Other sport 21.3.2017 01:56 pm

Valtteri Bottas: A cool head in a fiery sport

The 27-year-old Fin dreamed of winning the F1 title as in kid in his home town’s muddy roads. Now he’s Lewis Hamilton’s teammate…

Valtteri Bottas was just six years old when he started go-kart racing, a little Finnish boy dreaming of winning a Formula One title.

Valtteri Bottas: A cool head in a fiery sport
Valtteri Bottas: A cool head in a fiery sport

Valtteri Bottas: A cool head in a fiery sport

The 27-year-old Fin dreamed of winning the F1 title as in kid in his home town’s muddy roads. Now he’s Lewis Hamilton’s teammate…

Sauser and Kulhavy dominate shortened Cape Epic stage
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Sauser and Kulhavy dominate shortened Cape Epic stage

The Swiss veteran storms back into contention on the 2nd stage as he bids to claim a record sixth title in the gruelling event.
Egyptian cyclist dies during track race
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Egyptian cyclist dies during track race

Though medics were on hand to render emergency medical assistance, after prolonged attempts to resuscitate him, he was declared dead and the rest of the day’s racing was suspended.
Foreign pair surprisingly take early lead in Cape Epic
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Foreign pair surprisingly take early lead in Cape Epic

Local favourite Robyn de Groot hampered by her German partner’s nasty crash after she tumbles down a hill.
OUCH! Former Bok Joel Stransky suffers horrible fall in Cape Epic
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OUCH! Former Bok Joel Stransky suffers horrible fall in Cape Epic

The SuperSport rugby pundit sustained multiple injuries just after commencing his eighth race. WARNING: Graphic content.
Speedsters take men’s lead, De Groot on form at Epic
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Speedsters take men’s lead, De Groot on form at Epic

Defending champions Karl Platt of Germany and Swiss partner Urs Huber (Bulls) were in sixth position, more than three minutes behind the leaders.
Masters crown for Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram
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Masters crown for Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram

SA’s doubles specialist won his second ATP Masters 1000 title on Sunday in California at Indian Wells.
Raven Klaasen one hurdle away from another major title
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Raven Klaasen one hurdle away from another major title

South Africa’s doubles kingpin eases past him and Rajeev Ram’s opposition in the semifinals at Indian Wells.
CGF chief suggests South Africans didn’t ’embrace’ Durban bid
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CGF chief suggests South Africans didn’t ’embrace’ Durban bid

But David Grevemberg says SA’s decision not to provide guarantees for the Commonwealth Games won’t put future African bids in jeopardy.
Good times as Raven Klaasen beats Novak Djokovic (sort of)
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Good times as Raven Klaasen beats Novak Djokovic (sort of)

South Africa’s doubles ace soars with his partner-in-crime Rajeev Ram as they beat the former world No 1 in Indian Wells.
Government explains Games debacle: ‘We’re not a vacuum cleaner’
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Government explains Games debacle: ‘We’re not a vacuum cleaner’

Sport minister Fikile Mbalula’s DG, Alec Moemi, says government learnt its lesson after negotiating ‘too soft’ with Fifa for 2010 World Cup.
Game over for Durban 2022 as bungling becomes too big
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Game over for Durban 2022 as bungling becomes too big

Gideon Sam, Sascoc president, confirms that the Commonwealth Games will have to find another host city as R118 million is allegedly wasted.

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