Formula 1 tands as the highest class of international racing for open-wheel, single-seater formula racing cars; here the need for speed is real. The F1 cars — the fastest regulated road-course racing cars in the world — reach speeds exceeding 200 mph, with the world record of 231.4 mph set by driver Valtteri Bottas in the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix.
The sport dominates headlines across the world, and this year’s 23-race schedule sets a record for Grand Prix, including a maiden Las Vegas Grand Prix and six sprint weekends, with the pre-season test in Bahrain. Comprising 10 teams (Alfa Romeo, Alpha Tauri, Alpine, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Haas, Mercedes, McLaren, Red Bull and Williams) each with two drivers, the worldwide sport became ever-present in the current lexicon due to Netflix’s Formula 1: Drive to Survive and its behind-the-scenes look at drivers and races.
This heart-pumping docu-series immerses the audience in the cockpits and paddocks of each team, showing the emotional roller coaster of drivers and team dynamics along with the passion and excitement when engines turn on and the roar takes over the crowd. Viewers for the first time get close to the extraordinary speeds, turbulent crashes and constant danger for drivers every time they put on their helmets and get ready for a race.
Not only does the fast-paced nature of the sport draw fans to watch and cheer for their favorite racer, but Formula 1 also proves a big business driver thanks to sponsorships, media rights, ticket sales and other factors. According to reports, overall F1 revenue rose from $668 million in 2021 to $715 million in 2022, from July to September in each respective year, both covering seven races.
Following a record year for Red Bull Racing, which saw its top driver, Max Verstappen, take first place and another driver, Sergio Perez, take third, top teams like Mercedes and record-setting driver Lewis Hamilton look to regain the crown this year. Starting March 5 in Bahrain and culminating Nov. 26 in Abu Dhabi, the circuit will surely excite fans across the globe as superfast cars whisk around the tracks.
A new and expanded campus at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum has been completed, reopening this summer and featuring new architecture designed by the architectural office of OMA New York, led by partner Shohei Shigematsu and project architects Lawrence Siu and Paxton Sheldahl, with Cooper Robertson (executive architect). The new expansion includes the Jeffrey E. Gundlach Building and extensive renovations to existing buildings. A $20-million commitment from New York State and Governor Kathy Hochul helped fulfill the expansion’s budget and completes the $230 million capital campaign, the largest campaign for a cultural institution in the history of Western New York State.
Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.
Ever since opening in 2021, Nobu London Portman Square has served as the focal point for many gatherings, stays and experiences. This fall the hotel’s Nobu Bar adds four more reasons to visit with an exciting array of offerings, menus and events.
There’s no doubt the northern lights are awe-inspiring and spectacular. Unfortunately, they’re also fickle and fleeting, and despite your best-laid plans of checking this item off your bucket list, sometimes Mother Nature’s luminescent show just doesn’t cooperate. But one cruise line has a new fail-safe in place.
Are you looking to enhance your business trip with a little leisure? Look no further than Portugal, a country renowned for its captivating blend of history, culture and natural beauty. And with TAP Air Portugal, you can effortlessly transform your business trip into an unforgettable bleisure adventure. Discover why Portugal and TAP Air Portugal are the perfect combination for an enriching and rejuvenating experience.
Think you need a degree in sailing to enjoy a yachting holiday? Dream Yacht Worldwide, a leader in yacht charters, wants you to relax and enjoy the journey. Newly expanded to include the British Virgin Islands, Martinique, Tahiti and the Seychelles, the "Easy Crewed” offered by Dream Yacht Worldwide also include charter options in Greece and Croatia.
In a dramatic plot twist that seems to have emerged from one of Shakespeare’s own plays, Vicenza, Italy, recently informally accused fair Verona, Italy, of stealing the claim to the famed Romeo and Juliet. For centuries, visitors have made the trip to Verona’s Juliet House to see the famous balcony.
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When making your travel plans for fall, winter or any season in 2024, don’t overlook the beauty and excitement travel by rail in North America offers. Vacations by Rail offers an unforgettable experience filled with history, culture and natural beauty. Here are some beautiful and culturally rich destinations in North America to consider: