12.12.2019 11:10 am
F1 and MotoGP meet as both men give a reasonable account of themselves, but should probably stick to their respective crafts for now.
Two of motor racings' biggest modern legends, Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi, swopped machines earlier this week and the results were, unfortunately, a bit predictable.
Asked for his overriding emotion, the Red Bull driver smiled.
The defending five-time world champion moves 39 points clear in the title race.
If he wins, Hamilton will move clear of fellow Briton Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost.
However, they said they did not blame the stewards, but the rules.
The stewards judged that the Ferrari driver had made an unsafe re-entry and forced Lewis Hamilton off the circuit.
The four-time champion, showing a measured determination, made the most of his car’s superior straight-line speed to clock a best lap.
It will be the first time a sports star has been laid out in the St Stephens’s Cathedral.
The five-time champion emerged victorious and humbled.
Several teams have confirmed they will carry tributes to Lauda on their cars.
Hamilton had earlier posted messages expressing his feelings on social media.
Lauda won the Formula One drivers’ world championship three times, in 1975 and 1977 for Ferrari and in 1984 with McLaren, despite a terrible race crash in 1976.
Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian media early Tuesday.
The two Mercedes drivers are competing against each other … and it’s not much fun for outsiders.