Built in the UK! Red Bull unveil £5m British-made hypercar capable of rivaling F1 car performance

FORMULA 1's Red Bull has unveiled its redesigned £5million hypercar, which will be "designed, engineered and manufactured entirely in-house". (Author: Gardener)

UKThe Advanced Technologies arm of Red Bull's Formula 1 team has announced it will launch its own £5million hypercar, due for launch in 2025. Red Bull's Milton Keynes factory will produce this limited edition two-seater RB-17 with just 50 examples, cars that were built for civilian use rather than professional Formula 1 racing. However, the super rich customers who buy these hypercars cannot flaunt them on the street as the car is not street legal and is intended for track use only. Together, the cars, worth £250m, with VAT taking the figure to £300m, will be sold worldwide and contribute to the UK's export coffers once they hit the market in 2025. Red Bull Racing shared a teaser for the car and tweeted; "Red Bull Advanced Technologies announces details of its first hypercar project to be designed, engineered and manufactured entirely in-house." Meanwhile, the Factory Now initiative welcomed the announcement, tweeting: "BUILT IN THE UK: Red Bull Advanced Technologies will build one new hypercar in the UK. "Designed by Adrian Newey, the RB17 will be built at the Red Bull Technology Campus in Milton Keynes and will create more than 100 jobs." close to the performance of an F1 car. Customers who buy the car will also get access to Red Bull's simulator facilities, car program development and track training. Red Bull F1 Team Principal Christian Horner said: “The RB17 marks an important milestone in the development of Red Bull Advanced Technologies, now full capable of developing and manufacturing a production car at our Red Bull Technology Campus. "Furthermore, the RB17 is the first time a Red Bull-branded car has become available to collectors." READ MORE: First Gigafactory in the UK to ramp up production Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer of the EV Deal F1 Team, added: “The RB17 distills everything we know about developing championship-winning Formula 1 cars into a package that delivers extreme levels of performance in a two-seat racer.” Driven by our passion for performance at every level, the RB17 shifts Design and technical limits well beyond what has previously been available to enthusiasts and collectors.” Both the driver and passenger are protected inside the vehicle by a super-light but strong carbon fiber cockpit tub. DO NOT MISS:


Silverstone UK Session times, Championship standings and how to watch them on TV?

F1 British Grand Prix: Silverstone Session Times UK, Championship Standings and How to Watch on TV - (Author: Gardener)

ChampionshipSilverstone welcomes back Formula 1 for this weekend's British Grand Prix. There is plenty of domestic interest for the hundreds of thousands piling up the A43, with George Russell and Lando Norris also hoping for good results, as well as British-born Thai racer Alex Albon. Friday's first practice begins in unfavorable circumstances with a downpour resulting in too little action on track before Carlos Sainz places his Ferrari top ahead of Hamilton in second place in the afternoon. Here are all the details ahead of the weekend... The British Grand Prix takes place this weekend, with the race scheduled for Sunday 3rd July 2022. Race day is Sunday with the lights going out at 3pm. Free To Air TV: Channel 4 will broadcast the entire race on terrestrial TV with coverage starting at 1.30pm. Satellite TV Channel: The race will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 and Main Event with coverage also starting at 1:30pm. Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also tune in online via the Sky Go app. All4 also shows the race live for free. Live Blog: You can keep up to date with the race on Standard Sport's live blog. From a daily news briefing to insights into homes and real estate, plus lifestyle, going out, deals and more.


Lewis Hamilton backed to end F1 troubles ahead of British GP when retirement verdict was passed

LEWIS HAMILTON's season so far with Mercedes has caused a lot of discussion. (Author: Gardener)

Lewis HamiltonSubscribe now and never miss the top F1 stories again. We use your registration to deliver content in a way you have consented to and to improve our understanding of you. Lewis Hamilton has been backed by Express Sport readers to win a race this season ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The seven-time world champion has also been urged not to retire from the sport despite his struggles with Mercedes. Hamilton started 2022 hoping to put behind the disappointment of losing the World Championship to Max Verstappen last December in highly controversial circumstances. The 37-year-old has only picked up two podiums, finishing third in the opening race in Bahrain and also in Canada last time out. The chances of a record eighth world championship this year are as good as over. Hamilton's main problem was the porpoise of his Mercedes car. Jumping has been an issue all season and has given Hamilton a lot of back pain in recent weeks. Speaking to Sky Sports after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Hamilton said: "I can't express the pain you're going through, especially on the straight here. In the end, you just pray for it to end.” But Express Sport readers still have faith in Hamilton. In our most recent poll, which had over 30,000 responses, 55 percent said he will win a race before the end of the season. Hamilton is confident that once the porpoise problem is resolved, Mercedes will be back at the front of the races. He recently said: "Once we fix that bouncing, we're going to be in a race. Express Sport readers don't think Hamilton should retire this year. In our poll, 58 percent said he should wear In May, Hamilton said he still enjoys racing despite not being on pole and not winning races: “I probably won't win the title, but I feel the same joy of competition as when I started. "Why should I stop? Maybe one day I can't take the pressure anymore, I'm tired, but that day hasn't come yet.” Hamilton is hoping for improvement this weekend at Silverstone. He has won a record eight times on his home track.


How the 'Pampas Bull' conquered Silverstone for Ferrari's maiden F1 win

Formula 1's most successful team returns to the top after years in the wild. Mick O'Hare looks back on the burly farmhand who secured the Scarlet Cars' first victory (Author: Gardener)

SilverstoneSkip to contentThank you for registeringPlease refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically signed inPlease refresh your browser to be signed in the top after years in the wild. Mick O'Hare looks back on the burly farmhand who secured the Scarlet Cars' first victory. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section under My Profile. Do not show this message again As controversial as Max Verstappen crossed the checkered flag in Abu Dhabi last year to win his maiden Formula One world title, change was in the air. And whatever the right and wrong decisions were that gave Verstappen his maiden title, there's no doubt that the Red Bull driver and teammate Sergio Perez got off the grid quickly this 2022 season and seven of the nine races have won so far. But they were pushed to the limit by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, who has claimed victories in every race Red Bull hasn't had and would have won more had the car's reliability issues not hampered his campaign. Nonetheless, the famous Italian team and their venerable scarlet cars are back in the game after years in the wilds of Formula 1. But while the time between drinks seems long, it wouldn't be the first time the sport's most iconic brand has endured a drought. How the Brits became so successful in the Tour de France F1 winHow the 'Pampas Bull' took Ferrari's first F1 winJose Froilan Gonzalez in a Ferrari F1 car at the Silverstone circuit in 1954 How the 'Pampas Bull' Ferrari's first F1 -Victory How the 'Pampas Bull' took Ferrari's first F1 winGonzalez was known as 'Big-Head' to his friends How the 'Pampas Bull' took Ferrari's first ever F1 winHow the 'Pampas Bull' took Ferrari's first ever F1 winGonzalez won in 1954 again at Silverstone How the 'Pampas Bull' took Ferrari's first ever F1 win VictoryCharles Leclerc took Ferrari's first race win in three years in the 2022 season opener in Bahrain. Subscribe to Independent Premium to bookmark this article ater? Start your independent premium subscription today. Thank you for registering. Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically signed in. Please update your browser to be logged in


Jamie Chadwick doubts women's racing is possible in 'extremely physical' F1

Chadwick appears to be in pole position if a woman is to be given a chance in F1 in the years to come, but the W-Series champion isn't convinced she would be up to the challenge (Author: Gardener)

Jamie ChadwickChadwick appears to be on pole if a woman is to be given a chance in Formula 1 in the years to come, but the W-Series champion isn't convinced she's up to the challenge. Could Jamie Chadwick one day become a Formula 1 driver? Jamie Chadwick has admitted she's not sure female drivers are up to the physical demands of racing in a Formula 1 car. Almost 50 years after the last time a woman drove in Formula 1 and eight years since Susie Wolff took part in a training session, there is currently a major effort to bring a female driver back to the sport. Chadwick could one day be the woman to secure a spot on the F1 grid after dominating the W Series - she is currently in the hunt for her third straight title. But the Brit has admitted she's not sure women's bodies are capable of handling the rigors of F1 cars. "My goal is to compete in Formula 1, but I don't know what's actually possible," Chadwick told the Press Association. “To get into F1 you have to go through the feeder series - F3 and F2 - and it's extremely physical. Formula 1 is extremely physical and we don't really know what women are capable of in this sport." If you're 15 or 16 and you're racing, you don't have power steering and you drive big, heavy cars, a lot of women struggle, even though they were successful in go-karting. We like to think women can do it - and I like to be the guinea pig and will do my best to push and explore the possibilities in Formula 1 - but we don't know. If it's physically possible and women can compete against men, how do we achieve that? However, if it's too physically tough, but the sport wants women to compete, we need to bring it back and understand why.” Susie Wolff, wife of Mercedes boss Toto, was the last woman to attend an F1 session Eight years ago, the Williams development driver suggested that the sport needed to make technical rule changes to accommodate female drivers. Chadwick added, "I don't think it's as easy as going to the gym to get stronger and jump in the car. Although our sport is incredibly advanced in many ways, the physical human performance side is misunderstood. How can we make them thinner because women's hands aren't necessarily that big? A lot of these things were overlooked for obvious reasons, but now we'll have to see if that impacts performance."


Ricciardo's F1 hopes are rising despite the recent McLaren blow as the local hero came to the fore

Ricciardo's F1 hopes are rising despite the recent McLaren blow as the local hero came to the fore (Author: Gardener)

McLarenCarlos Sainz surpassed local hero Lewis Hamilton to set the times for Ferrari in Friday's second practice session at the British Grand Prix, overtaking his Mercedes rival by just over a tenth of a second on a wet and windy day. Teammate Lando Norris showed strong pace to finish third fastest, just 0.176s slower than Sainz. Ricciardo was almost a second slower than the Ferrari driver but said that was more because he didn't do a good one-lap drive than because he really lacked the pace. Watch every Practice, Qualifying and Race of the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship™ live on Kayo. "We got out of there and had a little bit of fun," said Ricciardo. “The hard (tyre) was looking pretty good and I didn't really get the best lap in the world with the soft. "But I think we're in a decent place when we think about it, and then when we look at Lando, we look like we're in a decent place. "It's early, we obviously only have one session, but for the only dry session of the day I think we're fine." Meanwhile, Sainz, who recorded his first session best since the Australian Grand Prix in April, rode a best lap of one minute and 28.952 seconds to beat seven-time champion Hamilton, who seemed to have rediscovered his panache, by 0.163 seconds. It was an uplifting day for Sainz, who was frustrated two weeks ago in Canada where he was fastest in the race but failed to overtake Max Verstappen's Red Bull to win. "We expect to be competitive at every track and hope to do well here," said Sainz. “I expect it because the car is a very competitive car, just like the Red Bull, just like the Merc when there's a little less bumps and a little more high speed! "So yeah I think we all knew when we arrived this weekend it was going to be a close fight and again it looks like it's going to be the same here." Norris led in the third world champion and series leader Max Verstappen from Red Bull and Charles Leclerc in the second Ferrari. "It was a tricky day and we had a few problems on my side," said Leclerc, winner of six pole positions this year. "Hopefully we have a cleaner day tomorrow and things work our way." After an unimpressive day for Red Bull, Verstappen remained confident of finding the improvement he needed to return to the top. “Obviously it's always a bit tricky after not racing in FP1 and then FP2 will be a bit of a guess, let's put it that way. Whereas in FP1 you usually just build up,” said the 24-year-old Dutchman, who leads the title race ahead of teammate Sergio Perez on 46 points while Leclerc is third and 49 points behind. I think we know what we need to work on and we'll try to do that overnight. "That time probably wasn't great, but it wasn't really bad either, you know. We're still in there and we still have a few things to look at, you know, on the tires too.” Verstappen has won six out of nine races this year, including five of the last six, and came to Silverstone as a favorite to set his to continue the successful streak. Two-time champion Fernando Alonso was sixth for Alpine ahead of Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull, George Russell in the second Mercedes, Ricciardo and Aston Martin's Lance Stroll.


Hamilton avoids ban by dropping his nose stud in F1 jewelry row

JONATHAN MCEVOY AT SILVERSTONE: Whatever this weekend's British Grand Prix may bring, it will include Lewis Hamilton. So much was unclear on Friday until a few minutes before 1 p.m (Author: Gardener)

HamiltonWhatever this weekend's British Grand Prix may bring, it will include Lewis Hamilton. And with that, one of the many points of contention that turned this week's run-up to the Silverstone showpiece into a toxic cesspool was resolved, the possible exclusion of the seven-time world champion from the competition in front of 142,000 fans was ruled out in no time at all. Hamilton had finally bowed to the FIA's insistence that the piercing be removed after softening his position earlier in the week after agreeing to meet governing body president Mohammed Ben Sulayem, who is campaigning for the regulation, next week . The resolution is particularly good news for the patriotic crowd at Northamptonshire's old airfield given the evidence in practice. Yes, Hamilton complained about his Mercedes bouncing – it was, like other cars – but he placed second on the timing screens and was right in the middle of what would be a record-breaking ninth win here. He was just 0.163s behind Ferrari's Carlos Sainz. More cheering for the British fans came from McLaren's Lando Norris, who finished third fastest. Champion Max Verstappen, who leads the table with 46 points, was fourth best. The atmosphere this weekend is a bit different due to last year when the Dutchman and Hamilton collided at Copse. Add to this how Verstappen controversially beat Hamilton for the title on the last day of the season and the ingredients for conflict are well there. So is Mercedes really back in the running? Well, let's stabilize the buffs until we see the evidence of qualifying in unpredictable conditions on Saturday. The silky track suits their car, which may be helped by a number of upgrades: to the front suspension, sidepod intake, rear wing and floor body. And don't forget that two weeks ago in Montreal there were periods when Hamilton was the fastest man out there. "It's been a good day and I'm feeling pretty decent," Hamilton said. It's quite tough – not physically punishing, but in the car and on the tires, so we still have work to do. George Russell, who finished eighth best in practice, is also a viable contender. But as far as they can, Mercedes will be cheering for Hamilton, their £40million-a-year No1. The good home run on track - after rain ended the first session prematurely - seemed like a ray of light at the end of a dingy week. At the center of the stench were the racist remarks made by Nelson Piquet, Brazil's three-time world champion, in which he used the n-word to describe Hamilton. Further video evidence surfaced that the 69-year-old was using homophobic language just to be safe. Bernie Ecclestone, meanwhile, has spent the last 48 hours defending his war crimes pal Vladimir Putin and has also apologized for the unkind words of his former Brabham driver Piquet. Police have warned lives could be at risk this weekend after receiving "credible information" that protesters are planning to disrupt the event. Northamptonshire Police said the jammers could "potentially invade the track on race day". The police added: “We want to address this group of people directly. We urge you not to put yourself, the drivers, the many marshals, volunteers and the public at risk. Going to a live circuit is extremely dangerous. If you continue with this reckless plan, you are putting lives at risk.' In 2003, serial wrecker Neil Horan invaded the track and Extinction Rebellion activists invaded again in 2020. Who will win given the expected good conditions? The form book says either the Ferraris or the Red Bulls. But never forget that Hamilton put in some of the best performances of his life here, never more so than in 2008 in the wet. He also crossed the finish line on three wheels and won two years ago. "It's the best track," added Hamilton. The fans give me hope. "We will work as hard as we can to give them a good result." We know what he's thinking.


Door Ajar for Mercedes Revival; McLaren rediscovers Mojo

'Miles away': Door open to Mercedes resurgence; McLaren Rediscovers Mojo: F1 Practice Talking Pts (Author: Gardener)

Mercedes RevivalThe British summer was in effect at Friday's British Grand Prix, with first practice effectively washed out and outdoor jackets mandatory. Heavy rain set in as the first qualifying session of the weekend got underway, but it only soaked the second sector and left much of the rest of the track dry. Too wet for slicks in some places and too dry for intermediates in others, the first hour of the Silverstone weekend was practically written off. The second practice was a heavy burden and yet even FP2 proved relatively muted by a variety of technical issues and the need to tweak large update packages brought in by half the teams. Watch every Practice, Qualifying and Race of the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship™ live on Kayo. Combined with a lack of consensus on what compound would be the optimal racing tire, the competitive order remains murky, particularly when it comes to long-distance speeds. There were some clues ahead of qualifying but with rain forecast for Saturday as well, picking the points finish for the weekend remains extremely difficult. The Silverstone circuit plays to the car's strengths in high-speed corners, and its smooth surface also helps limit ups and downs, much like we've seen in Spain where the W13 is comfortably among the top in terms of Sunday speed three lay. In addition, Mercedes has packed a number of upgrades into the car for this weekend that are aimed solely at performance rather than addressing ride quality issues. As a result we still saw some hopping through the high-speed corners - something that was also evident in Spain - but setting competitive times didn't seem prohibitive. Although the timesheets say he was second and 0.163s behind Carlos Sainz, the Spaniard went so far on his fastest lap at Copse that it would certainly have been discarded had that been qualifying. His next best lap would have dropped him to second behind Hamilton. "I'm feeling pretty good," Hamilton said. “We still have a lot to do, but it feels like a small step forward. Even Mercedes engineer Andrew Shovlin confirmed that the team was confident their place at the top of the order was legitimate. "It looks like we've taken a step forward because we're not usually anywhere near the top on a Friday," Shovlin told Sky Sports. “I suspect there will be a little more from Ferrari and a little more from Red Bull, but over the long term the work has also been quite encouraging. “Usually we're looking at half a second, maybe even seven or eight tenths to their faster teams over the long run. It didn't look like it was there." George Russell's only complaint was that he struggled to change tires for a single qualifying lap, although that could prove irrelevant if rain arrives on Saturday afternoon to stop that to neutralize the problem. Deriving race pace is considerably more difficult. Although Mercedes' optimism is confirmed by the lap averages, the fact that neither team was confident in the tire strategy makes comparisons difficult. Red Bull Racing averaged the absolute fastest on the soft tyre, although Verstappen's run only covered three representative laps in a frustrating day for the team. The Milton Keynes team appeared to be struggling with significant correlation issues with their new aero kit and Perez lamented that it may have set the team too far back on Friday to recover in time for the race. Verstappen was less concerned, although the Dutchman admitted that despite his relatively short run, the soft compound was probably too soft to be a reliable race compound - although the team only used soft compounds for its long runs in practice. Instead, Ferrari's pace seemed more representative on soft tires, especially given that the Scuderia's long run time on the medium compound was comparable. Mercedes, meanwhile, focused on the harder tire compounds and seemed to be reaping the rewards. Hamilton's middle run was only slightly off the pace of the Scuderia, while Russell was surprised to report that his times on the hard tire improved the longer she drove him, again suggesting the W13 in his hands was understressing his tyres . While Mercedes looks far from midfield, the battle for the best of the others looks as close as ever - but with one significant unknown. Alpine, sixth fastest thanks to Fernando Alonso at the end of the day, did not complete any long runs and is therefore absent from the calculations. But Alonso and teammate Esteban Ocon suffered interrupted sessions, the former thanks to a lengthy stint of configuration laps to open FP2 and the latter with an early retirement after a crack was found in his bodywork. The French team made a major upgrade to the car this weekend, focusing on the bodywork and floor - that means pretty much everything - and expect to be competitive, but it's difficult to know where the team will go after first day in the order of running sits. Alonso's best time was faster than Perez and Russell's best efforts, but almost 0.6s slower than Lando Norris' excellent best lap. Daniel Ricciardo, as the second-best midfielder, was 0.2 seconds slower than Alonso. But while the battle between these two teams has been at its closest of late, Alfa Romeo set the best long-term times with Valtteri Bottas, whose times on the middle compound were better than the McLaren drivers on soft or hard, albeit the Finn's stint, could keep up was relatively close with the midfielders. Alfa Romeo is one of only two teams not to provide any updates on this race, which could at least give it a small advantage early in the weekend as it takes less time to understand its car. It remains to be seen whether this will remain the case until the end of the weekend. Rain is expected to return on Saturday morning and continue into the afternoon, potentially disrupting FP3 and qualifying. Teams were clearly concerned enough, as evidenced by the lack of running in FP1 to conserve rubber in wet weather. The British Grand Prix is ​​live on Kayo. Coverage of the final practice session is live tonight at 20:45, with the pre-qualifying show at 23:00 before the pit lane opens at midnight for Q1. The pre-race show is live on Sunday from 10:30pm, with the lights going out at midnight.


"There Are Too Many White Men Doing the Same Job" (EXCLUSIVE)

This week, Chelsea Handler guest-hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live. The comedian brought her A-game, and as the news cycle dictated, Handler was assigned to cover the Supreme Court hearing Roe v. Wade overturned the conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell and R. In announcing their […] (Author: Gardener)

There Are Too Many White Men Doing the Same JobThis week, Chelsea Handler guest-hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live. The comedian brought her A-game, and as the news cycle wanted, Handler was tasked with covering the Supreme Court that overthrew Roe v It's time to speak out about all our rights being taken away." and offers a preview of her uncompromising attitude and strong perspective as she tackles the issues of the day. Now, speaking to Variety to discuss her week-long hosting of "Kimmel," Handler says she's ready to make her permanent late-night return. "I obviously have very strong and loud opinions and I'm happy to share them. Especially in times like these, it's nice for a lot of people to have a female voice out there," Handler told Variety. "And it really got me thinking. These conversations happen every few years about whether I want to go back to late nights or go back to a talk show, and I just always think of a reason why I don't want to do it. "I feel like this is a time," Handler continues, "when it's so important to be represented and to represent women and to remind people why it's so important to be loud and strong and to be tireless and tireless to stand up and say something. There's comfort to a lot of people when they have someone speaking for them — you know, not just a white guy, which I'm sure is on our side, but it's just different. There really isn't anyone who can experience what it's like to be a woman but one of us. So if anyone else comments on that, white men's opinions are pretty much irrelevant.” Late-night space has always lacked women. Samantha Bee has her long-running series on TBS and Amber Ruffin is hosting her show on Peacock. Lilly Singh had NBC's ultra-late slot for two seasons, but with that show now canceled there are no female hosts on the network's late-night TV. Handler says she hasn't had discussions with CBS with the recent announcement that James Corden is leaving his "Late Late Show" after next year. "Personally, I didn't engage in conversations with anyone other than my agents, and they were just testing the waters to see how interested I was, so I didn't speak to anyone directly about a specific slot," says Handler. So I'm going to talk to all of these people about what those opportunities look like and if this is the right place for me. I'll think about it if the conversation suits my interest." Handler also gushes over the idea of ​​rebooting her E! Chelsea Lately series in an upscale, revamped version that she reveals would call Chelsea Later. Handler hosted "Chelsea Lately" on E! She then had a documentary series on Netflix, followed by a talk show with the streamer called Chelsea, which ran from 2016 to 2017. Her latest comedy special, Evolution, ran on HBO Max, and she's currently browsing a new televised standup special from her Vaccinated & Horny tour, which she recently filmed at the Ryman in Nashville. But now she's ready to make her comeback a regular late-night sit. There are too many white men doing the same job,” says Handler. "I can't explain why more women aren't hosting shows - maybe it's a lack of interest, but I doubt it. I think people think it's a man's job," she adds. "I thought I made a real dent by doing my show and proving to people that you can be a woman and host a late night show, but it seems like people need another reminder . Here, Handler talks to Variety about her week hosting Kimmel, her idea for a Chelsea Lately reboot, and why she's ready to return to late-night and possibly network television. Have you already had discussions with venues about launching a new late night show? We're just starting to talk more seriously about this and I feel like I've gotten to a point in my life where I've had the time to really reflect and understand what my toolset is and what my strengths are are how I move in this environment. I know that's my ability, so I'm taking it more seriously and looking at it on a more serious level. You are now in a position to do whatever you want to do. So if you had your own late night show, what would that look like for you? I think I'd like to reboot Chelsea Lately as Chelsea Later. There are just too many great, talented comedians that I want to give a voice to, and there's just an overabundance of straight white guys over a certain age who get a lot of props in the medium. We have a lot of talk shows, but we need the format that is really fun and can piss off everything politically and culturally. There's a lot of debate about political correctness in comedy, but I'd argue that late-night comics on today's TV have more to say than ever. That's probably the Trump effect, because I don't think you could trash the President five years ago on network TV. Did you feel like you had creative freedom? That's definitely the vibe I got on Kimmel all week. It was definitely written for me and my voice, and that's something we probably couldn't have gotten away with before. I think you have a good point there. I asked you if you would like to interview Melania Trump and you said no because "she hardly speaks English". That interview drew a lot of backlash, but honestly, that's one of the tamer things you've said in the last few years. It seems like with the political vitriol these days, comics can say a lot that they couldn't say before, and that audiences are more used to hearing people say what they want to say. Yes. And well, I also think that Melania has proven that she deserves this kind of retribution. You did a little work on Melania in Jimmy Kimmel this week. We wanted to call her a prostitute and then they said, "No, she was suing people for calling her a prostitute." I say, "But technically she's a prostitute, so why can't we say that?" Or could you pretty much say what you wanted to say? I always said I never wanted to be on TV because they would never let me do my thing. But I have to say, this week on Jimmy Kimmel I basically did whatever I wanted to and it turned out so well. With the amount of attention and messages I've received, it really feels like I'm coming home. Wade to “Kimmel” in your monologue, you proposed male body laws. One line read, "If you impregnate a woman, you must wear a leech on your scrotum for up to nine months and then breastfeed it." Another of your lines read, "Every time you masturbate, you must have a funeral for your Kleenex throw.” A man can't say that. But there's no such thing as a woman hosting a late-night network show. Do you think it's finally time? We have Amber Ruffin and Samantha Bee, so there are women and I don't want to pretend there aren't. But it's not enough. Men cannot speak for us. On Chelsea Lately you had a roundtable format with comics and featured a lot of talent. Is that something you'd like to incorporate into a new show of yours? I think what was so unique about Chelsea Lately, and what I probably didn't appreciate that much at the time, is how many careers that show launched, whether it's Fortune Feimster or Jo Koy or Kevin Hart or Tiffany Haddish. All these people had a role on this show. Another thing I'm very proud of is that when we did this show, no one told us to have diversity or to put that person in it. Nobody had to tell us because it's a natural thing that happens with comedy. If you're not a narcissist, you might see that other people can bring something to the table, and it elevates the show so much. We should all strive to uplift everyone else and not take the spotlight for ourselves all the time. There were so many comics opened up to me along the way that I learned about and discovered that I had on Jimmy Kimmel this week. I have a great eye for talent and comedy, and I want to bring those people together around the table. I want to sit there and spin that shit and talk about politics and current events and talk about culture in a way that you're respectful of other people. There isn't a world I live in that you can't be funny without making fun of people - it's just so ridiculous to even say that. Aside from that, how do you feel about the state of comedy right now? I don't mind everyone complaining about how hard it is to be funny in this "PC world". It's not difficult to just respect the new rules. It's not difficult not to discriminate against people in the medium of comedy. That only speaks to your talent if you can't work within a specific set of parameters. We shouldn't make other people feel bad anyway. You have a lot to say about politics at the moment, but would you still like to infuse pop culture into one of your new shows? I think there's a more mature kind of iteration of Chelsea Lately that doesn't make fun of Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears anymore. It would be a group of comedians around a table commenting on the day's events and commenting on the madness of everything that's going on, whether it's the Kardashians with 250 million Instagram followers or we're talking Russia and Ukraine. No matter how serious it gets, there is recklessness – and there is a lack of recklessness at the moment. But I think it has to be on every night, or it has to be an hour every Friday of high quality, like a Bill Maher-style show. The problem with Netflix was that it was too young a network and idea for them. The schedule kept changing and wasn't consistent, and with shows like this you have to be consistent. I've already proven myself in this space, and I think it doesn't matter if it's a broadcast or streaming platform, but whatever it is, it has to be dedicated and consistent and consistent with your intent. So if you relaunched your show as Chelsea Later, how would you describe the show? I envision an upscale version of Chelsea Lately. It would be with a lot of people who were on Chelsea Lately and new people too. A lot of these late night shows you watch and it's a different guy but it's the same shit. We need new energy. We need new vibrations. I've taken enough time to know exactly what to do. Follow us for the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Lewis Hamilton is second in FP2 with Carlos Sainz at the top and Lando Norris third

F1 Practice LIVE: Lewis Hamilton finishes second in FP2 with Carlos Sainz on top and Lando Norris third – Follow the first practice session at Silverstone as preparations for the British Grand Prix continue (Author: Gardener)

Lewis HamiltonAn estimated 30,000 Openreach engineers and 9,000 BT call center workers have been elected and supported industrial action, according to the Communication Workers Union (CWU). An estimated 30,000 Openreach engineers and 9,000 BT call center workers have been elected and supported industrial action, according to the Communication Workers Union (CWU). Dave Ward, general secretary of the Communication Workers Union, said workers voted overwhelmingly to go on strike after negotiations on wages and working conditions failed to reach an agreement. Dave Ward, general secretary of the Communication Workers Union, said workers voted overwhelmingly to go on strike after negotiations on wages and working conditions failed to reach an agreement. Putin says it would be 'disgusting' to see the G7 leaders shirtless Putin says it would be 'disgusting' to see the G7 leaders shirtless Follow F1 coverage live when the British Grand Prix weekend with free practice sessions one and two at Silverstone. Follow live F1 coverage as the British Grand Prix weekend gets underway with free practice sessions one and two at Silverstone. Last time out in Canada, Max Verstappen clinched his sixth win of the season in Montreal, holding off a late attack from Ferrari's Carlos Sainz. Last time out in Canada, Max Verstappen clinched his sixth win of the season in Montreal, holding off a late attack from Ferrari's Carlos Sainz. The reigning world champion's lead at the top of the World Championship leaderboard is now 46 points over team-mate Sergio Perez. The reigning world champion's lead at the top of the World Championship leaderboard is now 46 points over team-mate Sergio Perez. Lewis Hamilton was third - only his second podium of the season - while his British team-mate George Russell was fourth. Lewis Hamilton was third - only his second podium of the season - while his British team-mate George Russell was fourth. Both the Silver Arrows and Ferrari – after giving Charles Leclerc a month to forget it – will be looking to get back on the podium this weekend. Both the Silver Arrows and Ferrari – after giving Charles Leclerc a month to forget it – will be looking to get back on the podium this weekend. Hamilton won last season's race after colliding with Verstappen on the first lap at Copse corner in a memorable moment - and an incident that has come back into the public eye gave Nelson Piquets racist language to describe Hamilton , when he spoke about the fall. Hamilton won last season's race after colliding with Verstappen on the first lap at Copse corner in a memorable moment - and an incident that has come back into the public eye gave Nelson Piquets racist language to describe Hamilton , when he spoke about the fall. Follow all the latest updates as we prepare for this weekend's British Grand Prix: Follow all the latest updates as we prepare for this weekend's British Grand Prix: 17:03 , Kieran Jackson Despite the advantage, Slipstreaming Hamilton can't improve Russell's time... Hamilton is second after this session, with Norris third - the pair are less than two tenths off the Ferrari clock. 16:59 , Kieran Jackson A quick pit stop by the Mercedes man who will once again try to get his car up the rankings... 16:54 , Kieran Jackson George Russell complains about lack of traction on track in response to statement his engineer that he can push hard - he's currently in eighth place. It should be noted that the gap between the top 9 cars is currently no more than a second, with Leclerc in fifth place just four tenths off his Ferrari teammate Sainz, who still leads the field in the closing stages. 16:30 , Kieran Jackson We're halfway through FP2 as the majority of the field switch to soft tyres. Lando Norris just set the fastest time of the day, with Leclerc and Sainz in second and third. George Russell is now in fourth place, Hamilton (on the media) in ninth. 16:22 , Kieran Jackson All but one car are now in the pits. The Ferraris are at the top of the Timseheets, with Leclerc still in first place, followed by the Red Bulls by Verstappen and Perez. Hamilton is fifth while teammate Russell has yet to set a meaningful time and is currently 17th. 12:15pm, Kieran Jackson protesters plan to disrupt this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, with a possible invasion of the track on race day, according to "credible information" obtained by Northants Police. Local police - who are responsible for policing this weekend's event, with 400,000 spectators expected over the three days - have issued a stern warning to the group and are ready to communicate about facilitating a "peaceful protest" at the Group that running at a live circuit is "extremely dangerous" and their plan would "endanger lives" during Sunday's race. Max Verstappen believes Nelson Piquet is "not a racist" but agrees his choice of words was "very offensive" to Hamilton in an interview - he has since apologized and says his comments were mistranslated. Piquet is the father of Max Verstappen's girlfriend Kelly Piquet and the Red Bull driver - who has "hung out" with the Brazilian - says the 69-year-old didn't mean a racial slur. "Everyone is against racism - I think it's very straightforward, that's all you can do with it," said Verstappen before the British Grand Prix. "I think the wording that was used, although of course with different types of cultures and things that they probably said when they were little and younger, wasn't right. 11:05 , Kieran Jackson The grid may need to watch out this weekend... Lewis Hamilton will benefit from the odds of Formula 1's racism storm by becoming "unbeatable" at this weekend's British Grand Prix, Mercedes team boss said Toto Wolff. Wolff also called on the sport's bosses, and rival teams to join Mercedes in "putting your money where your mouth is" to fight racism. Preparations for Hamilton's home race have been marred by the emergence of a racial slur used by three-time world champion Nelson Piquet against the British driver. Piquet, 69, has since apologized but claimed the offending word was mistranslated. But Wolff said: "Lewis thrives on adversity and when things are thrown at him then he becomes unbeatable. 10:50 , Kieran Jackson Two weeks without a race - it's too long, isn't it! Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's practice sessions at Silverstone's British Grand Prix. Here are today's times: Stay tuned for preparation because today is the start of Round 10 of the 2022 Formula 1 season!