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The F1 racer was divided into a number of not choosing to kneel in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in front of the Austrian Grand Prix

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The F1 racer was divided into a number of not choosing to kneel in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in front of the Austrian Grand Prix
All 20 drivers gathered at the starting line before the Austrian Grand Prix, the first race of the season after a three-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lewis Hamilton, who had used a platform large enough to speak out against racial and social injustice, knelt on the front lines wearing Black Lives Matter shirts, while the other drivers wrote “End Racism” written on them.

Before the race, the Ferrari driver Leclerc posted a series of tweets explaining why he chose not to kneel with his friends.

“All 20 racers united with their team against racism and prejudice, at the same time adhering to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, supporting the commitment of Formula 1 and FIA,” he wrote.

“I believe that what is important is the facts and behavior in our daily lives rather than the formal attitude which can be considered controversial in some countries. I will not bend my knees but this does not at all mean that I am less committed than others in the United States. against racism. “

Verstappen echoed Leclerc’s comments, writing: “I am very committed to equality and the struggle against racism. But I believe everyone has the right to express themselves at a time and in a way that suits them. I will not bend my knees today but respect and support a personal choice made by each driver. “

A total of six drivers chose not to kneel. The other four are Daniil Kvyat, Carlos Sainz, Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen.

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A very striking different attitude occurred less than two weeks after Formula One launched the “We Race as One” initiative, which was aimed at overcoming racism and inequality.

Just days after the initiative was launched, former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone was widely condemned for his comments on racism.

“In many cases, black people are more racist than white people,” the 89-year-old told CNN, leading F1 to release a statement and break free from his comments.

Business as usual

Although the gap was extended before the start of the season, normal service was back on track as Valtteri Bottas gave Mercedes the top position on the podium.

It looked like Mercedes would finish with two of its drivers in the first and second, but Hamilton was given a five-second penalty only four laps from the end for his role in the collision with Red Bull Alex Albon.

That allowed Leclerc to take second and give young McLaren driver Lando Norris a third place for his first podium in Formula One.

Hamilton hasn’t won in Austria since 2016, with team-mate Bottas taking one win and Max Verstappen from Red Bull winning two other wins in the following years.

The six-time world champion fought hard from the start, having been dropped from second place to fifth less than an hour before the start of the race.

Three top racers celebrate at the new podium which has social distance.

Hamilton was initially cleared by the guards for failing to slow down the yellow flag during qualifying, but was given a last minute penalty after a complaint from Red Bull.

It was reported that the new evidence provided by Red Bull for the ban was a video posted on the Formula One Twitter account.

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Red Bull boss Christian Horner said the footage was only released by race promoters on Sunday morning, which is why it was not available for investigation on Saturday.

Bottas carried out orders to ignore the drama behind him and lead the race from start to finish, even though there were moments of stress after a number of safety car deployments.

Verstappen looked like the only racer who was able to challenge the top two racers from the start, but the power problem with the car forced the Dutch driver who retired earlier on lap 11.

The four-time champion, Sebastian Vettel, ended after 31 laps following a collision with Carlos Sainz, the man who replaced him at Ferrari next year.

The modified Formula One season, which has already canceled a number of grand prix, continues with another race in Austria next weekend, before heading to Hungary.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

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“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo is injured by the Portuguese national team and thanks the fans for their support

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Cristiano Ronaldo is injured by the Portuguese national team and thanks the fans for their support



Cristiano Ronaldo got a cut on his nose and needed a bandage (Photo: MICHAL CIZEK / AFP)

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Gratitude. It seems that the attacker Cristiano Ronaldo shared his social media with Portuguese fans after a clash with Czech goalkeeper Vaclik. In the auction, the assailant received a cut on his face and needed a bandage to stop the bleeding.

“Great game, important team win! We remain focused on our goal. Thanks to the Portuguese public for the fantastic support,” the striker wrote on his Instagram account.

The match was marked by a great performance Portugal national team, who beat the Czech Republic 4-0 to take the lead in Nations League Group 2 with ten points with one matchday to go in the group stage of the tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo ended up losing to his team.

After the match, the leader of the Portuguese national team appreciated the result achieved on the road. “It was a very important victory and all teammates should be congratulated on the result,” commented the 37-year-old striker.

With three wins, one draw and one defeat, the Portuguese team has the best attack in their group with eleven goals scored and a net difference of nine. The team is one draw away from qualifying for the tournament series. The next match against Spain is next Tuesday in the city of Braga.

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Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge

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Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge

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Tournament of the second European circuit.

Thomas Gouveia solidified his status as the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge this Saturday by finishing the penultimate day of the second European round robin in a group of 31st placed golfers.

Thomas Gouveia hit the card with 73 shots, one over par on the course, after two birdies (one under par hole) and three bogeys (one over), after making 71 shots in the previous two days for a total of 215.

Thomas Bessa needed 75 hits, three over par and tied for scarecrows, he finished 48th with 218 total, five short of Vitor Lopez, 60th with 223, after today needs 78, with just one bird . to fit five scarecrows and a double scarecrow.

The Swiss Challenge, which concludes on Sunday in Folgensburg, France, is still led by France’s Chung Veon Ko with a total of 206 shots, one short of Denmark’s Martin Simonsen in second place.

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