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Sunderland metro line partially suspended until January

North East News - Mon, 2022-11-28 06:03
Services are unable to run between Park Lane and South Hylton due to complex substation repairs.

Nissan impressed by Baguette's progression through 2022

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 04:30
Baguette joined Kazuki Hiramine at Nissan squad Team Impul at the start of the year, and the pair delivered the Yokohama marque its first GT500 title in seven years in the first season for the new Z GT500 car.
Key to Impul's success in this month's Motegi season finale was Baguette achieving the #12 car's best grid position of third, one place ahead of the NDDP Nissan of chief title rivals ...Keep reading

Bentleys rejoin Australian GT grid

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 02:37
Bespoke Motor Cars will field two Continental GT3s owned by Mike Bailey over the Adelaide 500 weekend.
Bailey will race a latest-generation Continental which only recently arrived in Australia from Europe.
It will mark the first time the latest-spec Bentley has raced in Australia since M-Sport's successful tilt at the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour.
M-Sport engineer James Allinson will be on hand ...Keep reading

Energy X-Prix: Hamilton’s X44 team snatches Extreme E title as Abt wins finale

Motorsport - Sun, 2022-11-27 19:21
Nasser Al-Attiyah and Klara Andersson bounced back from a penalty in their qualifying heat to win the final for Abt, ahead of McLaren’s Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmore, but third was enough for X44’s Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez to seal the crown.
Hamilton’s squad secured the crown after all three of its title rivals failed to progress to the final, but the decisive result only ...Keep reading

Women's FA Cup: Newcastle set new attendance record outside of a final

North East News - Sun, 2022-11-27 18:03
Newcastle United set a new Women's FA Cup attendance record in their 2-1 second-round win over Barnsley at St James' Park.

‘Dear Seb…’ – Will Buxton’s open letter to Vettel as the F1 paddock says goodbye to the four time champ

Formula 1 - Sun, 2022-11-27 16:02
F1 journalist Will Buxton has been reporting on Sebastian Vettel's career since the early 2000s...

Gran Turismo hopeful of FIA partnership, bigger World Series events in 2023

Motorsport - Sun, 2022-11-27 15:43
2018 witnessed the inaugural Nations Cup and Manufacturer Series (now Manufacturers Cup), two racing esports competitions within Gran Turismo tied to an FIA association. The aim is to find the quickest nation and car producer in the world, using the games as an esports platform.
They have returned each year since, initially using Gran Turismo Sport before transitioning to Gran Turismo 7 for ...Keep reading

Vettel reveals story behind last F1 race ‘Invitation’ T-shirt

Motorsport - Sun, 2022-11-27 14:56
Vettel retired from grand prix racing after the Yas Marina event last weekend, having decided to call time on his career so he can spend more time at home with his family.
It also comes against the backdrop of him becoming an environmental campaigner, having done much to raise the profile of climate and social concerns over the past few years.
As he walked in to the F1 paddock for ...Keep reading

DTM champion Sheldon van der Linde wants 'bucket list' Bathurst outing

Motorsport - Sun, 2022-11-27 10:56
Van der Linde has been a regular in a wide variety of endurance races in both Europe and America, including the Nurburgring 24 Hours, Spa 24 Hours and the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and also won the Petit Le Mans in his class in 2017.
However, the 23-year-old has never had a chance to race on the legendary Mount Panorama track, which plays host to the Bathurst 1000 Supercars classic as well as the ...Keep reading

Storm Arwen: Public invited to replant lost Wallington trees

North East News - Sun, 2022-11-27 09:25
A tree planting event will be held on 3 December on a site devastated by last year's storm

F1 won’t suffer from the "complete mess" FTX crypto collapse triggered – Brown

Motorsport - Sun, 2022-11-27 08:57
The recent bankruptcy of FTX in the wake of an $8 billion liquidity crunch sent panic through the crypto markets – which in turn has had an impact on F1 teams.
Eight of the squads on the grid have sponsorship deals with crypto firms, with F1 itself having a major deal with exchange Crypto.com.
FTX was a sponsor of the Mercedes team, and the trouble prompted the ...Keep reading

World Cup: Newcastle England fans 'disappointed' after game switches off

North East News - Sat, 2022-11-26 18:22
Technical issues saw the crowd miss the start of the second half of Friday's 0-0 draw, prompting demands for a refund.

Prost vs Senna, Mansell vs Piquet and more – F1's fiercest team mate rivalries

Formula 1 - Sat, 2022-11-26 17:35
Haas boss Guenther Steiner will be hoping Magnussen and Hulkenberg don't end up like these warring F1 team mates...

Doddie Weir: Former Scotland lock dies at 52 after battle with motor neurone disease

North East News - Sat, 2022-11-26 17:22
Former Scotland international Doddie Weir dies at the age of 52 after a battle with motor neurone disease.

Constitution Hill shines in Fighting Fifth victory at Newcastle

North East News - Sat, 2022-11-26 16:17
Champion Hurdle favourite Constitution Hill impresses on his seasonal return with victory in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle.

Alonso: Making success of F1 comeback not to be underestimated

Motorsport - Sat, 2022-11-26 15:33
The two-time world champion returned to grand prix racing at the start of 2021, having spent two seasons away from F1 following his departure from McLaren at the end of 2018.
While the initial races after his return were difficult for him, as he admitted to playing catch-up in getting used to the cars, tyres and controls, he made rapid progress over the second half of that ...Keep reading

WATCH: Jolyon Palmer explains where the season was won and lost with his end-of-year review

Formula 1 - Sat, 2022-11-26 14:32
As the dust settles on the 2022 season, former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer sits down to look back at the year’s defining moments with an in-depth review, assessing the impact of the new regulations, Ferrari’s initial comeback, Red Bull’s subsequent charge and Mercedes’s struggles.

Tickets for F1 Spanish Grand Prix and Catalan MotoGP 2023 now on sale

Motorsport - Sat, 2022-11-26 14:18
The circuit hosts races for both series in the summer months, as thousands of racing fans head to the Catalan capital for action under the Spanish sun.
The Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix is set to take place on 4 June, with Spaniards Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz will be hoping to give the fans something to cheer about on home turf.
Next year’s race will mark 10 years since a Spanish ...Keep reading

Norris: P5 the maximum for McLaren after "tough season" in F1 2022

Motorsport - Sat, 2022-11-26 13:28
McLaren slipped from fourth to fifth after being outscored by Alpine, which produced a less reliable but still faster car, and the Woking team wasn't helped by Daniel Ricciardo's well-documented struggles.
Norris acknowledged McLaren's car wasn't good enough to do much more than it did and says P5 is where the team belongs. "Yeah, it's where we deserve to be ...Keep reading

Verstappen samples Honda NSX-GT SUPER GT car

Motorsport - Sat, 2022-11-26 12:39
The two-time Formula 1 champion is one of several international stars from across the Honda two-wheel and four-wheel motorsport stable slated to appear in Sunday's celebration, which will mark the first running of Thanks Day since Japan's borders opened following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Verstappen is set to take part in a special demo run with last year's Red Bull RB16B alongside teammate Sergio ...Keep reading

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