If Formula One is at a crossroads, then top-level sportscar racing is in the same place. There are a number of factors, and F1’s troubles are mainly of its own making, but Formula E can take most of the blame. The all-electric series didn’t do it on purpose, but its future-focussed ethos has turned the heads of manufacturers and sponsors, and that has had a knock-on effect.
Monza in September used to mean the end of the Formula One season, or at least the beginning of the end. Often the title was decided there and that all added to the mystique. Old timers who don’t travel to the races any more are still drawn to La Pista Magica because it has something that newer circuits fail to offer. The Italian Grand Prix at Monza is what a grand prix should feel like. After Sunday’s race there are still seven rounds left of the 2017 Formula One World Championship.
Sky Sports have been counting down to the “biggest fight of all time”. Tonight Floyd Mayweather, he of the perfect 49-0 record, comes out of retirement aged 40 to fight 29-year-old Conor McGregor, who has never boxed professionally in his life. It just doesn’t get any bigger than that. The hype has been off the scale.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".