Thursday, July 7, 2022

BusyFormula #038: Is the old Ferrari returning to lose the championship?

At the start of the 2017 season’s summer break, Lewis Hamilton trailed Sebastian Vettel by 14 points. Five races later, Hamilton was ahead by 59 points and went on to win the drivers’ championship. In 2018, Hamilton was ahead going into the summer break and massively stretched the lead with four wins in the next five races. There remains heated contention over what changed the fortunes of both drivers and their respective teams so drastically.

BusyFormula #037: How strategy could foil the new regulations’ gains

How exactly had we gotten to the point where drivers were no longer willing to be that subtle about the fact that they weren’t enjoying racing at the pinnacle of motorsport? I ask because this is how I felt right before the Gasly-Norris collision during the much-hyped Miami GP.

PUMA CEO Bjørn Gulden and Juve’s Giorgio Chiellini talk about leadership

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PUMA CEO Bjørn Gulden and Giorgio Chiellini, who captained the Italian national football team to success at Euro2020, talked about their careers, leadership skills and the importance of having fun, in a video interview published as part of the sports company’s annual report.

PUMA ambassador Naomi Schiff empowers girls into car racing

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Racing Driver, Presenter and Stunt Driver Naomi Schiff spoke about the sacrifices and hardships of being a female professional racing driver in a “She Moves Us” video conversation for Sports company PUMA: ”I’ve had a lot of experiences in this short lifetime of mine."

BusyFormula #036: How new changes are affecting intra-team battles

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Last season, we saw a tense drivers’ championship that had Mercedes and Red Bull resolute in prioritizing one driver over another. Team orders were given on several occasions, and the number two drivers in both teams quickly settled into their roles. However, this season comes with changes that could make this kind of strategy much trickier to implement. 

BusyFormula #035: The innovation race that is shaping Formula One

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It was the aftermath of the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Max Verstappen had finished in P1, 35.7 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton in 2nd place. And while the Orange army was elated that things were going their way, the more neutral fans of the sport were slightly disillusioned. Had we just traded one team’s dominance for another? 

New fitness tracker by UniSA keeps pace for Australian cricketers

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When you’re an elite athlete, every advantage counts. So, when you have access to the latest developments in sport performance, it’s an edge you can’t overlook. Now, a new fitness tracker developed by the University of South Australia is helping predict sports performance among Australian cricketers to elevate their performance to the next level.

COVID-19 checks led to fewer sports injury hospitalisations in 2019–20

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There were 7,800 fewer Australians admitted to hospital for injuries sustained while playing sport in 2019–20, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Sports injury hospitalisations in Australia, 2019–20, shows the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on organised sport from March 2020 resulted in fewer hospitalisations for winter sports, such as football, while those for solo activities such as cycling rose.

Oakley moves to inspire cyclists across the globe with its bike chapter

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Oakley announces the launch of its newest chapter of the “Be Who You Are” story, which showcases the 2022 Bike Collection and features narration from Team Oakley road cyclist Mark Cavendish. Within, the piece highlights the ways in which a bike is more than just two wheels, it is an enabler of human possibilities, strength, and freedom, giving the rider the power to explore infinite paths.

Formula 1 partners with Lenovo to bring its high tech to the circuit

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Formula 1 and Lenovo announced today that Lenovo is an Official Partner ahead of the upcoming 2022 season. The multi-year deal will see Lenovo’s cutting-edge technology used across Formula 1’s operations as it continues to bring the highest-level of racing and entertainment to its worldwide fanbase. As global leaders in their respective fields, Formula 1 and Lenovo want to push the boundaries of what’s possible when combining sports with advanced technology.