Max Verstappen Secures 2023 F1 Title with Win in Qatar
Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing have had a season to remember. Verstappen took home the win in Qatar on Sunday, and set some records along the way. The 26-year-old set a new mark for the number of laps led during a single F1 season. The victory secured him as the winner of 2023 F1 title, as he currently leads by 200 points. Next, drivers will head to Austin for the United States Grand Prix on Oct. 22.
Simone Biles Becomes Most-decorated Gymnast in History
Simone Biles is back. The 26-year-old secured her sixth world all-around title and 21st overall title. With her most recent win, she became the most decorated gymnast in the history of the sport. Biles won four golds and a silver at the event.
Instagram to Test New Story Viewing Feature
In 2018, Instagram rolled out the “close friends” feature, allowing users to streamline who sees their stories. Now, the Meta-back social media platform is preparing to expand its options, creating a new feature that will allow users to create multiple curated lists, according to the Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri. The timeline for its release is unknown.
Drake Expected to Take Billboard No. 1 with ‘For All the Dogs’ Sales
Drake celebrated the drop of his eighth solo studio album For All the Dogs with a weekend of hometown shows. The Toronto rapper brought his “It’s All a Blur” tour to the Six, where he was joined by 21 Savage, who only recently secured clearance to leave the US. The album, which came out on Friday, is expected to post first-week sales between 400-450K, which will secure him the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 list, according to Chart Data.
SAG-AFTRA Headed Back into Negotiations on Monday
Could the end of the actors’ strike be near? In a statement, SAG-AFTRA confirmed that it was deep in negotiations for the first time since the strike began in July. Last week, the talks included some of the biggest execs from Hollywood studios and streaming services, including Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, Disney’s Bob Iger, and Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav.
Peacock Tested New ‘Game Mode’ in Premier League Match
Arsenal notched a 1-0 win on Sunday over Manchester City. The game’s only goal came off the boot of Gabriel Martinelli. Fans watching on Peacock were treated to a new feature – ‘game mode.’ The camera angle gave viewers a perspective that they may be familiar with from video games, showing a deeper perspective of the field.