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Lewis Hamilton becomes first driver to win 100 races

Sep 27 2021 Share

Yesterday, Lewis Hamilton became the first ever driver to reach 100 race wins. This feat has never been reached, not even the great Michael Schumacher who managed 91 wins. Lewis was not the only driver with a chance at the race, with drivers such as Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz also leading at certain points of the race.

 

 

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Lewis Hamilton started the race in P4 with McLaren’s Lando Norris starting in pole for the first time in his short career. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Williams’ George Russell rounded up the podium positions. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas started 20th and 17th since their engines were changed.

The race was as dramatic as the qualifying with Lando Norris losing his lead to Carlos Sainz in the first lap. Lewis Hamilton also didn’t have the best of starts losing multiple places. As the race progressed, Lando Norris retook his lead and Lewis Hamilton started challenging the leader after a good pit stop compared to others.

In the final 20 laps it was all about Lando Norris’ and Lewis Hamilton’s battle for first place. This was a big race for both, as Lewis Hamilton was looking for his 100th win whilst Lando Norris was searching for his 1st ever race win. Had Lando won he would have been the 3rd youngest driver ever to win a race. Everything was going to plan for Lando until the final 4 laps, when unfortunately for him it started drizzling.

Both drivers wanted to keep the slick tires and stay on, but only one did with Lewis Hamilton pitting and changing his hard tires to intermediate tires. Lando Norris decided to keep the hard tires, as he nor his team didn’t know that the rain would increase so much that it would become impossible to race on tires not intermediates. Lando slipped up in the last few laps and let Lewis now with new tires pass him. Max Verstappen also with new tires came out of nowhere to push for 2nd place.

 

 

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Lando who also pitted for intermediate tires after his slip managed to finish in P7 earning some points for the McLaren team. The young Brit also managed to win driver of the day for his excellent defending of Lewis and managing to retake his lead. Every F1 fan knows that this young driver has a bright future with even Lewis Hamilton acknowledging him after Lando greeted him after the race.

 

 

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The next F1 race will be in Turkey on the 10th of October. With only 5 races to go and 2 points separating Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen this F1 ending will be one to remember in the coming years.

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Possible rain showers to close off the week

Possible rain showers to close off the week
Sep 27 2021 Share

Malta is entering its autumn and winter seasons as the likelihood of isolated rain showers increases. Both ‘The Weather Page Malta’ and the 7-day weather forecast by Malta International Airport point to this being the case, despite the prediction not being fully confirmed. 

However, as weather instability churns differing weather patterns across the central Mediterranean, the chances of both rain, and even thunderstorms, are higher. Friday and Saturday are being heralded as these damper days, with Sunday forecasted to be partly cloudy. 

Temperatures are set to feel as hot as 30 degrees Celsius tomorrow Tuesday 28th September to a low 26 on Friday and Saturday. We might be in for a bit of a fashion related confusion – T-shirts or cardigans? – for a while. 

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Construction vehicles denied access to Gharb for whole week

Construction vehicles denied access to Gharb for whole week
Sep 27 2021 Share

The local council of Gharb prohibited the entrance of construction vehicles between the 16th and 22nd of September, along with the release of permissions. This formed part of the global initiative Mobility Week which is celebrated in many countries. Mayor David Apap stated that this was the first initiative of its kind in Malta and Gozo, leading to discussions as to whether or not this was a positive occurrence and whether it should occur once more. 

Apap pointed out how the locality was far quieter, more accessible and had less noise and air pollution over these 7 days. The mayor said that the council worked hard to overcome the challenges and give the residents new breath from industrially caused issues. The initiative was met with criticism by contractors and locals undergoing work who had to postpone. Despite these arguments against, the local council found the initiative to be more positive, placing the residents above the industrialisation.

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Robert Abela announces €20 million motorsport race track

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After years of calls and anticipation, Malta’s motorsport community will be relieved to hear that the island will finally get its own professional race track in Ħal Far.

This was announced by Prime Minister Robert Abela in a Cabinet meeting held in Ta’ Qali, where he stated that the project has been a priority from the moment he became Prime Minister, where he directed Parliamentary Secretary Clifton Grima to give priority to the project.

The project is set to be unveiled over the next few days, with the €20 million race track poised to meet international standards after years of motorsport enthusiasts and the Malta Motorsport Federation itself calling for the long overdue project to set its course in Malta. The Prime Minister stated that the Motorsport community has waited long enough, with his most recent Facebook post highlighting that while wanting a professional set-up, the track must not be an inconvenience to the residents, which is why it was ensured that no ODZ land was to be used.

What do you make of this? Do you welcome the much-anticipated arrival of the race track?

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