Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin, Monza, 2022

RaceFans Round-up: Vettel said to apologize for overblown Italian GP comments

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In the summary: Sebastian Vettel was asked to apologize for his criticism of Italian President Sergio Mattarella during last week’s pre-race flyover at Monza.

In short

Vettel draws criticism over his comments about the Italian president

After Sunday’s race, Vettel complained that the pre-race aerial display was creating unnecessary carbon emissions and claimed it only happened because the 81-year-old president asked for it. “He’s around 100, so maybe it’s hard for him to get rid of that ego stuff,” Vettel said.

La Russa, who claimed the plane used a 25% biofuel blend to reduce emissions, accused Vettel of “a controversy that offends the president of the republic and all of us”. Speaking to La Gazzetta dello SportLa Russa said Vettel should ‘apologize to President Mattarella and all Italians’.

Kyle Busch teases Indy 500 entry after big career move

Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch will switch teams next year, ending a 15-year stint behind the wheel of Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing and freeing him up to make his long-awaited IndyCar debut.

He will move on to Richard Childress Racing, a team that runs Chevrolets and opens up the opportunity for Busch to race the Indianapolis 500 in a Chevrolet-powered car.

“It’s in the deal, I made sure it was in the deal,” he said when announcing his team change when asked if he was. now cleared to try IndyCar, as his current team and manufacturer affiliation prevented him from performing. nowadays.

“I can go run it if I want to run it. By all means, any IndyCar teams that are Chevrolet, give me a call.

W-series Babickova injures her spine, rival Marti replaces her in F3 test

W Series racer Tereza Babickova will miss the next round in Singapore after sustaining a spinal injury just one lap after her Formula Regional European Championship debut at the Red Bull Ring last weekend.

Babickova spun on a kerb and crashed behind the safety car in wet conditions, ruling her out of the following day’s race, as well as this week’s all-women’s FIA Formula 3 test at Magny-Cours and the next W Series race in October once the extent of his injury has been revealed.

Her W Series rival, Nerea Marti, will take her place in the private FIA ​​F3 test, organized directly by the championship in order to increase the chances of women to drive her car in the future.

Hamilton hopes the monarchy will have a ‘bright future’ after the Queen’s death

Lewis Hamilton said ‘it was an unusual experience’ to hear of Queen Elizabeth II’s death over the Italian GP weekend, and he shared his honest thoughts on the British monarchy after qualifying on Saturday .

“We all grew up knowing the Royal Family and watching them closely, and I remember as a child I adored Princess Diana,” he said. “And it touched me a lot [her death]I remember.

“Now just thinking, what does that mean, we’ll never have a queen again in our lifetime. And what does that mean now for the monarchy? I hope there’s there is still a bright future ahead of us. There are many 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 did everyone have time?

“I wanted to take some time to think about it, and I was looking at all these amazing pictures of her, she was so stylish. And that was the part that I really loved, her style and her jewelry. So I was looking at all these incredible images throughout his life.

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