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Leclerc “could bet on a win” by Russell at Mercedes

“For me a podium at least, but I have some hope of a win,” said the Ferrari driver about Russell’s prospects on Thursday. “I mean it’s very optimistic, but I know he’s very good. I know that he’s very good and I could bet on a win.”

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The thing I find interesting about the film business is that these people are sponsoring these crazy stories and scripts that are really hard-edged and, you know, released X-rated, and really sort of perverse in every aspect. Then you meet the people behind them and they’re just so conventional and normal and worried about what […]

Our Truth, Tā Mātou Pono: Monocultural sports coverage has marginalised Māori stars

“It attracts global audiences because it’s the pinnacle of indigenous performance. Yet we don’t celebrate it as sport here. But haka is sport for Māori… and because it attracts people from Australia, it’s like a world cup… It’s the biggest stage for Māori sport that we have, yet there’s very little media coverage.”

FIA outlines Romain Grosjean crash investigation, barrier changed for Sakhir GP

Explaining how data collection – including the high-speed camera that faces the driver in the cockpit and in-ear accelerometers that are moulded to fit inside a driver’s ear canal to measure the movement of his head in a crash – will play a pivotal role in understanding what happened, the FIA said all areas of […]

Apple’s ludicrous demand in next trial: Samsung must pay $40 per smartphone

In a case against Motorola involving one of the same patents, Apple said it was worth 60 cents, pointed out Watson. “In this case, they’re asking for $12.49 for it,” he noted. “And I submit there’s simply no Federal Circuit case, or even a district court case, where a court has excluded a license on […]

Sakhir GP: Mercedes debutant George Russell completes Friday practice double

It was a perfect, and remarkable, start to his debut Mercedes race weekend for Russell, who was only confirmed as Hamilton’s replacement on Wednesday and had never driven the W11 car before Friday, and a clear sign of the young Englishman’s prodigious talent as he settled into life with the world champions seamlessly.

Football fans CAN return to live games from December 2 with Premier League stadiums open as rules and tiers change

But allowing just 2,000 fans in Tottenham’s 62,000-capacity stadium might make it more expensive to re-open than to keep the ground shut out until that maximum attendance number is bigger.

Romain Grosjean exclusive: Haas driver was ‘at peace’ with death as he recounts dramatic Bahrain crash

In his first English language TV sit-down since the terrifying accident at last weekend’s Bahrain GP – where his Haas car pierced the barriers at around 137mph, split in two and burst into flames – Grosjean spoke with Sky F1’s Martin Brundle and described his ordeal and incredible escape.

Jurors see one final clash in $2 billion

Apple is asserting Samsung sold 37 million phones that infringe five Apple patents, which cover features including swipe-to-unlock, an auto-correction method for spelling, background syncing, “data recognition” of phone numbers and dates, and universal search. It has accused Samsung’s Galaxy III, Note II, Stratosphere, and Galaxy Nexus phones, among others, of infringing.