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'I'll talk to Max about Spa', promises Vettel -
Sebastian Vettel says that he'll talk with Max Verstappen about what happened at Spa, saying the youngster needs some F1 education.

Sebastian Vettel says that he expects to discuss what happened in the Belgian Grand Prix with Max Verstappen at some point in the future.

Vettel blamed Verstappen for triggering the first corner crash at La Source by lunging down the inside line as Vettel and his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen were approaching the apex.

Raikkonen was sent into the side of Vettel’s car which left the four-time world champion with heavy damage for the remainder of the race. All three cars were forced into making earlier pit stops which compromised their races.

Even so, Vettel wouldn’t compare the incident to what happened with Daniil Kvyat at the first turn in China earlier in the season.

“No I don’t think so,” he said. “I think it’s different circumstances and different corner as well because it’s a lot more sharper and China is very open.”

Vettel also clashed with Verstappen later in the race when he was trying to recover positions, and grew increasingly annoyed with Verstappen’s defensive driving.

“I tried to speak to Max but after the race is really not the right time,” he continued. “I will try and talk to Max, not now because I think he didn’t have a good day, I didn’t have a good day, Kimi didn’t have a good day.

"But I’m not a fan of penalising people,” he added. “It’s not the way to educate, we need to talk to each other, we need to have respect.

"I think there has been a couple of manoeuvres that the rest of the field is not happy with his behaviour.

"The best way to educate and the best way is just to talk rather than create a fuss in the media and try to talk via some other channels. We are men and it’s best to stand in front of each other and talk to each other.

"I think it’s right to criticize, I think it’s wrong to make too much of a story. I get along with him, I like him, he’s aggressive and I think that’s a strength for him, but certain movements especially under braking which I faced when I was racing with him I don’t think are correct.

"He needs to understand in that race there was a lot going on, and in the end it wasn’t the smartest thing to do.”

There ya go. This would be a very sensible solution in my opinion. Go Seb!

“We are giving the boys of One Direction all the credit."

Leann Huff of Elsie says a British boy band came to the rescue when the family cat went missing.

The family’s beloved Maya, a 10-year-old declawed cat, went outside on Friday, July 15. Though she usually is an indoor pet, she goes out briefly from time to time and runs back in when the door is open.

But when Huff began looking for her a short time later, Maya was nowhere to be found. The family lives in the country along a dirt road with cornfields bordering two sides of their property.

A full-blown feline search was launched by Leann, her husband, David, and two of her four children, Janie, 19, and Jon, 22.

“We logged mile after mile back and forth through rows and rows of corn, soybeans, tree lines, and weeds calling ‘kitty, kitty, kitty,’” Huff wrote to me.

By Monday night, after four days of searching, the family was getting discouraged. Huff said they put out fliers but with no luck. They feared a fox or coyote might have killed their cat.

As a last-ditch effort, Janie came up with the idea of blasting her 90-song collection by One Direction, a London band that’s had hits such as “Perfect,” “Drag,” and “Live While We’re Young.” That’s usually the music she listens to in her room where the cat sleeps.

The family hooked up Janie’s iPod to a speaker and blasted it out over the cornfields Monday night and went to bed.

On Tuesday morning, the fifth day after she went missing, Maya was outside when Huff rose around 5:45 a.m.

“She was thirsty, hungry, and exhausted but otherwise unharmed,” Huff said.

The family theorizes that Maya got lost in the big cornfields and the steady flow of music allowed her to follow it back home.

“We are giving the boys of One Direction all the credit,” Huff said.
Verstappen: Vettel and Raikkonen should be 'ashamed' of themselves
Max Verstappen says that Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen should be 'ashamed' of the way they criticised him after the Belgian Grand Prix, having collided themselves at the first corner of the race.

Max Verstappen says that Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen should be ‘ashamed’ of the way they criticised him after the Belgian Grand Prix, having collided themselves at the first corner of the race.

The Dutchman’s aggressive defensive driving at Spa-Francorchamps was one of the big talking points after the event, with Raikkonen fearing there could be a big accident if the Red Bull driver does not change his ways.

But Verstappen has been left far from impressed with those suggestions, especially coming from Raikkonen and Vettel who tangled within seconds of the start.

“I think they should be ashamed to cause a crash like that with their amount of experience and then complain about me,” said a defiant Verstappen.

“Then they don’t have to make a drama about what happened afterwards. They have to understand I’m not happy with them screwing up my entire race.”

Verstappen is clear that he believes Vettel was to blame for the incident at Turn 1, as he failed to leave enough room for the cars on the inside.

“There was room for three cars,” he said. “When I got alongside Kimi, he started squeezing me. If Vettel hadn’t turned in and left one more metre of room, we would have all gotten through.

"On the video you can clearly see when Vettel turns in, he drives into Raikkonen. And then Kimi’s car bumps into mine.”

Verstappen explained that the reason he was so aggressive against both Raikkonen and Vettel in the race was as a result of what happened at the first corner.

“If they screw up my race, I’m not going to make it easy for them,” he said. “I think they should understand that.

"I’m not going to say: 'come on through’. But all that happened after turn one. If turn one hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t have been so aggressive and pushed Raikkonen out like that.”

Verstappen also insisted he had done nothing wrong in the way he blocked Raikkonen, especially because the stewards did not call him up for it.

“I think he had to lift a bit, but the stewards thought it was fine so then it’s all good,” he explained. “It’s like I’m a red rag to a bull for him at the moment. We always seem to get in each other’s way.

Looking ahead to Monza, Verstappen added: "Then we start again and try to get the best result. Vettel can come and talk to me, but I think he first has to realise what he did in turn one.”
Arrivabene refuses to blame Vettel for Raikkonen clash -
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene refused to blame Sebastian Vettel for the first corner collision with Kimi Raikkonen in the Belgian Grand Prix

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene refused to blame Sebastian Vettel for the first corner collision with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Vettel turned in from the outside of La Source and hit Raikkonen, who had Max Verstappen on his inside. While Vettel blamed Verstappen for triggering the incident, he also conceded he should have left his team-mate more room. Raikkonen himself didn’t point the finger at the Dutchman but was fiercely critical of his driving later in the race.

When asked for his view of who to blame for the collision which damaged both Ferraris and limited them to sixth and ninth in the race, Arrivabene would not single out one driver.

“I don’t want to be involved in this kind of fight, accusing one or the other,“ Arrivabene said. "The reality is that we had a very good start and an accident at the first corner and we were damaged for the rest of the race. This is the reality and if we have to talk we will talk in the proper place.”

Asked what the proper place is, Arrivabene replied: “The drivers have the driver briefing, Charlie Whiting is there and we have another way to talk with the proper people if necessary.”

Arrivabene’s comments suggested he apportions some blame to Verstappen, and when asked if the Red Bull youngster was driving dangerously or racing fairly, the Ferrari team principal said: “You saw the race right? You hear the comment of Kimi right? OK, that’s it.”

Did I mention how much I like Maurizio. No? Well, I really do.




That’s Mikey talking at the end of the song “Futura Free” 

We (Illegal Civ) really appreciate Frank as an artists, a human, and friend. We really appreciate him involving us in the entire project. Frank is a living walking breathing legend who cares about his work and puts time into it, that’s the reason it comes out great. His attention to detail is remarkable. If you ever run into him or go to his concerts, respect him. Thanks again. 

Christen’s confidence was butchered by Jill. She gets all of these expectations surrounding her yet she was always put in with little time than she should have and then gets slammed with underperforming when she doesn’t score. Christen deserved better. She tried her best. Made opportunities. She is not comparable.
FIA to investigate detachment of Magnussen’s headrest
The FIA is to investigate the damage caused to Kevin Magnussen’s cockpit headrest in his Belgian Grand Prix crash, as part of its ongoing quest to improve safety.

The FIA is to investigate the damage caused to Kevin Magnussen’s cockpit headrest in his Belgian Grand Prix crash, as part of its ongoing quest to improve safety.

TV replays showed the foam headrest being ejected from the car after the Dane hit the barrier at the top of Eau Rouge, with what was logged as a 42G impact.

As is regular procedure after a heavy crash, the FIA has retained both the headrest and Magnussen’s helmet for further research.

Although he suffered only a minor ankle injury – proving the car’s safety systems did their job – the governing body is keen to learn from what happened.

According to the FIA technical regulations, the headrest is “located by two horizontal pegs behind the driver’s head and two quick release fixings, which are clearly indicated and easily removable without tools, at the front corners.”