Daniel Ricciardo delighted with McLaren’s ‘mega’ turnaround at Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE, Australia — Daniel Ricciardo has hailed McLaren’s double at the Australian Grand Prix as a “mega result” and says he will now “rehydrate with a few beers” before leaving Melbourne. The local favorite finished sixth at Albert Park, one place behind teammate Lando Norris. It is the first time since last year’s Russian Grand … Read more

McLaren’s wins may be track-specific, say Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo

MELBOURNE, Australia — McLaren still has a lot of “hard work” to do, says Lando Norris, although he and teammate Daniel Ricciardo have qualified in the top seven for the Australian Grand Prix. The team had their best Saturday of the season at Albert Park, with Norris taking 4th place, behind lone poleman Charles Leclerc … Read more

FIA tightens rules on F1 drivers’ underwear and jewelry in cars

MELBOURNE, Australia — Drivers’ underwear, or lack thereof, was an unexpected focal point during Friday night’s Formula 1 driver briefing at Albert Park. New race director Niels Wittich has informed all drivers ahead of the Australian Grand Prix that the sport will begin to restrict what they are allowed to wear under their racing suits, … Read more

Young Australian star Oscar Piastri is looking to chart his own path in Formula 1

MELBOURNE, Australia — They may both be from Australia and share Italian heritage, but that doesn’t mean Oscar Piastri is knocking on Daniel Ricciardo’s door for race info from the eight-time Formula One winner. 1. In fact Piastri, the reigning Formula 2 champion and current Alpine reserve driver, says he only speaks with Ricciardo “when … Read more

Pilots receive ‘really violent’ threats after online rumors wrongly attribute devastating floods to cloud seeding

sydney – An Australian airline says it has received more than 100 threats following an online conspiracy theory that its pilots triggered a flood in cloud seeding. Conspiracy theorists spread the word false statements on social networks after weeks of torrential rains have caused deadly flooding on the east coast for the past two months, … Read more

“The busiest I’ve known in the world”

MELBOURNE, Australia – The madness of Formula 1 in Australia has certainly not escaped Daniel Ricciardo. The McLaren driver and local hero, who is preparing for his first Australian Grand Prix since 2019 and ninth as a full-time driver, admits he has never experienced anything like what is happening this year at Melbourne. “It’s always … Read more

US develops hypersonic missiles with UK and Australia

Washington – The United States, United Kingdom and Australia announced on Tuesday that they would work together through the recently created security alliance known as AUKUS to develop hypersonic missiles. The move comes as the United States and its allies grow increasingly concerned about China’s growing military assertiveness in the Pacific. US President Joe Biden, … Read more

Small Solomon Islands leader says concern over closer ties with China is ‘very insulting’

Canberra, Australia – Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Tuesday dismissed concerns that regional security would be compromised by a security treaty between the South Pacific island nation and China. The United States, Australia and New Zealand are among the countries that have expressed concerns over a leak of the draft bilateral agreement. Sogavare … Read more

Socceroos collapse on another disappointing defeat as Australia await a reaction

The reaction is increasingly defining Australian rules football. In the Men’s A-League, the prevailing patterns of possession dysfunction mean that the most effective way to predict the outcome of a game is simply to determine which team will be able to sit down, react, and then strike. advance in transition. It is therefore perhaps unsurprising … Read more

Abductions in Afghanistan: closure of the American University of Afghanistan

Story Highlights American and Australian lecturers were both kidnapped on Sunday, embassies confirmed The school said it plans to resume operations on Wednesday Kabul, Afghanistan CNN — The American University of Afghanistan has temporarily suspended activities on campus after two of its professors were abducted at gunpoint on Sunday, according to a statement released by … Read more