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Risky business

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 21 2020    

KENUTE Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, is sounding the alarm amid scenes of recklessness on display on Tuesday's nomination day. Read More

Westmoreland bikers benefiting from $52-million training programme

Thursday, August, 20 2020    

PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland - Motorcyclists in Westmoreland are now benefiting from a virtual training and motorcycle simulator programme at the Petersfield Vocational Training Centre in the parish. Read More

Hamilton sweeps to record-breaking win in Spain

Wednesday, August, 19 2020    

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton claimed his 88th Formula One career victory and with it an outright record 156th podium finish yesterday when he drove his Mercedes to a masterful victory in the Spanish Grand Prix. Read More

Hamilton predicts 'killer' Spanish Grand Prix

Saturday, August, 15 2020    

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton said he was ready for a “killer” race in tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix after bouncing back to top the times ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes dominated Friday's practice for the Spanish Grand... Read More

Binder and KTM looking to exploit home advantage in rainy Austria

Friday, August, 14 2020    

SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) — South African Brad Binder will try to serve up another dose of last weekend's wizardry at his KTM team's home Austrian MotoGP on Sunday although torrential rain is forecast to drench the picturesque circuit in the shadow of the... Read More

Vettel insists he won't walk away from Ferrari

Friday, August, 14 2020    

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Sebastian Vettel quashed suggestions that he is unlikely to complete his final season with Ferrari yesterday, but admitted he had enjoyed happier times with the Italian team. Read More

Hamilton dismisses F1 ban threat

Friday, August, 14 2020    

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton yesterday said Formula One was “always trying to slow” Mercedes before he brushed aside a threatened ban on their “party mode” qualifying set-up. Read More

New traffic ticket system will bring order, says Chang

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 13 2020    

MOTORISTS in the Corporate Area will on September 1 experience the first bite of the new hand-held Traffic Ticketing Solution, officially launched by the Ministry of National Security on Tuesday. Read More

Verstappen claims 70th Anniversary GP win as 'sleeping' Mercedes wilt

Monday, August, 10 2020    

Silverstone, United Kingdom (AFP) —Max Verstappen delivered Red Bull's first victory at Silverstone since 2012 yesterday when he made the most of a superior strategy in sizzling conditions to beat both Mercedes and claim victory in the 70th Anniversary Grand... Read More

Bottas pips Hamilton for 70th Anniversary pole

Sunday, August, 9 2020    

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Valtteri Bottas outpaced his Mercedes teammate and World championship leader Lewis Hamilton by the finest of margins yesterday to claim a dramatic pole position for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. Read More

Virtual success for JamRock E Rally

Friday, August, 7 2020    

KYLE Gregg, JamRock E Rally 2020 conceptualiser, hopes his event will transition from a virtual one into real life. It ran from July 17 to July 19. Read More

Focus on traffic management systems

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 7 2020    

IN a recent address to the gasoline retailers, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams called for society to view road traffic deaths as a global pandemic just like the novel coronavirus . Read More

'Didn't think I'd make it,' says Hamilton

Monday, August, 3 2020    

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton said he feared he might not have made it home when a last-lap puncture almost derailed his charge to a record seventh British Grand Prix victory yesterday. Read More

'Heart-stopping' Hamilton wins seventh British Grand Prix on three wheels

Monday, August, 3 2020    

Silverstone, United Kingdom (AFP) — World championship leader Lewis Hamilton survived a tense last lap drama with a deflated and shredded tyre to clinch a record seventh victory in yesterday's British Grand Prix, claiming “my heart almost stopped”. Read More

Hamilton shatters lap record to grab British Grand Prix pole

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton smashed the track record twice yesterday to grab a record seventh British Grand Prix pole position with a stunning performance in a tense qualifying session. Read More


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