While McLaren may have been having a bit of a rough time of it in Formula 1 recently, that hasn’t stopped them looking forward to the future. Quite far forward, in fact. It seems as though this racing team have their sights set on the 2050 F1 and it’s really quite something.
British team McLaren have been working hard on their vision for the future, as they released images of what they’re calling the MCLExtreme. It’s an interesting insight into what Grand Prix cars could look like in the future, after interviewing aerodynamic and powertrain experts to come up with this jaw-dropping design. While the F1 car still has four wheels and a driver in the cockpit, that’s about where the similarities with today’s racing cars end.
One of the most interesting design concepts from McLaren Applied Technologies is the shape-shifting element of the vehicle. Sidepods would expand and contract a bit like gills on a shark, allowing higher speeds on the straights and better braking on the turns. It’s believed that this F1 car of the future could reach top speeds of 310 mph, which is nearly 100 mph higher than the fastest speed achieved in the 2018 Grand Prix.
Electric and AI
On top of the shape-shifting element, McLaren have included plenty of modern-day features that we’d expect to see more of in the future anyway. The car would be fully electric, with recharging coils that would be embedded only in the pit lane. The driver would be treated to an AI headset which would assist the driver during the race, but also be subject to ‘blackout zones’ where the AI would be turned off so that any driver would have to “go it alone” through certain parts of the track.
While the MCLExtreme might be a long way off yet, it’s interesting to get a glimpse into the future of Formula 1 racing. Only time will tell how many of these predictions actually come true.
From Jennifer Lopez to Kate Upton – The Wives and Girlfriends of MLB Stars
They say that behind every great man there is an even greater woman and this can also apply to the world of baseball. Let’s take a look at some of the most famous MLB stars of recent memory and the women who support them!
Jaime Edmondson – Evan Longoria
While the San Francisco Giants’ third baseman Evan Longoria has been a consistent performer in MLB for the last decade, his love life also seems to have followed suit. Since 2012, “Longo,” as he is colloquially known, has been in a relationship with January 2010 Playmate of the Month Jaime Edmondson. In 2015, the couple tied the knot and they have two children together. “I never get tired of kissing this man,” Jaime wrote in a Twitter post following their wedding.
Jessica Cox – Mike Trout
The man of many nicknames, it is amazing how much Mike Trout has achieved in his MLB career and is considered to be the sport’s next great superstar. Five years after joining the Los Angeles Angels, the Millville Miracle finally found the courage to get down on one knee and propose to his longtime girlfriend Jessica Cox. The couple have been married since December 2017 and according to Trout, Jessica has managed to keep him “emotionally grounded.”
Joanna Garcia – Nick Swisher
Another power couple on this list has to be Nick Swisher and Joanna Garcia. Former MLB star Swisher, who has played for a number of teams during his career, started dating actress Garcia, who is known for her role in the show Reba. This happened to be around the same time that both Garcia and Swisher have appeared in episodes of season five of How I Met Your Mother. Since then, the couple have tied the knot and have two daughters.
Amber Seyler – Barry Zito
Although Barry Zito has been retired from baseball for five years, he is still very happy. In 2011, Zito found the courage to pop the question to former Miss Missouri Amber Seyer. Without hesitation, she said yes and the couple got married shortly after. A few years later, the former MLB pitcher and his wife welcomed their first child into the world, Mars. This was eventually followed by the couple’s decision to adopt their second child, Mercer Joseph.
Amanda McCarthy – Brandon McCarthy
While Brandon McCarthy has only been retired from the MLB for a year or so, it simply means that he’s been able to focus more time on his marriage. During the former pitcher’s season playing for the Atlanta Braves, he ended up injuring his left shoulder while covering first base. Shortly after the game though, after finding out that it wasn’t serious, Amanda roasted her husband on social media, complaining that he “still can’t do the dishes.”
Lindsay Clubine – Clay Buchholz
Ever since making his debut for the Red Sox in 2007, Clay Buchholz has developed a reputation as an effective pitcher for a number of teams. Around the same time that he was making a name for himself in MLB, Buchholz started seeing Lindsay Clubine, a model who worked on the game show Deal or No Deal and she also appeared in People magazine’s “100 Most Beautiful People.” In 2009, the couple tied the knot and since then, they have had three children together.
Emily Kuchar – Zack Greinke
After a rocky start to his career, Zack Greinke managed to become an important player for the Kansas City Royals around 2008/09. While he is currently playing for the Houston Astros, Greinke is grateful to have stayed with the same woman ever since his teen years. He met Emily Kuchar at high school and she too went on to do great things. She was even Miss Daytona Beach USA in 2008. These days the happily married couple are busy taking care of their two boys.
Krystie Campbell – Ryan Howard
They don’t call him “The Big Piece” for nothing. Ryan Howard spent virtually his entire MLB career playing for the Philadelphia Phillies as a first baseman. Also, it seems like he kept his love life extremely close to home, having married former teacher Krystie Campbell, who was also a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles. The couple had their wedding in Maui on December 1, 2012. Currently, Krystie is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ryan Howard Big Piece Foundation.
Heidi Hamels – Cole Hamels
Although his time with the Chicago Cubs didn’t last so long, Cole Hamels has swiftly moved on, signing an $18 million deal with the Atlanta Braves. Despite his struggle to find stability with a team, Hamels has been happily married to wife Heidi since 2006. Before they tied the knot, Heidi was a contestant on the sixth season of Survivor: The Amazon. Not only does the couple have two biological children, but they also adopted two others – one from Ethiopia.
Leigh Williams – Mark Teixeira
Although former first baseman Mark Teixeira has been out of the MLB now for a couple of years, it seems like his marriage to Leigh Williams is going stronger than ever. Not only are the couple deeply in love, but they also share a lot of passions together. In 2006, Mark and Leigh founded the Mark Texeira Charitable Fund, an initiative that provides six scholarships to high school kids in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The couple has three children.
Kristin Travis Weaver – Jered Weaver
For most of his career, Jered Weaver developed a reputation as one of the most talented pitchers in MLB. He spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Angels before spending one season at the San Diego Padres. He dated Kristin Travis for the better part of a decade before finally tying the knot in 2011. Both Jered and Kristin are dedicated supporters of Special Olympics Southern California and together, they have had two kids.
Jennifer Utley – Chase Utley
While former second baseman Chase Utley deeply loved playing in the MLB, he also deeply loves his wife, Jennifer. The couple met when they were undergrads at UCLA and in 2007, they tied the knot. It turns out that Chase and Jennifer, along with their two children, are passionate animal lovers. In fact, they have raised $45,000 for the Pennsylvania Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Moreover, Chase and Jessica are keen promoters of rescue dogs.
Stephenie LaGrossa – Kyle Kendrick
They might not be a power couple quite like J-Lo and A-Rod. However, Kyle Kendrick and Stephenie LaGrossa are certainly strong both as a married couple and as individuals. While Kendrick has played for the likes of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox, LaGrossa is a former contestant on Survivor: Palau. Kendrick popped the question back in 2009, to which LaGrossa gave a resounding yes! The couple have been married since 2010 and have three children to their name.
Juliana Zobrist – Ben Zobrist
Regarded as one of the best utility players of the last decade, Ben Zobrist is one of only seven players in MLB history to have won back-to-back World Series’ with different teams. Zobrist got married to Juliana in 2005, who is a successful Christian singer in her own right. She released her debut album Shatterproof in 2016. Sadly though, Zobrist filed for legal separation, citing “inappropriate marital conduct” and Julianna filed for divorce on the same day.
Michelle Mangan – Johnny Damon
In 2004, Johnny married Michelle Mangan, and three years later, she gave birth to their first daughter. In 2015 they welcomed their fifth daughter and had their sixth child, a son in 2016. Johnny Damon is a former outfielder who played in Major League Baseball from 1995 to 2012. During his professional baseball career, Damon played for various teams, including the Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and the Cleveland Indians.
Kara Lang – Ricardo Romero
Ricardo Romero was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays. On December 31, 2018, Romero officially announced on Instagram that he would be retiring from professional baseball. Romero married another professional athlete, Kara Lang, the retired Canadian soccer player, and they had a son in September 2015. Kara Lang was a Canadian soccer player and now she’s a sports analyst. She played in two FIFA World Cups and the Olympic Games and played club soccer for the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Larisa Fraser – Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun married Larisa Fraser, who is an actress, known for her role on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. They have two children – a daughter, Celine, who was born in 2014, and a son, Greyson, who was born in 2017. Ryan Braun was nicknamed “The Hebrew Hammer,” for being the left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryan Braun has also played right field during his career, first base, and was a third baseman during his rookie season.
Elisabeth Chicoine – Russell Martin
Russell Martin was born in Toronto, Ontario, and spent his early childhood in Montreal and Chelsea, Quebec. Russell has gone on to become a professional catcher. He played Major League Baseball for a few teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and Toronto Blue Jays. He is a four-time MLB All-Star. Back in 2007, Martin won the Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award. He is married to Elisabeth Chicoine, and they have one daughter and are expecting their second child.
Audris Rijo – Jonathan Omar Sánchez
Jonathan Omar Sánchez, nicknamed “The Comeback Kid,” is a professional pitcher for the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican league, and he is also only one of three Puerto Rican players to throw a no-hitter. As a left-handed starter, Sánchez’s pitching repertoire consisted of a low-to-mid 90 mph fastball, a change-up, and a slurve. Jonathan Sanchez is currently dating Audris Rijo. Aside from being the former Miss Dominican Republic, Audris is also working as a professional model.
Jenny Dell – William Middlebrooks
William Middlebrooks is a former third baseman. He made his Major League Baseball debut with the Boston Red Sox on May 2, 2012, and played with them through 2014. He also played in MLB for the San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Texas Rangers. In 2012, Middlebrooks began dating Jenny Dell, a field reporter who covered the Red Sox for the New England Sports Network. They were engaged in 2014 and were married in February 2016. Middlebrooks and Dell have two daughters together.
Alexis Pence – Hunter Pence
Hunter Pence is a right fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He also played for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, and Texas Rangers. In 2007, Pence made his major league debut. Pence has been an All-Star four-times! He was also a member of the 2012 and 2014 World Series championship teams with the Giants. On December 3, 2015, Pence announced his engagement to Alexis Cozombolidis, a Youtube personality, and they tied the knot in 2016.
Amanda Blumenherst – Nathan Freiman
Nathan Freiman is a former first baseman who played for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball for two seasons in 2013 and 2014. Nathan Freiman went on to marry pro golfer Amanda Blumenherst in December 2012. Amanda was a three-time National Player of the Year at Duke University, which is where they met. The two were Duke’s Atlantic Coast Conference Senior Male and Female Athletes of the Year in 2009. Amanda Blumenherst had won the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 2008.
Diana Chiafair – Brian Roberts
Brian Roberts was born in Durham, North Carolina. At the age of five, Roberts underwent open-heart surgery to repair an atrial septal defect, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a professional baseball player and making his Major League Baseball debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 2001. He played his final season for the New York Yankees in 2014. In January 2009, he married Diana Chiafair. They had their first child, Jax Isaac, in August 2013. Diana Roberts was the 2006 Miss FHM and a former model on the TV show “Deal or No Deal.”
Dallas Latos – Mat Latos
Mat Latos was a pitcher for the New Jersey Jackals of the Frontier League. He has played in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds for two years, and the Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers and Anaheim Angels in 2015, the Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals in 2016, and the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017. Mat and his wife, Dallas, met through her then-roommate, who was dating Mat’s friend, a minor league baseball player.
Caitlin McClellan – Rich Hill
Richard Joseph Hill was a pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball. He played college baseball for the Michigan Wolverines and was drafted three times in the Major League Baseball draft before signing in 2002. He has also played for the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Anaheim Angels, New York Yankees, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hill went on to marry Caitlin McClellan, a nurse, on November 11, 2007. The couple has since had two sons, Brice and Brooks.
Evelyn Lozada – Carl Crawford
Crawford had more triples than any other active baseball player. In December 2013, Carl announced his engagement to Evelyn Lozada. Crawford has a son with Lozada and two children from a previous relationship. Evelyn is an] television personality, model, and spokesperson. Carl Crawford was nicknamed “The Perfect Storm,” as he batted and threw left-handed during his professional baseball career. Carl was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the second round and came 52nd overall in the 1999 Major League Baseball draft.
Amy Crawford – Gerrit Cole
Professional baseball pitcher Gerrit Cole met his future wife, Amy Crawford while sharing the weight room in college at UCLA. Amy played softball at UCLA while Gerrit was on the baseball team. Gerrit was a pitcher for the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Gerrit first played baseball at his high school team and was selected by the Yankees in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft.
Stacey deGrom – Jacob deGrom
Shortly after graduating from high school, Jacob deGrom met his wife, Stacey. They were married in November 2014, and live in DeLand, Florida. They have two children together, Jaxon and Aniston. Prior to playing professionally, deGrom attended Stetson University and played college baseball for the Stetson Hatters. Jacob deGrom was named the National League’s Rookie of the Month twice, and the National League Rookie of the Year! For three years, 2015, 2018, and 2019 Jacob was selected as an MLB All-Star.
Hannah Cormier – Alex Bregman
Alex Bregman’s girlfriend, Hannah Cormier, is a dancer and former cheerleader. She also has a T.V. History, as she appeared on the E! show L.A. Clippers Dance Squad. Even though Hannah lives in Los Angeles and Alex lives in Houston, they make it work. Alexander David Bregman is well known as the third baseman and shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. Just two years ago, he was named MVP of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and led the American League in doubles in 2018.
Daniella Rodriquez – Carlos Correa
Correa was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and grew up in a low-income family, but despite that Carlos eventually went on to become a professional shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. The Astros selected Correa with the first overall selection of the 2012 MLB draft. Correa made his Major League Baseball debut in 2015 and won the American League Rookie of the Year Award. After winning the 2017 World Series, Correa proposed to his girlfriend, Miss Texas USA 2016 Daniella Rodriguez, on national television.
Charlise Springer – George Springer
For a long time, George Springer’s wife has been kept a mystery. But since their proposal, folks have found out more about the beautiful couple. Charlise originally hails from Kingston, New York, where she was a standout athlete and eventually played softball for the Puerto Rico national team. Springer’s professional career started in college, where he played baseball at the University of Connecticut. Springer became an MLB All-Star in 2017, and won the World Series. That same year, George was also named the World Series’ Most Valuable Player after hitting five home runs, as the Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games.
Kate Upton – Justin Verlander
Eight-time MLB All-Star Justin Verlander has found a completely new audience ever since his relationship with Kate Upton began back in 2014. Of course, Upton has already been famous for many years now ever since becoming a cover model for Sports Illustrated. She has also appeared in a handful of movies. Verlander started dating Upton back when he was still playing for the Detroit Tigers and since then, the couple has tied the knot and had a daughter a year later.
Kelsey Ellsbury – Jacoby Ellsbury
Despite currently being a free agent, Jacoby Ellsbury has plenty to be happy about. The center fielder is having a fantastic life with wife Kelsey, who he met nearly 15 years ago. At the time, Jacoby wasn’t interested in a long-term relationship but Kelsey made him change his mind. After six years of dating, the couple finally tied the knot and although they like to keep their marriage fairly private, they do post a fair amount of photos on social media.
Jennifer Lopez – Alex Rodriguez
Arguably one of the biggest power couples in the world right now, it’s impossible to make this list without including J-Lo and A-Rod. Despite having a successful yet controversial career, Alex Rodriguez’s latest romance seems to be going the distance. At 50, Jennifer Lopez is still one of the most sought-after people in the entire entertainment interest. It seemed like she couldn’t get more famous than she already was and then she got engaged to A-Rod in March 2019.
Danyll Gammon – Troy Tulowitzki
2019 marked the year that Troy Tulowitzki finally announced his retirement from MLB. He spent one final season with the New York Yankees. Before he even became a professional baseball player, Troy was head over heels for Danyll Gammon, a girl who he went to high school with. Although he probably wishes he could have played for a bit longer, Troy is excited to become a coach in the future. The couple became parents to their first son in 2014.
Amanda Rendon – Anthony Rendon
Anthony Rendon recently stole the headlines when he helped the Washington Nationals win the 2019 World Series. Since then, the third basemen has agreed to a seven-year $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. His wife, Amanda, has been by his side every step of the way. Just recently, the couple welcomed their first child into the world – Emma. While he was still with the Nationals, Rendon took several days of leave to be with Amanda during the birth.
Kim DeJesus – David DeJesus
Not only has David DeJesus played for a number of MLB teams such as Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays, but he is also an analyst on NBC Sports Chicago. He is currently married to wife Kim (nee Liff), who took part in The Amazing Race 23 back in 2013. Kim has made a name for herself as an actress, having had minor roles in the show Sullivan & Son and the movie Happy Ending. Together, the married couple have had a son.
Misty May-Treanor – Matt Treanor
There is no denying that Misty May is just as respected in her sport as husband Matt Treanor is in his. May was at one point one of the best volleyball players in the world and even represented Team USA at the Olympics, winning three gold medals in the process. Matt has played as a catcher for a number of teams in his decade-long career. After meeting at a sports therapy facility in 2003, it didn’t take long before Treanor and May got married.
Lisalla Montenegro – C.J. Wilson
It’s amazing to think that C.J. Wilson was ambitious enough to transition into auto racing after hanging up his MLB boots 2016. Specifically, he founded his very own sports car team, C.J. Wilson Racing. The former pitcher has been married to Lisalla Montenegro since 2013. The Brazilian model had her wedding dress designed by Inbal Dror and since tying the knot, the couple have been living in a five-bedroom home in Corona del Mar with their two daughters.
Jamie Kotsay – Mark Kotsay
Mark Kotsay married Jamie Scott, a fashion model, and together they have three children. Jamie Kotsay was once a competitive softball player, but she didn’t care much for baseball before she started dating Mark, a former outfielder and now the Oakland Athletics’ quality control coach. During his Major League Baseball career, he featured in 1,914 games for several teams, like the San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, as well as the Milwaukee Brewers.
Hannah Jeter – Derek Jeter
The former shortstop made a huge impact while playing for the Yankees, and although he is no longer playing professionally, Jeter is still a popular figure, especially since tying the knot with model Hannah Davis.
Brittany Binger – Grady Sizemore
Grady Sizemore played in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians for seven years, but he didn’t play in the majors for two years after he injured his back and knee. He came back in 2014 with the Boston Red Sox and played for the Philadelphia Phillies before ending 2015 with the Tampa Bay Rays. Grady was a three-time MLB All-Star and a two-time Gold Glove Award winner and also won a Silver Slugger Award. He married Brittany Binger, who is currently a successful model and was the June 2007 Playboy Playmate of the Month.
Molly Beers – David Wright
If there is one MLB star who is synonymous with the New York Mets, it has to be David Wright. Despite having a number of injuries, Wright has maintained a reputation as one of the most talented third basemen in the game. Wright dated model Molly Beers for a few years before finally announcing that they were planning on tying the knot. They eventually got married in 2013 and since then, the couple have had two daughters.
Lauren Anderson – Reid Brignac
Despite only being in his early 30s, Reid Brignac has already retired from professional baseball. The former infielder played for a long list of teams, including the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies, to name a few. Since 2010, he has been in a relationship with Playboy Playmate Lauren Anderson and together, they have had two children. Lauren is a PETA member and is a strong advocate of animal rights.
Maria Hanslovan – Andrew McCutchen
For most of his career, outfielder Andrew McCutchen helped to bring back a bit of respect back to the Pittsburgh Pirates. These days, McCutchen plays for state rivals Philadelphia Phillies. Having been in a longtime relationship with Maria Hanslovan, McCutchen finally found the courage to pop the question and proposed to her on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show! Since then, the couple have tied the knot and in 2017, they had their first child together.