(CNN) While the dark red might provide Formula One with its most famous livery, when it comes to recent performances, even Ferrari admits they've been a bit off color. "Because our performance of last year [was] so poor, when you're starting from that point, I think you cannot be confident on how eventually you are competitive in 2021," Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto recently told CNN Sport's Amanda Davies. It's a brutal analysis that won't immediately instill confidence in Ferrari fans after the team's worst year in Formula One since 1980. Binotto oversaw an eighth and 13th finish in the drivers' championship standings and a sixth finish in the constructors' championship in 2020, which was a dramatic regression for the historic Italian team and prompted a large-scale internal restructuring. Binotto looks on before the Portuguese Grand Prix. In a sport where year-on-year progress is demanded, the lack of results and dip … [Read more...] about After worst season in years, can Ferrari bounce back in 2021?
(CNN) McLaren Racing has signed a long-term agreement with 13-year-old Ugo Ugochukwu, a promising karting champion from the United States. Ugochukwu has already claimed several titles in the US and Europe and was recently crowned FIA European karting champion. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features His deal with McLaren, which was announced on Monday, provides the team with an option on Ugochukwu's services in the future while also supporting his development through motorsport's junior ranks. "We've been watching Ugo's progress with interest, so when the opportunity to sign an agreement with him became available, we had no hesitation moving on it," said McLaren CEO Zak Brown. Read More Maya Weug becomes first female driver to earn a spot in the Ferrari Driver Academy "Now we'll focus on giving Ugo the right support when he needs it to help him fulfil his potential." McLaren has a history of signing … [Read more...] about McLaren signs long-term deal with karting star Ugo Ugochukwu
Ahmen Hassan, the 18-year-old man arrested in connection with the Parson’s Green bombing is to appear before a judge Friday afternoon charged with attempted murder. The man, who has been reported to be an Iraqi migrant, has been charged with an attempt to “murder persons travelling on a District Line Train from Wimbledon”, and having maliciously caused an “explosion of a nature likely to endanger life or to cause serious injury to property”. The charges are both of a criminal nature, and are not brought from counter-terrorism acts on Britain’s statute books. 18-year-old man charged with Parsons Green tube attack https://t.co/2ajhinp4vy pic.twitter.com/E9fuuJxe9R — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) September 22, 2017 Three other males remain in custody and are yet to be charged. Two men were released without charge or further action by Police Thursday. Breitbart London reported Friday morning on the nature of the explosive device, which didn’t fully detonate but … [Read more...] about Ahmed Hassan Charged With Parsons Green Bombing Attempted Murder
Georgia's far-reaching voting bill signed into law on Thursday is sparking fury among Democrats and voting rights activists who see the legislation as a thinly veiled effort by Republicans to rewrite the state’s election laws after a spate of GOP losses in recent months. The bill, which sailed through the General Assembly on Thursday afternoon in a party-line vote before it was quickly signed by Gov. Brian Kemp Brian Kemp The Hill's Morning Report - Biden shifts on filibuster Liberals think Biden just made getting rid of the filibuster easier Warnock visits Georgia state Rep. Cannon at jail after arrest: 'She did not deserve this' MORE (R), alters wide swaths of Georgia’s elections laws and tightens elements of the voting process that helped President Biden Joe Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Biden shifts on filibuster GOP looks to squeeze Biden, Democrats on border Sanders creates new headache for Biden on taxes MORE carry the state in … [Read more...] about Georgia voting overhaul provokes fury from Democrats
Is gun control a possibility, or will it fall victim to partisan politics? There may be more common ground than most people think. The recent mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder have led to a call for new gun control measures. Democrats may think that Republicans are universally opposed to any new forms of gun control. To take such a view would be highly myopic, because there is a very large group of people in this country who would actually support new, sensible gun control legislation. And that group consists of gun owners. ADVERTISEMENT Gun owners are not the fanatical, uneducated, lockstep-marching yahoos that popular culture often makes us out to be. The overwhelming majority of us own guns not because we harbor visions of committing horrible crimes but because we want to enjoy our Constitutionally granted right to bear arms and protect ourselves and our loved ones. Gun owners are your neighbors, your friends, the people with whom you pray in church or synagogue. … [Read more...] about Three ways gun owners and gun control advocates can find common ground