Formula 1 paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with a moving moment of silence during testing in Italy

Formula 1 paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with a moving moment of silence during testing in Italy

A very moving moment was experienced this Friday in preview of free practice from Italian Grand Prix of Formula 1. All Pilots – British Led Lewis Hamilton, George Russel there Lando Norris–, as well as the mechanics, directors and members of the teams gathered in the paddock to observe a minute of silence in tribute to the Queen Isabella IIpassed away on Thursday at 96 years old.

All competitors and race officials wore black armbands during the tribute to His Majesty which took place in the in the pit lane during the preparation for the first practice session at the Monza National Autodromewhere the 16th date of the world championship will take place this Sunday.

The protagonists of the highest category of motorsports huddled together and remained silent while the official broadcast showed the image of Isabella II on a screen at the racetrack. At the end of the tribute, the applause was heard on the track and in the stands of the Italian track.

There was a minute’s silence for Queen Elizabeth II in Formula 1 as a screen showed her image (Picture: @F1)

hamiltonseven times champion F1who was decorated with the Order of Knight last December during the windsor castle by the Prince of Wales, Carlos (heir to the crown), was one of the most emotional drivers during the tribute which gave way to training. The star of the Mercedes team also dedicated a message to him on his social networks: “She was truly an iconic leader, an inspiration and a reassuring presence for most of our lives.. I had the incredible honor of being able to spend time with her. It’s something I will never forget. I know the entire nation and many others around the world will mourn his loss and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all of his loved ones who have lost loved ones. Rest in peace.”

In addition to hamiltonthere are four conductors with passage in the F1 who were also ennobled by the family of Isabella II: Frank Williams in 1999, Stirling Moss In 2000, Jackie Stewart in 2001 and Patrick Head in 2015.

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell looked very emotional during the tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in F1 (Photo: REUTERS)
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell looked very emotional during the tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in F1 (Photo: REUTERS)

Hearing the news this Thursday, the Formula 1 issued a statement signed by the President, Stefano Domenicaliwho expressed his pain:Formula 1 mourns the loss of the Queen, Her Majesty, Elizabeth II. For more than seven decades, he dedicated his life to public service with dignity and dedication, inspiring many around the world.

“Formula 1 sends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and everyone in the UK and Commonwealth”added Sundays in the letter published by the highest category of motorsport on its social networks.

The statement on Formula 1 networks signed by Stefano Domenicali (@F1)
The statement on Formula 1 networks signed by Stefano Domenicali (@F1)

This weekend’s race Italy will continue as planned after the death of the Queen. In addition to this minute of silence, another tribute is planned on the starting grid before the start of Sunday’s race, although the details have not yet been announced. The royal family has long supported the Formula 1, con Isabella and his father the king George VIpart of the first race in history, the British Grand Prixin 1950.

Regarding the training at Monza, Max Verstappen he received five penalty posts for changing his internal combustion engine. Despite the sanction, the young star of Red Bull remains the big favorite for victory, even if Charles Leclercwithout sanctions, will seek to seize the pole continue to fight in the fight for the title.

The protagonists of F1 gathered in the paddock in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II (Photo: REUTERS)
The protagonists of F1 gathered in the paddock in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II (Photo: REUTERS)

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