Grand Prix – Tasman Series http://tasman-series.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 14:45:27 +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 – Tasman Series http://tasman-series.com/ 32 32 Figure skating – Mihara Mai aims for the first Grand Prix final https://tasman-series.com/figure-skating-mihara-mai-aims-for-the-first-grand-prix-final/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 11:34:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/figure-skating-mihara-mai-aims-for-the-first-grand-prix-final/ It was worth the wait. Six years ago in October, Mihara May did it figure skating Grand Prix Series debut at skate america where she finished third. In nine Grand Prix appearances since, the best she has done has been to finish second, to French Grand Prix during the 2018-2019 season. The rest? All fourth […]]]>

It was worth the wait.

Six years ago in October, Mihara May did it figure skating Grand Prix Series debut at skate america where she finished third.

In nine Grand Prix appearances since, the best she has done has been to finish second, to French Grand Prix during the 2018-2019 season.

The rest? All fourth places. Talk close but no cigar.

So when Mihara, now a ‘veteran’ at 23, set Sheffield on fire with a personal best 217.43 points at win the MK John Wilson Trophyhappy not to be able to describe her emotions of the day.

“I haven’t been on the podium too often in the Grand Prix series – fourth place most of the time,” Mihara said Nov. 13 after the free skate that won him the first Grand Prix title of his career.

“There was a lot of frustration. (Coach Nakano Sonoko) always told me that I would win a medal, that I could win a championship.

“The gold medal I won today is the greatest achievement of my life. All I can think of is ‘incredible’.

The same can be said of Mihara’s heart and determination to get where she is today – about to qualify for her first Grand Prix Final.

If Mihara finishes fourth or better this weekend at Espoo Grand Prix in Finland, she wins her ticket for the final from December 8 to 11 in Turin, Italy, where she will be joined by compatriots and world champions Kaori Sakamoto and Uno Shoma.

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The prizes announced at the 2022 Emanuel Feuermann Grand Prix Competition https://tasman-series.com/the-prizes-announced-at-the-2022-emanuel-feuermann-grand-prix-competition/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/the-prizes-announced-at-the-2022-emanuel-feuermann-grand-prix-competition/ The first prize, endowed with €15,000, was awarded to Ivan Skanavi from Russia International Cello Competition Emanuel Feuermann Grand Prizeheld in Berlin, Germany, awarded a total of eight prizes this week, with a combined value of more than €40,000. The top three prizes are: First prize and €15,000: Ivan Skanavi From Russia Second prize and […]]]>

The first prize, endowed with €15,000, was awarded to Ivan Skanavi from Russia

International Cello Competition Emanuel Feuermann Grand Prizeheld in Berlin, Germany, awarded a total of eight prizes this week, with a combined value of more than €40,000.

The top three prizes are:

First prize and €15,000: Ivan Skanavi From Russia

Second prize and €10,000: Christophe Heesch of Germany

Third prize and €5,000: Benett Tsai from Australia

The special prize for the best interpretation of “Aphorismen und Bagatellen”, specially commissioned for the competition from composer Jörg Widmann (*1973) and performed by all competitors in the quarter-finals, went to the Russian cellist Ivan Skanavi.

The special prize for the best interpretation of the Divertimento for string trio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed in the semi-finals, was awarded to Keisuke Morita from Japan. Australian Benet Tsai received a special prize for the best interpretation of a cello concerto by Joseph Haydn.

In addition, the Young Talent Music Award is given to Jiayi Liu from China.

Monday evening, Christophe Heesch was selected as the winner of the audience award by those who attended the final. The jury also awarded two certificates for excellent performance to Irena Josifoska from Serbia and Johannes Gray the United States.

With the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlinunder the conductor’s baton Joseph Bastienthe three finalists performed three cello concertos: Edward Elgar’s Concerto in E minor, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op 126, and Robert’s Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129 Schuman.

The 2022 jury was made up of Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Karine Georgian, David Geringas, Jens Peter Maintz, Jérôme Pernoo, Torleif Thedéen, Raimund Trenkler and Hillel Zori.

A gala concert and prize giving will close the competition on Tuesday 22 November at the Haus des Rundfunks.

Since 2002, the international cello competition in memory of the great virtuoso Emmanuel Feuerman took place in Berlin, organized by the Kronberg Academy and the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK Berlin).

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Las Vegas F1 Grand Prix: $1m tickets revealed for ultimate Grand Prix getaway experience – F1 Briefings https://tasman-series.com/las-vegas-f1-grand-prix-1m-tickets-revealed-for-ultimate-grand-prix-getaway-experience-f1-briefings/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 18:03:52 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/las-vegas-f1-grand-prix-1m-tickets-revealed-for-ultimate-grand-prix-getaway-experience-f1-briefings/ The 2022 F1 season draws to a close as the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix starts and ends this weekend. But while some fans may be saddened by the lack of racing over the winter break, now is the best time to start thinking about 2023. Sadly, full-priced tickets for many of next year’s races have […]]]>

The 2022 F1 season draws to a close as the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix starts and ends this weekend. But while some fans may be saddened by the lack of racing over the winter break, now is the best time to start thinking about 2023.

Sadly, full-priced tickets for many of next year’s races have already gone on sale and are likely sold out thanks to F1’s huge popularity this year, but for the few who have $1m to spend for a long weekend, this is for you.

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US Olympic wrestler Ben Provisor suspended for 16 months https://tasman-series.com/us-olympic-wrestler-ben-provisor-suspended-for-16-months/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 18:55:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/us-olympic-wrestler-ben-provisor-suspended-for-16-months/ Olympic all-around champion Suni Lee said her upcoming sophomore season at Auburn would be her last and she would return to elite gymnastics after this winter as part of a bid for the 2024 Paris Games. “I am so excited to share that after this season I will return to elite gymnastics,” she said in […]]]>

Olympic all-around champion Suni Lee said her upcoming sophomore season at Auburn would be her last and she would return to elite gymnastics after this winter as part of a bid for the 2024 Paris Games.

“I am so excited to share that after this season I will return to elite gymnastics,” she said in a video posted Tuesday. “I have my sights set on Paris in 2024, and I know what I have to do to get there. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and get to work.

Lee, 19, has not competed in elite international gymnastics since the Tokyo Games. She competed last winter and spring for Auburn in the NCAA, which has a different scoring system than the Olympics and generally requires different routines.

She took second place in the April NCAA Championships behind Trinity Thomas from Florida. She also won the balance beam title and helped Auburn finish fourth on the team, the best program in history.

Lee then signaled a return to the top flight in July by attending his first U.S. national team camp since the Tokyo Games.

Without Lee (and without the Olympic all-around champion from Rio Simone Biles), the US women’s gymnastics team won the world title two weeks ago. Shilese Jones won the all-around silver at the world championships, where Lee’s Tokyo Olympic teammates Jade Carey and Jordan Chiles each won three medals.

The next NCAA season runs from January to April. Lee did not say if she plans to return to elite competition for the 2023 summer season, or if it will be in 2024 before the Paris Games.

Most Olympic medal-winning gymnasts who took breaks from the elite returned before the Olympic year. Biles returned from a two-year break from competition in 2018. Gaby Douglas and Aly Raisman took time off after the 2012 London Games and returned to competition in March 2015.

Biles hasn’t competed since Tokyo and isn’t ruling out a return before Paris 2024 either.

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Front row lock for Mercedes https://tasman-series.com/front-row-lock-for-mercedes/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 21:55:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/front-row-lock-for-mercedes/ MAURO PIMENTELGetty Images Mercedes’ George Russell won Saturday’s Sprint and will start the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix on Sunday first. Russell’s teammate Lewis Hamilton will start second. Lewis Hamilton started eighth on Saturday, moved up to third in the Sprint and will line up alongside Russell on the front row of the grid as Carlos […]]]>

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  • Mercedes’ George Russell won Saturday’s Sprint and will start the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix on Sunday first. Russell’s teammate Lewis Hamilton will start second.
  • Lewis Hamilton started eighth on Saturday, moved up to third in the Sprint and will line up alongside Russell on the front row of the grid as Carlos Sainz, who finished second in the Sprint, receives a five-place penalty for changing gear. engine. change.
  • Haas’ Kevin Magnussen, who started the Sprint race after taking pole in Friday’s qualifying, slipped to eighth, and that’s where he will start on Sunday.

    In his eight-year reign in Formula 1, a front-row lockout for Mercedes has become something of a formality, but 2022 has been a different story.

    Mercedes handed over their crown to Red Bull Racing and have failed to claim a win in all 20 races so far, having also slipped behind Ferrari. But Mercedes have been gaining ground in recent Grands Prix and in Brazil on Saturday they won the F1 Sprint at Interlagos.

    Mercedes’ George Russell won Saturday’s Sprint and will start the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix on Sunday first. Russell’s teammate Lewis Hamilton will start second.

    Haas’ Kevin Magnussen, who started after taking pole in Friday’s qualifying, slipped to eighth, and that’s where he will start on Sunday.

    From third on the grid, Russell found himself embroiled in a fierce tussle with world champion Max Verstappen and eventually prevailed to cross the line first after the 24-lap encounter. This secured Russell first place for Sunday’s 71-lap Grand Prix.

    Hamilton moved from eighth at the start to third and will line up alongside Russell on the front row of the grid as Carlos Sainz, who finished second in the Sprint, receives a five-place penalty for a change of engine.

    Verstappen, who suffered front wing damage battling Sainz, finished fourth and will start directly behind the Mercedes drivers on Sunday as he chases a record 15th win of the year.

    “It’s crazy to think we’re on the front row, it’s going to be exciting,” Russell said. “I’m sure Max will fly tomorrow, but we’re in a luxury position where maybe we can split the strategy and go for the win.”

    Hamilton described himself as “so, so happy” and described a top-tier start as “incredible” after a tough season for the outgoing champions.

    “Hopefully we can keep the guys behind. We will do our best. Hopefully we can have a good fight on our hands. A win here for Brazil would be amazing.

    It was a frenetic Sprint, the third of the 2022 season, on a circuit renowned for its wheel-to-wheel action.

    Haas and Magnussen enjoyed their pre-race moment in the sun, lining up from pole position, following Friday’s qualifying exploits. Magnussen led the first two laps from his and Haas’ first pole position before losing the standings.

    Magnussen nevertheless reclaimed eighth place, picking up a point, and he will start from that position on Sunday. However, he still gets pole position credit in the record books.

    It was a disastrous day for Alpine. Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso started sixth and seventh respectively but clashed twice on the opening lap, with the latter contact causing damage to the front wing of Alonso, who had to stop.

    Alonso was ranked 15th while Ocon only took 18th after slipping in the standings, his A522 spectacularly catching fire in parc fermé after the race.

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Verstappen: ‘Important, we make sure Perez stays ahead of Leclerc’ https://tasman-series.com/verstappen-important-we-make-sure-perez-stays-ahead-of-leclerc/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 06:31:29 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/verstappen-important-we-make-sure-perez-stays-ahead-of-leclerc/ Max Verstappen and Red Bull got both Formula 1 Titles this season, but now the focus is on Sergio Perez securing second place in the drivers standings. Verstappen has already secured his second consecutive driver’s crown at the 2022 Japanese Grand Prixwhile Red Bull sealed the constructors in Austin, but for them to get the […]]]>

Max Verstappen and Red Bull got both Formula 1 Titles this season, but now the focus is on Sergio Perez securing second place in the drivers standings.

Verstappen has already secured his second consecutive driver’s crown at the 2022 Japanese Grand Prixwhile Red Bull sealed the constructors in Austin, but for them to get the perfect result in 2022 they need to make sure Sergio Perez finishes second behind his team-mate.

Preview of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix; Verstappen said: “It’s always nice to be back in Brazil, it’s beautiful here and so rich in culture. Interlagos is a short track and with all the elevation changes and cambers it’s a really cool track to drive.

There’s obviously a lot of history on the track as well, which I love,” he added. “The Sprint race being held this weekend means we only have a short practice window which always makes it a bit tougher, ensuring the car is perfect and we prepare it well with limited time. .

Perez currently sits second in the Drivers’ Championship, five points ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, and Verstappen has revealed the aim is to keep him there.

“As a team we want to finish first and second in the championship, so it’s important that we make sure that Checo stays ahead of Charles,” insisted the Dutchman.

Perez: Second in the driver standings Important for me and for the team

Perez revealed he is not slowing down despite helping his team win the constructors’ title this year and will chase second place for himself.

“I go into the last two races of the season still feeling like I have everything to win,” he said. “We may be constructors’ champions, but as a team, and for me personally, securing a double in the drivers’ championship is extremely important.

“For that, I have to keep fighting and staying motivated to get the best possible result in every race, including this weekend’s Sprint,” added the Mexican. “The Sprint is a chance to score vital points, so it’s important that we have a good practice session on Friday morning and qualify well.

“If we put everything in place this weekend, we are the team to beat and we are as determined as ever to maintain the incredible form we have had this season,” Perez concluded.

Perez, in his 12 seasons in F1, has fourth place as his best finish in terms of driver standings, which he achieved in 2020 with Racing Point (now Aston Martin) and 2021 in his first season in as a Red Bull driver.

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Mexican Grand Prix promoter sees possibility of further F1 expansion in America : PlanetF1 https://tasman-series.com/mexican-grand-prix-promoter-sees-possibility-of-further-f1-expansion-in-america-planetf1/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 21:52:40 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/mexican-grand-prix-promoter-sees-possibility-of-further-f1-expansion-in-america-planetf1/ A seventh F1 race in the Americas would be viable, according to the Mexican Grand Prix promoter. And that will only encourage those who hope that a grand prix representing the Caribbean region, on the Colombian coast, can be added to the calendar. Next year, six races will take place in North and South America […]]]>

A seventh F1 race in the Americas would be viable, according to the Mexican Grand Prix promoter.

And that will only encourage those who hope that a grand prix representing the Caribbean region, on the Colombian coast, can be added to the calendar.

Next year, six races will take place in North and South America – in addition to Canada, Brazil and Mexico, there will be three in the United States in the cities of Austin, Miami and a new one in Las Vegas.

But it could go up to seven in the eyes of Alejandro Soberon, CEO of the Mexican Grand Prix race promoters, due to the huge crowd that Formula 1 attracts on this side of the world.

“We like competition, that’s good because it keeps you fit and alert,” Soberon said as quoted by Motorsport.com.

“Three races in the United States…before, it was unthinkable. Today, that seems reasonable.

“I think Miami is going to be a really big success. You’ve seen the attendance in Austin. It’s a lot better than other years, it’s a stronger run.

“And all of the presales in Vegas are through the roof. So I think it’s good for the region, for the time zone. It is very good.

“So with Canada, three races [in the United States]Mexico and Brazil, the question is, is there room for another? My personal belief is that there is room for another.

“But it doesn’t have to go against another race in the same time zone. It may go against another time zone. So who would be at risk, how competitive is this offer? It will be very interesting.”

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali is would have traveled from Mexico directly to Colombia to discuss a potential grand prix at the port of Barranquilla, where officials are hoping for a 10-year contract to race from 2024 or 2025.

As for Mexico, they have been handed another three-year deal, but with an increasing number of locations wanting a piece of the F1 action, Soberon says Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez would only want to rotate the calendar as a last resort. if such a concept was introduced in the future.

“When you’ve sold every year, and every year you’re selling it faster than the year before, that’s something you don’t want to consider as a promoter,” Soberon said.

“Why should I run a race every two years when I can run one every year? I’m very competitive, I bring good dollars to Formula 1 and it’s a big market – the Mexican market has a lot to do with success in the US The Hispanic population there is very fond of racing.

“But for some countries that fail to get the right funding, certainly [rotation] would be an option.

“I’d rather have a race every two years than no race at all.”

Read more – Guenther Steiner: Demand for F1 justifies 24-race calendar in 2023

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HEINEKEN® ANNOUNCED AS TITLE PARTNER FOR 2023 LAS VEGAS FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX https://tasman-series.com/heineken-announced-as-title-partner-for-2023-las-vegas-formula-1-grand-prix/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 10:37:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/heineken-announced-as-title-partner-for-2023-las-vegas-formula-1-grand-prix/ – The world’s most anticipated F1® race can now be advertised as FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN® SILVER LA VEGAS GRAND PRIZE 2023 – A combination of F1®, Vegas and Heineken® is the perfect trinity for race weekend entertainment – The announcement comes the day before the Las Vegas Grand Prix kick-off party, with exciting fan activations […]]]>

– The world’s most anticipated F1® race can now be advertised as FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN® SILVER LA VEGAS GRAND PRIZE 2023

– A combination of F1®, Vegas and Heineken® is the perfect trinity for race weekend entertainment

– The announcement comes the day before the Las Vegas Grand Prix kick-off party, with exciting fan activations and events including a live car race on the Las Vegas Strip with Oracle Red drivers Bull Racing and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 teams

– Heineken® Silver, one of the company’s most anticipated innovations, will arrive in the United States in early 2023

– Heineken® has been promoting responsible drinking with the help of high-level motorsport partnerships since entering F1® in 2016

AMSTERDAM, November 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s most anticipated F1® race, next year’s showdown at Vegaswas officially announced today as HEINEKEN® SILVER FORMULA 1 LA VEGAS GRAND PRIX 2023. This event will be the first-ever Saturday F1® race, taking place at night on an epic street circuit, on 18e November 2023.

As a Worldwide Partner of Formula 1®, Heineken® has a rich history of celebrating and amplifying some of the greatest global moments in sport. This combination of F1®, Vegas and Heineken® are the perfect trinity for world-class entertainment and exceptional fan experiences.

Maggie TimoneyCEO of HEINEKEN® UNITED STATESsaid: “The Heineken® Silver Grand Prix of Las Vegas is the perfect culmination of our successful global partnership with F1® which has brought ground-breaking events to the tracks of Austin and Miami in the USA. We are thrilled to pair F1®’s most anticipated racing with our most anticipated innovation – Heineken® Silver.

“Next year will be an extraordinary event that we are delighted to be part of.”

The announcement comes the day before the Las Vegas Grand Prix kick-off party, featuring a public fan zone with activations including the Pit Stop Challenge, Esports simulators, car and trophy photo opportunities, and more. , plus a live car race on the Las Vegas Strip with drivers from the Oracle Red Bull Racing and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 teams – all to celebrate the countdown to FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN® SILVER LA VEGAS GRAND PRIZE 2023.

Since entering motorsport in 2016, Heineken® has been committed to a real change in attitude towards drink-driving and relaunched its “When You Drive, Never Drink” campaign in May. Heineken® has always advocated responsible drinking, with global motorsport partnerships now providing an effective platform to de-stigmatize responsible drinking. Additionally, Heineken® is committed to investing more than 10% of its media budget to support these programs.

Dolf van den BrinkCEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Heineken® Internnational said: “We are thrilled to be the title partner of the most anticipated race of the 2023 season. The track takes aim at the iconic Vegas band and promises to deliver an exceptional fan experience. With Heineken® serving entertainment in the entertainment capital of the world, the Formula 1 Heineken® Silver Grand Prix of Las Vegas will be more than a race. The countdown to November 18, 2023 begin!”

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Renee WilmCEO of FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN® SILVER LA VEGAS GRAND PRIX said: “We are delighted to be able to extend F1’s existing partnership with a world-class global brand like Heineken®. With their in-depth knowledge of Formula 1 hospitality and branding, it was only natural to partner with them to create the ultimate fan experience in a city as vibrant and eclectic as Vegas and make sure the FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN® SILVER LA VEGAS GRAND PRIX will be the unmissable sporting event of 2023.”

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Editorial office: Verstappen and the Keyboard Warriors shutdown https://tasman-series.com/editorial-office-verstappen-and-the-keyboard-warriors-shutdown/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 10:42:36 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/editorial-office-verstappen-and-the-keyboard-warriors-shutdown/ Max Verstappen, amid his strained relationship with Sky, expressed his displeasure with the state of affairs on social media, hoping to stop the keyboard warriors. Max Verstappen’s statement came after winning the Mexico Grand Prix 2022a weekend where he and his team collectively decided to boycott Sky Sports F1 over comments from broadcaster Ted Kravitz […]]]>

Max Verstappen, amid his strained relationship with Sky, expressed his displeasure with the state of affairs on social media, hoping to stop the keyboard warriors.

Max Verstappen’s statement came after winning the Mexico Grand Prix 2022a weekend where he and his team collectively decided to boycott Sky Sports F1 over comments from broadcaster Ted Kravitz in Austin.

Since 2021 Formula 1 The season was over with Verstappen winning the title at the season finale in Abu Dhabi after a controversial safety car spell, and given the bitter rivalry between him and then-rival Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, the social media platforms went into overdrive.

The reason is that the legions of Hamilton and Verstappen fans have had their own virtual fight on various social media platforms, with some doubting the Dutchman’s title and others defending it with all the toxicities delivered by what we, at GrandPrix247, nicknamed “Digital Maggots”.

Verstappen: They write what they love because the platforms allow them to

Asked about the toxicity on social media at the post-race press conference in Mexico, Verstappen said: “I think it’s just that the sport is more popular so there are more people watching. , so more people are writing in. I think that’s just it.

“It’s not great that they’re allowed to write this stuff, so hopefully we can find some kind of algorithm that will stop people from being keyboard warriors.

“Because those kind of people…they’ll never come up to you and say these things to your face, because they’re sitting at their desk or whatever it is at home, upset, frustrated, and they can write no they like it because the platform lets you.

“It can be really damaging and hurtful for some people and that’s not how it should be,” concluded the 2021 and 2022 F1 champion.

We have already reported what Hamilton said about social media ‘getting more and more toxic over the years’ urging to ‘get over it’ citing negative impact on mental health, which says a lot coming from someone who has mastered over the years years the art of social media.

Sergio Perez also weighed in, lamenting how people on social media can “insult you, insult your family and just sit behind the desk”.

“They don’t understand that we are human beings too,” Perez added. “And I think it has to stop. And, of course, as a sport, we also have to be responsible for what we publish, on our own.

“We all have a lot of followers, so it’s very important that we try to get the sport on the right track because Formula 1 is a great sport and has great values, but we have to do more about it. regard.

“And just in general, the social media world is getting way too toxic,” the Mexican concluded.

Max was there with us?!

What triggered this piece, other than the fact that we at GrandPrix247 take this matter very seriously, was what Verstappen said at the Mexican press conference, the exact words he used.

It’s something that’s been widely discussed, editor Paul Velasco and I have had that for some time now, especially after the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and what happened afterwards.

It’s like Max was sitting right next to us when we discussed ‘keyboard warriors’ who don’t have the balls to face you with their statements but hide behind their screens while pulling their mouths, and when Paul and I talked about the responsibility of all social media platforms to purge themselves – via revised algorithms – of what we call “digital maggots” who would stop at nothing to insult, abuse and offend other users and celebrities, in our particular case; F1 drivers.

At GrandPrix247, we’ve had our fair share of these “digital maggots” attacking us, our contributors, other commenters, and even readers who follow our site on our various social media platforms. Even F1 drivers have been unfairly attacked in comments on some of our articles and posts.

Since then, we have been on a mission to clean our “zone” of all culprits, who post offensive, abusive and even racist comments about F1 drivers or other commentators, which is not easy and time consuming, but it’s something we insist on doing despite our limited resources.

Quantity vs Quality

grandstands, bleachers, spectators, fans during the 2021 Aramco United States Formula One Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship from October 21-24, 2021 at Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, USA United States of America - Photo Antonin Vincent / DPPI

We believe, in the age of social media, that instead of bragging about massive followings on our platforms, we should focus more on quality rather than quantity.

We must ensure that visitors to our platforms have an enjoyable experience by interacting with others, sharing opinions, debating in a healthy and respectful environment without having to worry about abusive “Agents”, or even “Digital Maggots”. that create hundreds and thousands of fake accounts. to use them in their despicable deeds.

Lewis may have suggested we quit social media, but the reality is we can’t, so let’s clean it up, make it a better place for communication.

We’re doing our part in this war against ‘digital maggots’, and we’re proud of that, no matter how small, but we’re now calling on Formula 1, the FIA, all F1 teams and drivers to do the same , and intensify this fight that the “Drive it Out” initiative has begun.

Let Formula 1 lead by example.

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Hamilton’s contract talks, Vettel’s farewell and other Mexican stories https://tasman-series.com/hamiltons-contract-talks-vettels-farewell-and-other-mexican-stories/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 06:36:41 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/hamiltons-contract-talks-vettels-farewell-and-other-mexican-stories/ Lewis Hamilton has just three races left to avoid the first winless season of his illustrious Formula 1 career; a mark that could make other drivers wonder if it’s time to get out of the car. Not the seven-time champion. He struggled all year in a new and underperforming Mercedes and there was speculation he […]]]>

Lewis Hamilton has just three races left to avoid the first winless season of his illustrious Formula 1 career; a mark that could make other drivers wonder if it’s time to get out of the car. Not the seven-time champion.

He struggled all year in a new and underperforming Mercedes and there was speculation he would retire following his controversial loss of a record eighth F1 title last December to Max Verstappen. Even so, the 37-year-old wants more.

Hamilton said ahead of the Mexico Grand Prix he had entered talks with Mercedes over a new multi-year deal. His current contract expires at the end of 2023.

“Every year you have to ask yourself if you are ready to give as much if not more than when you started. Are you ready to give all your time to prepare, train and work with the team and deliver? said Hamilton. “If there’s a time when I come in and I’m just rolling around, then that’s when I don’t belong here and I don’t deserve the position here, and that This is when I should quit. I wonder if I can do this and if I want to do it, and the answer is yes.

“Obviously we have a championship that we have to recover, and I like the mission and this challenge with my team,” he added.

Hamilton, who holds the record for F1 wins with 103 since his debut season in 2007, topped last season’s final in Abu Dhabi in a head-to-head with Verstappen for the title.

A late warning (Safety Car) sparked a series of events in which the since-fired race director broke protocol in his decisions – ultimately allowing Verstappen to pass Hamilton for the race win and the title.

Hamilton raised questions after Abu Dhabi 2021

F1 safety car rules revised to avoid another Abu Dhabi 2021

Hamilton retreated from the public eye for nearly two months amid rampant speculation he would quit the sport. And with all of his outside interests — fashion, music, movies, social justice issues and a recent investment in a group of NFL team owners — there’s enough to keep Hamilton busy.

He said he didn’t know what the next five years would look like for him, only that he wanted most of his focus to remain on racing at the highest level over the next few seasons.

“That’s what I’m focusing on. I’m not in a relationship, I don’t have kids. That’s my baby right now,” Hamilton said.

Hamilton had a one-win season in 2013 but has never struggled as much as this year. Mercedes’ debut with its new car revealed multiple issues that Hamilton claims to have enjoyed trying to resolve. But he has just seven podiums this year, including a second-place finish against Verstappen last weekend in Austin, Texas, and conceded it was probably his last chance to win this season.

However, he is not ready to give up on Mercedes.

“I can’t wait for us to get back to success, when we finally get that win, when we get that championship – that’s going to make all those tough times interesting,” Hamilton said.

Sebastian Vettel’s slow goodbye

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Four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel said in July that his 16th season would be his last. As he approaches the home stretch of his F1 career, the German does not regret his impending retirement.

Not even after a battle last weekend with Kevin Magnussen it showed the 35-year-old Aston Martin driver still has the skills to be on the F1 grid.

“I thought about this decision for a long time and from many angles. I find it a bit sad that we tend to swing so much now,” Vettel said. “I see the benefits of having strong emotions rather than just being flat, but I think the judgment in general is a bit too quick. We create hype.

“I obviously enjoyed the last two races, the last two races more than maybe I did in the middle of the season, but they don’t have any impact on the decision. And on the contrary, it’s a great reminder of why I love this sport so much, why I love running so much,” he insisted.

Vettel wears a Red Bull design on his helmet this week in tribute to Dietrich Mateschitz, the company’s co-founder who died last weekend. Vettel spent two years competing for Toro Rosso, Red Bull’s junior team, early in his F1 career before being promoted to the top team at the start of 2009. He won four consecutive championships with Red Bull.

“I think it was six of us (last) Sunday on the grid who obviously shared a story with Red Bull or still share a story with Red Bull, as a brand, as a team, with the junior team and there’s probably more Formula One driver,” Vettel said. “I think the impact that Red Bull has had on the grid over the past 15 years has been exceptional and probably unprecedented. Dietrich, for me, we had a very good relationship and what I really appreciate today is that it was always at eye level, even though he was much more experienced and competent than me, especially at beginning.

What’s next for Nicholas Latifi

Nicholas Latifi will be out of Formula 1 at the end of the season when Williams plans to replace him with American driver Logan Sargeant.

Despite rumors that Latifi will become the next F1 driver to move into IndyCar – possibly alongside former F1 driver and Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson at Chip Ganassi Racing – the Canadian said he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do next year.

“These are just rumours. I haven’t decided on my future yet,” Latifi said. “I’ve explored the options and IndyCar is a series that I’m considering, of course, but I haven’t decided anything yet.”

In fact, Latifi is willing to take a year off if he needs to to land the right job. He said: “I think if the right opportunity in the right series, which again at this point I can’t say which is the right series because I haven’t made up my mind yet, then it’s is definitely still on the table.

“But at the same time, if there’s not an option on the table that I think is the right one for next year, I’m not necessarily ruling out taking a year and then putting in something better for the next one.”

Friday training in Mexico

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Carlos Sainz Jr. led Ferrari in a one-two finish in Friday’s first practice at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, but the day was lost in practice two when teammate Charles Leclerc crashed.

Leclerc leads Mexican favorite Sergio Perez of Red Bull by two points in the fight for second place in the standings.

The first practice session included several reserve drivers for the second consecutive week. Liam Lawson was in a car for AlphaTauri, Sargeant again drove for Williams and Nick De Vries was behind the wheel for Mercedes. Alpine used Jack Doohan and Pietro Fittipaldi drove for Haas.

Doohan pulled out early after “faults” were found in his engine, while Fittipaldi pulled out a red flag earlier after coming to a stop on the track.

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