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Lewis, George, and Toto Visit INEOS Britannia in Barcelona

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Lewis, George, and Toto Wolff got to experience INEOS Britannia’s AC75 Race Boat first-hand with guides Sir Ben Ainslie and Sir Jim Ratcliffe on Wednesday, 19th June. The trio visited the British Challenger of Record representing Royal Yacht Squadron Ltd for the 37th America’s Cup at their base in Barcelona ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Lewis, George, and Toto were taken on a tour of the facilities, including spending time in the team’s simulator and meeting the wider team. George and Toto then joined Sir Ben on the water, with George getting behind the wheel of ‘Britannia’ whilst Toto joined the squad of cycling sailors, known as cyclors, to help power the boat via the onboard bikes.

Lewis said:

It has been so exciting seeing the work of INEOS Britannia at the factory in Brackley over the past few years. It was so impressive to come to Barcelona and see it all coming together, including the race boat, for the first time. The technology involved is incredible, and my mind is absolutely blown! I’m really excited to see how the team gets on later this year, and I want to wish them the very best of luck in their pursuit of the America’s Cup.

Ricciardo and Márquez visit Alinghi Red Bull Racing

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Motorsport champions Ricciardo and Márquez trade the track for sea for a high-speed sailing race in Barcelona with America’s Cup team Alinghi Red Bull Racing.

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Ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend, Alinghi Red Bull Racing was joined by two motorsports icons, 8-time Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo and 8-time MotoGP champion Marc Márquez.

Following Max Verstappen’s visit to the Base last year this week, the two racers took it a step further, not only getting the chance to foil the Swiss challenger’s two AC40 yachts but also race them on the America’s Cup venue. Swapping wheels for sails, Ricciardo and Márquez went head-to-head along Barcelona’s seafront for a friendly contest, feeling the adrenaline as they reached almost 90 km/h speeds.

Both boats were quick off the start line, but ultimately, the Australian driver got the upper hand, beating the Catalonian MotoGP champion on home ground. Márquez compared his experience in motorsports: “The speed is completely different. Maybe in kilometres per hour, it’s slower, but the feeling of the speed was super high. You don’t feel like you are flying when you’re in it. But then I saw Daniel’s boat flying by our side and realised I was too. We were foiling super smoothly.”

The Ultimate Guide to Overlanding with a Jeep

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Overlanding, the blend of off-road driving and camping, has surged in popularity as adventurers seek to explore the world in their vehicles. Among the many vehicles suitable for overlanding, the Jeep stands out due to its ruggedness, versatility, and iconic status. This guide delves into why a Jeep is an excellent choice for overlanding, how to prepare it, essential gear, and tips for an unforgettable overlanding experience.

Why Choose a Jeep for Overlanding?

Legendary Off-Road Capability

Jeeps, especially models like the Wrangler and Gladiator, are renowned for their off-road prowess. With features such as high ground clearance, solid axles, and advanced four-wheel-drive systems, Jeeps can tackle the most challenging terrains. These attributes are crucial for overlanding, where off-road trails can range from muddy paths to rocky mountain passes.

Durability and Reliability

Jeeps are built to withstand harsh conditions, making them a reliable choice for long journeys through remote areas. The rugged construction and durable components ensure that your vehicle can handle the stresses of continuous off-road driving and exposure to the elements.

Aftermarket Support and Customizability

One of the greatest advantages of choosing a Jeep for overlanding is the extensive aftermarket support. From lift kits and heavy-duty bumpers to roof racks and camping accessories, the options for customizing your Jeep to fit your needs are virtually limitless. This customizability allows you to tailor your vehicle to your specific requirements and preferences.

Preparing Your Jeep for Overlanding

Suspension and Tires

A key aspect of overlanding preparation is upgrading the suspension and tyres. Installing a lift kit will improve ground clearance, allowing you to navigate rough terrains more effectively. Opt for all-terrain or mud-terrain tyres, which provide better traction and durability compared to stock tyres. Brands like BFGoodrich and Goodyear offer excellent options for overlanding tyres.

Top Most Underrated Crypto Tokens You’re Overlooking

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Bitcoin and Ethereum are leading the charge in the world of decentralized finance. However, the vast crypto landscape is filled with many underrated tokens that have strong growth potential. Crypto currencies aren’t “pretend money”. They are valuable assets that just so happen to be digital. Here are some of the most underrated crypto tokens that deserve more attention.

Chainlink 

Chainlink plays an important role in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, even though it is often overlooked. Chainlink provides decentralized Oracle services. Chainlink’s functionality is vital for numerous applications, such as decentralized finance platforms, insurance products, and supply chain management. One of Chainlink’s most significant achievements is its partnerships with major companies and projects. Since Chainlink has so many partnerships, the crypto token enhances the credibility of crypto transactions. For instance, Chainlink has collaborated with Google Cloud, SWIFT, and numerous other blockchain projects to demonstrate its broad applicability. 

Algorand 

Algorand is another underrated token that has been steadily gaining traction. Turing Award-winning cryptographer Silvio Micali founded Algorand. Algorand aims to solve the blockchain trilemma by providing scalability, security, and decentralization. Its unique Pure Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism ensures fast and efficient transactions without compromising security. Algorand’s ecosystem is rapidly expanding, with applications ranging from NFTs to supply chains and healthcare. Algorand has low transaction fees and high throughput, making it an attractive option for developers and enterprises with scalability issues.

VeChain

VeChain is designed to enhance supply chain management and business processes via blockchain technology. With VeChain, businesses can track products and verify their authenticity. Industries like luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, and food safety all substantially benefit from VeChain’s capabilities. VeChain’s dual-token system separates the functions of value transfer and gas fees, maintaining network efficiency. VeChain has formed partnerships with major companies such as BMW, PwC, and Walmart China. Despite its real-world use cases, VeChain often doesn’t get the attention it deserves compared to other tokens.

Cosmos 

Cosmos aims to create an Internet of Blockchains, allowing different blockchains to communicate with each other. The broader adoption of blockchain technology would simplify various networks sharing data and resources efficiently. The Cosmos SDK is widely used for building new blockchains. Its Inter-Blockchain Communication protocol facilitates interaction between different chains. Projects like Binance Chain and Terra are built on the Cosmos network. Despite playing such an important role, Cosmos often flies under the radar.

Exclusive: Nico Hülkenberg Discusses the Surge of F1 Popularity in Germany

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In an exclusive interview with Paddock Magazine, Audi’s first factory Formula 1 driver, Nico Hülkenberg, emphasises the importance of Ayao Komatsu’s contribution to his current F1 team and how F1’s perception in Germany can grow again.

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Haas has a new team principal for this season. Has the impact of Ayao’s work already been seen, and is the team heading in the right direction?

I think Ayao is doing a good job, and obviously, many new things are coming at him after he switched to the team principal position. It’s not all about the engineering and technical side anymore, but he also has to deal with the commercial aspects of running a Formula 1 team.

I know that he’s got a lot on his plate. He has already made some good changes to our technical infrastructure and moved some things around. It’s been positive, and we are heading in the right direction.

2024 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix Highlights

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Introduction

 

Max Verstappen and Red Bull bounced back from their Monaco struggles as they returned to winning ways in an action-packed 2024 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, overcoming rain showers, multiple Safety Car periods, restarts and a stern challenge from behind to lead home Lando Norris.

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Verstappen followed pole-sitting Mercedes driver George Russell in the wet early stages of the race until a charging Norris overhauled them both amid improving conditions, only for an ill-timed Safety Car – brought out when Logan Sargeant crashed – to drop the McLaren man to third.

2024 Formula 1 Canadian gp
2024 Formula 1 Canadian gp

My Fantasy F1 Team: Chris Gayle

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Uniquely gifted. Exceptional character. He is The Cricketer, an icon from Jamaica. Chris Gayle aka UniverseBoss. We at Paddock Magazine had the opportunity to speak exclusively with Chris during the Monaco Grand Prix and he shared his Fantasy F1 Team with us. Be careful, this is an F1 team like no other!

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Drivers

That’s easy: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. These are not just any drivers, they are the powerhouses of Formula 1, the ones who redefine the limits of speed and skill. Together, they form the unbeatable duo of the UniverseBoss!

Designer

When it comes to the design of my car, I’m turning to a true icon of style and creativity: Rihanna. Her unique vision and innovative ideas will bring a fresh perspective to the world of Formula 1.

My car won’t just be about speed and power, it’ll be a fashion statement on wheels. With Rihanna’s unique touch, we’ll bring a dash of Caribbean flair to the high-octane world of Formula 1.

Sergio Perez to drive for Red Bull Racing until 2026

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Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce that Sergio Perez has committed his future to the Team with a two-year extension to his existing contract.

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Since joining the Team at the end of 2020, Checo has enjoyed his most successful seasons in Formula One. He finished the 2023 season in second place in the Drivers’ Championship, the first time the Team had ever achieved a one-two finish in the Championship. Checo’s points tallies have contributed to two Constructors’ World Championships for Oracle Red Bull Racing in 2022 and 2023.

34-year-old Checo has five race wins to his name with Oracle Red Bull Racing, 29 podium finishes, and three pole positions, including the first pole position for a Mexican driver. The Guadalajara-born driver has been dubbed the “King of the Streets” and the “Mexican Minister of Defence” following his memorable contribution to Max Verstappen’s maiden World Championship in Abu Dhabi in 2021. Checo has become the most successful Mexican in F1 history.

CEO and Team Principal Christian Horner said:

Now is an important time to confirm our line-up for 2025, and we are very pleased to continue working together with Checo. Continuity and stability are important for the Team, and both Checo and Max are a successful and robust partnership, securing our first ever one-two finish for the Team in the Championship last year. Checo has had a strong start to 2024 with second places in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Japan and then his podium in China. The past few races have been tough, there is convergence on the grid, but we are confident in Checo and look forward to his return to proven form and performance, that we so often see. Last year was a unicorn season, and we will need to work hard to retain our titles, but we are assured in our lineup and with the Team as a whole, which is imperative in what is shaping up to be a close-fought Championship this year.

Meet the five thrilling new sponsors accelerating into Formula 1

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With the sport’s rising popularity, Formula 1 is the place to be. It is where all the big companies want to be present, and all sponsors want to be showcased. Several huge sponsorship deals have been signed recently. Paddock Magazine brings you the five most exciting sponsors that have newly joined F1.

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HP

Ferrari and HP Inc. announced a historic, multi-year title partnership. Connecting two of the world’s most iconic companies, the partnership features a shared commitment to advance sustainable innovation and accelerate purposeful technology across the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team, the Scuderia Ferrari Esports team, and the Scuderia Ferrari Driver Academy.

HP and Ferrari are committed to accelerate sustainable innovation whether through technology or sport. The companies will also work together to expand educational initiatives within their teams and communities and create a lasting impact for generations to come.

As part of the partnership, the integration of HP’s high-performance products and services, including adaptive PCs and devices, conferencing technology, and printing capabilities, will enable Scuderia Ferrari HP and the other racing teams of the Prancing Horse to turbo charge training precision and optimize strategic decision-making, on and off the track.

Esteban Ocon to leave Alpine F1 Team at the end of 2024 season

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BWT Alpine F1 Team and Esteban Ocon have agreed together to part ways at the end of the 2024 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season, the conclusion of the Frenchman’s contract with the team.

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It brings to a close a five-year collaboration between the team and Esteban, during which Alpine and Esteban recorded their first Grand Prix victory at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, a landmark moment for the brand, the team, and Esteban himself.

Esteban recorded two further podiums during his five years, achieving second place at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, his first visit to the rostrum in Formula 1, and third place at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. He achieved a best finish of eighth in the 2022 Drivers’ Championship, contributing to the team’s fourth-place finish in the Constructors’ Championship that year.

The team looks forward to continuing its hard work with Esteban for the remainder of the 2024 season and wishes him the best in his future endeavours.

Behind the wheel: A glimpse into the life of David Perel

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Racing drivers are born with a dream: to dedicate their lives to a sport that fuels their passion and makes them feel truly alive. While some may shelve their dreams, others remain firmly focused on the ultimate goal: becoming a professional driver. This is the tale of David Perel, a South African driver who, against all odds, has risen to the top of European podiums, overcoming obstacles and surpassing expectations at every turn.

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At the age of 19, amidst the glossy photographs of his father’s racing adventures, a spark ignited within a young enthusiast. Little did he know that his simple desire to don a helmet would mark the beginning of a lifelong journey in the realm of motorsport. Fast-scattering ahead through years of playing games and contemplating the possibilities, the epiphany struck: racing had no expiry age.

For our protagonist, the road to racing glory wasn’t paved with gold but rather with grit, determination, and a relentless pursuit of his passion. Money, or rather the lack thereof, posed a significant hurdle.

In his teenage years, David Perel realized a car cost around €2.000, and his dad’s mantra became clear: if this is your passion, you must find a way to fund it. However, securing sponsors was like traversing a labyrinth blindfolded for a shy 16-year-old with networking skills similar to those of a novice.

My Fantasy F1 Team: Roberto Merhi

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Roberto Merhi (born March 22, 1991) is a former Spanish Formula 1 driver who competed in the championship in 2015. After his stint in Formula 1, he ventured into various racing series, including the WEC and the Asian Le Mans Series in the LMP2 class.

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Roberto Merhi also competed in the GT World Challenge Australia and the S5000 Tasman Series, Super GT. In a surprising move, he returned to single-seater racing, debuting in Formula 2 in 2023. Not stopping there, the Spaniard also made his mark in the world of electric racing, debuting in Formula E. We had the opportunity to meet Roberto during the Chinese Grand Prix, where he shared his Fantasy F1 Team with us.

Drivers

For sure, the drivers in my Fantasy F1 Team will be Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. I think Carlos is a very clever driver, and he helps the team develop a lot. As you can see, he constantly improves the car every time he goes. He’s a guy who is strong for that, and he’s a guy who improves every year from his being in Formula One. And then Max is now at his highest level. He’s swift and very aggressive. The combination of their skills and their ability to contribute to the team’s development is the best combination you can have.

Designer

Adrian Newey. He’s the best one right now and making the fastest cars in the last few years of Formula One.

Must-Watch Shows & Films For Fans Of Motorsports

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The magnetic allure of motorsports extends well beyond the thunderous roar of engines on race day. In an era dominated by digital media, the relationship between motorsports and entertainment has never been more pivotal.

TV shows and films dedicated to the high-speed world of racing have not only illuminated the intricate ballet of pit stops and overtakes but have also brought the intense personal dramas of drivers and teams into the living rooms of a global audience.

This fusion of real-world racing with compelling storytelling in television and cinema has been instrumental in attracting new fans to motorsports. From edge-of-your-seat F1 documentaries to blockbuster racing films, the portrayal of motorsports in entertainment media shines a spotlight on the thrilling spectacle of motorsports.

The fast-paced thrill of motorsports entertainment

Motorsports encompass a range of disciplines, from Formula 1 and MotoGP to NASCAR and rally racing. Each offers an exhilarating mix of speed, strategy, and spectacle. Traditionally, fans have flocked to grandstands and tuned into broadcasts to catch the live action, experiencing the adrenaline rush that comes with each race.

However, the scope of fan engagement and interest has broadened significantly with the advent of related films and television documentaries. These media forms peel back the curtain on the inner workings of the sport, presenting the intense preparations, strategic decisions, and personal challenges faced by teams and drivers.

Bruno Senna pays tribute to his uncle Ayrton Senna

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Thirty years on, Bruno Senna, nephew of Ayrton, drives a McLaren Senna hypercar at Donington Park in tribute to one of Formula 1’s most outstanding performances. Not only was the opening lap spectacular, but Senna’s race victory was dominant. Ayrton Senna’s 1:18.029 lap record remains the fastest Formula 1 race time at the Leicestershire, UK, circuit.

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Now, more Senna names enter the Donington history books, with Bruno setting a lap record for a production road car in the McLaren Senna on the ‘GP’ circuit. Produced in limited numbers in 2018 – 2019, the McLaren Senna is the most extreme road-going and track-oriented McLaren Ultimate car ever.

The Senna name has returned to Donington Park as one of a series of McLaren milestone moments commemorating Ayrton Senna’s legacy, 30 years after the legendary Formula 1 driver’s final race in May 1994.

Reflecting on Ayrton Senna’s incredible performance at the 1993 European Grand Prix at the Leicestershire, UK, circuit, Ayrton’s nephew Bruno Senna took to the track in a McLaren Senna hypercar in tribute to his uncle’s epic drive.

2024 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix Highlights

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Introduction

 

Charles Leclerc has finally won the 2024 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. He enjoyed a mostly serene drive to P1 in front of his home fans despite early drama at the start.

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The red flags were thrown before the first lap of the iconic event had even been completed after a huge collision between Sergio Perez’s Red Bull and the two Haas cars of Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg, putting all three out of the running.

2024 Formula 1 Monaco GP



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