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From beaches to outback: Ricciardo’s Australian road trip ahead of F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne

Australian Formula One driver and Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo made a thrilling return to the Oracle Red Bull Racing cockpit ahead of the upcoming Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. To get a feel for the unique conditions of his home country, Ricciardo took the championship-winning RB7 F1 car on a road trip across some of Australia’s most challenging terrains. The trip was aimed at mastering the harsh conditions and gaining an edge over their competitors. Here’s all you need to know:

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Oracle Red Bull Racing sent Ricciardo on an off-track road trip across Australia to master the uniquely Australian conditions, from the beaches to the outback. The RB7 Road Trip navigated through iconic Australian locations, from Broken Hill to Sea Cliff Bridge, to the home of Australian Supercars in Bathurst.

The team invited local racing experts, Supercars champion Shane Van Gisbergen, enduro motorsports legends Toby Price and Daniel Sanders, and aerobatic pilot Matt Hall to help Ricciardo test the car under Australia’s toughest conditions.

There’s nothing that compares to the Aussie conditions; we had a lot of fun ripping through the outback and tearing across the Sea Cliff Bridge.

WEB Eyewear launch new Alfa Romeo F1 Team collection

Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake is redefining style on and off the track as the team launches a new limited edition capsule collection with WEB Eyewear, a house brand of Marcolin, a worldwide leading eyewear company.

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With a commitment to cutting-edge technology research and an attentive focus on design, the partnership between Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake and WEB Eyewear created sporty frames that combine aesthetics, comfort, and functionality, crafted with the highest attention to quality and detail.

Featuring two designs of sunglasses and a prescription frame, the brand-new collection, which will be available online and at selected opticians starting from March 2023, celebrates the start of an exciting 2023 Formula One season and is created with the passion that distinguishes Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake.

Proudly sporting the distinctive branding of the two partners, this limited-edition range is set to write another page of the successful collaboration between Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake and WEB Eyewear.

McLaren Racing and Salesforce sign a multi-year partnership

Today, McLaren Racing announced that it will partner with Salesforce, the global customer relationship management (CRM) leader, as an Official Partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team. The partnership will deliver unique connected experiences on and off the track, helping to strengthen fan engagement and attract new audiences.

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Salesforce will help McLaren deepen its relationship with its global fanbase and connect with fans and partners in new markets through its Customer 360 product suite. Specifically, McLaren will use Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and MuleSoft to engage its fans from anywhere with relevant and personalised content to build life-long relationships.

Through the multi-year partnership, Salesforce will power McLaren to deliver new and enhanced digital fan experiences across all F1 races. This will include providing bespoke opportunities to fans through the McLaren App, a new personalised digital guest check-in experience, and unique offers to McLaren Plus subscribers.

During the 2023 F1 season, Salesforce branding will be represented in McLaren’s garages and across the team’s digital touchpoints.

What are snuff films and are they for real?

Snuff films are something of an urban legend in the film industry. The concept of them is widely known, though quite controversial. This article looks at what exactly snuff films are and whether or not they’re real in any way.

What Is a Snuff Film?

A snuff film is defined as a film in which a real murder takes place. In other words, at least one actor or actress is killed while the camera is rolling, and death is included in the final edit. Viewers are led to believe that no one has actually died and that any deaths in the film are simply acted out as usual.

Some snuff films can be more pornographic in nature. There will be a porn scene with actual sex taking place, and at the end of the scene, one of the actors in that scene will end up getting killed. These films attract curiosity and attention in Australia, especially online. People seem to enjoy looking up weird things like this just as much as they enjoy playing games at Queensland online casinos. Though casinos are completely legal and moral, snuff films, if they are real, are most definitely illegal and immoral.

The History of Snuff Films

The idea of snuff films didn’t become common until the 1970s. During this decade, there were rumours about a secretive industry where films involving actual, real-life deaths were being produced, mainly for profits.

The term ‘snuff film’ was used in the 1971 book ‘The Family: The Story of Charles Manson’s Dune Buggy Attack Battalion’ by Ed Sanders. The Manson family was a gang and cult that was headed by Charles Manson and was responsible for over 100 deaths in California throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s. Most of the members were young females; they lived unconventional lifestyles and were known for doing drugs. It was rumoured that Manson and some of his followers killed someone and recorded the act, then driven out into the desert and buried the recording somewhere. To this day, it hasn’t been found, and there are doubts about whether it existed.

2023 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix highlights



Sergio Perez converted pole position into victory at the 2023 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as teammate Max Verstappen recovered from P15 to make successive one-two finishes for Red Bull. Fernando Alonso put his Aston Martin on the podium again with a good drive before being stripped of P3 and then reinstated after a stewards’ review.

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Perez overcame an attack from Alonso at the start, a nervy Safety Car period and Verstappen’s charge from the midfield to make up for the potential win he lost at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit a year ago – kick-starting his championship hopes in the process.

Verstappen progressed to P2 quickly but ultimately had to accept defeat to Perez. The reigning world champion managed additional driveshaft concerns late in the race after the same component failed during qualifying.

Online casinos and F1: how technology is changing the way we watch and bet on races

Formula One, or simply F1, is one of the most popular motorsports events in the world, with millions of fans tuning in to watch races from all corners of the planet. This sport has undergone significant changes over the years. For instance, thanks to technological advancements and the rise of the best online casino sites and sports betting platforms, F1 fans found new and exciting ways to watch and bet on races.

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If you want to learn more about these relations, keep reading because we will use this article to explore how technology changes our involvement in these activities.

Streaming and Online Viewing

In the past, F1 races were available only on TV. When the Internet emerged in the 1990s, only those with specialized software, knowledge and a stable Internet connection could enjoy live streaming. However, the rise of online streaming platforms has made watching F1 races live from anywhere on our planet easier.

Online streaming platforms like Facebook Live, Twitch, YouTube, and others have allowed fans to enjoy F1 races from their desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Also, many online casinos have started streaming races live, promising a compelling and convenient way for fans to enjoy this fast-paced sport.

Hard Rock announced as presenting partner for Las Vegas Grand Prix

Hard Rock will offer new seating options for race attendees in front of The Mirage Hotel & Casino, which the brand acquired in December.

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Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. announced today that Hard Rock International had joined the roster of presenting partners for the Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix. Hard Rock is slated for construction on the current site of The Mirage Hotel & Casino, which has a premier Strip vantage point for attendees at one of the most anticipated races of 2023.

As a presenting partner, Hard Rock will have its own Strip-adjacent grandstand structure, designed to seat up to 3,000 fans. The Mirage plans to host a variety of F1-centric events and to provide fans with exceptional hospitality options on the premises. Fans who signed up for the priority interest list by donating a lucky $7.77 to the Las Vegas Grand Prix Foundation will have an opportunity to purchase The Mirage Grandstands tickets during their designated time slot beginning Wednesday, March 22. Any remaining tickets will be available to the public via the Las Vegas Grand Prix website on Friday, March 24, at 10 a.m. PT. Room and ticket packages will be available on The Mirage website later.

Hard Rock will work with the Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. team to launch a made-for-Vegas educational program focusing on global hospitality—more information on these efforts will be shared in the coming months.

BAC Mono R set for a debiut at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

This weekend’s F1 race in Jeddah will host a special BAC Mono R – the very first example of BAC’s ultra driver-focussed machine delivered to Saudi Arabia. The technology-driven supercar brand perfectly complements the ethos of F1, where innovation, engineering excellence and pioneering design are paramount. Mono R’s standing at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix embodies BAC’s recent brand trajectory, underpinning a strategic global expansion.

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Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) will showcase at this weekend’s F1 race in Saudi Arabia the first-ever BAC Mono R to be tailored, created and delivered direct to a customer in the country. By being part of the highly prestigious motorsport event in Jeddah, which is expected to be viewed by millions of people worldwide, BAC is further demonstrating its brand’s global growth and potential.

The Liverpool, UK, based company has embarked on an ambitious expansion strategy that includes a rapid scale-up in key markets, including the Middle East. A partnership with a leading luxury automotive dealership group in Saudi Arabia is imminent. This partnership will be followed by similar announcements in other key international markets in Asia and North America within the next quarter. At present, BAC currently operates in 46 territories.

Demand for the Mono R, a lightweight and dynamically performance-defining machine created to be the standard bearer for pure driving enjoyment and pleasure, continues to soar thanks to its unique design, engineering and technology attributes. This includes several world-firsts, such as the pioneering addition of graphene in its bodywork.

Ferrari Roma Spider: La Nuova Dolce Vita

The Ferrari Roma Spider is a 2+ spider with an innovative soft top was unveiled yesterday. Featuring unique bespoke fabric in numerous tailored options, the soft top boasts acoustic comfort on par with retractable hard awnings and can be opened in just 13.5 seconds at speeds up to 60 km/h. Top-down driving comfort is ensured by a patented wind deflector integrated into the rear seat backrest. With its 620cv, twin-turbo V8 and vehicle dynamics systems from the Ferrari Roma, the new Ferrari Roma Spider offers an unmatched combination of timeless elegance, driving thrills, performance and onboard comfort.

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The Ferrari Roma Spider, the latest model from the Maranello marque, was presented to clients at an exclusive event at the El Badi Palace in Marrakesh. This timelessly elegant, high-performance car is a contemporary take on the chic, pleasure-seeking Italian lifestyle of the 1950s and 60s. This spider carries over the proportions, volumes and specifications of the Ferrari Roma’s hugely successful V8 2+ concept, but what makes it so striking is the adoption of a soft top, a solution making a welcome return to the Prancing Horse range on a front-engined car 54 years after the 1969 365 GTS4.

A novel and modern take on the soft-top design underlines the Ferrari Roma Spider’s exuberant character, with extensive personalisation options that include sophisticated, bespoke fabrics and contrasting stitching. Functionally, the soft top deploys in 13.5 seconds and can be actioned at up to 60 km/h. The fact that it is so compact also yields a larger boot and boosts the car’s versatility. A new, patented wind deflector integrated into the backrest of the rear bench can be deployed by a button on the central tunnel, guaranteeing exceptional in-car occupant comfort without taking up any space in the car.

The Ferrari Roma Spider retains the Ferrari Roma’s excellent dynamic characteristics: it boasts a best-in-class weight/power ratio thanks not only to its soft top but also to its all-aluminium chassis and 620 cv V8 from the engine family that was heralded as the International Engine of the Year on four consecutive occasions. The engine is coupled with Ferrari’s universally-acclaimed 8-speed DCT, known for its swift shift times, excellent comfort and mechanical efficiency standards.

Legal and medical actions you should take in case of a road accident

A road accident is an unfortunate occurrence that takes place on a daily basis. If we look at the United States only, we’ll realize that in this country only, over six million collisions occur every year.

And that’s a pretty devastating fact. Sadly, hardly anyone can predict these things, and what’s even worse is that many people do not know how to act after something like this happens, and this refers to both minor fender benders and serious crashes.

That’s why it would be smart to find an informative guide, just like this one, that will help you properly prepare for these inconveniences. If you want to know exactly what to do after an accident, scroll below to learn more!

Check On Everyone To See If They’re Safe

If you were alone when this accident occurred, you’re first supposed to check if everyone who travelled with you is doing okay. Several steps need to be taken in these types of situations, and they include the following:

Exit your car if you’re able to, and make sure to turn on the emergency flashersIf you’ve been part of a serious collision and you’ve noticed that people are injured, please contact 911 immediately so they can provide you and the passengers with the necessary help. This rule applies even to minor incidents because you are obligated to contact the police so you can get a police reportIf you’ve been in a minor fender bender, then I would advise you to contact the non-emergency police hotlineIf you have flares, you should set them up around the scene to notify other drivers about the problem. If that’s not the case, then turn on the hazard lightsDo not leave the scene at any cost, but instead, wait for law enforcement to arrive

Do You Have A Lawyer?

I believe that some of you do not believe that having an attorney can greatly help in these situations; however, these professionals can help you speed up the recovery process and defend yourself if you’ve been the one who caused this accident.

F1 betting: tips that every rookie should know

Formula One has been around since 1950, meaning there have been 74 seasons, including the current one. Whether you’ve followed the sport for ages or became a fan only recently, you might consider placing a bet or two to support your favourite driver or show friends how much of an expert you are. However, you might not know where to start if you’ve never wagered on sports. To help you out, here is a helpful guide that will help you get to grips with betting on F1.

Get familiar with the odds

For starters, regardless of what sport you want to bet on, it’s a good idea to learn a bit more about odds and how they work. Odds are the chances that an operator gives a particular team, player, driver, or athlete to win or meet specific criteria. With that in mind, you should know that there are three different ways how odds can be written. They all represent the same thing but are expressed differently.

Fractional odds: These are also known as British odds; fractional odds are the most popular in the UK and Ireland. They are written with a slash or hyphen. So, you might see the odds of Lewis Hamilton winning presented as 9/1 or 9-1, aka nine-to-one. That means if the 2020 champion wins and you bet one dollar, euro, pound, or any other currency you want to bet with, you will get nine more and your initial investment back. If you see a 13/5 odd, you get £13 for every £5 you wager.Decimal odds: Known as European, digital, and continental odds, there are typically used in continental Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Many people see decimal odds as easier to understand as you don’t need to add back your stake. The number doesn’t just represent the profit but the total payout instead. For instance, the odds of Charles Leclerc winning in Saudi Arabia on March 19 are 11.00. If he happens to win and you bet €10, you can win €110 (€10 x 11.00). You multiply your bet by the odds.Money line odds: Finally, American odds are called the money line. As you can tell by their name, they are popular in the United States. These odds are accompanied by a plus (+) and minus (-) sign. When there is a minus, it indicates how much you need to bet to win $100, while a plus indicated the amount you could win for every $100 you put on the stake. Let’s see an example. The odds of Verstappen winning might be -140, meaning you must put $140 on the line to win another $100. On the other hand, the odds for Alonso are +1400, meaning that by risking $100, you stand to win $1400 in case the Aston Martin driver finishes first.

Understand different types of bets in F1

Now that you are more familiar with how odds work, you should learn more about the different types of bets that are typically available in F1.

To-win bets: This is very simple. You will place a bet on who you think will win the race. You can bet on both the driver and the constructor.Podium finish bets: These bets are similar to to-win bets, but you have higher chances of winning. You need to bet on someone who will finish on the podium first, second, or third.Pole position bets: As you will also probably follow the qualifying portion of a race weekend, you might as well try betting on who will be on the pole before the race.Fastest lap bets: It’s also possible to bet on who you think will have the race’s fastest lap.Driver matchup bets: When you opt for this kind of bet, you pick two drivers and bet on the one you think will end the race in a better position. Nothing else in the race matters, only how these two will perform.Proposition bets: The fastest lap is a type of proposition bet. Other ones don’t involve skill, like betting on how many cautions there will be. Moreover, you can also bet on which driver will switch to which team in the future.

Future bets: Finally, you can try a future bet. Predicting where a certain driver or team will finish the season would be best, meaning there are long-term bets.

Learn more about F1 rules, teams, and drivers

Being new to F1 might mean that you’re starting with zero knowledge. With that in mind, you can learn a little more about the recent rule changes, the teams of the grid, and the drivers that are racing for them.

Saudia and Aston Martin F1 Team sign a sponsorship agreement

Saudia, the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, has been named the Official Global Airline Partner of the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team (AMF1) for the 2023 season.

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Saudia connects guests from more than 100 destinations worldwide to the Kingdom via its state-of-the-art hub at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and other key stations around the Kingdom.

Fans can follow the 2023 Formula One season with Saudia flying to races in Bahrain, Italy, Spain, Monaco, Canada, Great Britain, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Singapore, Japan, the United States, Qatar and Abu Dhabi.

Khaled Tash, SAUDIA Group Chief Marketing Officer, said:

We are very excited to expand SAUDIA’s strategic sports partnership portfolio and announce our most recent collaboration with a renowned name in the automotive and motorsport industry. At SAUDIA, we believe in the power of sports to unite people and create a borderless world. Therefore, we have been highly selective in choosing top global sporting teams that share our vision.

Basso Bikes and Scuderia AlphaTauri sign a pertneship agreement

Scuderia AlphaTauri is pleased to announce that Basso Bikes is joining the team as its Official Bike Supplier.

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The company, led by Alcide Basso, has been making bikes in Vicenza, Italy, since 1977 and is still a family-run business. Racing is in the blood, with one of three brothers, Marino Basso, having won stage races at the major cycling Grand Tours and being the 1972 Road Race World Champion.

Ride, Perfected is the motto that identifies the mission of Basso Bikes: creating the best riding experience for passionate cyclists. This philosophy produces bikes with much in common with our cars: their carbon fibre components are made in-house, with lightweight and aerodynamics as the key drivers of performance, just like on a Formula 1 car. Basso, nowadays, offers a wide range of bikes: not only road racing but also gravel and e-bikes. Basso will supply our drivers, Yuki Tsunoda and Nyck de Vries, with racing bikes for their fitness training programme. At the same time, team personnel will be provided with road and gravel e-bikes at the European races on the calendar. The bikes boast an eye-catching livery that takes its cues from the look of the AT04.

Fabian Wrabetz, Marketing and Communications Director of Scuderia AlphaTauri, said:

Basso is a symbol of Italian authenticity. Performance, strength, and elegance are the unmistakable hallmarks of Basso bikes, making each one a precious “Made in Italy” product. That is why Basso is the perfect partner for Scuderia AlphaTauri. We are delighted to welcome Basso to the team, with both our marques representing Italian heritage in the Formula One paddock.

Everdome and Alfa Romeo F1 Team extend their partnership agreement

Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake will continue to build its presence in the metaverse as the team extends its partnership with Everdome. Through the collaboration with the hyper-realistic metaverse platform, Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake will provide a new digital home for its community of fans, offering new and returning supporters a series of exclusive and immersive experiences and allowing them to get ever closer to the team.

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First announced in the spring of 2022, the partnership with Everdome saw an innovative metaverse experience, branded with the team’s colours and identity, debuting at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November of the same year. Over the course of the current season, the two companies will work together to explore and surpass the digital boundaries of the sport, bringing the team from the Formula One paddock to a uniquely futuristic setting.

As part of the ongoing partnership, Everdome will create multiple metaverse experiences with Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake throughout the 2023 Formula One season, showcasing its hyper-realistic platform in the paddock during bespoke events at selected races, beginning from this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – when the team’s C43, driven by Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, will make its debut in the metaverse.

Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Team Representative:

We are delighted to continue our exciting collaboration with Everdome: the interest around the metaverse is quickly rising, and their hyper-realistic approach to creating their metaverse platform fits closely with our ambitions to offer our fans new, immersive, and high-quality experiences, getting them closer to our team. Everdome plans to transform the way people consume sporting events while raising the bar for fan engagement; all of this will add a futuristic dynamic to the traditional motorsports experience for racing teams and fans alike, and we are thus looking forward to working together and unlocking the full potential of our partnership. I’m excited to see Everdome’s platform live in the Formula One paddock for the first time this weekend and to see our team’s world come to life in the metaverse as the season progresses.

Austrian Grand Prix to remain at the Red Bull Ring until at least 2027

The Formula One Austrian Grand Prix has been confirmed as a fixture on the F1 racing calendar until at least 2027, following a four-year extension to its contract. Here is all you need to know:

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After an absence of 11 years from the F1 itinerary, the Red Bull Ring returned in style in June 2014 and laid a solid foundation for the modern era of the Austrian Grand Prix.

The Red Bull Ring, situated in the Steiermark region, is the only Formula One circuit in the country and has a reputation as one of the highlights on the calendar, despite recent high-profile additions such as Las Vegas. The wall of colour created by the travelling ‘orange army’ of Max Verstappen fans is one of the most recognisable spectacles of the modern F1 calendar.

Eleven Grands Prix have been staged at the Red Bull Ring, including two races in 2020 and 2021. The venue has hosted many memorable moments involving star names of the motorsport world and some key home wins for Oracle Red Bull Racing.