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Mick Schumacher’s high speed crash shocks F1 fans in Saudi Arabia

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F1 driver Mick Schumacher has missed out on competing in the Saudi Grand Prix, following a high-speed crash in the qualifiers

Schumacher lost control of his car at 240KPH during the qualifying laps, crashing into a concrete wall in nightmare scenes. The Formula One driver was lifted out of his car and taken to the hospital in a conscious and stable condition.

The 23-year old shocked the grid with many champions in the F1 world taking to social media to wish him well. Despite the horrific crash, the FIA released a statement confirming that Schumacher had escaped the incident without any serious injuries.

His team Haas released a formal statement following the incident saying confirming he wouldn’t be competing in the 50-lap Saudi Arabia Grand Prix.

The son of world champion Michael Schumacher has been released from the hospital, reassuring his fans that he is “ok” with a post to his Twitter account.

https://twitter.com/SchumacherMick/status/1507830580339253249?s=20&t=-YlKedvIDe-m3uN_fHoLAw

Controversial Grand Prix

The Saudi Arabia Grand Prix has had its fair share of criticisms and concerns for its human rights history and most recently because of an explosion at a nearby oil depot.

The flames were visible from the Grand Prix tracks and caused widespread concerns during training days. The Houthi rebels in Yemen later claimed responsibility for the attack. The rebels are associated with military ties to Iran.

However, despite the concerns, Formula One confirmed the Grand Prix would go ahead as originally planned. The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association also released a statement reassuring competitors that it was safe to continue the race.

Verstappen wins Saudi Grand Prix

This comes as Max Verstappen wins the Saudi Grand Prix, coming out on top.

Verstappen raced against Charles Leclerc, only days after the round was nearly canceled in response to a nearby missile strike.

The winner’s Red Bull won by only half a second, crossing the line just ahead of the Ferrari.

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Tom Brady to start sportscasting in 2024

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Tom Brady plans to start his sportscasting duties on Fox in 2024

 
Brady’s arrival behind the microphone had been uncertain, especially in the wake of him retiring last year, before changing his mind.

The 45-year-old will be a part of the biggest matches for Fox, as well as act as an ambassador for the Network.

Brady made the announcement to retire from the NFL for the second time last week.

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Formula 1 speeds into New York

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Formula One world champions Red Bull took their season launch to the United States with a spray of pyrotechnics in front of a rapt Manhattan crowd as fans braved the bitter cold outside.

Where once NASCAR and IndyCar had a stranglehold on American gearheads, the splash hit Netflix docu-drama “Drive to Survive” has indoctrinated legions of new fans in the United States.

Neither icy cold nor eye-watering winds whipping along the Hudson River could deter the dozens of people who showed up outside the Classic Car Club on Friday, hoping to catch a glimpse of their favourite drivers heading for the launch.

“I’ve been following it for a while and around 2017, 2016 it wasn’t that big in the United States,” said Tyler Quinn, 21, a college student in Manhattan, who last year saved up to see the Formula One race in Canada and feared the growing fan base could make future trips prohibitively expensive.

“It’s exploded exponentially. You know, when I talk to people in school … they all know about F1, they all recognise certain things, they all ask me questions. It’s growing fast and I really am glad about that.”

Las Vegas will join Austin and Miami as the third race in the United States in the 2023 calendar as F1 looks to make further inroads into the lucrative market.

Speaking at the members-only Classic Car Club, where a garage of luxury cars is available for patrons to enjoy, Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner told Reuters that “Drive to Survive” had been a “game changer”.

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Tom Brady announces retirement – again

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NFL Quarterback Tom Brady has announced he will be retiring again

Taking to Instagram to reveal his decision, the 45-year-old only needed a moment to get his message across.

Brady is regarded as the most successful quarterback in NFL history, winning seven Super Bowls for the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 45-year-old briefly announced he would retire last February, but was lured back for one more season.

But now, he says, enough is enough.

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