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Inside Maserati’s long-awaited MC12 successor

Motorsport - Wed, 2023-11-29 17:23
Maserati's huge success with the MC12 GT1 over a decade ago meant the Italian manufacturer's follow-up was always going to be keenly anticipated.Based on the road going MC20, the new Maserati GT2 made its competition debut at Paul Ricard in the final GT2 European Series round of 2023 last month and claimed pole at the first time of asking. The LP Racing-entered machine went on to finish second ...Keep reading

Sunderland v Huddersfield Town

North East News - Wed, 2023-11-29 17:11
Live coverage of Wednesday's Championship game between Sunderland and Huddersfield Town.

Tyne and Wear Metro passengers complain carriages are too hot

North East News - Wed, 2023-11-29 16:54
Drivers are unable to turn down the heating in the trains from their cabins.

Gordon Gault: Murder-accused, 17, searched web for news of his alleged victim

North East News - Wed, 2023-11-29 16:45
Six youths deny murdering 14-year-old Gordon Gault in what prosecutors say was a violent feud.

IndyCar boss Miles reveals future TV deal latest, ‘100 Days to Indy’ second series

Motorsport - Wed, 2023-11-29 16:32
IndyCar saw a jump across the board during a 2023 season that featured a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 1.32 million viewers across NBC, USA Network, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms – a 2% increase from 2022’s then-record of 1.30 million. The recent campaign was the most watched since 2011, which was 1.39 million viewers during the era of shared broadcast between NBC Sports and ...Keep reading

Gasly: Hamilton would have gone straight if he didn’t hit me in F1 Abu Dhabi GP

Motorsport - Wed, 2023-11-29 16:18
The pair made contact early in the race, leaving Gasly with diffuser damage that cost him downforce and lap time.The FIA stewards looked at the incident, but opted to take no action. Explaining their decision they noted: “Car 10 locked its front right tyre into Turn 6 resulting in that car approaching the turn on a slightly different line at a slightly lower speed, which was obviously unexpected ...Keep reading

Norris: McLaren on right track for F1 2024 challenge

Motorsport - Wed, 2023-11-29 15:24
McLaren missed its winter development targets and started the campaign poorly, with neither driver scoring a point in the first two races.But led by a three-stage car upgrade phased in from the Austrian Grand Prix, the team emerged as the second-fastest outfit behind runaway constructors’ champion Red Bull.Those gains enabled McLaren to leapfrog early success story Aston Martin for fourth in the ...Keep reading

HINCH’S HEROES: Who makes James Hinchcliffe’s list after the Abu Dhabi season finale?

Formula 1 - Wed, 2023-11-29 15:23
This season, IndyCar star James Hinchcliffe has been taking stock after every Grand Prix and presenting his heroes from the weekend, exclusively for Here are his picks from the season finale in Abu Dhabi…

Firefighters battle Sunderland pub blaze overnight

North East News - Wed, 2023-11-29 15:08
Police and the fire service are investigating after fire ripped through the former Cavalier pub.

Grosjean buoyed by “impressive” Lamborghini LMDh test form

Motorsport - Wed, 2023-11-29 14:41
Italian manufacturer Lamborghini is preparing for the biggest programme in its sportscar racing history, having never previously fielded a prototype like the Ligier-chassised SC63 machine. But the project received a major setback just a few weeks into the start of testing, when Bortolotti crashed the car heavily at Paul Ricard, rendering heavy damage to the tub. Lamborghini has since managed to ...Keep reading

Gateshead Council facing 'serious issues' says report

North East News - Wed, 2023-11-29 14:30
Big issues for Gateshead Council include data losses and more households in council tax arrears.

Russell: F1 illnesses highlight 'unsustainable' toll of 2024 calendar

Motorsport - Wed, 2023-11-29 14:17
As the 2023 campaign concluded with the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix running back-to-back with the season finale in the Middle East – forcing people to overcome a 12-hour time difference in three days – many drivers, team personnel and championship staff were coming down with sickness at Yas Marina.Although a 24-round schedule for next year has already been released, with China reinstated ...Keep reading

Ferrari needs to make more of its F1 opportunities in 2024 – Vasseur

Motorsport - Wed, 2023-11-29 12:48
Ferrari was beaten by Mercedes to second in the 2023 constructors' championship in Abu Dhabi by three points after both teams went through a season full of ups and downs with their peaky cars.Just like its counterpart from Brackley, Ferrari started off on the wrong foot in Bahrain with a car that it realised wasn't going to be a match for Red Bull.But apart from its lack of race pace, the Scuderia ...Keep reading

‘I’m only human’ – Hamilton admits doubting himself during rollercoaster 2023 season

Formula 1 - Wed, 2023-11-29 12:21
Lewis Hamilton has conceded to sometimes wondering if he “still has it” amid Mercedes’ relative F1 struggles after ending a second successive season without a Grand Prix victory to his name.

‘We had opportunities’ – Alonso picks out the races he thinks Aston Martin could have won in 2023

Formula 1 - Wed, 2023-11-29 12:21
Fernando Alonso believes Aston Martin had a shot at winning both the Monaco and Dutch Grands Prix in the season gone by, saying the team deserved to stand on the top step of the podium “more than anyone else”.

THIS WEEK IN F1: 10 quiz questions on all the F1 news after the season finale in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 - Wed, 2023-11-29 12:21
Test your knowledge on all the action in the last race of the season at the Yas Marina Circuit...

BEYOND THE GRID: Bernie Collins on strategy risks, racing rewards and the pressure of the pit wall

Formula 1 - Wed, 2023-11-29 12:21
Bernie Collins didn’t set out to be a Grand Prix-winning Formula 1 strategist, but she raced to the very top. In this latest episode of Beyond The Grid she tells Tom Clarkson about her journey in the sport and the risks and rewards of race strategy.

‘Close but no cigar’ – Ricciardo disappointed to miss out on points in Abu Dhabi but sets sights on positive 2024

Formula 1 - Wed, 2023-11-29 12:21
Daniel Ricciardo was disappointed not to contribute points to AlphaTauri’s fight for P7 in the championship after finishing 11th in Abu Dhabi, although he has already set his sights of hitting the ground running in 2024.

Paris St-Germain 1-1 Newcastle: Why was controversial late penalty given?

North East News - Wed, 2023-11-29 12:21
Ally McCoist calls it a "disgrace" and Jermaine Jenas says Newcastle were "robbed" as a controversial late penalty denies them a memorable victory at Paris St-Germain.

WEC's tyre warmer ban may be lifted at Le Mans again in 2024

Motorsport - Wed, 2023-11-29 12:14
WEC boss Frederic Lequien has revealed that the prohibition on pre-heating tyres in the pits before they are put on the car is under review on safety grounds for the double-points round of the series in June.It follows the reversal of the ban introduced for environmental reasons at the start of 2023 season on a one-off basis for Le Mans this year after a spate of accidents involving cars leaving ...Keep reading


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