Mexican Grand Prix: Max Verstappen Takes Pole Position, Valtteri Bottas Suffers Nasty Crash

first_img Charles Leclercferrariformula onelewis hamilton First Published: October 27, 2019, 12:54 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Mexico City: Max Verstappen took pole position and Valtteri Bottas crashed heavily in the final seconds of Saturday’s dramatic qualifying session for Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix.The Dutchman, who is chasing a hat-trick of Mexican triumphs for Red Bull, outpaced the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel with a best lap in one minute and 14.758 seconds. Verstappen’s success consoled him for missing out on pole at the same event last year when he was beaten by his then team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, now with Renault, and gives him a great chance to add to his wins in 2017 and 2018.VERSTAPPEN: “To come out on top is incredible! A huge thank you to the team, they worked very hard. We showed today that we are very quick”#MexicoGP 🇲🇽 #F1 pic.twitter.com/uv8Ub1V0Vn— Formula 1 (@F1) October 26, 2019 Lewis Hamilton qualified in fourth place in his Mercedes, the champion-elect never finding the pace to challenge for a front row grid position, ahead of Red Bull’s Alex Albon and Bottas who was sixth.Hamilton will wrap up his sixth drivers world title if he can finish on the podium and 14 points ahead of Bottas, his only remaining rival this year.Bottas lost control of his Mercedes at the high-speed sweeping Peraltada corner, veering off track and into the barriers. He sat still in his car for several minutes, breathing heavily, before he climbed out.Carlos Sainz was seventh ahead of his McLaren team-mate Lando Norris and the two Toro Rossos of Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly. last_img read more

Hanover Farmers Encouraged to Take Advantage of Agri-Linkage Exchange

first_imgStory Highlights “I am concerned about you finding markets for your produce, and this is one of the biggest drawbacks that farmers have. You will produce, but some of you do not know where the markets are,” Mr. Hutchinson told the farmers. The Minister was speaking at the Hanover Agricultural Show, which was held at the Jockey Factory in Lucea, Hanover, on Saturday (May 25). Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, is encouraging Hanover farmers to take advantage of the Agri-Linkage Exchange (ALEX) to market and sell their produce to organisations in the tourism industry. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, is encouraging Hanover farmers to take advantage of the Agri-Linkage Exchange (ALEX) to market and sell their produce to organisations in the tourism industry.The Minister was speaking at the Hanover Agricultural Show, which was held at the Jockey Factory in Lucea, Hanover, on Saturday (May 25).“I am concerned about you finding markets for your produce, and this is one of the biggest drawbacks that farmers have. You will produce, but some of you do not know where the markets are,” Mr. Hutchinson told the farmers.“At the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) you can now partner with the Agri-Linkage Exchange (ALEX) to market your produce to the tourism industry,” he noted.Established in August 2018, ALEX bridges the gap between agriculture and tourism by facilitating trade between farmers, hoteliers and the gastronomy economy. To date, 549 farmers have benefited from marketing through ALEX.Meanwhile, Mr. Hutchinson also told the farmers that they should take advantage of idle government lands in the parish.“Hanover farmers, the opportunities for agricultural expansion are numerous. You are blessed with 2,000 hectares of arable lands, and a large demand for your products in close proximity. I urge you to use up the idle lands to plant more Irish potatoes, because they are in great demand,” the Minister said.“Just in case any of you know of idle lands belonging to government, I want you to get in touch with RADA. We are prepared to put all government-owned idle lands into production right away, and we intend to ensure that small farmers who need the land can get it,” he added.The Hanover Agricultural Show was held in collaboration with the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and the Hanover Association of Branch Societies.last_img read more