Knowing he would have to queue behind his Mercedes team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, at the first round of stops, Hamilton crawled into the pit lane, slowing down to just 35mph, in a ploy to prevent Daniel Ricciardo from getting past. The stewards took a dim view of Hamilton’s actions – declaring he drove “unnecessarily slowly and erratically” - and slapped him with a five-second timed penalty and latterly two points on his licence. … [Read more...] about Bahrain Grand Prix 2017: Lewis Hamilton apologises for error that helped Sebastian Vettel to victory
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Will the Olympics and Euro 2020 be affected? For the time being, it is "business as usual" for the Olympics, with the Games in Tokyo still set to to go ahead. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus in Sport: What events has deadly virus cancelled, and will the Olympics and Euro 2020 be affected?
This week, Triple Crowns have filtered back into motoring parlance, with Fernando Alonso’s decision to swap Formula One for a spot of IndyCar racing. Leaving aside suspicions that the Spaniard would rather haul a caravan up the M6 than face another weekend wrestling with McLaren’s accursed Honda engines, the switch is motivated largely by a desire to bracket himself with Hill. At 35, with an unfortunate history of moving teams at exactly the wrong time, Alonso appreciates that F1 alone will no longer furnish him with the trophy collection his talent demands. … [Read more...] about Graham Hill’s Triple Crown returns to peak of sporting pantheon thanks to Fernando Alonso
In new developments, an unnamed professional footballer in the Italian third tier has tested positive for Covid-19 while the European forum of the International Boxing Association, which was due to be held in Assisi this weekend, has been cancelled. It has also been announced that an emergency meeting will be held in Paris next week to discuss the postponed Six Nations fixture between Ireland and Italy. … [Read more...] about Italy will host Euro 2020 opener as planned despite coronavirus, says Uefa
Love in the time of coronavirus Valentine's Day during crisis A bride in the Filipino capital of Manila wore a protective mask as she waited to walk down the aisle during a mass wedding at Manila Hotel Tent city. The wedding took place on February 14 - Valentine's Day, a popular date for mass weddings in the country. The Philippines has three confirmed cases of the coronavirus and one person has died so far. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus updates: Italian cases surge as infections double in France