Tag: France

Soccer – PSG news: Kylian Mbappe only behind Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo and can be ‘the next genuine superstar in football’, says Bixente Lizarazu

Soccer – PSG news: Kylian Mbappe only behind Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo and can be ‘the next genuine superstar in football’, says Bixente Lizarazu

A World Cup winner from France’s past has hailed one of the present, with Paris Saint-Germain’s star forward being tipped to become a modern day icon Kylian Mbappe only sits behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the global pecking order, says Bixente Lizarazu, with the Paris Saint-Germain forward boasting the potential to be “the…

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Formula 1 – Three Formula 1 teams late with 2019 cars

Formula 1 – Three Formula 1 teams late with 2019 cars

At least three teams might not be ready with their 2019 cars for the start of winter testing early next week. Although Renault said it launched its 2019 car on Tuesday, the black and yellow machine was actually the 2018 chassis with this year’s bodywork. ‘Lying in the balance’ “We have an incredibly tight schedule,”…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1 drivers wait for 2019 helmet approval

Formula 1 – Formula 1 drivers wait for 2019 helmet approval

Formula 1 drivers are waiting to have their new helmets approved for use in 2019. Last year, the FIA announced that a mandatory new standard for 2019 called FIA 8860 would have ballistic protection and a smaller visor opening. Production versions F1’s governing body said it worked closely on the new regulations with Stilo, Bell,…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1 back on Sky in Germany after Jean Todt controversy

Formula 1 – Formula 1 back on Sky in Germany after Jean Todt controversy

There is good news for German fans ahead of the forthcoming 2019 season. Last year, Jean Todt caused a stir when he said he watched the Brazilian grand prix on RTL, Germany’s free-to-air broadcaster. ‘I would be frustrated’ “I was the most frustrated television viewer imaginable,” said the Frenchman, declaring that he watched “more advertising”…

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Formula 1 – Daniil Kvyat’s manager says 2019 is his last chance to succeed in Formula 1

Formula 1 – Daniil Kvyat’s manager says 2019 is his last chance to succeed in Formula 1

Daniil Kvyat is getting his final chance to succeed in Formula 1. That is the view of the Russian’s new manager Nicolas Todt. Getting a second chance After being dropped by the Red Bull programme after stints at Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing, Kvyat spent 2018 as a Ferrari simulator driver. READ: Daniil Kvyat does…

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Formula 1 – Staying in Formula 1 beyond 2020 not decided – Dr Helmut Marko

Formula 1 – Staying in Formula 1 beyond 2020 not decided – Dr Helmut Marko

Dr Helmut Marko says that if Honda stays in Formula 1 after 2020, Red Bull will stay as well. The current ‘Concorde Agreement’, which binds the teams to the sport, expires in December 2020. ‘No decision made’ Marko, a top Red Bull official, says whether Red Bull signs a new one depends on negotiations with…

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MotoGP – Motorcycling: Marquez wins in Spain and takes MotoGP lead

MotoGP – Motorcycling: Marquez wins in Spain and takes MotoGP lead

JEREZ, Spain (Reuters) – Marc Marquez won his home Spanish Grand Prix and took the overall MotoGP lead on Sunday after the reigning champion’s main rivals collided spectacularly. Motorcycle Racing – MotoGP – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain – May 6, 2018 Repsol Honda Team’s…

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Formula 1 – Haas sponsor slams Formula 1 conspiracy theorists

Formula 1 – Haas sponsor slams Formula 1 conspiracy theorists

Haas’ new title sponsor has dismissed as conspiracy theorists those who wonder about the credibility of the Rich Energy brand. The American team’s new black and gold car is sponsored by William Storey, boss of an elusive British energy drink. ‘We will beat Red Bull’ “A rare sighting,” said Reuters journalist Alan Baldwin on Twitter,…

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Formula 1 – Liberty Media will struggle to sell Formula 1 – Igor Yermilin

Formula 1 – Liberty Media will struggle to sell Formula 1 – Igor Yermilin

F1 BOSS: Chase Carey was installed as CEO of Formula 1 after Liberty Media bought the series in early 2017. Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic Liberty Media will struggle to sell Formula 1 for a profit. That is the view of Igor Yermilin, president of Russia’s motor racing federation. ‘Completely expected’ He was asked by…

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Formula E – Nico Rosberg does not miss Formula 1 ‘at all’

Formula E – Nico Rosberg does not miss Formula 1 ‘at all’

Nico Rosberg says he does not miss Formula 1 “at all”. The German, now 33, quit at the age of 31 just days after winning the 2016 title. ‘I don’t miss it at all’ Speaking to Germany’s ZDF television, he denies regretting it. READ: Ex-Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg finds thrills in ‘green mobility’ “I don’t…

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Formula 1 – Liberty Media ‘underestimated’ Formula 1 takeover – Christian Horner

Formula 1 – Liberty Media ‘underestimated’ Formula 1 takeover – Christian Horner

Liberty Media “underestimated” the task of running Formula 1. That is the view of Red Bull’s Christian Horner, who was asked about the latest issues surrounding the current F1 owner in the post-Bernie Ecclestone era. ‘Absolutely underestimated’ For instance, negotiations over a new Concorde Agreement have stalled, attempts to get a Miami GP failed, and…

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Formula 1 – Boss suggests Monza prepared to lose Formula 1 race

Formula 1 – Boss suggests Monza prepared to lose Formula 1 race

Monza is not the only Formula 1 venue that is worried about the cost of hosting an annual grand prix, according to Italian GP boss Angelo Sticchi Damiani. The Italian automobile club (Aci) president this week confirmed that Monza is among the 16 F1 circuits protesting the race fees charged by Liberty Media. ‘Difficult to…

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Formula 1 – Ferrari CEO announces bigger Formula 1 budget for 2019

Formula 1 – Ferrari CEO announces bigger Formula 1 budget for 2019

Ferrari will boost its 2019 budget in a bid to finally beat Mercedes to a world championship this decade. The fabled Italian team challenged hard in 2018, but team and driver mistakes ultimately meant Mercedes won its fifth consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ titles. ‘The goal is to win’ During the course of 2018, Ferrari president…

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Formula 1 – Brendon Hartley says Formula 1 exit rumours started at the Monaco grand prix

Formula 1 – Brendon Hartley says Formula 1 exit rumours started at the Monaco grand prix

Brendon Hartley says it was clear as far back as last year’s Monaco grand prix that Red Bull would oust him. The New Zealander was a surprise draft into the junior team Toro Rosso’s lineup following the ousting in late 2017 of Daniil Kvyat. As early as May But Kvyat is back for 2019, and…

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Formula 1 – New Monza Formula 1 deal still a ‘far away’

Formula 1 – New Monza Formula 1 deal still a ‘far away’

Image: GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP Italian GP boss Angelo Sticchi Damiani says a new Formula 1 race deal for the historic Monza circuit is still “far away”. Monza is among the 16 circuits that is threatening to quit the sport over a dispute with Liberty Media. ‘A renewal is far away’ It is particularly relevant…

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Formula 1 – Robert Kubica hopes to stay in Formula 1 beyond 2019

Formula 1 – Robert Kubica hopes to stay in Formula 1 beyond 2019

Robert Kubica says his big goal for 2019 is to pave the way to a longer second career in Formula 1. The Pole sat out eight full seasons following his horrific rallying crash of 2011, which left his right arm permanently injured. Kubica hoping to stay On Tuesday, his 2019 employer Williams shipped a car…

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Formula 1 – All drivers to attend official 2019 Formula 1 launch

Formula 1 – All drivers to attend official 2019 Formula 1 launch

Every Formula 1 driver will attend the official launch event for the 2019 season just prior to the first race in Melbourne. Just days ago, we reported that the teams had rejected Liberty Media’s earlier plans for a launch event that would have involved the reveal of every team’s respective 2019 car. Pressing ahead “The…

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Soccer – Paul Pogba penalties: Man Utd star’s run-up, number of steps & goal record

Soccer – Paul Pogba penalties: Man Utd star’s run-up, number of steps & goal record

The France international has always brought his flamboyant personality onto the pitch with him and it permeates all aspects of his game Paul Pogba has firmly established himself as Manchester United’s chief penalty taker this season and the midfielder has been typically experimental when it comes to his approach. The France international has earned a reputation for…

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