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Max Verstappen wins Canadian Grand Prix to tighten grip on title race | Racing News – Times of India

MONTREAL: World champion Max Verstappen increased his lead in this year's Formula One title race on Sunday when he drove his Red Bull to a thrilling victory in a closely-fought Canadian Grand Prix. The 24-year-old Dutchman controlled a tactical race from pole position through three safety car interventions and resisted intense late pressure from Ferrari's Carlos Sainz to win by under a second. Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who on Friday declared his car as "undriveable", came home third for Mercedes to claim his second podium of a difficult season ahead of team-mate George Russell in fourth. UPDATED STANDINGSFollowing a post-race penalty in Canada, the tables look like this#CanadianGP #F1 https://t.co/Qglw1xz0CB— Formula 1 (@F1) 1655678131000It was Verstappen's first Canadia...
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While You Were Asleep: Verstappen wins end-of-race fight to clinch Canadian Grand Prix, Berrettini retains Queen’s title

There is no stopping Max Verstappen. The Redbull driver pipped Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz in a nail-biting end-of-race fight to win the Canadian GP and extended the world championship lead to 46 points. Chased all the way to the line, but Max soaked up the pressure to take his sixth win of 2022! 🏆#CanadianGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/gWoiU21LQr — Formula 1 (@F1) June 19, 2022 Verstappen, who was driving in his 150th Grand Prix, has now won six of nine races this season, with two early-season retirements caused by reliability issues now seeming a distant memory. “It was really exciting at the end. I was giving it everything I had and, of course, Carlos was doing the same,” said Verstappen after win. Max was not holding back with the @FerrariTrento on the podium 😂#CanadianGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/B...
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Max Verstappen takes pole position for Canadian Grand Prix | Racing News – Times of India

MONTREAL: World champion and series leader Max Verstappen drove expertly in difficult wet conditions in his Red Bull on Saturday to secure pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix. In an intriguing and entertaining qualifying session, the 24-year-old Dutchman clocked a best lap in one minute and 21.299 seconds, beating nearest rival two-time world champion Fernando Alonso of Alpine by seven-tenths of a second. Verstappen will start his 150th race from the prime start place after claiming his 15th pole in pursuit of a 26th career victory. His pole ends a run of four in a row by title rival Charles Leclerc who starts Sunday's race from the back of the grid after taking a new power unit on his Ferrari. The 40-year-old Alonso put in a dazzling late lap to delight the crowd and outpace fell...
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While You Were Asleep: Roach at par with Holding, Shelly-Ann equals her own WR, Verstappen on pole in Canada

Kemar Roach has as many Test wickets (249) as Michael Holding and now the pacer wants to go for 300. The 33-year-old bagged a five-wicket haul in Bangladesh’s second innings to equal the record of West Indies legendary pacer Michael Holding. It was Roach’s tenth five-wicket haul in the Test cricket. 35 runs needed to win the 1st Test tomorrow. #WIvBAN #MenInMaroon pic.twitter.com/hRM5Y5I7X4 — Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) June 18, 2022 Kemar Roach has now taken 50 Test wickets at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. “Stats man, stats and money too but stats definitely keep me going and I live to be amongs the great,” said Kemar Roach. Holding has taken 249 wickets in 60 Tests at an impressive average of 23.68, while it took Roach 71 Tests to reach the milestone. His 10th Test five wic...
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‘Stay on it,’ Verstappen tells Leclerc after Baku heartbreak | Racing News – Times of India

BAKU: Max Verstappen spared no sympathy for Charles Leclerc after the Dutchman took advantage of a race-ending engine failure for his Ferrari Formula One rival to cruise to an unchallenged win in Azerbaijan on Sunday. "I would say shit happens, that's racing, you know?" Verstappen, who experienced the heartbreak of crashing out of the lead in Baku last year, told reporters. "It happened to me, it happened to many people in the past and unfortunately it's happening to Charles. "If I would be in the same situation, I would also be disappointed, I think that's very normal, but it's about how you come out of it." Verstappen's win on Sunday, his fifth from eight races this season, allowed him to open up a commanding lead in the overall standings. He is now 21 points ahead of Red Bull team ma...
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Verstappen wins in Azerbaijan after Leclerc engine failure

As Charles Leclerc’s Formula One title challenge falls apart, Max Verstappen is there to take advantage. Verstappen extended his Formula One championship lead by winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday after Leclerc retired from the lead with an engine failure. Leclerc started from pole but immediately lost the lead to Sergio Pérez, Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate, in the first corner. The Ferrari driver regained the lead with a smart strategy call to pit under “virtual safety car” speed restrictions while the two Red Bull cars stayed out. Leclerc seemed to poised to challenge for the win, but the Monaco driver’s car started spewing smoke on lap 20 of 51 and he had to pull into the pits. It was his second retirement in three races.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium “...
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Leclerc retires from Baku lead as Ferrari chalk up double DNF | Racing News – Times of India

BAKU: Formula One championship contender Charles Leclerc retired from the lead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday as Ferrari suffered a double blow to their title hopes. The Monegasque, who had started from pole for the sixth time in eight races and fourth in a row, pulled into the pits with a smoking engine at the end of the 20th lap. Ferrari confirmed the power unit was the problem. Leclerc manages to get his car back to the pitsThat's a double DNF for Ferrari 😖#AzerbaijanGP #F1 https://t.co/I7se2tuTO3— Formula 1 (@F1) 1655034363000Leclerc had lost out at the start to Red Bull's Sergio Perez but regained the lead through the pitstops. LECLERC: "It hurts. We really need to look into that for it not to happen again. I can't really find the right word… https://t.co/VRMVNsuS8i— Formul...
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Charles Leclerc takes pole in home Monaco Grand Prix after Sergio Perez crashes | Racing News – Times of India

MONTE CARLO (Principality of Monaco): Charles Leclerc topped the times to take pole position for Ferrari at his home Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday after Red Bull's Sergio Perez crashed on his final flying lap in a dramatic qualifying session. The 24-year-old Monegasque driver emerged on top after a tense and dramatic session that saw his Ferrari team-mate Carlos Sainz qualify second to complete a one-two for the Italian team despite colliding with Perez's car. Perez, who was unhurt after slamming sideways into the barriers at Portier, finished up third on the grid ahead of his Red Bull team-mate world champion and series leader Max Verstappen. It was Leclerc's fifth pole of the season and the 14th of his career, an oft-decisive advantage at the tight and unforgiving barrier-lined street...
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F1: Verstappen wins Spanish Grand Prix, takes world championship lead | Racing News – Times of India

MONTMELÓ (Spain): World champion Max Verstappen overcame a sequence of problems to lead his Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez home and claim the lead in this year's title race on a bad day for Ferrari in Sunday's sizzling Spanish Grand Prix. His victory in a crushing Red Bull one-two was the 24th of his career and third in succession this season as he came home ahead of his Mexican partner with George Russell confirming Mercedes' revival by finishing third. Charles Leclerc, who had led the championship and dominated practice, set off convincingly from pole position until he was forced to retire his Ferrari with an engine failure. Beaten at the start, Verstappen was blown off the circuit and had technical problems, but he overcame them to produce a furious drive aided by his team-mate's ge...
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Charles Leclerc fastest in Miami as Lewis Hamilton given ‘bling’ exemption for nose stud | Racing News – Times of India

MIAMI: World championship leader Charles Leclerc was fastest for Ferrari in Friday morning's opening free practice ahead of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix. The 24-year-old Monegasque clocked a best lap in one minute and 31.098 on soft tyres to outpace nearest rival George Russell, in an updated Mercedes, by 0.071 seconds. World champion Max Verstappen was third for Red Bull. Russell's team-mate seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton was eighth after gaining a late exemption to keep in his nose stud, following a bling clampdown by the sport. Mercedes introduced a major package of aerodynamic upgrades and were rewarded with a revival on the track. Sergio Perez was fourth in the second Red Bull, ahead of Pierre Gasly of Alpha Tauri, Carlos Sainz in the second Ferrari and Alex Albon for William...
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Max Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna Formula 1 Grand Prix | Racing News – Times of India

IMOLA: World champion Max Verstappen rekindled his title defence on Sunday with an accomplished victory ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez in a dominant one-two triumph for Red Bull at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. In a rain-affected race, the pole-sitting 24-year-old Dutchman came home more than 16 seconds ahead of his team-mate as Charles Leclerc and Ferrari endured a disappointing day in front of passionate home support at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Leclerc, who started second on the grid, finished sixth after making a poor start and spinning in the closing laps while running third, allowing Lando Norris to take the final podium place for McLaren. George Russell produced a stirring drive for Mercedes to come home fourth after starting 11th, fending off Valtteri Bottas's Alfa Ro...
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Verstappen wins sprint race and takes pole for Emilia Romagna GP | Racing News – Times of India

IMOLA (Italy): World champion Max Verstappen recovered from a poor start to fight back and win Saturday's 21-lap sprint race and claim pole position for Sunday's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Beaten as the lights went out by championship leader Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, who pulled clear, the 24-year-old Dutchman showed his tenacity and pace to regain the lead with two laps remaining in his Red Bull. Leclerc, struggling with tyre wear, came home second ahead of Sergio Perez in the other Red Bull, Carlos Sainz in the second Ferrari and Lando Norris of McLaren. Daniel Ricciardo finished sixth in the second McLaren ahead of Valtteri Bottas of Alfa Romeo, and Kevin Magnussen who was eighth, the final points-scoring position, for Haas. "I had a very bad start with too much wheel spin," said Ve...
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Verstappen takes pole in wet and chaotic Imola qualifying | Racing News – Times of India

IMOLA (Italy): Formula One world champion Max Verstappen put Red Bull on pole position in a wet and crash-interrupted Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying on Friday to secure top slot for the first sprint of the season. The pole was his first of the 2022 campaign. Ferrari's championship leader Charles Leclerc, thwarted by a late stoppage, will line up alongside the Dutchman on the front row for Saturday's 100km race to decide who starts first in Sunday's main grand prix at Imola. Verstappen goes into the Formula One record books as the pole setter for the weekend, however, regardless of where he starts on Sunday. The winner of the sprint will take eight points instead of the three available at each of last season's three such weekends. Leclerc has a 34 point lead over Mercedes' George R...
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Charles Leclerc wins Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari | Racing News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Charles Leclerc claimed his second win of the Formula One season for Ferrari with a pole-to-flag victory at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday as Red Bull's world champion Max Verstappen suffered "deja vu" with another retirement. Leclerc's car showed impressive pace and performance on the upgraded Albert Park circuit to seal his fourth career win ahead of Red Bull's runner-up Sergio Perez, while third-placed George Russell grabbed his second podium and first for Mercedes in an encouraging day for the struggling constructors' champions. "What a race and what pace," said a thrilled Leclerc on the team radio, having finished more than 20 seconds ahead of Perez in the 58-lap race. "The car was incredible today, well done guys." Leclerc has now built a 34-point lead over Russell...
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Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan longs for more Test opportunities | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan longs for opportunities to play Test matches against top teams but is content plying his trade in franchise cricket until that happens, the 23-year-old told Reuters on Friday. Rashid has played all five of Afghanistan's Tests since the country was granted full membership of the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2017. They were scheduled to play a one-off Test in Hobart in November but Cricket Australia postponed the match citing uncertainty over the future of women's cricket under Afghanistan's Taliban rule. Rashid lamented missing out on an opportunity to Test his craft against the likes of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne. "As a player, it disappoints you because you always wait for opportunities to play big teams," the ...
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Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc wins F1 season-opening Bahrain GP | Racing News – Times of India

SAKHIR (Bahrain): Charles Leclerc of Ferrari won the Formula One season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday after reigning champion Max Verstappen was forced out with engine trouble with just two laps remaining. Carlos Sainz made it a Ferrari one-two while Lewis Hamilton snatched third place for Mercedes after Sergio Perez added to Red Bull's disastrous day by spinning out of the race on the last lap. 𝗬𝗘𝗦 𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗟𝗢𝗦 ❤️ What a way to start 2022 🙌#essereFerrari 🔴 #BahrainGP @CarlosSainz55 https://t.co/teYpI3ZZmG— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) 1647795691000George Russell, in his first race since replacing Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes, took fourth place to give Mercedes a double points score they could not have dreamed of in the middle of the race. There was also a remarkable outcome for ...
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F1: Max Verstappen to stay at Red Bull until 2028 | Racing News – Times of India

Formula One world champion Max Verstappen will stay at Red Bull until at least the end of 2028, the squad said on Thursday, after signing a five-year contract extension that will make him one of the sport's top earners alongside Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton. The Milton Keynes-based squad did not disclose the financial terms of the new deal. The Dutchman's existing contract was set to expire at the end of 2023. Media reports have valued the new deal at 40-50 million euros ($44 - $55 million) a year. Really proud to announce that @redbullracing will be my home until at least 2028. I love this team and I am very ha… https://t.co/Bt5OeYIHA5— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) 1646301660000"I really enjoy being part of the Oracle Red Bull Racing Team, so choosing to stay to the 2028 season w...
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Lewis Hamilton, George Russell on top, Max Verstappen pays ‘no attention’ to times | Racing News – Times of India

BARCELONA: Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton laid down an early marker ahead of the new Formula One season on Friday when he set the fastest time in pre-season testing in Barcelona. In a further boost for Mercedes, Hamilton's new teammate George Russell came home in second place. Reigning world champion Max Verstappen was fourth fastest, just behind Red Bull colleague Sergio Perez. Hamilton, controversially edged out for the 2021 title by Verstappen in the season finale in Abu Dhabi, clocked a best time of 1min 19.138 seconds. With the track now dry, @LewisHamilton takes top spot on the timing screensHis time of 1:19.141 just pips team ma… https://t.co/9jABAsYqwf— Formula 1 (@F1) 1645807933000"It's been an interesting few days, it's not been the easiest or smoothest running - we ...
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Oracle signs F1 title sponsorship deal with Red Bull | Racing News – Times of India

Software giant Oracle has signed on as title sponsor to newly-crowned Formula One champion Max Verstappen's Red Bull team in a broadening out of the partnership the two parties struck last year. The new deal, announced to coincide with the launch of Red Bull's 2022 car on Wednesday with which Verstappen hopes to defend his title, will see the team renamed Oracle Red Bull Racing. Lean, mean #RB18 👀 Revealing our 2022 car with you, our fans 💪 #F1 https://t.co/DcIpgAv6O7— Oracle Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) 1644421503000The Milton Keynes-based outfit will also make greater use of Oracle's cloud infrastructure to hone race strategy and engine development, including work on the team's new 2026 power units, and help Red Bull drive greater fan engagement. It will involve applying artificia...
Wolff casts doubt on Hamilton future, both to shun FIA gala | Racing News – Times of India
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Wolff casts doubt on Hamilton future, both to shun FIA gala | Racing News – Times of India

LONDON: Lewis Hamilton may never get over the pain of being 'robbed' of a record eighth Formula One title, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said on Thursday in comments that raised doubts about the driver's future in the sport. The Austrian, speaking to reporters for the first time since Sunday's race in Abu Dhabi and after Mercedes had dropped plans to appeal, said he and Hamilton would not be attending the governing FIA's gala awards in Paris that evening. Attendance is mandatory for the top three drivers in the championship, with Mercedes also winning the constructors' title for an unprecedented eighth year in a row. Hamilton finished runner-up to Red Bull's Max Verstappen after the Dutch driver overtook him on the last lap at Yas Marina, benefiting from a sudden change to the safety ca...