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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
"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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
“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
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
“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
“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.”
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.
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.”