Bottas leads Hamilton in British GP practice

first_img Motorsport 10 Jul 2019 Verstappen better than Hamilton on current form, says Horner Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly was quicker than team mate Max Verstappen in both sessions, fastest overall on an overcast and changeable morning and then fifth in the afternoon.Bottas had been top for most of that first session, however, until Gasly went quicker right at the end when conditions improved and a light drizzle ended. Verstappen, winner of the previous race in Austria to end Mercedes’ run of 10 successive wins, was third fastest in the morning.Red Bull team boss Christian Horner suggested earlier in the week that the pressure of trying to match Verstappen was getting to Gasly and he should just focus on his driving and ignore social media.The Frenchman was lapped by his team mate in Austria and his seat has been under increasing scrutiny.Hamilton has won four of the last five British Grands Prix and is chasing a fifth successive pole position in front of what is likely to be a record crowd and well in excess of 140,000 on Sunday.Renault raised their hopes with Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo seventh and eighth in the morning but they dropped down to 14th and 15th after lunch, with the Australian ahead of his German team mate.McLaren’s Lando Norris was sixth in the second session, another impressive performance from a 19-year-old fast becoming a fan favourite.Spanish team mate Carlos Sainz was eighth.Romain Grosjean provided a talking point of the morning when he crashed his Haas in the pit lane, smashing the car’s front wing and leaving debris on track after exiting. Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen stopped on track, bringing out a red flag. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Toby Davis) Motorsport 09 Jul 2019 Motor racing – Horner on Gasly: The harder he tries, the slower he goes SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Valtteri Bottas kept Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton off the top of the timesheets in practice for the Formula One leader’s home British Grand Prix on Friday, with Ferrari emerging as best of the rest.The Finn, 31 points behind the five times world champion after nine races, lapped the former airfield in one minute 26.732 seconds on soft tyres.Crowd favourite Hamilton was 0.069 slower with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc third in 1:26.929. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, winner at Silverstone last year but yet to triumph in 2019, was fourth but had an off-track excursion at Becketts. Motorsport 10 Jul 2019 Norris passes probation as McLaren stay unchanged for 2020center_img Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related Newslast_img read more

No tiffin for Mumbaikars for 2 days as Dabbawalas take part in

first_imgNo tiffin for Mumbaikars for 2 days as Dabbawalas take part in Pandharpur pilgrimageLord Vitthal’s puja commences in Pandharpur town every year with lakhs of devotees from different states taking part. advertisement Asian News International MumbaiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 12:51 IST Mumbaikars will not receive their lunchboxes on Friday and Saturday as the city’s beloved Dabbawalas will be off duties to take part in the annual pilgrimage to Pandharpur on the occasion of ‘Ashadhi Ekadashi’.The tiffin services will resume from Sunday.”The Tiffin services will be halted on July 12 and July 13, ” said President of Mumbai Dabbawala Association, Subhash Talekar.The Dabbawalas will also offer prayers to saint Gyaneshwar later in the day and will then proceed to Pandharpur.Besides Dabbawalas, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also offered prayers at Vitthal Temple in Pandharpur in the early hours of Friday.Lord Vitthal’s puja commences in Pandharpur town every year with lakhs of devotees from different states taking part.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday tweeted about Pandharpur and its connection with Ashadhi Ekadashi. “The beautiful town of Pandharpur in Maharashtra has a special link with Ashadhi Ekadashi. Know more in this video,” he wrote alongside a video featuring hoards of pilgrimage and the majestic puja of Lord Vitthal.The occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vishnu across many states in India. Some also observe fast to seek prosperity and attain moksha later in life.Also read: Air India may ban pilots from bringing own food after fight over washing lunchboxALSO WATCH| Gold tiffin, diamond-studded teacup stolen from Hyderabad’s Nizam MuseumFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Nextlast_img read more