Mercedes’ Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas celebrates his pole position after the qualifying session at the Nuerburgring circuit on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Lewis Hamilton claimed a thrilling last-gasp pole position on Saturday to give him the perfect launchpad for his bid to win a record 92nd Formula One race in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix.
Hamilton, who finished third in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after making return from a bout of coronavirus, said talks with team chief Toto Wolff were likely to start in the next ‘couple of weeks.’
Valtteri Bottas took full advantage of a troubled day for his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to claim the ninth win of his career with a measured drive to victory in Sunday’s incident-packed Russian Grand Prix.
Djokovic has extra motivation this year as Wimbledon will be his last Slam of 2022. His continued refusal to get vaccinated means he will remain banned from entering the United States for the US Open later this summer.
Umran was handed a maiden call-up for the five-match T20 series against S.Africa at home, but the pacer did not get a chance. However, Umran is also part of the Hardik Pandya-led Indian team which is set to play two T20Is in Ireland.
Ralph Beckett-trained Westover won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby with a dominant display at the Curragh Racecourse on Saturday. Ridden by Colin Keane, Westover romped home with seven lengths to spare over Piz Badile. French Claim finished third.
Neom, global partner of the (AFC), has announced the football skills development Shuhub Community Programme, which will aim to develop the next generation of Saudi talent and provide footballing opportunities to children of all abilities across Saudi Arabia.