Charles Leclerc on Ferrari upgrade for Sochi: “We don’t expect much performance from it”

Do you feel like you have outperformed the car this season, making the difference?
Charles Leclerc: “Overall this year I feel myself in a very good form, better than last year. I am trying to push the car at its limit in every session which helped my consistency. Surely I made mistakes sometimes, but there are also races where I took the risks and it worked out. We managed to do some podiums, lucky or not, we managed to do some podiums. I am happy with how the season is going on my side but there is still a lot to do. Last year I was pushing in qualifying, but there was a bit more left in FP1/FP2/FP3. Now I try to extract the maximum out of the car all the time and it seems to work for now.”

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Star Citizen Video Shows Cargo Decks & More Alpha 3.11 Content as Crowdfunding Passes $314 Million

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released a new video focusing on upcoming content for the growing space simulator.

We get to see the cargo decks that will be added to space stations in alpha 3.11 which should come soon enough.

On top of that, we also take a look at more improvement and content to be released with the same patch, including the Mercury Star Runner (which will actually come a bit later in a 3.11X patch) and the Origin 100 series.

You can check the video out below.

n other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total is currently at $
314,486,477 at the moment of this writing, well over $314 million.

The number of registered accounts is now well over 2.8 million (currently 2,825,128).

As usual, it’s known that not all of them are paying players. The number includes free accounts created for a variety of reasons, … Read the rest

Diamondback gears up for adventure with 8 different Haanjo models from commuter to carbon

When it comes to gravel and adventure riding, for Diamondback, look to the Haanjo. Launched in 2016 as a carbon adventure bike with bar end shifters and monster tires, the line has been continuously evolving. Now, Diamondback is offering the Haanjo in eight different configurations, with three carbon and five aluminum frames. Depending on your […]

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McLaren looking forward to ‘maximise all opportunities’ in Russia

After a race of mixed fortunes in the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello, McLaren F1 Team are aiming to score a good amount of points to extend their lead against the midfield in the constructors’ championship.

Piers Thynne– McLaren’s production director- says the team need to ‘focus hard on the task at hand and continue to work hard’ in order to finish high up the order in Sochi.

He also stated that this year’s new challenges concerning the balance of parts available had been made slightly trickier after Carlos Sainz crash at the restart last time out cost the team valuable resources, stating that the team ‘lost significant parts over the weekend at Mugello which need backfilling and preparing ahead of the flyaway to [Russia].’

However, Thynne did say the team are looking forward to Sochi, and that they have plans to ‘deploy some new … Read the rest

Olav Mol explains ‘Ferrari – FIA agreement is not what everyone thinks’

Olav Mol, commentator at Ziggo Sport, finds the downfall at Ferrari very painful. He does say that the agreement made with the FIA is not what everyone thinks.

In a big interview with Motorsport.com Mol talks about how he thinks Ferrari’s deal with the motorsport federation works. “What we should not forget is that the deal they made with the FIA has less to do with illegality than we might think or hope. There was something on it and that was intellectual property, in other words that was protected. They could not have that made public because otherwise… Well done. That is why they agreed that with the FIA.”

“That agreement had a very big impact”, Mol continues. “If you still think in the aerodynamics department that you can continue to drive with the same downforce with significantly less power, then you are in trouble. It’s also a bit of … Read the rest

New Halloween Event & More Coming To Pokemon GO Next Month

Earlier today, Niantic revealed a large chunk of their plans for October in Pokemon GO. We got details about the new Halloween event, a fashion-themed event, legendary raid bosses, spotlight hours, and the next Research Breakthrough featured Pokemon.

The first part that Pokemon GO trainers will get to experience is the change of the Research Breakthrough Pokemon. If you want to get an Alolan Raichu, then you only have until 1 PM PT on Oct. 1. Then the Bug/Ghost Pokemon, Shedinja, will be featured for the month of October.

It’s not useful in PvP or PvE, but it’s extremely rare. If you don’t have one in your Hoenn Pokedex yet, then you’ll want to do those daily research tasks to get the Research Breakthrough.

There will also be a rotating trio of legendary raids starting on Sept. 25 and ending on Oct. 23. It will start with Zapados for one … Read the rest

Ritchey WCS Beacon, VentureMax, Trail & Streem bars bring fit updates to any bike

Ritchey Logic has long been a solid option for finishing out your cockpit with high-quality alloy bars, whether you ride road, gravel, or mountain bikes. The hallmarks of the alloy WCS bars are a balance of lightweight, ergonomics & affordability – many times offering similar fit options in even more affordable Comp bars too. Now […]

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Lewis Hamilton: a champion living out of the bubble

Lewis Hamilton is the most known active and record-breaking Formula 1 driver, who in addition to six championship titles is soon going to have most Grand Prix wins to his name – more than Michael Schumacher’s 91 career victories. The 35-year-old Mercedes racer is also adamant about leaving a powerful legacy that goes beyond the sport. But let’s see what else makes this superstar unique.

With outstanding performances weekend in and weekend out, Lewis has become one of the most influential people in the sport, and certainly a public figure known around the globe. This champion has evolved a great deal over the years, from attending parties with famous A-listers to openly expressing his opinion and supporting the most relevant causes and initiatives.

One of the first issues was his veganism. Back in 2018, he confirmed he would stop eating meat and therefore received both criticism and compliments. One of … Read the rest

Greensmith “Pleased How the Weekend Panned Out” in Turkey

Gus Greensmith admitted he is trying to be careful when attacking stages after taking his best finsihing position in the FIA World Rally Championship last weekend.

Greensmith ended Rally Turkey in a fine fifth place after suruving a rather chaotic Sunday, where sevearl of his rivals including teammates Esapekka Lappi and Teemu Suninen all hit problems.

The young British driver said on his weekend: I’m pretty pleased at the end of this one and happy with how our weekend panned out.”

That long stage today (Sunday) was so rough, and considering where we were I decided that caution was the better act of valour. That turned out to be the right decision – it worked out, and we come away from this weekend with our best ever result.

His finishing position was the highest of any of the trio of M-Sport WRC entrants and he had a … Read the rest

Former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali to take over as Formula 1 CEO

Former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali is poised to make a surprise return to Formula 1 as the CEO of the sport, RaceFans has learned from a source with knowledge of the situation.

The role of CEO will be relinquished by Chase Carey, who took up the position in January 2017 following Liberty Media’s takeover, and has recently overseen the successful completion of negotiations to extend F1’s Concorde Agreement with all 10 participating teams. Carey, who also holds the role of F1 chairman, is expected to retain links to the sport in an outward-facing role.

Domenicali, 55, is well-connected both to Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn and FIA president Jean Todt through his spell at Ferrari. Born in Imola and educated at the University of Bologna, Domenicali joined Ferrari in 1991. He took over from Todt in charge of the team in 2007 and oversaw its most recent championship … Read the rest