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Motorsport’s new proposed ‘W Series’ – a chance for female drivers to move to the front of the grid?

“I don’t know whether a woman would physically be able to drive an F1 car quickly, and they wouldn’t be taken seriously.” “I don’t know if they’ve got the mental aptitude to race hard, wheel-to-wheel.” Regrettably, these inflammatory comments were not made by loose-lipped pub-goers, but by former F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone and International Motorsports … Continue Reading

Concussion protocol in sport: is sport doing enough?

The immediate as well as long-term risks of concussion are an ever-topical point of discussion within sport, and one that Sports Shorts has considered previously. Player welfare is regularly called into question, with concerns often voiced as to the quality and thoroughness of head injury assessments and concussion protocols. Ever since the death of Australian … 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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