won three of the four regattas contested in Cascais in the ten years of 52 SUPER SERIES history, but as always, Quantum Racing takes nothing for granted.
But saying that for a team that’s hardwired to be risk averse, knowing that striving for top three/four results in the race is what wins the championship throughout the season is not necessarily a recipe for winning world titles.

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Team principal Ed Reynolds notes:

“We would really like to win the world championships. It’s one of the biggest trophies you can win in the world of sailing, it’s the Rolex TP52 World Championship. But it’s a bit more difficult for us because it’s very out of our nature. We like to win regattas, but on the 52 SUPER SERIES, for us, it’s always about winning the season. We have to change our strategy a bit because we don’t want to get a second or a third at the world championships. We want to win. It’s the only regatta where you have to take a little more risk, you have to be a little more aggressive, but it’s really exciting. It’s one of the biggest trophies you can win in the world of sailing, it’s the Rolex TP52 World Championship.

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The reigning titleholders are the sled of Takashi Okura who triumphed by the narrowest of margins when the 2021 Rolex TP52 World Championships in Palma last November went down on the final day. Talismanic owner Mr Okura was unable to attend last year’s regatta and gave the team carte blanche to push as hard and risk as much as it takes to retain the title with him at the orders.

“Mr. Okura wants to do well in the world championships, he is keen for us to push as hard as possible in the world championships and not worry too much about the season. He wants to win the world championships. For us , worlds are to be pushed Congrats on winning the Rolex TP52 World Championships probably packs a little more punch than winning the season We’ll go out there looking for the win.

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enthuses Don Cowie, Sled mainsail trimmer and project manager.

The defending 2021 Sled Tour Champions had a modest opening for their 2022 season in Baiona as Cowie acknowledges,

“You have to be fast in all conditions and navigate well in all conditions. We made some pretty straightforward mistakes in Baiona. We have some small changes in the crew. So, for example, we were comfortably second in the last race and we trawled the kite at the last mark, which is so uncharacteristic of the Sled program. So we need to improve our communication. When you’re downwind you need to have clear communication and we’re comfortable sailing in the big breeze. But each team picked up the slack. I think every team has the ability to win the event and I think every team, in their mind, knows they can win the event.

In the five-year history of the Rolex TP52 World Championship, only one team has won twice, the peloton team of German owner Harm Müller Spreer led by John Kostecki. The talented Hamburg-based pilot-owner is a Rolex watch collector who jokes that the 2017 and 2019 world titles, won on the flat waters of the Mediterranean, were his most expensive Rolexes to date. But for the team which has just finished second to Quantum Racing in Galicia at the end of May, the high winds and waves of Cascais have never adapted their Vrolijk design which is the best at 10-12 knots and in marginal downwind conditions.

Olympic gold medalist and America’s Cup winner Jordi Calafat is their strategist,

“Historically Cascais has never been in our best condition but we will give our all and fight hard to be in the top three. We know how important it is to win the World Championships. If you win the World Championships world and you don’t win the tour title, it’s still a good season. Our boats are better at 10-12 knots and solid in marginal surf conditions which would be ideal. But we all know how Cascais is, and that doesn’t normally happen, but we can hope. I think we sailed the boat well in the breeze, our maneuvers are good and we’re turning the boat well, downwind we’re particularly good and Harm is very, very good at the helm. When he gets into these big conditions he’s really practical. We feel comfortable in the big breeze and don’t usually make a lot of mistakes.

While these three teams are all former or current Rolex TP52 World Champions, perhaps the team outside of this trio that most claims the world crown is South Africa’s Phoenix team captained by Tom Slingsby. Mistakes made one day in the middle of the regatta cost them their chance to win in Baiona and seven months later they are still suffering from a kite torn in two which caused them to lose their challenge for the championship title. world Rolex TP52 in Mallorca.

Back in a venue, Cascais, where he won his first world laser title in 2007, Slingsby is clear on what they need to accomplish aboard Phoenix,

“For Phoenix, we really have to be error free, pick the right side and have great speed. I’m very confident in the work of our crew and the speed in most conditions. We haven’t sailed much in windy conditions so hopefully our speed is good, we were very close to winning last year but we let it slip through our fingers so we hope to have a good shot in Cascais.

The Rolex TP52 World Championships also count as the second of the five regattas that make up the 52 SUPER SERIES 2022.

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Exceptional deal secures future of Australian F1 Grand Prix https://tasman-series.com/exceptional-deal-secures-future-of-australian-f1-grand-prix/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 22:30:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/exceptional-deal-secures-future-of-australian-f1-grand-prix/ The 2022 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. Photo: Ross Gibb Formula 1 will continue to race in Australia for over a decade thanks to a new long-term agreement. F1 confirmed this morning that a 10-year renewal will take place from 2025, when the existing Australian Grand Prix contract was due to expire. After two years […]]]>

The 2022 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. Photo: Ross Gibb

Formula 1 will continue to race in Australia for over a decade thanks to a new long-term agreement.

F1 confirmed this morning that a 10-year renewal will take place from 2025, when the existing Australian Grand Prix contract was due to expire.

After two years affected by COVID, the AGP returned in style in April with more than 419,000 fans coming through the doors to witness the next generation cars on a revamped Albert Park layout.

There were some in the paddock at the time who questioned the logistics of continuing to travel Down Under, but any fears of a departure have now been dispelled.

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali hailed the new deal, which lasts nearly 40 years after the event’s debut in 1996.

“I am delighted to confirm that Melbourne and the Albert Park circuit will continue to feature on the Formula 1 calendar until 2035,” said the Italian.

“Racing has always been a favorite for fans, drivers and teams and Melbourne is an incredible and vibrant international city that is a perfect fit for our sport.

“This year we saw huge crowds and passionate fans at the Grand Prix, and we are very excited about the future in Australia as our sport continues to grow.

Domenicali added his thanks to the Victorian Government and Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott and Chairman Paul Little for their support.

Westacott added: “This is a sensational announcement which is just brilliant for Melbourne and Victoria.

“It builds on our rich motorsport history as well as Melbourne’s love of major sporting events and offers aspiration for the next generation of Australian racing stars.

“We are proud of our strong relationship with Formula 1 and together we will grow the sport in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

“Everyone at the Australian Grand Prix Corporation is looking forward to taking Formula 1’s Australian Grand Prix to new levels over the next 13 years.”

Victorian Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula, hailed the value of the event to the region.

“We know how important this event is to our economy and that’s why we’ve scheduled the longest extension to the race since it took place in Melbourne,” he said.

A date has yet to be confirmed for the 2023 Australian Grand Prix, when Formula 2 and Formula 3 will be on the grid for the first time in Albert Park history.

The AGP agreement is the latest long-term agreement to be concluded in recent times, following Abu Dhabi (until 2030), Bahrain (2036) and Qatar (2032).

Australia has a rich history in F1, including being represented by two world champions: Sir Jack Brabham (three times) and Alan Jones, and having first hosted an F1 world championship grand prix in 1985 in Adelaide.

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Canada 2011 – Is Jenson Button’s most iconic F1 win overhyped? https://tasman-series.com/canada-2011-is-jenson-buttons-most-iconic-f1-win-overhyped/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:01:34 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/canada-2011-is-jenson-buttons-most-iconic-f1-win-overhyped/ The 2011 Canadian Grand Prix is ​​described by some as the greatest F1 race of all time, but is Jenson Button’s iconic victory overhyped? Was it as good as we remember? Formula 1 racing in the wet tends to stay in the mind a bit more. Whether it’s Ayrton Senna in Monaco 1984, Michael Schumacher […]]]>

The 2011 Canadian Grand Prix is ​​described by some as the greatest F1 race of all time, but is Jenson Button’s iconic victory overhyped? Was it as good as we remember?

Formula 1 racing in the wet tends to stay in the mind a bit more.

Whether it’s Ayrton Senna in Monaco 1984, Michael Schumacher Spain 1996, Lewis Hamilton Britain 2008 or Sebastian Vettel at the 2008 Italian GP, ​​a wet race in the pouring rain tends to stick in the mind as F1 continues to evolve and expand to new corners of the world. planet.

And perhaps no race is as memorable as the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal won by Jenson Button and hailed by some as the greatest of 1,065 races, starting with the 2022 Azerbaijan GP.

But is the race really as good as we remember? Was the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix really a good race or is Button’s victory overhyped?

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Three pit visits in 20 laps for Button

Any race that lasts 4h:4m:39.537s, has one last lap for the lead with the guy winning it by taking six hits through the pit lane is definitely something out of the ordinary.

As the skies opened up on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the race was suspended for more than two hours 26 laps as the drivers could not see, even behind the reduced speeds of the safety car.

But by this time Button had already erased his notebook.

On lap 7 Button moved over the pit lane to the pit wall to follow the racing line – the only problem was his team mate Hamilton getting on the inside at the same time.

They collided, with Hamilton out with broken suspension and although Button should get the benefit of the doubt, it was a bit of a clumsy ride from the 2009 world champion.

With a puncture, it was Button’s first visit to the pits.

However, during the safety car period he was caught speeding and given a passing penalty – which was to be served when the race went green – trip number two through the pits.

By Lap 19 Button’s experiment with the intermediate tires had failed as the rain intensified, meaning he was forced to make a third pit visit to get back to full rains – just when the car security was again deployed.

Six laps later the race was halted for more than two hours as parts of the track resembled the St. Lawrence Seaway with Button in P10 during the red flag – during which time he apologized to Hamilton for contact.

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More trouble for Button as 2011 Canadian Grand Prix resumes

Shortly after the race resumed, Button had his second strike of the race, and while he was innocent in Hamilton’s crash, this time he was more at fault.

Fernando Alonso came out of the pits after switching to intermediate tyres, which Button had done on lap 36.

As the two champions converged at Turn 3, Button stuck the nose of the McLaren on the inside into a closing Ferrari corner.

Alonso was spat into the barriers, running aground as Button limped off to make his fifth trip through the pits after another puncture.

The McLaren driver was lucky not to receive a penalty for the move – as he fell to the back of the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix running order, nearly two minutes behind leader Vettel.

Fortunately, a safety car to move the Ferrari was called, erasing that time deficit – as Button made P14 within a few laps.

The only question now was when the peloton would switch to slicks as the track dried out.

Button did it on lap 51, one of the first to make the change.

He exited P4 well behind Vettel, Schumacher and Mark Webber as the seven-time champion chased his first podium of his return with Mercedes.

Jenson Button wins the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix

Button, still one of the fastest pilots in wet/dry conditions, started flying to save time on the leading trio.

Fortunately for him, the Renault of Nick Heidfeld decided to disengage its front wing, allowing Button to close immediately. The race was on.

A brave overtake on the wet parts of the track coming out of the last chicane on Webber promoted him to P3 with seven laps of 63 to go – Schumacher dropping out of P2 a lap later.

The stage was set, but it was Sebastian Vettel Button chasing after victory at the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix. established by the man now in third place in the silver car when he was driving a red.

Despite all the pace he had, including the fastest lap of the penultimate tour, Button was not going to overtake Vettel.

Sebastian Vettel made no mistake. It was a flawless machine whose code could not calculate the slightest error.

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Sebastian Vettel then made a mistake.

At the Turns 6/7 chicane, Vettel dipped a wheel in the wet area and lost the rear, as a stunned button swept past.

Vettel had led for all four hours of racing and for 69.5 laps of racing, but unfortunately for him the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix lasted 70 laps.

Button took the win 2.709 seconds ahead of Vettel as Webber assaulted Schumacher for the final podium spot. He will have to wait for the 2012 European GP in Valencia for the only podium of his career back at Mercedes.

So, was the race good?

The 2011 Canadian Grand Prix is ​​an excellent example of “top theory”.

It’s a term that relates to a cognitive bias in the human brain whereby if the end of an event is memorable and unexpected, in later years we tend to think everything was exciting and full of drama.

It is debatable whether the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix was a good race – the race being defined as the leader’s fight for position.

Vettel simply bolted away whenever he could in the rain, only being held back when the safety cars pulled him back.

Button had a scrappy race with six pit visits, two avoidable collisions, punctures and a speeding penalty.

That doesn’t exactly sound like a recipe for a great race.

Button was also lucky the safety cars were deployed to help him make up for lost time and not pick up another penalty for the Alonso incident.

That being said, when the conditions dried up, he started flying. He drove the race ahead of him on slicks, not the one behind him.

As a race, the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix is ​​overhyped, but the question of Button’s race driving is another story.

It was a mixed bag from the British driver, but when it all came down to it he delivered a superb ride to hunt down Vettel.

It’s a good race, but in terms of greatest ever? Probably not, it will go to the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix.

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A star-studded field of Olympic and world champions prepare for the USATF NYC Grand Prix https://tasman-series.com/a-star-studded-field-of-olympic-and-world-champions-prepare-for-the-usatf-nyc-grand-prix/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 01:35:36 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/a-star-studded-field-of-olympic-and-world-champions-prepare-for-the-usatf-nyc-grand-prix/ NEW YORK CITY — International elite track and field competition returns to the Big Apple as the World Athletics Continental Tour – Gold makes its ninth stop on Sunday, June 12 at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island. A selection of star-studded Olympians and World Champions will compete for prize money and valuable World Athletics Ranking […]]]>

NEW YORK CITY — International elite track and field competition returns to the Big Apple as the World Athletics Continental Tour – Gold makes its ninth stop on Sunday, June 12 at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.

A selection of star-studded Olympians and World Champions will compete for prize money and valuable World Athletics Ranking points in more than a dozen events, with an emphasis on sprints and hedges.

World record holder and Olympic champion in the women’s 400m hurdles, sydney McLaughlin will do an unusual double running the 100m hurdles and the 400m flat. McLaughlin has a best time of 12.65 in the short hurdles and clocked a time of 50.07 in the barrier-free round. She will face the Olympians of the Tokyo hurdles Gabbi Cunningham and Christina Clemons as well as the second fastest American this year, Alaysha Johnson.

Among McLaughlin’s top competitors in the 400m are his teammates who won gold in the Tokyo 4x400m relay Lynna Irby, Kaylin Whitney and Kendall Ellis. Kyra Jeffersonpreviously best known as a 200m runner, will also be in the running.

Reigning world champion in the men’s 200m Noah Lyles, a bronze medalist in Tokyo last summer, headlines a field that includes Jereem Richards of Trinidad, this year’s world indoor champion in the 400m. In the men’s 100m, reigning world champion Christian Colman collides with Marvin Bracyand the duo finished second and third in the World Indoor 60m in March.

One of the more intriguing matchups involves the men’s 110m hurdles, which could provide a glimpse of what’s to come this July at the World Championships in Eugene. olympic silver medalist Grant Holloway came within 0.01 of the world record last year and he will be pushed by Devon Allenwho finished fourth in Tokyo and has won four of his five outings this season.

The who’s who of women’s shot putters in the NACAC region will be led by the Tokyo silver medalist Raven Saunders and current American leader Chase Ealey. Saunders’ Olympic teammate, Jessica Ramsey, and Jamaican Danniel Thomas-Dodd, silver medalist at the 2019 World Championships, are both capable of throwing big throws.

Olympic bronze medalist in the 200m Gaby Thomas will attempt the sprint double and clocked the fastest time by an American this year in the 200m at 21.98, which she ran to claim victory in the Doha Diamond League. She also ran a windy 10.80 in the 100m and will need every part of that top speed against Sha’Carri Richardson, the fastest American last year at 10.72. Seventh Olympic place Teahna Daniels is still a threat, just like last year’s NCAA 100m/200m champion, Cambrea Sturgisand Tokyo 4x200m relay silver medalist Aleia Hobbs.

World Indoor Champion and former American record holder Ajee Wilson is the best participant in the women’s 800m, but she must be careful Allie Wilson, Sage Hurta and Olivia Baker, all of which have dipped below 2:00 this year. Tokyo teammates Bryce Hoppell and Isaiah Jewett line up against a busy field in the men’s 800m. Hoppel was a bronze medalist at the World Indoor Championships in March and finished fourth at the 2019 World Championships in Doha. Among the challengers is the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Clayton MurphyMexican Tonatiu Lopez, a 1:43.44 performer in 2021, and 2019 World Championships fifth runner-up Wesley Vazquez of Puerto Rico.

Diamond League Champion Michael Cherry has already clocked 44.28 in the men’s 400m this season and is favorite in his specialty, while the Olympic semi-finalist David Kendziera faces the fourth of the Trials Aldrich Bailey, Quincy Room and Bitter Latin in the men’s 400m hurdles. Four-time silver medalist at the Olympics and World Championships Will Clayewho finished fourth at this year’s World Indoors, meets the man who finished one place ahead of him in Belgrade to claim bronze, Donald Scott. Claye won seven US titles and was just out of medals in Tokyo, and Scott won six US titles and was seventh in Tokyo.

Gianna Woodruff of Panama finished seventh in the women’s 400m hurdles in Tokyo and provides the toughest challenge for Cassandra Tatetwo-time World Championship finalist and bronze medalist in 2015.

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The Wimbledon singles champions will each earn £2m in 2022 https://tasman-series.com/the-wimbledon-singles-champions-will-each-earn-2m-in-2022/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:28:14 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/the-wimbledon-singles-champions-will-each-earn-2m-in-2022/ In Saudi Arabia, triathlon may be a relatively new sport – or three sports in one – but it is spreading rapidly in a country where people are increasingly encouraged to shake off a sedentary lifestyle and practice physical activities. There is no better promoter for the sport, among women and men, than Arwa Al-Amoudi, […]]]>

In Saudi Arabia, triathlon may be a relatively new sport – or three sports in one – but it is spreading rapidly in a country where people are increasingly encouraged to shake off a sedentary lifestyle and practice physical activities.

There is no better promoter for the sport, among women and men, than Arwa Al-Amoudi, head of the women’s committee of the Saudi Triathlon Federation and a triathlete herself.

“I started triathlon in 2017. Before that, I was a runner. I was the type of person who would overtrain and then get injured,” she said. “But when I heard about the sport of triathlon, you know you have to swim, cycle and run, I said, okay, let me try. And that’s why I tried triathlon from 2017 then got hooked just because of its diversity you never get bored, every day you have different training in different sports.

While running remains his strongest discipline, Al-Amoudi has now embraced all aspects of triathlon.

“In fact, each of them gives me a different type of pleasure,” said the 35-year-old Jeddah resident. “But if we’re talking about specifics, I’d say it’s (running) the easiest thing for me to improve, just because I have a long history in this area, years of running. Not only that but also my build, I tend to be small and short so it’s easier for me to go faster and faster compared to people who are bigger in shape and density.

Arguably, swimming is the most difficult of the three sports in which to excel for most newcomers.

“I would agree with that,” Al-Amoudi said. “In swimming, I would say if the person doesn’t have that basic foundation, from an early age, it would be a bit more difficult to develop at a later age. But lo and behold, I started swimming later, and what I had to do was invest more time, of course, in swimming, compared to other people who have been swimming for years and years. years. But then, at the end of the day, if you’re consistent, and that’s the beauty of triathlon…it’s all about consistency, if you’re consistent about it, then you’ll see the improvement.

Al-Amoudi’s role in the national apex body has two main purposes.

“The first is to raise awareness of the sport of triathlon, particularly within the female community, and generally within the wider community,” she said. “The second thing is, of course, that we want to recruit talented women with a focus on the younger generation, because we have a long-term vision of having people who represent us abroad, where they can also win and get podiums one day.”

With these medium and long-term plans in place, the federation set up a 21-day training camp last month for 10 of its most promising triathletes, six men and four women.

Abha’s choice was very deliberate, Al-Amoudi said.

“It lasted three weeks and the reason it was in Abha is because it’s different from other cities,” she said. “Most of our athletes come from the western region, from Jeddah or Riyadh, and from Al-Sharqiyah. There are a few who live at high altitude, but the majority they live in these big cities. The trick is is that with these cities, they are at sea level and then when you go to Abha, it is at a higher altitude.

“So when you train at a higher altitude, the air pressure and density decreases, making it harder for the lungs to work or making it harder for you to take in oxygen,” he said. she adds. “So we take these athletes to train at a higher altitude, so they can train their lungs to improve their oxygen delivery. So when they run at sea level, it becomes a lot easier.

“As long as our athletes are benefiting from it and then taking advantage of these workouts, I think they will see marginal short-term and long-term benefit.”

Already, Al-Amoudi sees a growing interest in the sport, despite his relative infancy, especially among women.

“In fact, we can already see that the sport is developing, because of (the) local initiatives. Also, with the support of the federation and the events they run throughout the year, you see an increase in attendance from event to event,” she said. “You will also see diversity, whether local or expatriate, whether female or male. The beauty of triathlon is that it’s an individual sport, but you can still do it as a team or as a relay team.

“Sometimes we see a family joining a team. Thus, the son would swim, the father would ride a bicycle, and the wife or daughter would run.

It’s about building a community of triathletes, which the federation wants to promote in the field.

“Of course it’s part of our long-term plan,” she said. “From now on, we’re trying to build the community, find the talent and of course, get our triathletes exposed. The good thing the federation does (are) the races, locally. So people have a feeling of how these races are run and there they get the exposure, to race with different people. Not only that but also our athletes, some of them, race overseas and with that , they will build their experience.

On a more competitive level, Al-Amoudi is keen to point out that while there are events in the GCC and across the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is increasingly hosting enough races for its growing population of triathletes. .

“Yes, and there are competitions at the regional level, but also when you look at the local level here in the Kingdom, the federation has done an incredible job, and in the fourth quarter we have several races for everyone here, and the beauty is that he is in all places,” she said. “So in the fourth quarter, we will have a race in Jeddah, and we will have a race in Riyadh, and we will also have races in the region from the east.

“Sometimes, of course, people want to compete regionally and globally, or outside the Kingdom, but where the federation has done an amazing job is in offering or contesting races here locally. So a person like me, I don’t need to travel many times outside of Saudi Arabia just to run. When I want to run more, I can gain experience…running here.

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