Lewis Hamilton, the British Formula One racing driver, has agreed to Mercedes’ terms as his contract with McLaren runs out this year, according to BBC F1 chief analyst Eddie Jordan. However when asked, Hamilton stated that his plans for 2013 are still undecided. According to him, he has no deadline to reach for any decision as of yet and that he is still focusing on the remaining races on the current race. His spokesman was quoted saying that they are still in an advanced negotiation with McLaren to work on a new contract.
As for Mercedes, they haven’t confirmed the rumors yet but they added: "Until we are in a position to confirm our full driver line-up for next season, it is inevitable that there will be speculation around this topic."
For the last 12 years, Hamilton has been driving for McLaren where he debuted at the Australian Grand Pix in 2007. Race after race, he continued to dazzle us with his wildfire speed as he accelerated his career to new heights until he reached what every racer dreamed off, bagging the F1 World Championship in 2008. 2009 might have been a bit disappointing but he has made a huge come back in 2010 as he finished fourth for the previous season.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen was immortalized in Vanity Fair, in 2000, when she appeared as a naked Lady Godiva, riding a white horse. The fashion shoot is one of many that have been inspired by the English legend. But, this year, Giselle once again stars in another Lady Godiva-esque photo shoot, this time for upscale jewelry designer David Yurman’s 2012 Autumn/Winter collection.
Tropical Storm Isaac is gaining strength and is churning up a path through the Gulf of Mexico on Monday with top sustained winds of 65 mph, after pelting southern Florida with torrential rain and strong winds on Sunday. Typically, tropical storms are large and extend to more than 200 miles from the storm's center, which means that Isaac could cause substantial damage to areas where it does not pass directly overhead.
The cycling icon Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and given a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency on Friday after he surrendered his fight against the drug allegations that had tarnished his reputation.
Ethiopian strongman and Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died on Monday at the age of 57. The Ethiopian authorities reported that Prime Minister Zenawi died in a hospital abroad after contracting a secondary infection while recovering from an undisclosed illness.
After a diplomatic dispute with Sweden, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko had been dismissing high-level officials from their duty. Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov was recently added to the list of officials who got removed from their positions, and was replaced by Lukashenko's head of administration Vladimir Makey, one of many Belarus officials on an EU blacklist.
Lebanon is once again involved in the escalating turmoil in their neighboring country, Syria. Exchanges of heavy gun and grenade fire between pro- and anti-Damascus regime supporters in Lebanon broke out on Monday and went on until Tuesday night in the city of Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city.
"In many ways, it was slightly disappointing", these words coming from the very mouth of Shirley Robertson, a Scottish sailor who had won 2 consecutive Olympic gold medals in 2000 in Sydney and 2004 in Athens.
After team GB's 3 year reign in sailing category, their domination has ended as Australia prevailed against the tides of Weymouth and Portland walking away with 3 gold medals and still has a racing final match with Spain.