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Vettel draws criticism over comments on Italian president“He’s about 100 years old, so maybe it’s difficult for him to let go of these kind of ego things,” said Vettel.
La Russa, who claimed the aircraft used a 25% biofuel mix to reduce emissions, accused Vettel of a “polemic that offends the president of the republic and all of us”. Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, La Russa said Vettel should “apologise to president Mattarella and to all Italians.”
Kyle Busch teases Indy 500 entry following big career move
Two-times NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch will change teams next year, ending a 15-year spell driving Toyotas for Joe Gibbs Racing and freeing him to make a long-awaited IndyCar debut.
He will move to Richard Childress Racing, a team that runs Chevrolets and opening up the possibility that Busch could enter the Indianapolis 500 in a car powered by a Chevrolet engine
“That’s in the deal, I made sure it was in the deal,” he said at the announcement of his team switch when asked if he was now allowed to try out IndyCar, as his current team and its manufacturer affiliation has prevented it from happening to date.
“I can go run it if I want to run it. By all means, any IndyCar teams that are Chevrolet, call me up.”
W Series’ Babickova injures spine, rival Marti replaces her in F3 test
W Series racer Tereza Babickova will miss the next round in Singapore after she injured her spine just a lap into her Formula Regional European Championship debut at the Red Bull Ring last weekend.
Babickova spun on a kerb and crashed while behind the safety car in wet conditions, ruling her out of the next day’s race, as well as this week’s all-female FIA Formula 3 test at Magny-Cours and the next W Series race in October once the extent of her injury was revealed.
Her W Series rival Nerea Marti will take her place in the private FIA F3 test, organised directly by the championship as a way of increasing the chance of women racing its car in the future.
Hamilton hopes monarchy has “bright future” after queen’s death
Lewis Hamilton said “it was an unusual experience” to find out about the death of Queen Elizabeth II during the Italian GP weekend, and he shared his honest thoughts on the British monarchy after qualifying on Saturday.
“All of us have grown up with knowing the royal family and watching closely, and I remember as a kid I adored Princess Diana,” he said. “And that affected me a lot [her death], I remember.
“Now just thinking like, what does that mean, we won’t have a queen now ever in our lifetime. And what does that now mean for the monarchy? I hope that there’s a bright future up ahead still. There’s lots of positive things and changes that the royal family and the government can do in the future.”
Hamilton said he deliberately waited before acknowledging the queen’s death on social media. “Everyone was posting immediately afterwards. I was like, how has everyone had time?
“I wanted to take some time to think about it, and I was looking at all these amazing images of her, she was so stylish. And that was the part I really loved, her style and her jewels. So I was looking at all these incredible images through her whole life.”
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