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Formula One: Testing the breaks at Silverstone

As we cruise into this weekend’s British Grand Prix the future of the event is in jeopardy. The British Grand Prix has been a feature of the F1 calendar since 1926 and has been held at Silverstone almost continuously since 1950. However, the circuit’s owner – the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) – announced late … Continue Reading

F1 enters the realms of eSports – McLaren-Honda launches virtual racing competition

Since launching, Sports Shorts has covered the subject of eSports in some detail, in particular how more traditional sports have come alive to the commercial opportunities the new upstart presents for targeting new markets amongst the (predominantly) younger generation of gamers. The latest sport to accelerate into eSports is Formula One with the announcement today … Continue Reading

The Texas Rangers are on the trail: Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey and other sporting mysteries

Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey, worn as he carried the New England Patriots to a stunning victory in Houston last Sunday, has gone missing.  Brady says he put it in his bag after the game, turned around, and the next minute it was gone. No one knows where. Press conferences have been held, statements have … Continue Reading

Man-or a Mouse – The Fight for Survival in Formula One

So often associated with the rich and famous, with races staged in glamorous locations across the globe, the Formula One (“F1”) race calendar has long since attracted the super wealthy to its showcase events.  Nowadays, countries looking to establish themselves on the world scene are bidding for spots on the race circuit as a way to … Continue Reading

Road Rage in Mexico – Unsportsmanlike conduct in F1

The final 3 laps of this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix contained as much excitement as a number of other races from this season put together. The excitement came during the battle for third place contested by Max Vertsappen, Red Bull’s teenage sensation, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and  Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. In the final laps these … Continue Reading
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