Pole position winner Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas (centre) poses after the qualifying session for the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Lewis Hamilton sounded a warning ahead of the 1,000th grand prix on Sunday, saying he was focused only on victory, adding: “I’m not one for special days like this.”
Valtteri Bottas pipped Lewis Hamilton to pole position for Sunday’s milestone Chinese Grand Prix in a dominant Mercedes front-row lockout.
A second grand prix — most likely on the streets — would complement the existing one on the $450 million Shanghai International Circuit. No country currently has two Formula One races, although F1 officials are negotiating for a second grand prix in the United States.
Known for her consistent performances, top Emirati rider Nadia Taryam is training hard in Germany with the UAE team for the Nations Cup scheduled to be held in Rabat, Morocco, from Oct.10-13. The Rabat event also serves as an Olympic qualifier. Nadia, whose endless list of accolades includes success
Southampton: Bangladesh boosted their bid to reach the World Cup semi-finals as Shakib Al Hasan’s superb all-round display inspired a 62-run win over Afghanistan on Monday. Shakib’s 51 laid the foundations for Bangladesh to score 262-7 and made him the leading run-scorer in this year’s World Cup.
London: Pakistan find themselves “alive and kicking” in the World Cup despite a disastrous start as coach Mickey Arthur warned his unpredictable team were still gunning for the semi-finals. The 1992 champions were on the brink of elimination after losing three of their first five games, including a bruising
SHARJAH: Flying the UAE flag high again, Lamia Tariq Malallah produced another superb performance on the international stage to bag gold. Known as the UAE’s little wonder, the eight-year-old clinched top honours at the International Rhythmic Gymnastics Youth Cup held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan,