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F1 NATION: Magic Max, awesome Alonso and outstanding Ocon – it's our Monaco GP review

Formula 1 - 5 hours 10 min ago
As the dust settles after a dramatic weekend on the streets of Monte Carlo the F1 Nation crew are here to chew over all the action and key talking points from the race in the principality.

‘We’re going to get there’ – Wolff convinced Mercedes' are on now on the right path back to winning ways

Formula 1 - 5 hours 10 min ago
Mercedes brought a host of new upgrades for their car to Monaco – and though it’s far from the ideal track to assess their effectiveness, Toto Wolff is convinced his team are now moving in the right direction with the development of the W14.

Remainder of Charlotte Xfinity race postponed again

Motorsport - 5 hours 35 min ago
The 300-mile race, originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, had already been postponed until 11 a.m. ET Monday. The conclusion of the race has now been moved to immediately following Monday's Coca-Cola 600, which is slated to begin at 3 p.m. ET. The Xfinity race will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 2.
Monday's race got under way about on time but was red-flagged for heavy mist during a ...Keep reading

Rossi: Indy 500 rivals were “getting away with crazy restarts”

Motorsport - 6 hours 21 min ago
Rossi, who won the centenary Indy 500 in 2016, finished this year’s race in fifth position in his first start in the event for McLaren since his switch from Andretti Autosport.
He was particularly annoyed about a lap 101 restart, following the first caution of the day for Sting Ray Robb’s Turn 1 crash, when Marcus Ericsson swept past him and Rinus VeeKay around the outside of Turn 4, giving ...Keep reading

Isle of Man TT 2023: Dunlop tops all solo classes as practice begins

Motorsport - 7 hours 50 min ago
Monday marked the first day of a packed 2023 schedule that will see 10 races in total, eight of which coming in the solo classes.
An untimed practice kicked off proceedings in the morning, before the first qualifying sessions got underway at 2pm local time.
The first bikes on track this afternoon were the Supersport and Supertwins, with Dunlop leading both categories.
The Ulsterman, who ...Keep reading

Whitley Bay: Girl given CPR after being rescued from sea

North East News - 8 hours 5 min ago
An off-duty nurse resuscitates a teenager who is pulled from the sea after getting into difficulty.

5 Winners and 5 Losers from the Monaco GP – Who mastered the streets of Monte Carlo?

Formula 1 - 8 hours 18 min ago
Max Verstappen fended off a mid-race downpour – and multiple kisses with the barriers – to take victory in the Monaco Grand Prix, but the wet stuff wasn’t so kind to others. Here are our picks for this week’s edition of Winners and Losers…

Ten things we learned at the 2023 F1 Monaco Grand Prix

Motorsport - 8 hours 29 min ago
Red Bull maintained its perfect victory sweep at the start of the 2023 season, with Max Verstappen's commanding victory in last weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.
But, as ever, there was plenty more to the overall event story – with Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin taking to the stage even more centrally than usual this season and Sergio Perez having an awful weekend that may have already blown his ...Keep reading

Sunderland woman does wing walk after friend's cancer shock

North East News - 9 hours 52 min ago
Ann Fenwick said it was "very, very touching" her friend Brenda Stobbart took to the skies for her.

Newgarden happy that Indy 500 red flag led to a “good finish”

Motorsport - 9 hours 55 min ago
Race control officials opted to throw the red flag on lap 198 after a multi-car collision coming to the green flag with four laps remaining, which left only time for a single-lap, green-white-checkered finish for cars that came straight from the pitlane.
That allowed Newgarden to pass last year's winner Marcus Ericsson to triumph in America's biggest open-wheel race at his 12th ...Keep reading

The DTM rule that cost Porsche's Preining win at Oschersleben

Motorsport - 10 hours 38 min ago
Starting from pole position, Preining put in an faultless drive in his Porsche 911 GT3 R, surviving two safety car restarts to lead into the final 10 minutes of the race. A victory looked certain at this stage, with his closest rival Christian Engelhart circulating three seconds behind him in the Toksport WRT Porsche.
But then a message popped up on the TV screen out of the blue, revealing that ...Keep reading

How Newgarden rose to be a thorn to Ericsson's double Indy 500 bid

Motorsport - 11 hours 6 min ago
For the majority of the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500, the race lived up to its grand billing as 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing'. Run at a searingly fast pace, and with just a couple of minor shunts to disrupt its flow, it became bogged down by a sequence of late-race, multi-car accidents and a trio of red flags. Its denouement was the Indy 2.5, a final-lap shootout straight out of the ...Keep reading

‘We knew this was the price we were going to pay’ says Perez after quali crash results in P16 finish in Monaco

Formula 1 - 11 hours 26 min ago
Sergio Perez saw his 2023 title hopes take a significant dent across the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, the Mexican finishing 16th on Sunday, having started last following his qualifying crash.

‘We’re just too far away’ says downbeat Leclerc after P6 finish in home race

Formula 1 - 11 hours 26 min ago
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc was again left to rue what might have been on home soil in Monaco after taking a three-place grid penalty and recording a distant sixth-place result.

MONDAY MORNING DEBRIEF: Would Alonso have won in Monaco if he'd made the right tyre call when the rain hit?

Formula 1 - 11 hours 26 min ago
In the end it was a comfortable victory for Max Verstappen – but did it all hinge on Fernando Alonso's first pit stop and the critical call he made on tyres?

O’Ward on Ericsson Indy 500 clash: “I won’t forget that one”

Motorsport - 11 hours 53 min ago
O’Ward led the most laps in Sunday’s 107th running of America’s premier open-wheel race, and was at the front at a restart with eight laps to go.
But after one restart was waved off, for bringing the field to green too slowly, O’Ward was prone to attack when the race went green again.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ericsson and race winner Josef Newgarden of Team Penske passed him on the ...Keep reading

Sun halos, arcs and upside-down rainbows seen across England

North East News - 11 hours 58 min ago
Thin, high cloud gave a spectacular show of halos, arcs and upside-down rainbows.

Gasly "disappointed and confused" by Alpine F1 Monaco GP pit call

Motorsport - 13 hours 22 min ago
Having started from seventh on the grid on the hard tyres, Gasly rose up the order as others pitted, and by lap 44 he was in third place.
Up and down the pitlane, drivers were being told that rain was expected but rather than have Gasly wait for a possible opportunity to switch straight to intermediates, the team called him in for medium tyres just a few laps before the rain hit.
He was thus ...Keep reading

Ferrari apologises to Leclerc for Monaco GP qualifying miscommunication

Motorsport - 13 hours 28 min ago
Leclerc was penalised for impeding Lando Norris in the tunnel in Q3 after his team failed to warn him early enough about the fast-approaching McLaren driver.
The penalty dropped Leclerc from third on the grid to sixth, making his life much harder for Sunday's race, in which he eventually finished in the same position.
Leclerc, who has regularly had bad luck in Monaco, tried to be positive ...Keep reading

Perez "cannot afford another zero" in F1 2023 season

Motorsport - 13 hours 57 min ago
The Red Bull driver lined up last for Sunday's race, having crashed out of qualifying in Q1.
He went on to pit five times in a dismal race which saw him lapped twice by team-mate and race winner Max Verstappen, who now leads the championship by 39 points.
Despite it marking Perez's first scoreless race of the season, the Mexican said his mistake was "very costly" and "unacceptable".
He ...Keep reading


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