Double-points finish on the cards for Williams in Hungary

Williams is targeting a double-points finish in Hungary this weekend, the last race before F1’s well-deserved two-week summer break kicks in. With rookie Lance Stroll’s series of recent breakthrough results and Felipe Massa’s consistent performance, and on a track where the Grove-based outfit has always done well,  there’s no reason for Williams’ drivers to aim…

By JohnValbyNation November 24, 2019 0

Boullier won’t rule out a McLaren-Honda divorce!

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that anything is possible when it comes to the future of the team’s partnership with Honda. Since the Woking-based outfit and the Japanese manufacturer renewed their successful partnership from the 1980s three years ago, performance has been massively disappointing. Honda’s power unit has not only under-performed, its reliability has…

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Mercedes reveals new race number format on its W08

Mercedes has revealed the FIA’s new mandatory format for Formula 1’s racing numbers which will be introduced at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. The governing body is imposing a new set of minimum requirements for car numbers and driver names to provide better identification for fans. The German team has cleverly exploited the extra real…

By JohnValbyNation November 24, 2019 0

Pence, in Iraq, works to reassure Kurds

IRBIL, Iraq —  Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Saturday in the highest-level American trip since President Trump ordered a pullback of U.S. forces in Syria two months ago. Flying in a C-17 military cargo jet to preserve the secrecy of the visit to the conflict zone, Pence landed in Irbil…

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Column: Mick Mulvaney, please call your office

WASHINGTON —  A long list of aides to President Trump could have appeared in the House impeachment hearings to defend his efforts in Ukraine, especially since the president insists everything he did was “perfect.” Gordon Sondland, Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, rattled off their names when he testified: Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State…

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Leo Santa Cruz wins world title in fourth division

LAS VEGAS —  The knock on boxing’s little guys is that they don’t have the bone-crushing knockout power the big boys do. Leo Santa Cruz was pegged to serve as an appetizer for the heavyweight championship showdown and main course between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz on Saturday at the MGM Grand, and although he was…

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Racing! A brief conversation with Aidan Butler

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we send you a YouTube clip that is guaranteed to make you laugh. At the recent California Horse Racing Board meeting a bunch of reporters (including me) caught up with Aidan Butler, acting chief executive of California racing for The…

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