/ 09 October 2023

…and some sporting winners

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

We’ll start with an Aussie first to get your engine revving… Melbourne’s Oscar Piastri has become the first Formula 1 rookie in 15 years to win a race – he did that in the Sprint in Qatar ahead of this morning’s Grand Prix. The shorter/more intense race is worth valuable Championship points, and Piastri was happy to take them. “F1 race winner has a nice ring to it,” he posted to Insta. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the main Grand Prix early this morning, sealing the deal on his third consecutive world drivers’ championship. And American gymnast Simone Biles has won a record-extending sixth all-around title at the World Championships in Belgium after 2 years away from the sport. She now has 34 world and Olympic medals – more than any gymnast in the history of the sport. “The fight, everything that I’ve put in to get back to this place, feel comfortable and confident enough to compete. It was a lot,” she said. 

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