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    Vettel ‘making immediate contribution’ at Aston Martin

    Sebastian Vettel isn’t waiting around to make his presence felt at Aston Martin following his move over the winter from Ferrari. “I think we’re going to get the best out of Seb, I really do,” said the team’s technical director Andy Green on Wednesday at the launch of the AMR21. “He has integrated into the team very quickly, his contribution started immediately,” he added in comments made to RACER.com this week. Read also: Vettel ‘at peace’ with 2020 botched season, not out ‘to prove a point’ Vettel is hoping to put his terrible final season at Maranello firmly in the rear-view mirror as soon as possible. The four time world…

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    Saucony Originals launch zero-percent plastic shoe

    Saucony Originals is launching its first low environmental impact model this month, made from seven natural and renewable materials and does not contain plastic or petroleum derivatives. Described as a “very important milestone” for the high-performance apparel and sports shoe brand, the new Jazz Court RFG combines classic shoemaking techniques with modern manufacturing to make its most sustainable shoe ever.  Launching on March 10, the Jazz Court RFG is the result of years of research, added the brand, and is part of its commitment to “leave a lighter footprint on the planet” by choosing materials and processes to continue to create the best trainers possible with the least environmental impact. 
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    Szafnauer: They all want to be part of Aston Martin’s journey

    Aston Martin team boss Otmar Szafnauer says the resurgence of the legendary British manufacturer’s name in F1 rather than Sebastian Vettel’s arrival is the main factor behind the team’s significant inflow of new sponsors. US tech giant Cognizant – Aston Martin’s new title sponsor – kicked off earlier this year a steady string of announcements that has included, among other partners, cybersecurity firm SentinelOne, Asahi’s non-alcoholic beer brand Peroni Libera 0.0% and most recently US software company NetApp. Team owner Lawrence Stroll – a man graced with the Midas Touch according to Eddie Jordan, Team Silverstone’s original founder – is sparing no effort to elevate his outfit to the level…

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    NJPW announces full lineup for New Beginning USA night two

    NJPW has announced the full lineup for Friday’s New Beginning USA 2021 edition of Strong on NJPW World. Already announced, IWGP United States Champion Jon Moxley will defend the title against KENTA in the main event. The build to this match kicked off in earnest when Moxley appeared on the January 29 episode of Strong, attacking KENTA. KENTA has since appeared twice on AEW Dynamite to build the match.  In the semi-main, Ren Narita will take on Chris Dickinson.  In Friday’s opener, Brody King, ACH, Sterling Riegel and Logan Riegel will face The DKC, Kevin Knight, Clark Connors and TJP. Strong airs Fridays at 10 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW…

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    Stroll ‘tempted’ to make a bold move on Hamilton

    Aston Martin’s Lawrence Stroll sees Lewis Hamilton’s potential availability at the end of the 2021 season as a “tempting” opportunity to lure F1’s mega star away from Mercedes. As the executive chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda and a significant shareholder of the company, Stroll ambitions to revive the legendary sportscar manufacturer’s fortunes on the road, but also on the track where the Canadian has organized a tie-up with his rebranded F1 outfit. Stroll’s objective is to place Aston Martin Racing among F1’s front-runners and to fight for world titles in the future. The astute fashion mogul is sparing no effort to elevate his team, hiring four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel…

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    Bruno Mars launches first fashion line with Lacoste

    French heritage fashion brand Lacoste is teaming up with Bruno Mars to launch the singer’s first fashion collaboration launching on March 5. For the fashion collection, Bruno Mars has created the line with Lacoste using what he calls his designer alter ego, dubbed “Ricky Regal”. The singer explained that when on stage his name is Bruno Mars, “when I’m making lavish luxurious garments, I go by Ricky Regal”. The collection is inspired by a “lust for life and an entrepreneurial Midas touch,” added Lacoste in the press release, and bridges Mar’s enigmatic personality and distinct style with the French fashion brand’s blend of sport and luxury. The collaboration began in…

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    Tsunoda looking to learn from Gasly in rookie season

    Yuki Tsunoda says he’s looking forward to making his Formula 1 debut with AlphaTauri next month, and that he is hoping to learn from new team mate Pierre Gasly. “Pierre is really fast and already has a win under his belt in F1,” Tsunoda noted. “He’s an incredible talent and I’m excited to learn everything I can from him this season. “I remember seeing him in Japan when he was racing in Super Formula and I was in Formula 4,” he added. “He nearly got the title in his first year in Japan which is really difficult, especially for a European driver.” That said, Tsunoda is keenly aware that his…

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    Michael Kors announces 40th anniversary collection

    Michael Kors will be presenting his fall/winter 2021 40th anniversary collection vi a multi-layered digital experience debuting across the brand’s social and digital platforms on April 20. The collection will premiere globally at 9 am EST with an introduction from Kors live from New York’s theatre district. Kors, a lifelong New York and theater enthusiast, wanting to use the moment to shine a light on New York’s struggling performing arts sector. The Michael Kors company will be making a donation to The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Kors will…

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    Haas and Williams reportedly vying for BWT sponsorship

    There might well remain a pair of pink cars on F1’s grid this season, with Haas and Williams both reportedly courting former Racing Point sponsor BWT. The Austrian water treatment systems company concluded its four-year partnership with Lawrence Stroll’s team at the end of last year in the wake of Racing Point’s decision to rebrand itself as Aston Martin F1 and drape its car in the legendary manufacturer’s historic British racing green. But just under a month before the start of pre-season testing in Bahrain, talks are apparently underway between BWT and Haas involving a transfer of the company’s F1 budget and its striking pink glow according to a report…

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    Anthropologie launches size-inclusive collaboration with Peter Som

    Anthropologie, an American clothing retailer, has released an exclusive collaboration with designer Peter Som. The collaboration marks the brand’s first inclusively sized collaboration with size ranges from 00P-26W. Som is known for his colors, patterns, and streamlined feminine silhouettes which he translates to the collaboration while being inspired by Greece to create ten different styles of dresses, jumpsuits, and easy separates. “A partnership with Anthro is like coming home – I’ve had such fun working with the team on our collections. Really, we just get each other. Print, pattern, color – happy clothes – is what I love to do and it’s what Anthro does better than anyone else,” explained…