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Welsby stars as Saints beat Hull FC
Jack Welsby scored another hat-trick against Hull FC as St Helens maintained pressure on Betfred Super League leaders Catalans Dragons with a routine 42-10 win at the MKM Stadium.
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2021 22:45:00 BST
Impressive Invincibles beat Fire at the Oval
The Oval Invincibles returned to winning ways with a convincing victory over Welsh Fire in front of a partisan packed house at the Oval, to leapfrog their opponents in the standings...
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:16:00 BST
Hamilton 'gutted' for Vettel after disqualification
Lewis Hamilton has said he feels "gutted" for Sebastian Vettel over the German's disqualification from second place in the Hungarian GP
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2021 22:29:00 BST
Huddersfield inflict another defeat on Castleford
Daryl Powell's farewell season at Castleford is in danger of petering out after the Challenge Cup runners-up suffered a seventh defeat in their last eight Super League matches.
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2021 22:10:00 BST
Chelsea warned Lukaku will cost over 100m euros
Chelsea have been warned it will take an offer of more than €100m to tempt Inter Milan to sell Romelu Lukaku.
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2021 20:15:00 BST
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Updated : Mon, 02 Aug 2021 22:14:14 GMT
Tokyo Olympics: Sifan Hassan wins 5,000m gold, Simone Biles to return, cycling starts
Sifan Hassan wins 5,000m gold, the USA are stunned in football and fans learn Simone Biles is returning - here's what happened on day 10 at the Olympics.
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2021 15:21:36 GMT
Women's Olympic football: Canada beat USA to set up Sweden final
Canada secured a 1-0 victory over world champions the United States to set up a women's Olympic football final against Sweden at Tokyo 2020.
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:09:35 GMT
Harry Kane: Tottenham striker fails to show up to Spurs' training ground
Harry Kane, a transfer target for Manchester City, fails to return to the Tottenham training ground as expected on Monday morning amid speculation over his future.
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2021 15:16:44 GMT
South Africa: Rassie Erasmus faces misconduct hearing for criticising officials in defeat by Lions
South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus will face a misconduct hearing after his criticism of the match officials following their first-Test defeat by the British and Irish Lions.
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2021 19:17:22 GMT
Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles on start list for beam final
Simone Biles will compete in the beam final as she takes up her final chance of an individual medal at an Olympics where she has withdrawn from four other finals.
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2021 09:02:31 GMT
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|After all the hype leading up to the Bahrain Grand Prix it turned out to be a big dissapointment. Not just for Sebastian Vettel but for everybody watching it at home and the handful of fans at the circuit. Could we now be seeing a return of the days when we see more action off the track than on it? |
Nearly all of the teams ran with the same strategy in Bahrain. Why? Because F1 cars are no longer allowed to refuel during the race. Teams only have to pit to change tyres so that they use both compounds of dry tyre during the race. This means that if the tyres perform well only one stop will be needed. Most of the changes the FIA have imposed for 2010 seem to have been put in place to help reduce team costs. But this does not ring true for refuelling as all the teams have a refulling rig in the pit lane because it is still allowed druring practice and quallifying. And god forbid that it's been banned in the name of elf and safety. Bring back refuelling and all of a sudden the bods sat at the laptops can come up with a myriad of different strategies to try and outwit their oponents. I'm certainly not judging the rest of the season on one race here. Bahrain is not a favourite track with the drivers, epspecially since they added nine new corners during the winter, and of the six previous grand prix held at the Sakhir circuit I really can't ever remember a truly exciting Bahrain race.
So if the new regulations do make overtaking a rarity, what can be done to change this? Many commentators on the sport are suggesting two compulsory pit stops for every driver. This would help for sure. Car setups could then vary a bit more as tyre degradation would not be of such a concern. McLaren seem to have a very clever way of giving their car an advantage at high speed by introducing the 'F-Duct', giving them a few more km/h on the straights. And have red Bull got something up their sleeve. Vettels qualifying and race speed took everyone by suprise.
So lets not get too carried away yet. Bahrain was no classic by all means but still only the first race of the calender. Every new season brings its changes and we must give the teams and drivers time to adapt and wring the best out of their cars. But please, just for pure entertainment and fun, we must see refuelling brought back. Pit stop fires and team mechanics being dragged half way down the pit lane makes for great entertainment and also better stories for the media. Boring races don't make headlines. Barbequed F1 drivers do.
That's all for this time.
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