Ricciardo and Verstappen ‘won’t fall out’ over F1 title

Red Bull team mates Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have pledged to stay friends, even if they end up being title rivals in 2018. “I hope so,” said Ricciardo when asked whether their friendship could survive a sustained championship battle. “Keep him on my birthday list! “We said at...

How Big Carbon Can—And Must—Pay For Its Climate Damage

I was traveling through a typically crowded street in Jakarta on the back of a motorbike recently, breathing the usual noxious stench of exhaust fumes, when I was struck by a powerful realization about the climate crisis. Many of the people around me were two, three, or more to a bike. So...

Invasive 'French Patriot Act' Moves Forward, Spurring Privacy Concerns

The lower house of the French Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a measure authorizing expansive, unprecedented, and invasive surveillance of citizens and foreigners, with little judicial oversight.  The new spying powers, developed over the course of the last year, gained momentum in the wake of the terrorist attacks in...

The ‘Acapulco Paradox’ – Two Parallel Worlds Each Going Their Own Way

The world is clearly splitting into two parallel worlds, with each going their own way, in what we could call the ‘Acapulco paradox’. Take the official version of the image of Acapulco – a splendid Mexican resort, with horse riding on the beaches, a place blessed by nature and enriched by beautiful...

Vettel rates Baku blunder as his low point of 2017

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has nominated his clash with Lewis Hamilton in Baku as his personal low point of the 2017 season. Vettel banged wheels with Hamilton behind the safety car during the Azerbaijan. He felt that the Mercedes driver had been ‘brake testing’ him, although this was later disproved...

World Leaders Lack Ambition to Tackle Climate Crisis

World governments expect to agree to a new global treaty to combat climate change in Paris in December. As the catastrophic impacts of climate change become more evident, so too escalates the urgency to act. Mar. 31 should have marked a major milestone on the road to Paris, yet...

Mercedes link won’t keep Rosberg from calling it as he sees it

Nico Rosberg’s role as a Mercedes brand ambassador won’t deter RTL’s new pundit from expressing negative comments on his former team should they be warranted. The 2016 world champion will bring his expertise and insight to the German broadcaster’s commentary crew next year at a series of highlighted races....

Closer to Justice as Palestine Joins International Criminal Court

The state of Palestine on Wednesday was officially welcomed as a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a move many hope will be the first step toward justice after the prolonged occupation and last summer’s attack by Israel. During a ceremony at the Hague in the Netherlands,...

F1 to wreak havoc once again on laps records in 2018

Simulation data gathered recently by Pirelli is pointing to faster laps times next season, with gains estimated at over 2 seconds a lap by the tyre manufacturer. The introduction this year of F1’s new regulation, with wider tyres and increased downforce, shaved approximately five seconds off the average 2015...

Ferrari 2018 challenger passes crash test

Ferrari’s 2018 charger, unofficially denominated the 669, is the first F1 car to successfully pass the FIA’s mandatory crash test. Just like road cars, Formula 1 cars must undergo crash tests before being validated by the governing body for use. Click Here: essendon bombers guernsey 2019 FIA cracks down...