Jenzer have announced that Johnathan Hoggard will replace Pierre-Louis Chovet for the remainder of 2021 Formula Three season, following sudden financial difficulties for the Frenchman.
Chovet took to Twitter just before 6pm BST UK time to announce with ‘regret’ that his F3 campaign was over after his main investor ‘unilaterally decided to throw in the towell and withdraw’ his support for the 19 year-old.
This announcement therefore means that Chovet won’t get to race in his home round as F3 visits Circuit Paul Ricard next weekend, as the main support series to the F1 French Grand Prix, which left the youngster feeling ‘great despair’ at missing out on participating in events at his home circuit.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE End of the FIA F3 Championship with Jenzer Motorsport.
I sincerely regret to officially announce to all my fans and support that my FIA F3 season with Jenzer Motorsport ends today …
While I had the feeling our collaboration was going well, suddenly my main investor unilaterally decided to throw in the towell and withdraw from my project. This comes after the last official FIA F3 test in Jerez, where I did a great job with the team finishing 9th on the ..
Hoggard therefore has been drafted in as Chovet’s replacement for the remainder of this season with the 20 year-old remarking that this opportunity ‘was unexpected’ yet swift after having “… worked for this opportunity for years and I will give my best from Paul Ricard on.”
Team Principal, Andreas Jenzer meanwhile added: “Getting a new driver on board after all official tests and the first round over is always challenging but we trust Johnathan to be fully involved and dedicated to catch this opportunity.”
Hoggard previously drove for Jenzer in the first post-season test at end of 2020 but didn’t return for pre-season and the opening round in Barcelona last month.
The Milwaukee Brewers have gone out and traded for pitcher Daniel Norris from the Detroit Tigers on deadline day.
As you might have been able to guess, the Milwaukee Brewers are busy on the MLB trade deadline trying to improve their roster for a deep postseason run. Well, this isn’t quite the move fans were hoping for, as the club just acquired veteran reliever Daniel Norris from the Tigers.
Norris, the former No. 3 left-handed pitching prospect back in 2015, never lived up to his hype and is having a year to forget in 2021.
The Milwaukee Brewers are finalizing a deal to acquire left-hander Daniel Norris from the Detroit Tigers, sources tell @kileymcd and me.
Daniel Norris trade for the Brewers is nothing to phone home about
Milwaukee supporters sure were hoping for some better news, as Norris is currently sporting a 5.83 ERA this season. That’s not the kind of production you want from a reliever, which is why the Brewers receive a C grade for this deal.
Meanwhile, for Detroit, they’re getting a B+ for moving Norris. In return, Tigers beat writer Jason Beck is reporting Detroit is receiving 21-year-old pitching prospect, Reese Olson.
Berrios, who is under team control through the 2022 season, was one of the most sought-after starters on the trade market. He has 3.48 ERA and 126 strikeouts in 20 starts for the Twins this season. The two-time All-Star has spent his entire six-year career with the Twins and outside his rookie season he has never had an ERA above 4.00.
The move gives the Blue Jays a third ace starter to join Robbie Ray, Alek Manoah and Cy Young finalist Hyun-Jin Ryu. It also is the latest blockbuster move in the AL East arms race after the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays all made trades in recent days to add power bats to their lineups.
The Blue Jays enter play Friday, their first home game at the Rogers Centre in nearly two years, fourth in the division with a 51-48 record. They are 9.5 games back of the Red Sox for first in the division and 4.5 games out a wild card spot.
Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Tennis-Belinda Bencic vs Marketa Vondrousova – Women’s singles Gold medal match; Live Stream, Scores, Date, Time, All you need to know.
Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova will face off in the Gold medal match of the women’s singles category in the Tokyo Olympics. Bencic, the ninth seed, navigated her path into the final by defeating Elena Rybakina 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-3 and will be the first Swiss to win two medals in the same Olympics campaign after she progressed to the doubles final as well.
The 24-year-old is also the fifth player to reach two finals at the same Olympics after Serena and Venus Williams, Andy Murray and Nicolas Massu. Marketa Vondrousova has stunned one and all in the tournament, beating Naomi Osaka in round 3 (6-1, 6-4) and 4th seed Elina Svitolina (6-3, 6-1) in the semifinals. She is the first Czech player to make the Olympic singles player and will hope to crown the moment with glory.
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The duo have only met once previously in their careers, with Vondrousova earning a hard-fought three-set win over Bencic in Miami earlier this year. Vondrousova is no stranger to making it big, as she reached the French Open finals as a teenager, and achieved a ranking as high as 14. However, Bencic has had a more storied career, having teamed up with Roger Federer for Switzerland in the past, and achieving a career-high ranking of four in February last year.
Belinda Bencic road to the final
First round: Beat Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-3
Second round: Beat Misaki Doi 6-2, 6-4
Third round: Beat Barbora Krejcikova 1-6, 6-2, 6-3