Here's your weekly digest of the craziest stories from around the world. Daredevils try the longest swing ever The Red Bull Skydive Team pushed themselves to new limits last week as they attempted to set a new world record for the longest swing in the world, media reports said. Swooping from below two hot air ballons, the daredevils dropped on giant swings through the air for 125 metres before flipping off the contraption and parachuting to the ground. "The goal of the project Megaswing was to ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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IMAGE: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing speaks with his engineers in the garage after practice. Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has received a flurry of criticism from the Formula One world, including legendary driver Niki Lauda who asked him to consult a psychiatrist after the teenage driver was involved in a three-car collision in last week's Belgian Grand Prix. Although the Mercedes non-executive chairman described Verstappen as the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Belgian GP: Red Bull's Verstappen fastest in practice Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo celebrate after the race. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters. Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday to seize the championship lead from team mate Nico Rosberg for the first time this season. The Briton took the chequered flag less than two seconds ahead of the German, who had lined up on pole position at the Hungaroring but lost out to Hamilton at the start in the key moment ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Hamilton podium sours Rosberg's Belgian win Rediff.com, 1 month ago Belgian GP: Rosberg eases to victory, Hamilton third Rediff.com, 1 month ago Rosberg on pole for Belgian Grand Prix ahead of Verstappen Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Sebastian Vettel will drop three places in next week’s Japanese Grand Prix as punishment for tipping championship leader Nico Rosberg into a spin at the start of Sunday’s Formula One race in Malaysia. The German, winner at the 5.5-km Sepang circuit last year for Ferrari, barely made it past the opening couple of corners before retiring with a broken suspension from his collision with the Mercedes. “It's a big shame,” the four-time champion told television reporters ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
‘It's a race I have enjoyed but it's always very long’ ‘If it plays in your favour then you take it and if it works against you, it's quite annoying but that's the nature of a street circuit’ ‘It's just heat and stale air. In Malaysia there's a bit of circulation, even though it's hot you get a bit of a breeze but here, no’ IMAGE: Grid girls hold a flag before the start of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit. Photograph: Tim Chong/Reuters. ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The world witnessed a breathtaking performance at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games. Later, India’s Rio Olympic heroes were feted and gifted BMW cars by India’s cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. Also, football took precedence once again, with an all familiar situation in the English Premier League, two weeks into kick-off. Rediff.com takes you through a photographic journey of all the exciting sporting moments that unfolded over the last seven days. IMAGE: Red ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Renault are struggling in ninth place but, as a manufacturer-owned team and former champions with a race winning engine and strong resources, can be expected to become far more competitive. German Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg will leave Force India and race for Renault in 2017 after signing a multi-year deal with the French manufacturer. "It has always been my dream to work for a manufacturer team. F1’s new regulations will change the game and give our team a good ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
IMAGE: F1 drivers Felipe Massa and Jenson Button talk while attending the drivers press conference. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images Lewis Hamilton, once the young sensation of Formula One, is starting to feel his age as a new generation of drivers sweeps into the sport and old hands like Jenson Button and Felipe Massa head for the exit. "For me, it is like 'Shoot - he was a part of my beginning and now he is stopping'," Mercedes' triple world champion told reporters after Brazilian ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Marchionne writes off Ferrari's season of failure IMAGE: Ferrari F1 driver Sebastian Vettel. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters Ferrari have failed to meet their Formula One targets this season and the focus is now on winning in 2017, president Sergio Marchionne said on Saturday. Mobbed by reporters and television crews on his arrival at Ferrari's home Italian Grand Prix, the Fiat Chrysler chief executive recognised the glamour team had fallen short. "I think we failed the targets, I don’t ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘He has grabbed the opportunity with both hands... Firstly, give the guy a break, he is 18 years old. What the heck were any of us doing at 18’ IMAGE: Max Verstappen. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images . Lewis Hamilton has hailed Max Verstappen's stunning success in Formula One and called on those criticising the Dutch teenager's driving to keep a sense of perspective. Why Ferrari drivers are MAD at Red Bull's Verstappen Lauda criticises Verstappen, says he needs a psychiatrist ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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