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Sergio Perez: Red Bull driver ready to prove he can 'take next step'

Sergio Perez says his move to Red Bull is a chance to prove he can compete at the highest level in Formula 1. The Mexican, who took his maiden win at the Sakhir Grand Prix in 2020, has spent his decade in the sport in teams usually competing in the midfield. The 30-year-old said: "I waited all my career for an opportunity with a top team and I am so much looking forward to making it work. "It's a moment for me to prove it to myself that I can take the next step." He added: "These opportunities only come once in your life." Perez moves to Red Bull after seven years at the team last known as Racing Point and before that Force India. Previously he spent a year at McLaren when they began their competitive decline ...

Zen master: Relaxed Conor McGregor arrives at Fight Island on luxury yacht before final preparations for UFC 257

Conor McGregor is man who knows how to arrive in style and kept up that tradition by sailing into Fight Island on a large yacht. McGregor returns to the octagon this weekend to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, in a rematch pair’s 2014 fight which the Irishman won inside the first round. After finishing the last part of his training camp in Dubai, McGregor made the trip by boat to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, where he will compete at the Etihad Arena on Sunday morning local time (Saturday evening in the US). The 32-year-old was a picture of composure as he sailed in, striking a Zen pose in images shared on social media. The Notorious was later seen arriving at the fighters’ hotel on the island in no less lavish fashion, rocking up in a Rolls Royce...

‘I need a hug’: Daughters who were ‘caught in legal battle’ with Diego Maradona pay emotional tributes to tragic football legend

Giani and Dalma Maradona, who had an at-times turbulent relationship with their father during his eventful life, have asked fans to take a tattoo design paying tribute to the Argentina football icon following his death last year. More than a month after Maradona's death from heart failure, Giani and Dalma have launched a campaign to encourage fans to adopt a tattoo artwork in tribute to Maradona, featuring swirls and the number 10 he made famous on the back of his shirt. The striker's other daughter, Jana Maradona, also posted a photo on Instagram of the legend embracing her while sitting in a chair, holding a cigar between his fingers at the same time. "Here is our gift for you who loved, respected and defended him," said Dalma, ...

The Automobile Club de Monaco is a long-time actor in H.S.H Prince Albert II supervised Environmental Policy

Monte-Carlo Rally, created in 1911, is one of the most famous ones in the world. Our organisation is committed to the FIA Sustainability Programme, a programme destined to motor sport stakeholders in order to improve their environmental performance. Thriving for Excellence, we act every day with our “Environmental Committee” in charge of our “Sustainability Management System” Source: Automobile Club de Monaco...

The Roca Team has returned to training and is preparing to return to competition

The Roca Team has returned to training and is preparing to return to competition . The RocaTeam's Detailed Calendar at Top 16. As a reminder, the first 2 in the group will qualify for the next stadium of the competition. The timetables are subject to change according to TV broadcasters requests....

So far, so good: Manager Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool's 2020-2021 season

Liverpool: So far, so good, said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as he analysed the team`s performance in the ongoing 2020-2021 season and he also acknowledged the tight race at the top of the Premier League table. "For sure, but last season was very tough for us as well, it`s not that we thought, `Oh my God, it`s that easy.` It was really tough. And this year is tough again. We wish it would not be that close but I`m not surprised that it`s close. We have our situation, all the other clubs have their situation. Our season is so far, so good. Not more, not less," the club`s official website quoted Klopp as saying when asked whether this season is tougher than last. Liverpool had won the 2019-20 season of the Premier League and h...

‘This is gonna be a long six weeks’: Pin-up football presenter claims she was sent penis photo within hours of UK's new lockdown

Emma Jones, the hugely popular presenter known for her model looks and tight outfits, has received a deluge of support after claiming that she was sent an unwanted sexual photo just hours after news of the UK's latest lockdown. The presenter for the Premier League and Leeds - the club at the center of controversy over a row involving pundit and former England player Karen Carney - made the shocking revelation shortly before the UK officially entered the toughest possible restrictions, announced by the government earlier in the evening. Fans responded with sympathy and jokes after Jones, who has around 250,000 followers on both Twitter and Instagram, spoke of her frustration at the creepy communication. "Managed to get three hours int...

Lewis Hamilton knighted in 2020 New Year’s Honours

Lewis Hamilton has been formally recognised with a knighthood in the 2020 New Year’s Honours for his outstanding achievements and contribution to motorsports. In 2020, Lewis equalled Michael Schumacher’s record by winning his seventh World Drivers’ Championship, in addition to becoming the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time in terms of most race wins, pole positions and podium finishes. As well as his sporting achievements, Lewis continues to make charitable and philanthropic contributions in the UK and overseas supporting a wide range of causes from improving equality within motorsport, to supporting disadvantaged young people, children’s charities and conservation causes. "Lewis is one of the very greatest racing drivers...

VENDÉE GLOBE: BORIS HERRMANN AND JEAN LE CAM EDGE TO EDGE

On December 25, 2020, Charlie Dalin (Apivia) regained the advantage early in the morning, delivering a real duel with Yannick Bestaven ( Maître Coq IV ), who remained at the head of the Vendée Globe for eight days. A little further back, Boris Herrmann ( Sea explorer-Yacht Club de Monaco ), gave himself a nice Christmas present by entering the leading trio and spending the day, side by side with Jean Le Cam ( Yes we Cam ). Astonishing image of the two sailboats a few tens of meters apart, after 47 days of racing and more than 20,000 kilometers on this solo round-the-world tour, without stopovers and without assistance. “At Christmas, it's great to have company! Boris said. Behind the high pressure zone located on the Antarctic Exc...

Liverpool star Mo Salah bombarded with hate-filled replies after posting family Christmas message

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has been subjected to online anger from fans unhappy that the Muslim star shared a Christmas message with his family. Salah, 28, posted images to his social media following of more than 50 million featuring himself and his family dressed in festive attire sitting in front of a Christmas tree, adding two emojis and the hashtag #MerryChristmas. Salah’s Instagram post racked up more than 2.3 million likes while his Twitter message with the same pictures was liked more than 245,000 times. But among the positivity for Salah’s message the posts also sparked a row among some fans who argued that the Muslim star should not be seen celebrating Christmas. “As a Muslim we should not celebrate or even congrat...

Maradona daughter rages at ‘sons of b*tches’ as autopsy finds NO alcohol or narcotics in Argentine icon’s body at time of death

The daughter of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has launched a tirade at his critics after an autopsy revealed there was no alcohol or narcotics in the World Cup winner's body at the time of his death aged 60 in November. The autopsy revealed no traces of alcohol or narcotics but did confirm the presence of psychotropic drugs used to treat anxiety and depression, according to ESPN. At the time of his death just outside Buenos Aires on November 25, Maradona was recovering from brain surgery which had been carried out two weeks previously. A preliminary autopsy had already concluded that the former Barcelona and Napoli star had died in his sleep after suffering acute pulmonary edema, a build-up of fluid in the lungs, caused by conge...

Ineos takes one-third share in Mercedes F1 team

Chemicals giant Ineos is taking a one-third share in Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team alongside parent company Daimler and team principal Toto Wolff, the Formula One champions announced on Friday. Ineos, owned by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, will be an equal partner in the team. Daimler will reduce its current 60 percent shareholding and Wolff will increase his current 30 percent. Under the new structure, Wolff, 48, will continue in his role as team principal and CEO for a further three years. Ineos, which has a growing sports portfolio including football, cycling and sailing interests, was announced as Mercedes' principal partner earlier this year. The British-based Mercedes team have won seven consecutive double world championship...