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ON the GRID

20 Feb

Patient Webber set for another tough challenge

(Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

LAST SEASON Mark Webber became the first Australian since Alan Jones in 1981 to lead the Formula 1 driver’s championship. Coming into the final race in Abu Dhabi he had a chance of joining Jones (1980) and Jack Brabham (1959, 1960, 1966) as the only Australian world champions but a poor pit strategy thwarted his chances and he finished third overall in the season-long championship behind arch-rival and Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso.

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FINE-TUNING in JEREZ

15 Feb

Formula 1 stars prepare for new Grand Prix season

Fernando Alonso

AFTER FOUR days of testing at the Jerez racetrack, Williams driver Rubens Barrichello gained an early psychological edge with the best time of the final session and an overall advantage during the week. Home favourite Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) was third on the final day. […]

POSTCARD from BRIZOL

7 Dec

The Tale Of The Goblet That Didn’t Come Home

By Barrie Suart

ONCE UPON A TIME  11 Englishmen lost a precious goblet while journeying in Africa in a land called Fifa. Their leader, Don Cornetto Capello, was instructed by his sponsor, Lady Cheryl of Newcastle-upon-Cole, to go back and find it. […]

No WORRIES?

6 Dec

England/South Africa 1 – Australia 0

HOPES in ASHES (video)

Ryder HYPE runneth OVER

1 Oct

What the other 89 per cent think…

By PEDRO BOLICHERO

IT’S MID-AUTUMN – an even year – and that means billions of golf fans around the universe are sitting in front of their TV screens, enthralled by the action in the “third biggest sporting event in the world”. Yeah, sure. […]

In the (WORLD) ZONE

26 Sep

Neil Robertson…the man for the big occasion

By MARGARITA CORTES

IN MAY he became only the second Australian to win the snooker World Championship. Now, Neil Robertson has become the first winner of the new World Open title – and is ranked number one in the world rankings. […]

NIGHT at the RACES

3 Jul

Themed live music on VIP terrace

THE SUMMER horse-racing season is now in full gallop at the Mijas Hipódromo, with six action-packed race nights from Saturday 3 July to Friday 6 August. Held in the evenings during summer to avoid the day-time heat, the race events have become a popular night out for residents and tourists along the Coast – with a mix of horse-racing, betting, restaurants, bars, entertainment and, for the first time this year, Le Chic, a ‘70s and ‘80s themed live music venue on the VIP terrace. […]

THE other “FOOTBALL”

11 Jun

Australia seeks Cup of gold at end of rainbow

By NED BELLY

HERE AT OzinSpain we have to admit that, for us, soccer as a spectator sport rates somewhere in the vicinity of figure skating and synchronised swimming – if either of those could be considered sports. Sure, like most kids back in Australia, we played it at school and on weekends, but true “footie” – the kind you would take your own kids to on a Sunday afternoon – will always be rugby league (with Aussie Rules and rugby union lagging slightly behind). […]

Gripping GOLF in MALLORCA

16 May

Sudden-death setback for Spaniard

Beaten in play-off - Alejandro Cañizares

VETERAN SPANISH golfer José María Cañizares won three play-offs out of six during a celebrated professional career, including his only US Champions Tour (seniors) victory after nine extra holes against Gil Morgan at the 2001 Toshiba Senior Classic. […]

Enduro ADVENTURE

1 Apr

Spanish tours run by former world champion

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A SEVEN-TIME winner of the World Enduro Championship, Kari Tiainen is now offering his vast experience at the top level to riders seeking a taste of adventure in southern Spain. […]

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