XPeng 1024 Tech Day recap: New ADAS, 800V fast charging, robo-pets, and a 2024 flying car

As part of its 1024 Tech Day in China, XPeng has unveiled upgrades to its current EV technology as well as new electric mobility products. This includes an XPILOT 4.0 ADAS system, high-voltage “X-Power” superchargers, and a pony-style smart robot. Last but not least, XPeng’s affiliate company HT Aero unveiled its sixth-generation, road-capable flying car that will roll out in 2024.
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Ricciardo: Being dirty every now and then is alright!

Daniel Ricciardo made no apology for being a touch “dirty” in his ongoing battle with Carlos Sainz in Austin. McLaren and Ferrari are battling for third place in the Constructors’ Championship and with the exception of Charles Leclerc, who cleared off into the distance to finish fourth, their other three drivers were all closely matched at the United States Grand Prix.
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The Rimfire Report: H&K .22LR MP5 Pistol and Rifle Review

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all bout the rimfire firearm world and its various arms, ammunition, and practices. This week we’re talking about the recently released H&K .22LR MP5 pistol and rifle. Both of the new guns are something that customers have been wishing to see from the German arms manufacturer and now they have it albeit not directly from H&K but under license through Umarex. H&K sent us a pair of guns to test out and review and today I’ll share with you my experiences with both the pistol and rifle variants to give you a solid idea of if you might want to pick up one of these new .22LR MP5 guns since they should now be showing up on gun store shelves and online.
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Emilia Romagna GP Race Report: Fabio Quartararo Wins 2021 MotoGP World Championship

Fabio Quartaro is the 2021 MotoGP World Champion. In a dramatic racing weekend, the 22-year old Frenchman sealed the championship after his title rival, Francesco Bagnaia, crashed out of the lead in the closing stages. Having led the entirety of the race, the factory Ducati rider lost the front at turn 15, ending any hopes of a shot at the title.

Verstappen Fends Off Hamilton in Thrilling American GP

After a hiatus of two years, the F1 circus arrives in COTA for round 17 of the battle between Hamilton and Verstappen! Time to dive right in on the American GP action. Saturday saw another epic qualifying session with Red Bull protégé Max pipping out teammate Checo and Hamilton to clinch his 12th F1 pole position. Meanwhile, Mercedes‘ Bottas finished P4 on the timing charts, although he was relegated to P11 (grid penalty) due to his sixth ICE change. Furthermore, it was an advantage for Ferrari against McLaren since its drivers Charles and Carlos secured P4 and P5 versus P6 and P7 from Ricciardo and Norris, respectively.

Team scores | Red Bull perfect and Mercedes strategic blunder

The expectation for the United States Grand Prix was that Mercedes would have a strong race. They were the clear favourites for the race, but in the end it was Max Verstappen who walked away with the win. Strategy played a big role in the final result. Which teams were the best in Austin? GPblog gives out report marks to the teams' performances.

Sainz unhappy with stewards 'playing with positions' in US GP

Carlos Sainz says he was confused and unhappy with a call by the stewards in the US Grand Prix that ordered him to swap positions with a McLaren to which he believed he had already yielded. Sainz enjoyed a frantic scrap with both Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris on the...

Norris was 'so scared' during 'sketchy' opening lap

Lando Norris admitted after Sunday's US Grand Prix that he had endured a scary first lap as he battled at close quarters with McLaren teammate Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari's Carlos Sainz. Norris launched his race from P7 on the grid and was running in the wake of Charles Leclerc, Ricciardo...

Cashed-up HT Aero promises street-legal flying supercar in 2024

XPeng affiliate HT Aero has unveiled an outrageous flying car design that it claims is "planned for roll-out in 2024." It looks like an electric Bugatti hypercar with a pair of huge, auto-folding props in the style of the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey. Xpeng is a seven-year-old Chinese electric car company...

B&W P7 Wireless Review

B&W’s P7 headphones have been around for several years, and now the company has cut the cord to make the P7 Wireless. Here’s our B&W P7 Wireless review. If you’re specifically after wireless headphones, the P7 Wireless are some of the best around. They’re not cheap, but they’re reliable, look great and – overall – sound great. They’ll suit those who like heavy bass, but don’t forget about the Bose QuietComfort 35, which may not sound quite as good, but has active noise cancelling and are £30 cheaper.

Sainz critical as stewards ‘play with the positions’ in Austin

Carlos Sainz criticised the stewards for their handling of position swaps in Austin, saying he did not like how they “play” with the order. Sainz’s Ferrari team are battling away with McLaren over P3 in the Constructors’ Championship, and their squabbles were just as intense on track at the United States Grand Prix.

F1: Verstappen extends lead over Hamilton with US GP win

Verstappen now leads Hamilton by 12 points in world championship. Max Verstappen extended his lead over reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton to 12 points with a thrilling victory at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas during the United States GP. Verstappen edged out Hamilton in a tense race finishing less than 2 seconds ahead of the Briton, although the world champion took the point for the fastest lap of the race. This happened despite the Briton taking the lead at the start of the race. Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez finished in P3 far behind the fight for the lead, slightly ahead of Charles Leclerc who finished in an impressive P4 in the Ferrari.

Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Marc Marquez wins as Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo seals championship

Fabio Quartararo of Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP is the 2021 MotoGP World Champion. After Ducati Lenovo Team’s Francesco Bagnaia crashed out of the race lead in the closing stages of the Gran Premio Nolan del Made in Italy e dell’Emilia-Romagna, the title was decided as Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez emerged victorious, with Pol Espargaro securing his maiden podium with Honda. Enea Bastianini passed Quartararo on the last lap to bag his second podium of the season, but the day and year belongs to the Frenchman.

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo crowned 2021 world champion as Bagnaia crashes at the Emilia-Romagna GP

Yamaha factory rider Fabio Quartararo has been crowned 2021 MotoGP World Champion after the stunning final stages of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix saw Francesco Bagnaia lose his lead. While Honda’s Marc Marquez won the race, Quartararo finished fourth but managed to extend his lead in the championship standings allowing him to win his first ever World Championship title. Bagnaia needs to score three more points over Quartararo in the race to keep the title fight going.