Brij Shah

Aston Martin switch is Sebastian Vettel’s last chance in F1

Sebastian Vettel, a four-time world champion, has endured a torrid year at Ferrari, culminating in the Scuderia’s decision to replace him with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr. It was announced, on 10 September, that the German will be joining Racing Point, who will rebrand as Aston Martin, in 2021. The German...
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Posted Oct. 17, 2020

Ferrari’s road to recovery will be long, slow and painful

After a double retirement at Monza, and a no-points finish at Spa, it’s safe to say Ferrari are in an extremely rough position. Their second consecutive non-scoring race means they are now a lowly sixth in the Constructor’s Championship. This was the first time since 1995 that the Scuderia failed...
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Posted Sep. 12, 2020

Coman shines as Bayern Munich win sixth Champions League

Bayern Munich overcame Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in a tightly contested final to claim their sixth UEFA Champions League title. Frenchman Kingsley Coman netted a header in the 59th minute thanks to a superb assist by Joshua Kimmich. Huge credit is due to Hansi Flick, who is the first-ever manager to...
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Posted Aug. 28, 2020

MS Dhoni announces international cricket retirement

MS Dhoni, former India cricket captain, announced his retirement from international cricket on 15 August, drawing the curtains on an illustrious sixteen-year long career. The 39-year-old announced his decision in an Instagram post, saying: “Thanks. Thanks a lot for [your] love and support throughout. From 19:29 [hours] consider me as...
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Posted Aug. 24, 2020

Manchester City’s courtroom victory leaves FFP in tatters

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on 13 July that they had lifted the two-season European football ban that UEFA had imposed on Manchester City. Instead, they were handed a fine of €10 million, reduced from €30 million. CAS’ reasons for the reversal are to be published in...
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Posted Jul. 17, 2020

Formula 1 should grasp the opportunity to trial reforms

Back-to-back races at Spielberg and Silverstone? Yes, please! Formula 1 took a step closer to starting the 2020 season, announcing that the first eight races would all be held in Europe, starting in Austria on 3-5 July. There will be back-to-back races in Austria and Great Britain, with the latter...
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Posted Jun. 6, 2020

Fernando Alonso is ready for F1 return, but is the sport?

With Daniel Ricciardo jumping ship from Renault and heading to McLaren, the Enstone-based team has been left with a vacant seat for 2021. Fernando Alonso says he has an idea “in my head” about his future plans – but does that mean returning to the team who powered him to...
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Posted May. 25, 2020

Carlos Sainz Jr set to replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari

After a period of instability, Scuderia Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel have decided to part ways following the 2020 Formula 1 season. The four-time World Champion and F1’s most successful team were unable to deliver a title, Drivers’ or Constructors’, during their five-year marriage. Vettel’s departure could spark a domino-effect throughout...
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Posted May. 13, 2020