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Logan Sargeant: Williams retain American driver to complete 2024 F1 grid

Formula 1 at the BBC - Fri, 2023-12-01 18:29
Williams confirm American Logan Sargeant will remain with the team next season, completing the 20-driver grid for 2024.

Brigit Forsyth: Still Open All Hours actress dies aged 83

North East News - Fri, 2023-12-01 18:06
The star was best known for TV shows Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Still Open All Hours.

ANALYSIS: The key factors that ensured Sargeant retained his Williams seat for 2024

Formula 1 - Fri, 2023-12-01 17:53
And so the 2024 Formula 1 grid is complete, with news Williams have signed Logan Sargeant for a second season alongside Alex Albon. F1 Correspondent Lawrence Barretto takes a look at why the British team have stuck with the American…

F1 grid for 2024 complete as Williams retain Sargeant after rookie season

Formula 1 - Fri, 2023-12-01 17:53
Logan Sargeant will keep his spot at Williams in 2024, the Grove outfit have announced, with the American racer earning an extension following his rookie season.

Ferrari cannot repeat F1 mistake of "too high" expectations for 2024 - Vasseur

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-12-01 17:20
After being the only team to put Red Bull under pressure in 2022, there was optimism in the Ferrari camp that would be able to draw level and fight for the title.But the Scuderia received a blow at the start of 2023 when it turned up with a car in Bahrain testing that fell short of those expectations and struggled on race pace – especially on hot, high-downforce circuits.And while team principal ...Keep reading

Sargeant continues with Williams for 2024 F1 season

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-12-01 16:40
Following an up and down rookie campaign with Williams, which saw him secure one point but endure some disappointments along the way, Sargeant did enough to convince the Grove-based outfit that he was worth sticking with.Speaking about his new contract, Sargeant said: "I am thrilled to be continuing with Williams Racing for the 2024 season. “It has been an incredible journey with the team so ...Keep reading

Newcastle: Constitution Hill's return off while Newbury has inspection as cold weather hits racing

North East News - Fri, 2023-12-01 16:36
Saturday's meeting at Newcastle has been called off because of frozen ground while Newbury plans an inspection for its big meeting.

North East queens in Drag Race UK finale 'has been iconic'

North East News - Fri, 2023-12-01 15:30
The region's drag scene celebrates the success of three North East queens making the finale of Drag Race.

McLaren: Rate of F1 learning most impressive part of Piastri's "exceptional" season

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-12-01 15:09
Piastri's stellar junior series credentials and the tug-of-war between McLaren and Alpine over his services made his debut one of the most highly-anticipated rookie campaigns in years.A low-key start to 2023 for McLaren prevented Piastri or Lando Norris from grabbing headlines, but the unflappable Australian soon delivered on his promise by pushing his more experienced team-mate in qualifying.A ...Keep reading

Farewell to Franz: David Tremayne's send-off to Franz Tost after 18 years as an F1 team boss

Formula 1 - Fri, 2023-12-01 14:52
F1 Hall of Fame journalist David Tremayne wishes paddock stalwart Franz Tost a happy retirement...

‘I’m ready for another one!’ – Hulkenberg taking plenty of positives from comeback season despite Haas struggles

Formula 1 - Fri, 2023-12-01 14:52
Nico Hulkenberg has explained that while 2023 was “not satisfying” in terms of the results he and Haas achieved, the many positives of returning to a full-time F1 seat “outweighed” the challenges faced.

Wolff insists Mercedes have ‘Mount Everest to climb’ for 2024 as they set sights on Red Bull

Formula 1 - Fri, 2023-12-01 14:52
Toto Wolff has underlined the task ahead of Mercedes as they head into the winter and attempt to make the gains required to catch reigning world champions Red Bull, describing their chances as “against the odds”.

Pirelli goes softer for F1 2024 Australian Grand Prix

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-12-01 14:20
With the Italian company electing to stick with its current tyre specification for next year, teams are already well-versed on their behaviour. So, with little more to understand about the different tyres, Pirelli has already committed to its compound choices for the opening three grands prix of next season.Having decided against having a sixth C0 compound – the hardest in its selection in 2023 ...Keep reading

Newcastle United v Manchester United preview: Team news, head to head and stats

North East News - Fri, 2023-12-01 14:16
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Newcastle United and Manchester United.

Northumberland: Two killed in second A69 multi-vehicle crash

North East News - Fri, 2023-12-01 14:03
Police appeal for dashcam footage after three die in two crashes on the A69 on Thursday.

Honda MXGP and WSBK stars join Jakarta bikers in unique Motul-backed fan ride

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-12-01 14:00
Dubbed ‘The Ultimate Ride’, the event was enabled by lubricant manufacturer Motul and saw five-time MXGP champion Tim Gajser, MXGP race winner Ruben Fernandez and WSBK riders Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge ride alongside hundreds of fans on motorbikes of all shapes and sizes.The star appearances on the city streets brought bikers, clients and distributors from all around Indonesia together with ...Keep reading

Gordon Gault killing: Accused teen 'only wrote violent raps'

North East News - Fri, 2023-12-01 13:47
The first of six youths accused of murdering Gordon Gault is giving evidence.

Snow brings North East disruption as schools and roads shut

North East News - Fri, 2023-12-01 13:32
Police are urging motorists to take precautions as icy weather continues.

A rising star's first day in an F1 car

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-12-01 13:18
The day began like many others at Silverstone do, especially in late October: damp and grey. But, unlike most others, this day marked a first. For Luke Browning, stepping into a Formula 1 car for his maiden outing, this was the culmination of a lifetime’s work.On his climb through the ranks of the British junior series, from Ginetta Junior to British F4 (which he won in 2020) before his move up ...Keep reading

Hulkenberg: Haas weakness disguised by F1 rivals’ early struggles

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-12-01 12:40
Haas scored all but one of its 12 points in the first five races of the year, with a best of seventh place earned by Hulkenberg in the high-attrition Australian GP.The German said that once rivals began to develop their cars Haas slipped back and its issues – notably with overheating tyres in races – became more obvious."Obviously, it was a process, and signs were there early in the season," ...Keep reading


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