F1 launches ‘Engineered Insanity’ global marketing campaign

It’s taken almost seven decades but Formula One has finally launched its first ever global marketing campaign since the sport’s inception in 1950. The campaign kicks off with the release of a frenzied one-minute video entitled “Engineered Insanity” which showcases the exhilarating sights and sounds of Grand Prix racing...

Hamilton sees a bull racing out of its pen in Melbourne

Lewis Hamilton is upbeat on Mercedes’ chances in Melbourne, yet the four-time world champion sees another team potentially stealing its thunder Down Under. Both the Silver Arrows squad and Red Bull Racing abstained from producing one-lap wonders in pre-season testing as they focused on their race pace. Hamilton was...

'Climate Is a Common Good': Pope Francis Calls for Justice on Warming Planet

A message to leaders and supporters of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis, cataloging the threat of climate change and the moral imperative to act aggressively to combat its root causes, is being heralded around the world on Thursday as a powerful—even ‘radical’—statement from one of the world’s...

Over-enthusiastic Leclerc admits he needs to ‘calm down’

Sauber rookie Charles Leclerc admits he needs to rein in his impetuosity following his botched qualifying session Saturday in Bahrain. The highly rated Ferrari junior fell victim to his own misjudgment in the grid-defining evening session which he ended 19th, two spots behind team mate Marcus Ericsson, after a...

Varoufakis: Troika Forced Syriza Into Choice Between 'Suicide or Execution'

In his first international television interview since stepping down from his post as Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis told CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour on Monday that European lenders had forced his government to make a choice between “suicide or execution.” After five months of rigorous negotiations, the outspoken Varoufakis stepped...

Verstappen owns up to China GP foul-up with Vettel

Max Verstappen held himself accounatbel for the lap 43 tangle which involved the Red Bull driver and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Verstappen was brought back into contention after a Safety Car period bunched up the field and Red Bull pitted both its drivers for fresh soft tyres. With team mate...

Kubica presence not adding pressure to Sirotkin’s race seat

Williams rookie Sergey Sirotkin says Robert Kubica’s testing role with the team has not added any extra pressure to his race seat with the Grove-based outfit. The 22-year-old Russian was chosen over the Pole as Lance Stroll’s team mate for 2018. Kubica however has been handed a testing and...

Teams complain about fuel allowance and telemetry changes

The FIA’s decision to increase the amount of fuel that cars can carry in Grand Prix races next year has come under fire from some quarters. The change has been introduced as a reaction to complaints from drivers that there is too much need to ‘life and coast’ to...

Stopping the Violence in Burundi

With the recent mass political unrest and failed military coup against Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza–after he announced his run for an extraconstitutional third term–the African Union along with the United Nations appealed for ethnic harmony there. This addressed fears that weeks of political unrest could prompt another round of...

Flight of the Rohingya

This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com. The names of the refugees below have been changed to protect their identities. Imagine the choice between throwing your fate into the hands of notoriously abusive human traffickers or staying in a place facing the highest...