first_imgValtteri Bottas headed Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes dominated first practice at the Spanish Grand Prix.Bottas was 0.039 seconds quicker than Hamilton, while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in third was 0.939secs off.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel were fourth and fifth, separated by just 0.011secs.Haas’ Romain Grosjean was a surprise sixth. Racing Point’s Sergio Perez was seventh on his return after missing two races because he caught coronavirus.The pace of the Haas cars, with Grosjean’s team-mate Kevin Magnussen in ninth place behind the second Red Bull of Alex Albon, was the big surprise of the day. They are usually towards the back of the field.Perez and team-mate Lance Stroll, who was 10th, were slightly out of position but they were the only drivers in the top 10 to use the medium tyres to set their fastest time rather than the quicker softs. Vettel showed improved form after struggling during the last two races at Silverstone. Ferrari discovered a crack in his chassis when stripping the car on Sunday night and have changed it for this weekend.The teams will have spent the session assessing the durability of tyres in the hot weather, after the struggles that cost Mercedes victory at Silverstone on Sunday.Pirelli has supplied the hardest of its three compounds for this weekend at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, while each tyre was one grade softer last time.Barcelona, like Silverstone, is tough on tyres because of its series of long-duration, medium- and high-speed corners, and the temperatures this weekend are forecast to be even higher than they were on 70th Anniversary GP race day.But at least in this first session there were no major indications of problems for any team, although Hamilton did say his front-left tyre was showing some signs of problems when he did a long run late in the session. McLaren’s Lando Norris was down in 13th place, two behind team-mate Carlos Sainz, while George Russell sat out the session for Williams to give development driver Roy Nissany some practice.The Israeli was slowest of all, 0.3secs slower than race driver Nicholas Latifi.last_img read more

first_imgThe coach of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, donated a million euros on Tuesday for medical supplies in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, as he has learned EFE.The money destined for the one who was also a coach of FC Barcelona It is addressed to the Ángel Soler Daniel Foundation, which manages the Barcelona College of Physicians, and it is for the purchase and production of sanitary material and equipment in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.The contribution is in addition to the donation campaign promoted by the Barcelona College of Physicians, which aims to collect medical supplies for the purchase of medical supplies and equipment. The donation of the Spanish technician will also serve to finance the alternative production (through 3D printing and others) of respirators and other protection elements for healthcare personnel.The million euros contributed by Guardiola adds to the 33,000 euros that the medical college has collected, in a campaign that began on March 21. The material will be distributed to health centers throughout Catalonia, according to needs and emergencies, and in coordination with the Generalitat’s Health Department.On the other hand, and as you have been able to know EFE, Josep Guardiola has also been involved in research projects to obtain medicines that prevent the transmission of COVID-19, as well as the vaccine against this coronavirus, in which the Doctor Bonaventura Clotet and the researcher Oriol Mitjà.last_img read more

first_imgArsenal are keeping close tabs on Anderlecht sensation Youri Tielemans, according to reports.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is eyeing a £14m January swoop for the teenager, who has risen through the ranks at the Belgian giants since making his debut as a 16-year-old.Having not added an outfield player to his Emirates squad over the summer, Wenger is keen to move quickly for Tielemans given the other interest in his signature.It has been revealed by Italian news outlet Calcio Mercato that the Premier League side are leading the race for the midfield star but Anderlecht are unwilling to sell their academy star on the cheap.Tielemans, 18, is being tipped to break his way into the Belgium squad ahead of Euro 2016 after starring at youth levels for his country. Youri Tielemans in action against Arsenal 1last_img read more

first_imgDownload AudioWednesday marked one week since the Funny River fire began burning on the Kenai Peninsula. Very early on in the fire, one group – Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team – from Fairbanks has been in control of the firefighting efforts.last_img