June 18, 2022

F1’s global popularity puts classic European GPs at risk of being dropped | Giles Richards

Monaco, France and Spa may no longer host annual races, even as Formula One’s calendar grows towards a gruelling 25 racesWith Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix the final fly-away meeting of the spring, Formula One is about to enter its European leg proper. But the sport’s very popularity may now be putting at risk some of those classic races in what was considered F1’s heartland.As ever following the money, F1 is signing more expensive and longer deals with circuits. But given there are a finite number of slots available on the calendar, something has to give. Continue reading...
June 7, 2022

Real Madrid agree €100m deal to sign Aurelién Tchouaméni from Monaco

Defensive midfielder also got offers from Liverpool and PSGTchouaméni had heart set on Madrid and will get deal to 2027Real Madrid have agreed a €100m (£85.3m) deal to sign the defensive midfielder Aurelién Tchouaméni from Monaco. The European champions are to pay a guaranteed €80m for the 22-year-old with the rest in add-ons.Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are among other teams who pursued the France international. Jürgen Klopp called Tchouaméni in the hope of convincing him to move to Anfield but the player was interested only in Madrid. PSG walked away from negotiations last weekend on that basis, having been ready to pay the highest fee with a guaranteed €100m. Continue reading...
May 31, 2022

Sergio Pérez follows Monaco win with two-year contract extension at Red Bull

Pérez third in world championship standingsMexican committed to team until end of 2024 seasonSergio Pérez has signed a two-year contract extension with Red Bull. The Mexican, who won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, is now committed to the team until the end of the 2024 season.The 32-year-old is currently third in the drivers’ world championship standings after finishing fourth last year. Continue reading...
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