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Mobility startups: Apply to exhibit for free as a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF ‘18

Mobility is one of the most rapidly advancing technologies going, and we’re searching for the rising stars of early-stage mobility startups to apply as a TC Top Pick for Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7 at Moscone Center West. It’s a competitiv

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More bad news for GOP: Alaska governor drops out of re-election race, endorses Democrat

Could Democrat Mark Begich really win Alaska? It’s one of many Trump-friendly states where the GOP is struggling
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More bad news for GOP: Alaska governor drops out of re-election race, endorses Democrat

Could Democrat Mark Begich really win Alaska? It’s one of many Trump-friendly states where the GOP is struggling

Pulitzer winner Chris Hedges: Donald Trump “is the product of a failed democracy”

Acclaimed progressive journalist on Trump’s mastery of political theater, and the downfall of American democracy
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Pulitzer winner Chris Hedges: Donald Trump “is the product of a failed democracy”

Acclaimed progressive journalist on Trump’s mastery of political theater, and the downfall of American democracy

What Jefferson, Trump and the American people think about freedom of the press

Americans overwhelmingly reject restriction on the press, but they doubt the sincerity and impact of the news cycle
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What Jefferson, Trump and the American people think about freedom of the press

Americans overwhelmingly reject restriction on the press, but they doubt the sincerity and impact of the news cycle

It’s all about oil: The lessons we’re missing from Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

A showdown between the West and Saudi Arabia risks an oil crisis. It’s time to take the future in our hands
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It’s all about oil: The lessons we’re missing from Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

A showdown between the West and Saudi Arabia risks an oil crisis. It’s time to take the future in our hands

Daily Kos Elections Senate Forecast: A bevy of new polls shores up Bill Nelson's odds

Florida was already the most heavily polled Senate race of the cycle even before this week (its main competition is Texas, which makes sense, since those are the two most-populous states with competitive races this year). But Sunday and Monday were a veritab
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Daily Kos Elections Senate Forecast: A bevy of new polls shores up Bill Nelson's odds

Florida was already the most heavily polled Senate race of the cycle even before this week (its main competition is Texas, which makes sense, since those are the two most-populous states with competitive races this year). But Sunday and Monday were a veritable bonanza of new Sunshine State polls, and the news was (mostly) good for Democratic incumbent Ben Nelson. Things started off with a poll released on Sunday by SRSS for CNN, which had Nelson leading Republican Rick Scott 50-45. (If that name seems unfamiliar, they’re CNN’s new pollster starting this year. CNN’s pollster for many years was ORC, whom CNN apparently let go because of their years of consistent pro-Sauron bias.) “Wait a minute, that can’t be right,” said the pundits; this was a race that’s always been close and was, in their minds, always going to be close, so a 5-point lead for Nelson wouldn’t do. (Never mind the general tendency that undecided voters usually break against the party in power in the closing weeks of a midterm election.) But then on Monday morning, Quinnipiac came out with a poll giving Nelson a 52-46 lead, seeming to confirm CNN’s result. By mid-day Monday, Scott seemed to realize he had a potential perception problem, that the media narrative might suddenly switch over to the possibility that the race was slipping away from him. He had an ace up his sleeve: he rolled out an internal poll taken for his campaign, by Republican pollster OnMessage, that had him leading Nelson 51-46. (With no mention of the fact that field dates … October 14th through 18th … mostly predated the Quinnipiac poll, putting it somewhat closer to the period immediately after the Kavanaugh confirmation when, in retrospect, Republican poll response rates seemed to spike.) In a glorious moment of karmic retribution, though, at the end of the day on Monday, SurveyUSA on behalf of a local TV channel, then whipped out one final poll. This one gave Nelson his biggest lead of any poll of the race taken since June, putting him ahead of Scott 49-41.

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China growth slowdown gets worrisome as trade tiff broadens

Consistent positive macro date from the US and Federal Reserve’s hawkish stance has been instrumental in reversal of portfolio flows from China and other emerging markets to the US
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China growth slowdown gets worrisome as trade tiff broadens

Consistent positive macro date from the US and Federal Reserve’s hawkish stance has been instrumental in reversal of portfolio flows from China and other emerging markets to the US

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Spot launches chatbot for HR departments to address harassment and discrimination

Spot, the chatbot that enables individuals to document and report harassment and discrimination, has launched a tool for human resources departments. This version enables HR departments to manage and track anonymous reports of harassment and discrimination, a
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Spot launches chatbot for HR departments to address harassment and discrimination

Spot, the chatbot that enables individuals to document and report harassment and discrimination, has launched a tool for human resources departments. This version enables HR departments to manage and track anonymous reports of harassment and discrimination, and follow up on those reports. Spot relies on memory science and artificial intelligence to address harassment and discrimination […]

Review: Apple’s iPhone XR is a fine young cannibal

This iPhone is great. It is most like the last iPhone — but not the last “best” iPhone — more like the last not as good iPhone. It’s better than that one though, just not as good as the newest best iPhone or the older best iPhone. If you’r
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Review: Apple’s iPhone XR is a fine young cannibal

This iPhone is great. It is most like the last iPhone — but not the last “best” iPhone — more like the last not as good iPhone. It’s better than that one though, just not as good as the newest best iPhone or the older best iPhone. If you’re upgrading from an iPhone 7 or […]

SoftBank CEO pulls out of speaking at Saudi investment conference

SoftBank Group has become the latest high profile technology business to drop out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia following the snowballing global outcry over the killing of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. The Wall Street Journal reports the last m
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SoftBank CEO pulls out of speaking at Saudi investment conference

SoftBank Group has become the latest high profile technology business to drop out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia following the snowballing global outcry over the killing of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. The Wall Street Journal reports the last minute cancelation by CEO Masayoshi Son of a speaking engagement at the Future Investment Initiative conference which opens in […]

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NHTSA Curbs Autonomous School Bus Plans in Florida

What part of “driverless school bus transporting children” sounds like a good idea? In late August, international public transport operator Transdev announced plans to debut the world’s first autonomous school shuttle at Babcock […] Th
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NHTSA Curbs Autonomous School Bus Plans in Florida

What part of “driverless school bus transporting children” sounds like a good idea? In late August, international public transport operator Transdev announced plans to debut the world’s first autonomous school shuttle at Babcock […] The post NHTSA Curbs Autonomous School Bus Plans in Florida appeared first on Geek.com.

Auction Preview: Fine Glass, Paperweights and British Ceramics at Bonhams, London, Nov 14

What: Fine Glass, Paperweights and British CeramicsWhere: Bonhams, Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HHWhen: 14 November, 10.30 AM GMTPublic Viewing: 11 Nov 2018 11:00 - 15:00 GMT; 12 Nov 2018 09:00 - 16:30 GMT; 13 Nov 2018 09:00 - 16:30 GMTTop l
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Auction Preview: Fine Glass, Paperweights and British Ceramics at Bonhams, London, Nov 14

What: Fine Glass, Paperweights and British CeramicsWhere: Bonhams, Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HHWhen: 14 November, 10.30 AM GMTPublic Viewing: 11 Nov 2018 11:00 - 15:00 GMT; 12 Nov 2018 09:00 - 16:30 GMT; 13 Nov 2018 09:00 - 16:30 GMTTop lots of the sale:- An exceptional 'Tailor' Toby jug from the 'Midshipman Family', circa 1785. Attributed to Jacob Marsh, seated with a small ironing board resting on his knees and a flat iron in his right hand, a neatly potted jug standing between his feet, wearing a brown hat, green frock coat with ochre collar and cuffs, white necktie and partially unbuttoned waistcoat, his hair secured at the back with a distinctive tied ribbon, 15.4 cm high. Estimate: £ 18,000 - 25,000 ($23,354 – 32,437)- A fine facon de Venise latticinio goblet, late 16th or early 17th century. Decorated in vetro a retorti with alternate filigree and plain white striped decoration, the campana or bell-shaped bowl with a pine-cone moulded base, set on a hollow knop between collars, on a spreading foot folded at the rim, 13.8 cm high. Estimate: £ 10,000 - 12,000 ($12,975 – 15,570)- An important Lowestoft birth tablet, circa 1794. Of large size and circular form, a raised rim around the edge picked out blue and a hole pierced for suspension, inscribed in red 'Ann Redgrave/ Born Jary ye 2d/ 1794', within an elegant classical cartouche in puce monochrome, the reverse painted with a flower spray, 11.2 cm diameter. Estimate: £ 10,000 - 15,000 ($12,975 – 19,462)- An exceptional Baccarat garlanded carpet-ground paperweight, circa 1850. The field of turquoise honeycomb canes set with alternate clusters of blue and red composite canes, each outlined by a ring of predominantly white canes and centred with a concentric arrangement of three rows of similar red, white and blue canes, 7.8 cm diam, 5.5 cm high. Estimate: £ 6,000 - 8,000 ($7,785 – 10,380)- The Tichbourne Trial: an exceptional Royal Worcester group of candle extinguishers, circa 1875. The larger extinguisher representing the lawyer, John Duke Coleridge, the smaller extinguisher representing the claimant, Arthur Orton, the stand in the form of a butcher's block stamped with the initials 'AO', all fully coloured, the lawyer lightly glazed, the claimant in very unusual bisque finish, Coleridge 9.7 cm high, block with impressed factory mark (3). Estimate: £ 4,000 - 6,000 ($5,190 - 7,785)- A rare Staffordshire lead-glazed figure of a bagpiper, mid 18th century. Of large size, modelled standing on a tapered square base, facing forward and playing bagpipes, his coat, waistcoat and breeches splashed in green, ochre and brown underglaze colours, the bagpipes and base in dark brown clay, 19 cm high. Estimate: £ 4,000 - 6,000 ($5,190 - 7,785)- An important pair of Worcester vases, circa 1770-75. Of hexagonal form with everted necks, fully painted with the 'Dragons in Compartments' pattern of panels of dragons alternating with vases, all on low tables, green shagreen spandrels above and below, a cell border reserving flowerhead panels on the necks and inside the rims, a broad gold border above the feet, 24.5 cm high (2). Estimate: £ 4,000 - 6,000 ($5,190 - 7,785)For details, visit: https://www.bonhams.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

Martian Water May Have Enough Oxygen to Sustain Life

Salty water below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support basic microbial life. New research published in the journal Nature Geoscience cites two recent Red Planet discoveries—heavily oxidized rocks and […] The post Martian Water May H
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Martian Water May Have Enough Oxygen to Sustain Life

Salty water below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support basic microbial life. New research published in the journal Nature Geoscience cites two recent Red Planet discoveries—heavily oxidized rocks and […] The post Martian Water May Have Enough Oxygen to Sustain Life appeared first on Geek.com.

Auction Preview: African and Oceanic Art at Bonhams, New York, Nov 13

What: African and Oceanic ArtWhere: Bonhams, 580 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, USAWhen: 13 November, 11.00 AM ESTPublic Viewing: 10 Nov 2018 12:00 - 17:00 EST; 11 Nov 2018 12:00 - 17:00 EST; 12 Nov 2018 10:00 - 17:00 ESTTop lots of the sale:- Exceptional K
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Auction Preview: African and Oceanic Art at Bonhams, New York, Nov 13

What: African and Oceanic ArtWhere: Bonhams, 580 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, USAWhen: 13 November, 11.00 AM ESTPublic Viewing: 10 Nov 2018 12:00 - 17:00 EST; 11 Nov 2018 12:00 - 17:00 EST; 12 Nov 2018 10:00 - 17:00 ESTTop lots of the sale:- Exceptional Kota Reliquary Guardian Figure, Obamba Group, Gabon. Height 23 1/4 in (59.1 cm). Estimate: US$ 300,000 - US$ 500,000- Dogon Standing Female Figure, Mali. Height 26 1/4 in (66.7 cm). Estimate: US$ 100,000 - US$ 150,000- Senufo Ancestral Male Figure, Cote D'Ivoire. Height 25 1/4 in (64.1 cm). Estimate: US$ 80,000 - US$ 120,000- Maori Storehouse Door Jamb, New Zealand, whakawae. Height 33 1/2 in (85 cm). Estimate: US$ 60,000 - US$ 90,000- Rare Headrest, Tikopia or Anuta Island, Polynesian Outliers. Hength 12 1/4 in (31 cm). Estimate: US$ 60,000 - US$ 90,000- Aboriginal Rainforest Shield, north eastern Queensland, Australia. Height 46 3/4 in (118.7 cm). Estimate: US$ 40,000 - US$ 60,000- Suspension Hook, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, samban. Height 29 1/4 in (74.3 cm). Estimate: US$ 40,000 - US$ 60,000- Maori Fishing Canoe Prow, North Island, New Zealand, tauihu. Length 32 in (81.3 cm). Estimate: US$ 40,000 - US$ 60,000- Rare and large lidded deep bowl, Hawaiian Islands, kumauna. Diameter of lid 19 1/2 in (49.5 cm) / overall height 10 1/2 in (26.7 cm). Estimate: US$ 40,000 - US$ 60,000- Makonde Standing Female Figure, Tanzania. Height 20 3/4 in (52.7 cm). Estimate: US$ 40,000 - US$ 60,000- Ceremonial Paddle, Austral Island, ra'ivavae. Height 75 in (190.5 cm). Estimate: US$ 35,000 - US$ 45,000- Boar Effigy Mask, Northern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, malagan. Length 37 1/2 in (95.3 cm). Estimate: US$ 30,000 - US$ 50,000- Maori Canoe Paddle, New Zealand, hoe. Height 63 1/2 in (161.3 cm). Estimate: US$ 30,000 - US$ 40,000- Dan/Guere Mask, Cote d'Ivoire. Height 16 1/2 in (41.9 cm). Estimate: US$ 30,000 - US$ 40,000- Ceremonial Inlaid Bowl, probably Santa Ana Island, Solomon Islands, apria ni mwane. Length 14 in (35.6 m). Estimate: US$ 30,000 - US$ 40,000- Priest's or Chief's Club, Fiji Islands, siriti or gugu. Length 42 1/4 in (107.4 cm). Estimate: US$ 25,000 - US$ 35,000- Massive Bowl, Hawaiian Islands, pohaku ku'i poi. Diameter 20 1/2 in (52 cm). Estimate: US$ 25,000 - US$ 35,000- Maori Treasure Box, New Zealand, papahou. Length 20 in (50.8 cm). Estimate: US$ 25,000 - US$ 35,000- Warrior's Club, Marquesas Islands, u'u. Length 42 1/2 in (108 cm). Estimate: US$ 25,000 - US$ 35,000For details, visit: https://www.bonhams.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

Audemars Piguet Creates Royal Oak Frosted Gold Carolina Bucci Timepiece

Audemars Piguet in collaboration with Carolina Bucci has created a Royal Oak Frosted Gold timepiece that is covered with a fine layer of dust with a diamond finish.Guaranteed to capture the eye, the Royal Oak Frosted Gold watch, which is the latest offering f
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Audemars Piguet Creates Royal Oak Frosted Gold Carolina Bucci Timepiece

Audemars Piguet in collaboration with Carolina Bucci has created a Royal Oak Frosted Gold timepiece that is covered with a fine layer of dust with a diamond finish.Guaranteed to capture the eye, the Royal Oak Frosted Gold watch, which is the latest offering from Audemars Piguet, has several unique features. The standout element of the watch however is its finish that is described as “diamond dust” by the watchmaker. With the luxury Swiss-based watchmaker once again renewing its partnership with Carolina Bucci for the creation of the 300 piece limited edition timepiece, not surprisingly it has the look and feel of jewelry. Bucci was also involved in the creation of the Royal Oak Frosted Gold timepieces which were launched in 2016 and came in white and pink hued gold.Yellow gold is the star of the timepiece and it has a unique “hammered” texture that Bucci prefers and is famously nicknamed as the “Florentine.” The case and the bracelet are created from the unique yellow gold and importantly the dial has a highly polished silver hued “mirror” style which is designed to reflect the world around women. With the dial changed the timepiece is a big deviation from the “‘Tapisserie” pattern which was a prominent feature that was used on previous dials.The 37mm case contains a self winding movement and it composed of 280 parts providing a power of reserve of up to 60 hours. With a 50 meters water resistance rating, the timepiece is ideal for everyday wear and combines well with jewelry.Click on the slideshow to check the timepiece.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Estée Lauder Showcases “AERIN” Premier Collection of Perfumes

Estee Lauder and AERIN Beauty have featured Tuberose flowers from India, roses and magnolias in the new premier collection of perfumes which includes “Eclat de Vert.”As an Estee Lauder company, AERIN Beauty, which was created in 2012, has already built u
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Estée Lauder Showcases “AERIN” Premier Collection of Perfumes

Estee Lauder and AERIN Beauty have featured Tuberose flowers from India, roses and magnolias in the new premier collection of perfumes which includes “Eclat de Vert.”As an Estee Lauder company, AERIN Beauty, which was created in 2012, has already built up a reputation for creating leading luxury fragrances. The brand, which was founded by Aerin Lauder, showcases her passion for creating artisanal fragrances with the essence of flowers, which help capture the feminine spirit.The new offerings in the lineup from AERIN Beauty continue to be inspired by flowers and include “Eclat de Vert” that features top notes of magnolia leaves and a mid-portion of Magnolia Blossom which is layered over a base of Vetiver.“Tuberose Le Jour,” the other fragrance in the premier collection launched recently, is infused with the one of the kind Tuberose flowers grown in India. The fragrance captures perfectly the scent of the white Tuberose buds at dawn which brims with vitality.While “Tuberose Le Soir” is created from fully opened Tuberose flowers, which are picked as the sun sets, and the fragrance has richer and more elegant notes. Mandarin, Sandalwood and other elements like Bergamot are combined with the Tuberose flowers to deliver a fragrance that wraps around the body with all-encompassing warmth.The “Rose de Grasse” fragrance however banks on the lasting appeal of blooming roses. Created with several different rose oils such as Rose Otto Bulgaria distilled from the Bulgarian rose, Rose Centifolia and Rose Absolute, the fragrance delivers a fresh and vibrant feel that is unmatched in its uniqueness.Click on the slideshow to check the collection.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

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F3 rookie star Vips set for Red Bull junior deal

Vips, 18, scored four F3 wins on his way to fourth in the championship with long-time Red Bull partner Motopark, which has run the drinks company’s racing proteges for almost two decades. But Vips missed out on the rookie title to Prema Powerteam’s Ferr
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F3 rookie star Vips set for Red Bull junior deal

Vips, 18, scored four F3 wins on his way to fourth in the championship with long-time Red Bull partner Motopark, which has run the drinks company’s racing proteges for almost two decades. But Vips missed out on the rookie title to Prema Powerteam’s Ferrari protege Robert Shwartzman, and also lost third in the overall points to the Russian at the final race after a first-lap collision with ... Keep reading

Espargaro to try Aprilia «lab bike» in Phillip Island

Espargaro has endured a miserable second season at Aprilia, lying 18th in the points with three races to go and with just two top-10 finishes to his name at Le Mans and Aragon. This prompted the Spaniard to say after the Thailand Grand Prix earlier this mont
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Espargaro to try Aprilia «lab bike» in Phillip Island

Espargaro has endured a miserable second season at Aprilia, lying 18th in the points with three races to go and with just two top-10 finishes to his name at Le Mans and Aragon. This prompted the Spaniard to say after the Thailand Grand Prix earlier this month that he cannot tolerate another season like this one and that he could consider quitting if things do not improve. With little left at ... Keep reading

McLaren WEC entry «highly unlikely» for first hypercar season

McLaren chairman Zak Brown has stressed the marque's interest in the new category through its involvement in the rule-making process, but has expressed doubts that it would participate from the introduction of the category in the autumn of 2020. «I don'
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McLaren WEC entry «highly unlikely» for first hypercar season

McLaren chairman Zak Brown has stressed the marque's interest in the new category through its involvement in the rule-making process, but has expressed doubts that it would participate from the introduction of the category in the autumn of 2020. «I don't think we would be ready for the first year of the new championship,» Brown told Motorsport.com. "We have a good sense of what the rules are ... Keep reading

F1 should consider reducing teams’ data – Brawn

Friday practice at Austin took place in wet conditions but Saturday and Sunday were completely dry and the race was one of the best of the F1 season. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen defeated the Red Bull of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes as F1’s
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F1 should consider reducing teams’ data – Brawn

Friday practice at Austin took place in wet conditions but Saturday and Sunday were completely dry and the race was one of the best of the F1 season. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen defeated the Red Bull of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes as F1’s three big teams duked it out on three different strategies. Brawn believes there is a link between the reduced data the teams had from ... Keep reading

FOX Sports Southeast announces plans for home opener telecast of Atlanta Hawks 2018-2019 season

Home opener on Wednesday, October 24, to include one-hour Hawks LIVE pregame show, performances by Future and Zac Brown Band
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FOX Sports Southeast announces plans for home opener telecast of Atlanta Hawks 2018-2019 season

Home opener on Wednesday, October 24, to include one-hour Hawks LIVE pregame show, performances by Future and Zac Brown Band

Hartley: My form against Gasly worthy of Toro Rosso stay

While Gasly has been promoted to Red Bull’s senior team for next season, Hartley is at risk of being forced out of F1.  The New Zealander has repeatedly said he has a contract for next season but his team has already re-signed Daniil Kvyat for 2019 and is
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Hartley: My form against Gasly worthy of Toro Rosso stay

While Gasly has been promoted to Red Bull’s senior team for next season, Hartley is at risk of being forced out of F1.  The New Zealander has repeatedly said he has a contract for next season but his team has already re-signed Daniil Kvyat for 2019 and is negotiating with the Nissan e.dams Formula E team to release Alexander Albon to take the other Toro Rosso seat.  Hartley started last ... Keep reading

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