Picha ya siku: Eliud Kipchoge aburudika na bingwa wa F1 Lewis Hamilton

Baada ya kutuzwa kama mwanariadha bora duniani mwaka wa 2019, Eliud Kipchoge amekuwa akitumia mda wake wa mapumziko, kujibamba na kutalii nchi tofauti.

Wikendi iliyopita, Kipchoge alichapisha picha akiwa Abu Dhabi alipokuwa ameelekea kushabikia bingwa wa F1, Lewis Hamilton, kupitia mualiko spesheli kutoka kwa kampuni ya Mercedes.

Bingwa huyo wa mbio za marathon kisha alipata nafasi murwa kabisa kutangamana na kuburudika na Hamilton ambaye alituzwa kama bingwa wa mbio hizo.

Eliud kupitia mtandao wa Twitter aliandika,

A very inspiring weekend with

at the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. A pleasure meeting Lewis, Valtteri and the entire team and see their focus, discipline and hard work from up close.

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Hamilton pips McIlroy to take BBC sports personality award

Photo source: theguardian.com

Lewis Hamilton defied the heavy favouritism bestowed on Rory McIlroy, as the Formula One world champion won the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award in Glasgow on Sunday evening.

With minutes to go before the winner was announced, McIlroy was heavily favoured to become the first golfer in 25 years to lift the trophy. Instead, Hamilton prevailed with 209,920 telephone votes from 620,932 cast, with the golfer edged into second place on 123,745. Athlete Jo Pavey, a source of inspiration to many on account of distance running heroics, took third on 99,931 votes.

Hamilton, who later admitted he would have voted for McIlroy were he watching at home, seemed slightly shocked when addressing the 12,000 crowd at the SSE Hydro arena. “I really wasn’t expecting that,” he said, “especially as I was watching all of the videos during the awards. We are really talking about some of the great sportspeople of our time.

“I am really, really taken aback. I am overwhelmed and feel so honoured. I have an amazing following but you never know how well you are appreciated throughout the whole of the UK. I would have been proud just to be amongst these people, who have done such amazing things.

“When I was growing up in Stevenage, of course I wanted to be a racing driver and be the best in the world but I didn’t ever contemplate all the people who would support or follow me. I just wanted to be the best.”

Damon Hill, in 1996, was the last Formula One driver to win the BBC title.

McIlroy was gracious in defeat, despite being entitled to feel disappointed. This was a year in which the 25-year-old claimed two major championships and surged back to the top of the world rankings.

“Lewis has had a fantastic year so I have no complaints,” said the Northern Irishman. “This was his second world championship and he dominated the F1 season.

“I had a lot of support out there. To finish second is still a great achievement. Hopefully if I can achieve just as much next year, if not more, I can go one better.”

 

 

 

-theguardian.com

Champion Hamilton ready for new title fight

Photo source: Independent.co.uk

Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said he is determined to keep winning Formula One titles with Mercedes after his triumph in Abu Dhabi.

Allowing himself just one celebratory drink as parties erupted around him following Sunday’s Grand Prix victory, the 29-year-old Briton said he would get immediately down to work improving the car for next season.

“We want to be able to go into next season and compete again and be as strong as possible.

“That’s obviously going to be the goal and I have absolute faith in the team that we will come back very, very strong next year.”

Hamilton avoided the temptations on offer all round him and settled for a quiet dinner with his family before meeting up with his Mercedes team at their end of season gathering.

“I had just one drink last night and that is more than good for me,” he said.

-TimesLive.za

F1: Lewis Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton dominated the Russian Grand Prix to take his ninth win of the year, his fourth in a row, and extend his championship lead.

Hamilton’s team-mate Nico Rosberg fought back following a first-lap error to take second place, sealing the constructors’ title for Mercedes.

Rosberg trails Hamilton by 17 points with three races remaining and a maximum of 100 points available.

Hamilton equalled Nigel Mansell’s record for most wins by a Briton – 31.

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/29542993