Weekend news roundup 6/11: Box Office latest, England football & more
Select news stories from across sports and entertainment.
Haas launch right of review hearing into US GP result
The Haas F1 team has launched a right of review challenge over the result of the United States Grand Prix after what seemed to be multiple alleged track-limits breaches.
Their complaint named just Williams’ Alex Albon as he finished in ninth, three seconds ahead of Haas driver Nico Hulkenberg in 11th. The review has been called due to Haas believing that Albon left the track more times than he was called up for and thus should be further investigated and given a time penalty.
Despite naming just Albon in their case, Red Bull and Aston Martin have also been called to send a representative to the hearing. This may be because, after the race, footage on social media clearly showed Red Bull driver Sergio Perez, who finished fourth, running wide past track limits multiple times. The same may be the case for one of the Aston Martin drivers.
Haas officially lodged the review over the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, and the hearing is set to take place on Wednesday at 2pm UK time.
FNAF stays atop the box office
Five Nights at Freddy’s saw a second weekend at the top of the US Box Office, once again beating out Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour and Killers of the Flower Moon.
The video game-adapted horror $19.4m over the weekend, beating Swift’s tour film by just under $6m and Di Caprio’s latest flick by $12m.
Five Nights at Freddy’s worldwide total has now surpassed the $200m total, with the majority of the box office success now being driven by international viewership.
The film's more stagnant domestic total ($64m) is due to it being released on the streaming service Peacock, which isn’t available worldwide, on the same day it was released in cinemas.
Fixtures announced for England’s Euros warm-ups
England’s preparations for next year's Euros will take a fairly hefty step up in March next year as they announce two fixtures that will be used as their final warm-up games.
The Three Lions will host two other sides who appear in the top five of the FIFA World Rankings at Wembley Stadium on the 23rd and the 26th of March.
England will face five-time World Cup champions Brazil in one match and common foes Belgium in the other.
This international break will be the final one before Gareth Southgate picks his squad for the Euros, so between these fixtures and the end of the domestic league seasons, players will want to step up their game if they want to make the squad to go to Germany that summer.
The Bear renewed for a third season
Popular series The Bear has been renewed by FX for a third season after a lengthy wait that had fans of the series worried about its future.
The show experienced a big boom in viewership earlier this year for its second season, cementing itself as one of the best shows currently.
A long wait for the confirmation of a third season looked like bad signs; however, the worries of the fans can be quelled now with the confirmation of the new season. The reason for the delay has not been specified, although it is likely to be due to the impact of the writers’ strike.
The Bear season three will premiere in 2024. If you want to catch up on the series, it is available in the UK on Disney+.