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Bottas: Important to leave Mercedes with Constructors' title

Valtteri Bottas might be in his final races with Mercedes but the Finn remains motivated to help the team secure the Constructors' Championship. Valtteri Bottas says it is important to him to leave Mercedes as the 2021 Constructors' champions. The Finn will take part in his final two races for...
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Frank Williams, F1 pioneer who fought adversity to build dominant team

The courage, energy and determination with which he dealt with this cruel roll of fate's dice drew admiration from his family, friends, colleagues and the wider public. With technical guru Patrick Head he created, from scratch, one of the greatest Formula One teams of all time. Francis Owen Garbett Williams...
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Piastri knew he only stood 'very outside chance' of 2022 F1 seat

Alpine announced last week that F2 championship leader Piastri would become its full-time reserve driver for next season after seeing fellow academy member Guanyu Zhou get the final seat on the grid. Piastri - who leads Zhou by 36 points at the top of the F2 standings - had been...
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Memories of 2001: When Wilson won out over Webber

To celebrate Formula Scout’s 10th anniversary, founder Peter Allen looks back a decade further to one of his earliest junior single-seater memories. Before Formula 2 there was GP2, and before GP2 there was Formula 3000. And in the year 2000, it was F3000 that first got this writer hooked on single-seater racing below Formula 1 – thanks to highlights that went out on ITV on weekends when there wasn’t a grand prix on.
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Piastri realistic: 'I never really believed in it'

Oscar Piastri is one of the biggest talents in the junior series. The leader in the F2 championship was mentioned for a long time as a possible option for a seat at Alfa Romeo. But that team chose Zhou and so Piastri can forget about a seat in Formula 1 in 2022. For now, the Australian has to settle for the role of reserve driver for Alpine.
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Inverted index creation and query search mechanism on Wikipedia pages.

Install "stemming" module for python using pip. To parse the data, run the file "wikiIndexer.py" It will parse the whole dump and file the index files in the 'indexFiles' directory. It also creates the document to title mapping file in the current directory named 'docTitleMap.txt' which will be used by the search module later. (NOTE : As of current code, it pushes the index to disk for every 5000 documents encountered. This can be changed by changing the value of ' WRITE_PAGES_TO_FILE' macro in config.py)
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Piastri: F1 deal takes pressure off F2 title bid

Oscar Piastri is heading into the final two rounds of the FIA Formula 2 Championship without the pressure of driving for his career to which he’s been accustomed. The Australian has been confirmed as reserve driver for the Alpine Formula 1 team next season, offering him a degree of certainty over his future he’s not previously had.
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Tamron 35-150mm FE review by ThePhoBlographer: “this single lens is almost convincing me to sell my Sony lenses”

Tamron 35-150mm f/2.0-2.8 FE lens at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. Fotokoch DE. Foto Erhardt DE. Wex UK. Park UK. ThePhoBlographer tested the Tamron 35-150mm FE lens:. Tamron absolutely deserves the Editor’s Choice award. The Tamron 35-150mm f2-2.8 Di III VXD is just an obvious choice here all around. The autofocus is fantastic, and that’s thanks to the fact that Sony owns part of Tamron. The image quality is unique enough while still also being more than satisfactory. There’s solid weather sealing, and Tamron even did the brave thing of putting a USB port on the lens. It feels good in the hands. It’s built solidly. It starts at f2 and ends at f2.8. But most importantly, it’s actually got a bunch of useful focal lengths. I can go from shooting a party or event to doing headshots with a single lens. I’ll get the best performance from it if I use a flash, and the exposure will be just as consistent. And honestly, I expect more professional photographers and passionate photographers to do just that. (TTL flash will win the day here; throw your L.E.D. lights away because they won’t do you justice.)
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Universal Payment Wallets

Facebook has officially begun rolling out its long-anticipated Novi digital wallet in the US, continuing its cross-industry expansions by diving into the world of financial services. Being launched only as a "small pilot" run, Novi will allow users to send and receive money using the Paxos stablecoin, developed in partnership...
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Vasseur admits Zhou's financial backing 'a pillar' in Alfa's choice

Alfa Romeo team boss Frederic Vasseur has admitted that money was a crucial "pillar" in the Swiss outfit's decision to sign up Chinese hopeful Guanyou Zhou. Zhou, who will resume next week in Saudi Arabia his title battle with Oscar Piastri in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, will race alongside Valtteri Bottas at Alfa Romeo next season.
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The French FR-F2: Best of the Cold War Sniper Rifles

In 1986, the French Army adopted the FR-F2 (Fusil à Répétition F2) as its standard sniper rifle. The F2 was never manufactured new; it was an improvement made on existing FR-F1 rifle by giving them new 7.62mm NATO barrels, new flexible bipods, and thermal sleeves over the barrels. Of 6,000 FR-F1 rifles original made, approximately 3,500 were rebuilt as FR-F2s. They served from 1986 until being officially replaced by the FN SCAR heavy in 2020.
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Opinion: What Dan Ticktum will bring to Formula E

The future wasn’t looking particularly encouraging for Dan Ticktum this summer. An embarrassing incident caught on camera led to an early departure from the Williams Formula 1 team and even put his Formula 2 seat at risk. Thankfully for the 22-year-old the budget has remained in place to see out...
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Zhou is not blamed for anything: 'He can't do anything about it'

Although Oscar Piastri is leading the Formula 2 championship, it is Guanyu Zhou, the number two in the standings, who will make the step to Formula 1 next season. However, Piastri does not blame his colleague from the Alpine Academy. With Piastri and Zhou first and second place in the...
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