Italian Race – Classic Italian Cycles http://classicitaliancycles.com/ Fri, 17 Sep 2021 21:52:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://classicitaliancycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-141x136.png Italian Race – Classic Italian Cycles http://classicitaliancycles.com/ 32 32 Alex Zanardi’s return to competition as a double amputee after a 2001 accident remains one of motor racing’s most amazing stories https://classicitaliancycles.com/alex-zanardis-return-to-competition-as-a-double-amputee-after-a-2001-accident-remains-one-of-motor-racings-most-amazing-stories/ https://classicitaliancycles.com/alex-zanardis-return-to-competition-as-a-double-amputee-after-a-2001-accident-remains-one-of-motor-racings-most-amazing-stories/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:32:21 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/alex-zanardis-return-to-competition-as-a-double-amputee-after-a-2001-accident-remains-one-of-motor-racings-most-amazing-stories/ The Formula 1 incident at the Italian Grand Prix in which Max Verstappen collided with Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes moments after the British driver made a pit stop has parallels with the misfortune of Alex Zanardi in 2001. Verstappen’s F1 car literally hit Hamilton’s car, and one of the tires grazed its rival’s head, although a […]]]>

The Formula 1 incident at the Italian Grand Prix in which Max Verstappen collided with Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes moments after the British driver made a pit stop has parallels with the misfortune of Alex Zanardi in 2001.

Verstappen’s F1 car literally hit Hamilton’s car, and one of the tires grazed its rival’s head, although a titanium crash bar absorbed most of the blow. Yet the incident almost became as tragic as a wreckage almost 20 years ago to the day which also began with the exit of a leading driver from the pits.

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“The race was over before it started for both drivers” – Jody Egginton of AlphaTauri https://classicitaliancycles.com/the-race-was-over-before-it-started-for-both-drivers-jody-egginton-of-alphatauri/ https://classicitaliancycles.com/the-race-was-over-before-it-started-for-both-drivers-jody-egginton-of-alphatauri/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:20:39 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/the-race-was-over-before-it-started-for-both-drivers-jody-egginton-of-alphatauri/ Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda suffered the worst possible consequences at home Italian Grand Prix, with both Pierre Gasly and Yuki tsunoda not having completed the race due to mechanical problems at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. The weekend had started promisingly, Gasly qualified on Friday in sixth place for Saturday’s sprint qualifying, while Tsunoda failed to […]]]>

Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda suffered the worst possible consequences at home Italian Grand Prix, with both Pierre Gasly and Yuki tsunoda not having completed the race due to mechanical problems at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza.

The weekend had started promisingly, Gasly qualified on Friday in sixth place for Saturday’s sprint qualifying, while Tsunoda failed to come out of qualifying. The weekend from that point quickly escalated, Gasly dropped out of the sprint qualifying in the first lap and Tsunoda finished sixteenth.

The team was not seen on track any longer at Monza, with both cars then withdrawing from Sunday’s race, Gasly after the opening laps and Tsunoda even before the lights went out.

Jody Egginton, Technical Director of Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda, was very disappointed with the unfortunate result of the team’s home race, but is consolidated by the fact that the team’s car once again looked solid.

“UNFortunately, today’s race ended before it started for both drivers. Yuki reported a braking problem on his grid laps which, as hard as the guys tried, could not be resolved, forcing him to retire. Then a system problem identified with Pierre’s car early on forced us to remove that car as well. Frustratingly, we weren’t able to turn Pierre’s strong performance on Friday into points here.

Likewise, Yuki has not been able to accumulate any significant additional mileage and racing experience to his credit, as such we have not been able to lead the fight against our most competitive competitors. However, the package has shown itself to be competitive again and everyone will do everything possible to ensure that we maintain it in the next races, with a focus on reclaiming the ground from our closest competitors. “

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The Italian Grand Prix flopped to 15 million euros loss https://classicitaliancycles.com/the-italian-grand-prix-flopped-to-15-million-euros-loss/ https://classicitaliancycles.com/the-italian-grand-prix-flopped-to-15-million-euros-loss/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:30:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/the-italian-grand-prix-flopped-to-15-million-euros-loss/ The Italian GP recorded a loss of 15 million euros, with the number of participants in the race this year being well below expectations. After the 2020 Monza race weekend behind closed doors, the circuit welcomed fans back to the stands this year. Due to the ongoing pandemic, attendance was limited to 50% of total […]]]>

The Italian GP recorded a loss of 15 million euros, with the number of participants in the race this year being well below expectations.

After the 2020 Monza race weekend behind closed doors, the circuit welcomed fans back to the stands this year.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, attendance was limited to 50% of total capacity each day, with the goal of reaching this limit.

However, the number of ticket sales ultimately turned out to be extremely disappointing, with only 16,000 race day sales.

Circuit president Giuseppe Redaelli has now revealed that this resulted in a total loss of € 15million, and has said changes will be made in the future as a result.

“We are working to improve the use of the track as a ‘Temple of Speed’ and want to focus more on research and innovation in the future,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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There are a number of potential reasons why fan interest was lower than usual.

While Ferrari is no longer in the lead and people remain cautious due to the pandemic are factors, many believe the main one was the high prices.

Due to the pandemic, the cheapest seats on the grass were removed and the cheapest tickets were still 100 euros, perhaps discouraging many Tifosi.

Some Italian media believe this has particularly alienated young people, with many choosing to wait outside hotels for drivers to stay in glimpses instead of heading to the circuit.

Whatever the cause, the lack of people in the stands has worried FIA President Jean Todt, and F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has admitted that this is an issue regarding the future of the race and if it stays on the calendar.

“We are talking with the organizers precisely to understand how to relaunch the grand prix,” said the former Ferrari leader.

“I find it hard to think of an F1 without Monza, but events are also business and there has to be an economic return to justify them.”

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COVID Vaccines: Which countries immunize children over 12 and how do they compare? https://classicitaliancycles.com/covid-vaccines-which-countries-immunize-children-over-12-and-how-do-they-compare/ https://classicitaliancycles.com/covid-vaccines-which-countries-immunize-children-over-12-and-how-do-they-compare/#respond Tue, 14 Sep 2021 18:38:49 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/covid-vaccines-which-countries-immunize-children-over-12-and-how-do-they-compare/ The race for the COVID-19 vaccine has focused on protecting the elderly and medically vulnerable before gradually moving into the rest of the adult population. In the latest figures from the EU, 77.7 percent of the adult population in the block have received at least one dose of the vaccine and there are similar figures […]]]>

The race for the COVID-19 vaccine has focused on protecting the elderly and medically vulnerable before gradually moving into the rest of the adult population.

In the latest figures from the EU, 77.7 percent of the adult population in the block have received at least one dose of the vaccine and there are similar figures for the rest of Europe. So the question became who next?

The focus has shifted to vaccinating as many children as possible to try and reduce the spread of infection and variants in the community.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 in May this year, the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive such approval in the EU.

The authorization was based on a study of 2,259 children of the age group which showed that their immune response was comparable to that of the 16-25 cohort.

None of the children who received the vaccine developed COVID-19, compared to 16 who developed COVID-19 after receiving a placebo.

The EMA approved the Moderna vaccine for use in the 12-17 age group the following month. This time around, a study of 3,732 children in that particular age group showed that none of those who received the vaccine contracted COVID-19 compared to four in the placebo group.

Should children be vaccinated against COVID?

There has been a debate on the merits of vaccinating children who do not have underlying conditions because the chances of them developing serious illness from COVID-19 are quite low, and this needs to be balanced. with the potential side effects of the vaccine.

The EMA acknowledged that the limited number of the two studies meant they could not detect rare side effects. However, they concluded that the benefits of vaccines for this younger age group outweighed the potential negative effects.

Cases of myocarditis and pericarditis following administration of mRNA vaccines have also raised concerns.

A Harvard article in July reported that there had been 1,000 cases after 300 million vaccinations in the United States following Pfizer or Moderna jabs. The majority of cases involved adolescents or young adults.

The article also states that 79 percent of these youthful cases were mild.

Although vaccines have been approved for 12-18 year olds by the European medicines regulator in the past two months, not all governments or health agencies in the EU have followed suit.

However, many countries have started to open their immunization programs to children over 12 years old. This is how they compare.

UK

The UK under-18 vaccination program is starting to take off in parts of the country. The four decentralized governments took slightly different approaches.

All adolescents aged 16 and 17 in England began being offered vaccines from August 23, while children aged 12 to 15 who are clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 or live with adults who present increased risk of serious illness due to the virus are eligible. .

In Northern Ireland, 16-17 year olds have already been able to access the vaccine for a few weeks.

As for the 12-15 age group that is not clinically vulnerable to COVID-19, the UK now appears poised to expand the rollout to include them.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) recommended on September 3 not to vaccinate children between the ages of 12 and 15. They believe there is not enough evidence to recommend expanding the deployment to this group.

They concluded that with just two in a million healthy children requiring intensive care treatment for COVID-19, the benefits of vaccination were “insufficient to support a universal supply.”

However, the committee left the door open for ministers to take a different path. They noted that it was not for them to consider broader issues such as the effect on the education sector and said ministers may seek advice from other places.

The four Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) were consulted and on September 13 they recommended that every 12 to 15 year olds receive a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, citing the benefit of avoiding interruptions to the education.

The CMOs said that vaccinating children could reduce disruption in schools and that “overall this would provide enough additional benefit … to recommend vaccination of this group.”

“(British CMOs) therefore recommend, for public health reasons, that ministers extend the universal vaccination offer with a first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to all children and young people aged 12 to 15 years that are not already covered by existing JCVI boards, ”the CMOs said in a letter.

The government is to officially state whether it will follow the advice of the CMOs, although some ministers have already expressed support for childhood immunizations.

The CMOs also said second doses would not be offered to the age group until at least spring, as they would wait for data to accumulate internationally.

Italy

Italy’s goal has been to vaccinate as many of its teenagers as possible when they return to school in September. Currently 62.43 percent have received a dose and 44.95 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the Italian government September 13 vaccination report.

Since August 16, 12-18 year olds can be vaccinated without an appointment in order to increase the vaccination rate.

The Pfizer vaccine was approved for ages 12 to 15 in late May, with bookings in most areas starting in July, while the Moderna vaccine was approved for ages 12 to 17 in early August.

Germany

Initially, the vaccines were only recommended for children with underlying conditions, but following the spread of the Delta variant, it was decided on August 16 to offer a vaccine to all children over. 12 years old.

The STIKO committee – the expert body that advises the German government on vaccines – said in a statement the decision came after reviewing new safety data, especially from the United States, following immunization of around 10 million adolescents.

They said that given “the current state of knowledge, the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risk of very rare side effects from the vaccine.”

Concerns have been expressed about myocarditis, the very rare inflammation of the heart muscle seen in connection with vaccination, particularly in young males who have been vaccinated.

However, STIKO said most of those people went to hospital and were successfully treated. They also highlighted the general risk of COVID-19 itself for heart health.

The country has so far administered a dose to 36.7% of children aged 12 to 17 and 25.8% are fully immunized, according to government figures as of September 12.

Ireland

Ireland has experienced a remarkably high vaccination rate among the adult population.

92.6 percent of adults over 18 received a dose and 90.2 percent were fully immunized.

The country has focused mainly on immunizing children in recent weeks. The portal to register a child aged 12 to 15 for a vaccine opened on August 11 and has had more than 75,000 appointments made in the first 48 hours alone.

90.2% of people over 12 received a dose and 85.1% received both, according to Irish Health Service figures from September 13.

Poland

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 19,523,117 people in the country have received at least one dose and 19,096,932 are fully vaccinated, which is about half of the Polish population.

Pfizer and Moderna have both been approved for over 12 years, with the former having been approved in June. 1.4 million doses have been given to children 12 to 17 years old, according to the Polish health authority on September 14.

It is quite low and vaccinations will be rolled out in schools. However, he has been reported that there is also little enthusiasm for this movement.

France

France was one of the first countries to open vaccination to people over 12 years old, on June 15.

68% of 12-17 year olds have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to figures published by Public Health France on September 12, while 56% are fully immunized.

From the end of September, those under 18 will be required to use the French health pass. This pass proves the holder’s immunization status or confirms that it has been tested within the last 72 hours, and is required to access places such as cinemas or restaurants.

Although it turned out to be controversial, its introduction saw adoption in vaccinations.

Spain

According to The latest health report from the Spanish Ministry of Health As of September 13, 79.2 percent of the approximately 3.9 million children aged 12 to 19 in Spain have already received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 58.4 percent are fully immunized.

The decision to offer the vaccine to under 18s or not is up to regional authorities. As a result, different regions initially started offering vaccines at different times.

Denmark

The Danish health authority gave the green light to immunize children aged 12 to 15 in June, with vaccinations starting in July.

Denmark lifted all remaining COVID-19 restrictions last week. Their vaccine rollout has been strong and has included the 12+ year olds.

83.5% of people over 12 are fully vaccinated in the country.

Switzerland

Switzerland approved the Pfizer vaccine for children over 12 in early June.

According to the latest Swiss health figures published on September 12, 181,531 people aged 10 to 19 – 21.5% of the cohort – are fully vaccinated and 32.35% have received at least one dose. This is compared to 45.61 percent in the 20-29 age group who received both doses and 55.93 percent who received at least one.

Sweden

Sweden only started opening appointments for minors in August, then only for 16-18 year olds, with the 21 health regions to follow “over the next few months”.

Children aged 12 to 15 are so far only eligible under special conditions, such as belonging to a high-risk group or living with vulnerable people.

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F1 Sprint and Italian GP calendar explained: Q&A on the second release of the new F1 test format https://classicitaliancycles.com/f1-sprint-and-italian-gp-calendar-explained-qa-on-the-second-release-of-the-new-f1-test-format/ https://classicitaliancycles.com/f1-sprint-and-italian-gp-calendar-explained-qa-on-the-second-release-of-the-new-f1-test-format/#respond Fri, 10 Sep 2021 09:50:06 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/f1-sprint-and-italian-gp-calendar-explained-qa-on-the-second-release-of-the-new-f1-test-format/ SEE: Your essential video guide to F1 Sprint and how it fits into the revamped weekend. SEE: Your essential video guide to F1 Sprint and how it fits into the revamped weekend. F1 Sprint: what is it? Introducing the second outing for the test format designed to add extra excitement and a new layer of […]]]>

SEE: Your essential video guide to F1 Sprint and how it fits into the revamped weekend.

SEE: Your essential video guide to F1 Sprint and how it fits into the revamped weekend.

F1 Sprint: what is it?

Introducing the second outing for the test format designed to add extra excitement and a new layer of intrigue to three racing weekends in the 2021 season.

F1 Sprint is actually a 100 km mini race (300 km is the usual GP distance) on Saturday afternoon, one day before the Grand Prix.

Short, quick and, as you’ll see below, without the strategic intricacies of the traditional big Sunday race, F1 Sprint is, as the name suggests, designed to be a full sprint for drivers from start to finish. end.

The format debuted at the British GP in July and returns this weekend to Monza.

When is it and what is the significance?

Saturday’s F1 Sprint at Monza will take place on Saturday afternoon at 3.30 p.m. Preparation for Sky Sports F1 begins at 2:35 p.m.

The 20 drivers start in the order in which they qualified on Friday evening – more details below – and their finish positions 100 km later will be the positions in which they line up for the start of the Grand Prix de Sunday.

If you win, you start Sunday’s race from pole position; if you are 10th you start in the same place a day later, while if you have technical problems or break down you will be in the back and have everything to do.

How long does the F1 Sprint last?

The distance of 100 km to Monza corresponds to 18 laps of the Temple of super-fast speed.

The Saturday sprint should therefore be 25-30 minutes long, with the condensed and stripped-down nature of the racing action designed to be part of the draw for spectators and viewers alike.

Sky F1's Simon Lazenby and Martin Brundle are preparing for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza this weekend.

Sky F1’s Simon Lazenby and Martin Brundle are preparing for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza this weekend.

Sky F1’s Simon Lazenby and Martin Brundle are preparing for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza this weekend.

And are there points in F1 Sprint?

Yes, but only for the first three.

  • First place will receive three points
  • Second place is worth two points
  • Third place earns one point

This means that there is a maximum of three additional points offered to drivers compared to normal weekends (29 instead of 26).

But even though the points in F1 Sprint are relatively slim on their own and limited to the top three positions, all the drivers are fighting for a grid position for Sunday’s Grand Prix. Every overtaking therefore always counts for something, throughout the peloton.

Are there any pit stops in F1 Sprint?

While not technically prohibited, they are certainly not expected given the short duration of an F1 Sprint event.

Unlike the Grand Prix, no mandatory tire changes are required and, unless the cars are damaged or punctured or it’s raining, don’t expect them to leave the action for the pit lane. between the lights out and the checkered flag.

Riders are free to ride on whatever tire compound – hard, medium, or soft – they wish.

So what happens to qualifying?

The usual three-part qualifying time still takes place, but has moved from its usual Saturday afternoon slot to Friday evening.

In Monza, this takes place at 5 p.m. BST.

The session progresses normally through Q1, Q2 and Q3 to find the fastest driver and determine the order 1-20.

Who is credited with the pole position?

Two “race” starts this weekend but only one official pole position for the record books – and that, as always, goes to the driver who starts at the top of the grid for Sunday’s Grand Prix.

This means that the winner of the F1 Sprint (provided he takes his place on the P1 grid on Sunday) is also the holder of the Italian GP pole position.

Lewis Hamilton was the fastest qualifier at Silverstone on Friday, but Max Verstappen went on to win the sprint race the next day, meaning he was credited with official pole position.

Drivers who win the sprint, or who finish second and third, are not credited with race wins or podiums in their career stats. But the feat is still recognized by F1 after the race because, in a nod to the history of the sport, the trio will be awarded crowns and participate in a victory parade around the lap.

How many workouts are there?

There are only two practice sessions this weekend, one less than normal, each lasting an hour as is now the case in F1 from this year.

The first workout begins on Friday at 1:30 p.m., with the second workout at 11 a.m. on the Saturday before the sprint.

And the Grand Prix, is it unchanged on Sunday?

Designed to enhance the full weekend rather than taking anything away from Sunday’s main event, the 53 Italian Grand Prix laps around Monza are unchanged.

The lights go out this year at 3 p.m. Editing of Sky F1 begins at 1:30 p.m.

The usual points apply on race day of 25 for victory (or a maximum of 26 if the winner also takes the fastest lap) up to one point for 10th place.

The only difference is that riders who start in the top 10 don’t have to start with the tire with which they set their best time in Q2. Everyone therefore has a free choice throughout the race, although the usual two-pulley rules apply in a dry race which guarantee at least one pit stop per car.

No change otherwise.

Where else will F1 Sprint weekends take place in 2021?

A final sprint weekend is expected for the Brazilian GP at Interlagos from November 12 to 14.

F1 will then assess the results of the three sprint weekends, see what worked and what didn’t, and if the format is generally considered successful, it will likely be extended for 2022 and added to some events. brand to create what motorsport chief Ross Brawn has called the Formula 1 equivalent of the ‘Grand Slam’.

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McLaren looking to strike back after difficult Zandvoort https://classicitaliancycles.com/mclaren-looking-to-strike-back-after-difficult-zandvoort/ https://classicitaliancycles.com/mclaren-looking-to-strike-back-after-difficult-zandvoort/#respond Thu, 09 Sep 2021 07:01:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/mclaren-looking-to-strike-back-after-difficult-zandvoort/ McLaren occupies fourth place in constructors’ championship After leaving the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix with just one point, McLaren boss Andreas Seidl is hoping his team will bounce back this weekend in Italy. McLaren is now in fourth place in the constructors’ championship after Ferrari recorded a brace at Zandvoort to take the lead […]]]>

McLaren occupies fourth place in constructors’ championship

After leaving the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix with just one point, McLaren boss Andreas Seidl is hoping his team will bounce back this weekend in Italy.

McLaren is now in fourth place in the constructors’ championship after Ferrari recorded a brace at Zandvoort to take the lead in the team competition.

Lando Norris scored the only point for the Woking squad last weekend in a race that saw Daniel Ricciardo drop to 11th place.

This weekend’s Italian Grand Prix sees a return to the Sprint qualifying format first used at the British Grand Prix earlier in the season.

This leaves the teams with a single 60-minute practice session before qualifying on Friday afternoon (local time).

This leaves the cars in parc fermé for practice 2 on Saturday morning before the qualifying sprint on Saturday afternoon with Sunday’s race to follow normally.

“I think everyone was well prepared for the different format we experienced at Silverstone,” said Seidl.

“It’s a challenge to switch to this other format because we have all worked on this kind of normal race weekend format for many years.

“It was a hell of a difference on the operations side, but I think after seeing that we have performed well as a team at Silverstone, I don’t expect any big problems.

“The biggest challenge is just the one free practice session you have on Friday and then you go straight to qualifying,” he added.

“Your car is practically frozen.

“So the goal is clear again, with all the preparation you also do at home, the simulator, to be fair from the first run with the car, with the settings, in order to get the most out of the weekend.

“For us after this difficult weekend [in Zandvoort] by leaving with only one point, I obviously want to fight as a team.

The opening practice for the Italian Grand Prix will start on Friday at 10:30 p.m. AEST.

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Scott Jamieson steps up offer to keep European Tour card https://classicitaliancycles.com/scott-jamieson-steps-up-offer-to-keep-european-tour-card/ https://classicitaliancycles.com/scott-jamieson-steps-up-offer-to-keep-european-tour-card/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 19:07:30 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/scott-jamieson-steps-up-offer-to-keep-european-tour-card/ Scott Jamieson is well placed halfway through the DS Automobiles Italian Open in Rome. Photo: Valerio Pennicino / Getty Images. As Scottish Open champion Min Woo Lee went from an overnight lead to pole position all on his own at the halfway point, Jamieson jumped into the top 15 using a 67 in the second […]]]>
Scott Jamieson is well placed halfway through the DS Automobiles Italian Open in Rome. Photo: Valerio Pennicino / Getty Images.

As Scottish Open champion Min Woo Lee went from an overnight lead to pole position all on his own at the halfway point, Jamieson jumped into the top 15 using a 67 in the second round at the Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome.

The 37-year-old Florida-based, who fell to under-five after an effort containing six birdies, is 133rd in the race in Dubai this season, with the top 115 after the rescheduled Portugal Masters in early November, hanging on to his cards. .

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“I have some catching up to do as I am currently on the wrong side of the line when it comes to holding my card,” said Jamieson, who started the campaign strong by claiming a share of 16th place from Abu. Dhabi in January but has only managed another top 20 since then.

The Glaswegian finished 31st in Race to Dubai in 2013, the year he won the Nelson Mandela Championship in South Africa, then moved up to career 26 in 2017.

“If I play well this week and also next week (in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth) then I’ll go from there,” he added of his attempt to hold onto a place at the top of the table.

Recent first-time winners Calum Hill and Grant Forrest were the only other Scots to carve out a spot on two under and level respectively, with the former signing for a second round 65 that contained nine birdies.

Australian Lee backed up his opening of 64 with a 68 to sit two shots from a group that includes Tommy Fleetwood, with Henrik Stenson three behind following a double bogey on his penultimate hole.

Former Scottish Open champion Edoardo Molinari also sits at seven cents, two ahead of his younger brother Francesco.

On the Challenge Tour, Euan Walker (nine pennies) and Craig Howie (eight pennies) are both in contention at the midpoint of the British Challenge at Belfry while Jack Doherty finished in style to claim second place behind Englishman Mitch Waite. in the Studley Wood Championship on the PGA EuroPro Tour.

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La Parabolique de Monza renamed in honor of Michele Alboreto https://classicitaliancycles.com/la-parabolique-de-monza-renamed-in-honor-of-michele-alboreto/ https://classicitaliancycles.com/la-parabolique-de-monza-renamed-in-honor-of-michele-alboreto/#respond Tue, 31 Aug 2021 22:59:38 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/la-parabolique-de-monza-renamed-in-honor-of-michele-alboreto/ Monza’s famous Parabolica curve is to be renamed in honor of the late Michele Alboreto, who raced for Ferrari in the mid-1980s. Alboreto raced in Formula 1 between 1981 and 1994, winning five grand prix and finishing second in the 1985 World Championship behind Alain Prost. After winning Team Tyrrell’s victory in Las Vegas and […]]]>

Monza’s famous Parabolica curve is to be renamed in honor of the late Michele Alboreto, who raced for Ferrari in the mid-1980s.

Alboreto raced in Formula 1 between 1981 and 1994, winning five grand prix and finishing second in the 1985 World Championship behind Alain Prost.

After winning Team Tyrrell’s victory in Las Vegas and Detroit in 1982 and 1983 respectively, the Italian joined Ferrari for the following season.

At the best of his five years with the Scuderia, Alboreto finished in the top four in nine of the first 11 races of that 1985 campaign, but his hopes of denying Prost a first world championship collapsed when he didn’t. failed to score in any of the last five – ending the season with four consecutive retirements.

After leaving Formula 1, Alboreto became a successful sports car driver for the Audi Sport Joest team, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997.

Tragically, he was killed in a test crash at the Lausitzring in April 2001 at the age of 44.

Twenty years after his death, Milan-born Alboreto will be commemorated at the Temple of Speed ​​on Saturday 11 September with the renaming of the big right-hand bend that leads to the pit straight.

Although Alboreto did not win at Monza for Ferrari, he finished second there twice – in his first and last season with Scuderia.

In 1984 he moved from 11th place on the grid to second behind Niki Lauda’s McLaren – but four years later there was more to celebrate for the tifosi.

With none of this year’s dominant McLarens driven by Prost and Ayrton Senna being able to finish the race, the door was left open for Ferrari to win a double via Gerhard Berger and Alboreto.

It was the only race that year that McLaren failed to win, with Prost suffering from Honda engine failure, while Senna appeared to be aiming for victory until, with two laps to go, he was forced to retire by a collision with the Williams of Jean-Louis Schlesser who he was trying to make a turn.

This race was also poignant because it took place just a few weeks after the death of Enzo Ferrari.

The name change day of the Parabolica corner is when the second sprint qualifying test is due to take place, with crowds of up to 50% of expected capacity at Monza due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Cristiano Ronaldo at Man Utd CONFIRMED in £ 480,000-a-week deal, medical in Lisbon after City pullout – updates https://classicitaliancycles.com/cristiano-ronaldo-at-man-utd-confirmed-in-480000-a-week-deal-medical-in-lisbon-after-city-pullout-updates/ https://classicitaliancycles.com/cristiano-ronaldo-at-man-utd-confirmed-in-480000-a-week-deal-medical-in-lisbon-after-city-pullout-updates/#respond Fri, 27 Aug 2021 21:27:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/cristiano-ronaldo-at-man-utd-confirmed-in-480000-a-week-deal-medical-in-lisbon-after-city-pullout-updates/ ROM WELCOME BY JOHN O’SHAME! Former Manchester United defender John O’Shea mocked Cristiano Ronaldo’s return – posting a photo of the genius tearing him apart to seal his first transfer to Old Trafford in 2003. Ron tormented United from the outside in a friendly for Sporting Lisbon – leaving United boss Alex Ferguson and his […]]]>

ROM WELCOME BY JOHN O’SHAME!

Former Manchester United defender John O’Shea mocked Cristiano Ronaldo’s return – posting a photo of the genius tearing him apart to seal his first transfer to Old Trafford in 2003.

Ron tormented United from the outside in a friendly for Sporting Lisbon – leaving United boss Alex Ferguson and his players in awe.

And O’Shea re-used the excuse that Fergie’s men were exhausted from touring the United States by posting a snap of Ron running towards him, alongside the words: “Just as good as I was jet lagged. “.

Recalling the match in his 2013 autobiography, Ferguson said, “John shrugged. There was a look of pure amazement on his face.

“The other players in the vault were saying; “Damn it, boss, he’s a player.”

“I said to Peter (Kenyon), ‘We’re not leaving this land until we sign this boy.’ “Is he that good?” Kenyon asked.

“John O’Shea ended up having a migraine! ” I said. “Get him signed.”

O’Shea himself explained, “Some guys on the bench were laughing, thinking it’s the last thing you need when you’re jet-lagged – a young boy wants to run on you over and over again, goes to left, go right, turning, shooting each time he approached the goal.

“But in a roundabout way I take it a compliment that the boss wanted to sign Ronaldo so soon after the game, because of the way he behaved against me that night.”

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A deadly race against time to get out of Afghanistan https://classicitaliancycles.com/a-deadly-race-against-time-to-get-out-of-afghanistan/ https://classicitaliancycles.com/a-deadly-race-against-time-to-get-out-of-afghanistan/#respond Tue, 24 Aug 2021 02:32:30 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/a-deadly-race-against-time-to-get-out-of-afghanistan/ In an area of ​​Kabul airport guarded by Norwegian troops, is a man, in his fifties, completely shot. Next to him, his wife and two children, aged 9 and 10. Around a confusion of thousands of people desperate to enter, advancing and retreating. To access the metal grid at this point, you have to jump […]]]>

In an area of ​​Kabul airport guarded by Norwegian troops, is a man, in his fifties, completely shot. Next to him, his wife and two children, aged 9 and 10. Around a confusion of thousands of people desperate to enter, advancing and retreating. To access the metal grid at this point, you have to jump over a fence and then cross a kind of channel that serves as a pit two meters deep and another two meters wide, through which water flows. dirty. In the middle of the stream there is a barbed wire. Hundreds of people are waiting on either side of the pit. Inside too.

When this man, after going down to the canal, tried to climb the wire, a thief stole his travel bag. Here are the savings over three years: $ 7,000 (nearly 6,000 euros). All your money. More than 70 minutes after the robbery, the man, sitting on the ground in a somewhat remote area, does not know what to do. He worked for the United States in Kabul for five years as a security guard and had been to the airport for five days trying to reach a gate that would allow him to enter and exit the country. He and his family had all the papers in order. “I was saving that $ 7,000 for, if all else failed, trying to escape by land through Iran or Pakistan. Now I have no more hope. Hopefully the thieves will find the Taliban and cut off their hands, ”he lamented.

It all happened last Sunday. But similar scenes are repeated every day. Entering Kabul airport remains the recurring nightmare of thousands – if not tens of thousands – of Afghans who try to flee their own country, which has become deadly territory for them after the victory of the Taliban. And the fight to get there is already a race against time after a Taliban spokesman assured Monday in an interview with Sky News that his intention is to take full control of the airport on September 1. days left to escape.

To do this, you first have to go to areas controlled – controlled, that’s to say a lot – by international troops. In short: pass the Taliban street checks.

It’s hard. Armed with a kind of whip made of plastic-lined chains and machine guns, radical Islamists, posted at checkpoints at intersections that give access to the streets leading to the airport, generally do not allow them to pass. It is necessary to wait until they are careless, that they go to eat or that they come, with their vans, to watch another sector where, because of the shots, it seems uncontrolled, to profit from it and to pass by running. . Then, thousands of people rush into this free street.

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These Taliban guard posts are, de facto, a border within the city. Beyond that, it is the law of the international troops which governs, but given the chaos, the thousands of people who wander or who knock to reach a privileged place near the doors, the only true law which prevails is that of saving who may.

Others know of shortcuts that lead to the airport, roads that connect the approaches to the airfield that one reaches by entering certain houses or crossing streets escaping through rooftops. From there, sometimes you have to walk through open fields, across fields, for about two kilometers, until you reach the perimeter delimited by the concrete fence of the airport. This does not mean that it is possible to access the interior. There, we must be careful, because for days there have been bands of assailants who take advantage of the fact that those who flee leave with everything they have of value to steal them.

A family that prefers not to identify themselves was waiting near the pipeline on Sunday. Grandfather, grandmother, mother, father, two young children and a cousin. They all had valid US passports. In fact, all but the cousin lived in the United States. They went to Afghanistan more than a month ago to spend the holidays, to see the rest of the family. They couldn’t imagine what was going to happen.

They never thought they were going to get caught like this. The woman, who works at a nursery in the United States, said indignantly that they had been heading to the airport for several days, playing before Taliban checkpoints, only to find themselves completely unattended. “No one comes to ask anyone. We don’t know where we need to go. They sent us an email with a special visa, but it is useless because no one is helping us. Where are the American soldiers? ”He asked desperately.

Beside him, a man in his forties, alone, held an Italian passport. “Where are the Italians? “” Where should we go, we who have an Italian passport? The man claimed to have worked for several years as a military analyst for the United States, adding that this was the second time he had approached the airport, without success.

The chaos and the danger are unimaginable. On Sunday, near this area, a little girl was killed in an avalanche. More than 20 people have already died near the gates. There are Afghan policemen – interposed as the first barrier between the crowd and the American troops – who, according to several witnesses, fired on the ground to contain people, injuring several people in the legs.

Camps have been improvised where those who do not want to sleep come and go from the airport in Kabul and risk Taliban checks. There are people with all the papers in order who do not know where to go, but also those who do not have any and who go there to see if the opportunity arises or, quite simply, to leaf through.

Others do not dare to leave the city center. At the Park Star Hotel in Kabul’s 4th district, one of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, an executive of a foreign company based in the Afghan capital waits with his family to flee to the United States . He is Afghan, he worked for this company, for a good salary, as an IT analyst. He has three young children. And he spent more than eight days, with his wife and children, waiting at the hotel for the situation to clear up.

At first there were security guards at the entrance and in the hotel lobby. But the Taliban stripped them of their weapons and the guards eventually left and deserted their posts. The IT analyst is afraid to approach the airport because he fears for his children: he thinks they risk being crushed or beaten to death. And that is why he waits, with more and more anguish, as time passes and as the terror increases, for the Americans to leave the airport for good and to leave them alone.

“There are rumors that they are going to take us out in another way, with meetings in the streets or squares of Kabul, with cars controlled by American officials,” he said. But these are just rumors. No one can take it for granted.

While the computer scientist persists in waiting without leaving the hotel room, looking on his cellphone at the images of the crowd trying to escape Taliban controls or reach the metal gates of the airport, Yussuf, a street vendor of watermelons and melons plants his stand in a nearby corner of District 4. Like many other humble vendors, they are looking forward to the arrival of the Taliban. They say they will bring security and less corruption. They are satisfied despite the fact that, because the banks are not functioning and the money is not flowing in the streets, the business, they say, “is doing very badly”.

There is also no money in ATMs. They are all empty. The missing money is in the pockets of the thousands of people who flock to the airport entrances looking for a crack to squeeze in and escape before August 31.

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