PREVIEW: 2022 GB3 Championship – Snetterton 300

The GB3 Championship reaches half-distance at Snetterton this weekend (25/26 June), with intriguing fights up and down the order in both the Drivers’ and Teams’ Championships.

The Checkered Flag takes a short view back to the past, and looks forward to another chapter in the developing title battle in Norfolk.

Last time at Snetterton

Though the fifth round of the 2021 season, the last visit to Snetterton was the first competitive action in the newly-rebranded GB3 Championship.

The FIA’s directive meaning only its own FIA Formula 3 Championship could use the Formula 3 name, meant domestic F3-level series’ such as the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship had to forge a new identity for themselves.

The GB3 name stuck quite quickly, though, and part-time entrant Oliver Bearman won the first race of the ‘new’ era on the Saturday.

The Fortec Motorsports driver only competed in three of the eight GB3 … Read the rest

Billy Koumetio completes a loan move away from Liverpool as the loanee departures keep coming at Anfield

Billy Koumetio has become the latest Liverpool player to complete a loan move away from the club, as he searches for more experience in the game.

As reported by the club’s website: ‘Liverpool defender Billy Koumetio has completed a loan move to Austria Vienna, subject to international clearance.

‘The centre-back links up with the Austrian Bundesliga side ahead of 2022-23 as he builds up further senior experience’.

READ MORE: Another forward option to replace Sadio Mane ‘could still be considered’ by Liverpool but it won’t be Christian Pulisic

Having featured for the Reds against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup last season, the centre-back has made two appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s team to date.

With three years remaining on his current deal, the boss will be able to use this move to Austria Vienna as a good barometer to see whether the 19-year-old is cut out for his squad.

It’s … Read the rest

25-year-old is becoming increasingly frustrated at Newcastle, open to leaving now

Allan Saint-Maximin is reportedly growing frustrated with life at Newcastle United as he has his eye on a move away to earn more money.

The Frenchman is being linked with Chelsea by the Daily Mail, and it seems he could be tempted to get a move out of St James’ Park to Stamford Bridge.

Saint-Maximin has been a joy to watch in his time at Newcastle, becoming one of the most entertaining attacking players in the Premier League.

One imagines he surely has the talent to succeed at a club like Chelsea, but it would also be interesting to see if Thomas Tuchel granted him the same kind of freedom that Eddie Howe allows him.

Allan Saint-Maximin wants to leave Newcastle

Injury prone Barcelona defender wants to move to a Champions League team

The future of Samuel Umtiti is far from settled this summer. There is no doubt the French defender has been deemed surplus to the requirements by Xavi and will be offloaded by Barcelona before the transfer market slams to a shut.

However, over the past few weeks, there has been a lack of progress in regards to his exit, with Umtiti and his compatriot Clement Lenglet still remaining at Camp Nou.

A recent report from Diario SPORT has offered an update on the future of Umtiti, suggesting the player is willing to leave Barcelona in the summer, knowing he is not included in Xavi’s plans for the new season.

The Frenchman, though, will not leave just for the sake of it. The player reportedly wants to join a club that can offer European football, preferably the UEFA Champions League.

It is a reason why the defender has rejected offers from … Read the rest

2022 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix highlights

Introduction

 

Max Verstappen claimed his fifth win in the last six races at the 2022 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, withstanding a late onslaught from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took his second podium of the season in P3.

Click here to subscribe to our print edition!

Verstappen was looking well-placed for a comfortable victory over Sainz at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve when a Safety Car was called on Lap 49 of 70 after Yuki Tsunoda hit the Turn 2 barriers after exiting the pits.

Racing resumed with 16 laps remaining, Verstappen holding off the attacks of the fresher-tyred Sainz to claim his sixth victory of the season, and his 26th overall, as Sainz took his fifth podium of the year – although the Spaniard’s wait for his first victory continues.

Hamilton had been scathing in his assessment of the Mercedes W13 on Friday, but the car

Read the rest

Nick Leitz enters NASCAR national series in Nashville with Reaume

Nick Leitz‘s rise through the regional levels of stock car racing have brought him to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he seeks to make his début at Nashville Superspeedway on Friday. The effort will come with Reaume Brothers Racing, who announced the signing on Tuesday.

The Leitz family has a decorated history of racing in their native Virginia. For three generations prior to Leitz, the family competed at Langley Raceway in disciplines like oval track and drag racing. Leitz himself got into motorsport by karting at the circuit before breaking into legends cars and late models.

“I’m so excited about racing the Trucks, especially making my first start at Nashville; that place looks bad fast,” said Leitz. “Also having my family and friends there and many people back home watching it on TV will be a lot of fun as well as a big learning Read the rest

(Images) Mo Salah is ‘transforming’ his home village of Nagrig in Egypt after donating ‘£3,500 to poor families monthly’

Mo Salah is nothing short of a national hero in Egypt and a lot of that is down to his charitable actions for his home nation.

As reported by Africa Facts Zone: ‘Mohamed Salah is transforming his village, Nagrig in Egypt.

‘He built a hospital, school, youth centre and ambulance unit for his people in his village.

READ MORE: Liverpool set to complete loan deals for seven players this summer as youngsters seek further first-team experience

‘He built a $450,000 water treatment plant to provide drinking water for his people.

‘He gives £3,500 to poor families monthly’.

It’s an amazing feat by the 30-year-old to ensure that he uses his position of privilege to help others, people that he would be exactly the same as if he hadn’t become a footballer.

The images shared of the improved infrastructure and Salah emblazoned buildings, all shows how much he has helped and … Read the rest

Raheem Sterling yet to make decision on Man City future

Raheem Sterling has just 12 months left on his contract with Manchester City.

The enigmatic England international has been with the Citizens since he moved from Liverpool back in 2015 in a deal worth £57m.

During his seven years with the Manchester giants, Sterling has played a key role in the side’s success. Having featured in 339 matches, in all competitions, directly contributing to 226 goals in the process, Sterling, who has lifted 12 major trophies, including four Premier League titles, has been a big figure for Pep Guardiola.

MORE: Exclusive: Manchester United closing in on transfer of elite young talent from Premier League rivals

Barcelona’s second-choice goalkeeper spot in deliberation as Neto refuses to leave

Barcelona are facing a major dilemma in the goalkeeping department heading into the new season, as per Diario SPORT.

The Spanish news outlet suggests there is a great amount of confusion within the Barça camp over the goalkeeping unit.

While Marc-Andre ter Stegen is the undisputed starter in between the sticks next season, Barcelona are unsure over the role of second and third-choice goalkeepers, especially in the midst of Neto’s uncertain future at the club.

Barcelona want the former Juventus star to leave Camp Nou in the summer, as he is already sitting on a lucrative contract. Neto, though, has no intention to leave the club and wants to remain at Camp Nou until his contract expires at the end of next season.

Neto’s prolonged stay at the club could be a devastating prospect for the younger players as well as Barcelona themselves.

The Catalans had identified Inaki Pena as … Read the rest

Godman Sachs and McLaren Racing announce a multi-year partnership

McLaren Racing yesterday announced Goldman Sachs Group Inc, the global financial institution, as an Official Partner of the McLaren Formula 1 team for the 2022 season and beyond.

Click here to subscribe to our print edition!

The multi-year partnership brings together two high-performance organisations with a focus on excellence. It includes a commitment to accelerate progress towards McLaren’s net-zero goals.

With a shared belief that sustainability includes addressing social, environmental and economic impacts as we transition to an inclusive net-zero economy, Goldman Sachs and McLaren will be using their combined expertise to drive change faster in McLaren’s journey to a more sustainable future. McLaren aims to halve its GHG footprint by 2030 on a 2019 baseline and achieve net-zero by 2040 in line with the UN Sports for Climate Action initiative and Race to Zero campaign.

This partnership announcement follows the news that McLaren Racing has been awarded the FIA … Read the rest