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Carlos Sainz triumphs as Max Verstappen’s misfortune hits Australian Grand Prix



Carlos Sainz clinched victory at the Australian Grand Prix after Max Verstappen’s early exit due to a fire.

Despite starting from pole position and leading after the first lap, Verstappen’s race ended abruptly with mechanical issues, engulfed in flames as he returned to the pits at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit.

Following Verstappen’s misfortune, Sainz dominated the race, maintaining a comfortable lead ahead of his Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc.

Despite undergoing surgery to remove his appendix just days prior, the Spaniard showcased his prowess, securing a memorable win.

It was a disastrous beginning in the Melbourne Grand Prix, as Max Verstappen suddenly slowed down, with smoke pouring out from the back of his Red Bull F1 car.

COmmentators first thought it was the power unit, but very quickly it was clear there was a problem with the brakes, which had melted the rear tyre.

Formula 1 Grand Prix chaos as Max Verstappen retires early. Source: Sky Sports

It was only the third lap of the race where the heat and intensity of the fire took him out.

As he pulled into the pits, Red BUll staff rushed to his car with fire extinguishers to rescue the driver, who climbed out of the car.

Verstappen in 2022

The Formula 1 season is renowned for its unpredictability, and the 2022 Grand Prix witnessed another chapter in the drama-filled saga of motorsport.

On lap 39 of the race, all eyes were on Max Verstappen as he encountered a devastating setback, retiring due to a fuel issue that sparked a fire within his car.

This unexpected turn of events not only halted Verstappen’s charge but also set the stage for a series of thrilling moments in the remaining laps.

Verstappen’s retirement, attributed to a fuel issue distinct from his previous challenges in Bahrain, sent shockwaves through the racing world.

As flames engulfed his car, it marked the end of his aspirations for a podium finish, leaving fans and pundits alike pondering the implications for the championship standings.

The deployment of the virtual safety car added another layer of tension, temporarily slowing down the race and reshuffling strategies among the remaining contenders.


Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely



Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Franchising vs. Independent: key differences to choosing the right SMB model



With latest Australian Federal budget, many SMB’s are weighing their options when selecting a suitable business model.

Franchising provides brand recognition, operational support, and economies of scale but involves ongoing fees.

Independent businesses offer full control and profit retention but face higher costs and regulatory challenges.

For risk and reward, the franchising model reduces risk through established practices and support but involves ongoing fees and profit-sharing with the franchisor.

On the alternative, independent businesses retain full control of profits but face higher risks and responsibilities in managing the business.

Sonia Shwabsky, CEO at Kwik Kopy Australia, joins to share her key insights on SMB’s. #featured

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Boeing face delivery delays following guilty criminal charge plea



Boeing’s deliveries are down after months of controversy, is it because they can’t make the planes, or because airlines right now don’t want them?

Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the investigation into two fatal crashes involving its 737 MAX aircraft.

Boeing reported a significant 27% decrease in deliveries for June compared to the same month last year, possibly attributing the decrease to the companies ongoing controversies.

Aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas joins to discuss. #featured

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