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WATCH: From Leclerc battles to comeback wins – The best moments from Verstappen’s record-breaking season

Formula 1 - 2 hours 13 min ago
Max Verstappen made it back-to-back world titles in 2022 – and broke a hatful of records in the process – as his partnership with Red Bull went from strength to strength under F1’s all-new technical regulations.

Ferrari say Mercedes’s late-season speed was ‘not a surprise’ and feel they should have won a race before Brazil

Formula 1 - 2 hours 13 min ago
Mattia Binotto believes Mercedes could have claimed more race wins in the closing stages of the 2022 F1 campaign, arguing that they had a faster car than Ferrari and Red Bull after introducing upgrades at the United State Grand Prix.

Ross Brawn on a stellar 2022 season, pride at seeing F1 ‘as strong as it’s ever been’ and his next chapter

Formula 1 - 5 hours 18 min ago
With the curtain falling in Abu Dhabi, Formula 1’s Managing Director of Motorsports, Ross Brawn, reflects on the 2022 season – which saw the introduction of revolutionary new cars and the second year of a brand-new cost cap – and his time working at Formula 1 with Liberty Media.

Incredible F1 experiences and prizes up for grabs in special Grand Prix Trust auction

Formula 1 - 5 hours 18 min ago
A host of F1-related items have been included in a silent auction organised by the Grand Prix Trust, the proceeds of which will be used to help the registered charity continue their invaluable work.

New appeal for missing Sacriston miner Edward Donnelly 20 years on

North East News - 6 hours 57 min ago
Durham Police believe Edward Donnelly was murdered after disappearing in 2002.

WATCH: From Ricciardo with love – the Australian’s biggest sends during his time in F1

Formula 1 - 8 hours 33 min ago
As he prepares for a break from racing in the sport to return to former team Red Bull as their third driver, take a look back at some of Ricciardo’s finest F1 overtakes...

Jeddah Corniche Circuit announce track changes ahead of 2023 Saudi Arabian GP

Formula 1 - 8 hours 33 min ago
A number of track changes have been carried out at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit ahead of the 2023 edition of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, race promoter Saudi Motorsport Company has confirmed.

North of England faces rail chaos, warns business lobby

North East News - 8 hours 35 min ago
Business leaders say ministers must act this week to avert a "meltdown" in the northern rail system.

GP staffing levels dangerously under pressure - doctor

North East News - 10 hours 50 min ago
GPs say a lack of doctors is putting unsustainable pressure on practices.

Sunderland metro line partially suspended until January

North East News - 13 hours 25 min ago
Services are unable to run between Park Lane and South Hylton due to complex substation repairs.

Bentleys rejoin Australian GT grid

Motorsport - 16 hours 51 min ago
Bespoke Motor Cars will field two Continental GT3s owned by Mike Bailey over the Adelaide 500 weekend.
Bailey will race a latest-generation Continental which only recently arrived in Australia from Europe.
It will mark the first time the latest-spec Bentley has raced in Australia since M-Sport's successful tilt at the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour.
M-Sport engineer James Allinson will be on hand ...Keep reading

Energy X-Prix: Hamilton’s X44 team snatches Extreme E title as Abt wins finale

Motorsport - Sun, 2022-11-27 19:21
Nasser Al-Attiyah and Klara Andersson bounced back from a penalty in their qualifying heat to win the final for Abt, ahead of McLaren’s Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmore, but third was enough for X44’s Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez to seal the crown.
Hamilton’s squad secured the crown after all three of its title rivals failed to progress to the final, but the decisive result only ...Keep reading

Women's FA Cup: Newcastle set new attendance record outside of a final

North East News - Sun, 2022-11-27 18:03
Newcastle United set a new Women's FA Cup attendance record in their 2-1 second-round win over Barnsley at St James' Park.

‘Dear Seb…’ – Will Buxton’s open letter to Vettel as the F1 paddock says goodbye to the four time champ

Formula 1 - Sun, 2022-11-27 16:02
F1 journalist Will Buxton has been reporting on Sebastian Vettel's career since the early 2000s...

Gran Turismo hopeful of FIA partnership, bigger World Series events in 2023

Motorsport - Sun, 2022-11-27 15:43
2018 witnessed the inaugural Nations Cup and Manufacturer Series (now Manufacturers Cup), two racing esports competitions within Gran Turismo tied to an FIA association. The aim is to find the quickest nation and car producer in the world, using the games as an esports platform.
They have returned each year since, initially using Gran Turismo Sport before transitioning to Gran Turismo 7 for ...Keep reading

Vettel reveals story behind last F1 race ‘Invitation’ T-shirt

Motorsport - Sun, 2022-11-27 14:56
Vettel retired from grand prix racing after the Yas Marina event last weekend, having decided to call time on his career so he can spend more time at home with his family.
It also comes against the backdrop of him becoming an environmental campaigner, having done much to raise the profile of climate and social concerns over the past few years.
As he walked in to the F1 paddock for ...Keep reading

DTM champion Sheldon van der Linde wants 'bucket list' Bathurst outing

Motorsport - Sun, 2022-11-27 10:56
Van der Linde has been a regular in a wide variety of endurance races in both Europe and America, including the Nurburgring 24 Hours, Spa 24 Hours and the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and also won the Petit Le Mans in his class in 2017.
However, the 23-year-old has never had a chance to race on the legendary Mount Panorama track, which plays host to the Bathurst 1000 Supercars classic as well as the ...Keep reading

Storm Arwen: Public invited to replant lost Wallington trees

North East News - Sun, 2022-11-27 09:25
A tree planting event will be held on 3 December on a site devastated by last year's storm

F1 won’t suffer from the "complete mess" FTX crypto collapse triggered – Brown

Motorsport - Sun, 2022-11-27 08:57
The recent bankruptcy of FTX in the wake of an $8 billion liquidity crunch sent panic through the crypto markets – which in turn has had an impact on F1 teams.
Eight of the squads on the grid have sponsorship deals with crypto firms, with F1 itself having a major deal with exchange Crypto.com.
FTX was a sponsor of the Mercedes team, and the trouble prompted the ...Keep reading

World Cup: Newcastle England fans 'disappointed' after game switches off

North East News - Sat, 2022-11-26 18:22
Technical issues saw the crowd miss the start of the second half of Friday's 0-0 draw, prompting demands for a refund.

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