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Vettel immediately congratulated Verstappen after breaking the record
Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen both had nine victories in a row before the Grand Prix weekend in Italy. With his Italian victory, Verstappen therefore ensured that Vettel was driven from the record books, but the 36-year-old German is not disappointed at all. Journalist Erik van Haren reports in De Telegraaf that Vettel congratulated his successor immediately after the race, after the four-time world champion previously indicated that he hopes that Verstappen will be able to further tighten the record in the coming weeks. That’s another way to do it.
Wolff will miss GP Japan due to knee surgery
According to oe24, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff will have to miss the Japanese GP. The Austrian will undergo knee surgery after the GP weekend in Singapore to repair cruciate ligament damage sustained in a previous motorsport accident. The Belgian Jérome D’Ambrosio, who has been leading the Mercedes talent program since this year, will replace him in Suzuka, according to the Austrian medium. Wolff will return to his regular role in Qatar at the beginning of October.
Sainz responds after robbery: “The most important thing is that we are all okay”
Carlos Sainz was attacked by three men close to the hotel where he was sleeping after the Italian Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver was able to catch the perpetrators himself and hand them over to the police. Sainz has responded to the incident via Instagram. “As many of you already know, we experienced an unfortunate incident in Milan. The main thing is that we are all okay and this will only remain as an unpleasant anecdote. Many thanks to all the people who helped us, to the Milan police for their quick intervention and thank you for all your messages.’
Sainz robbed after GP Italy, Ferrari driver catches perpetrators after successful chase
Carlos Sainz was robbed near the hotel where he spent the night after the Italian Grand Prix. Three men stole the Ferrari driver’s watch and then tried to flee. However, Sainz and his entourage gave chase and they did so successfully. Sainz was able to apprehend the perpetrators and eventually hand them over to the local police. According to Italian media, the Spaniard did not sustain any injuries from the incident.