Fast, furious Vertstappen vows no let-up

first_img“Up until the last race, they should still fight for first, for sure. Otherwise, you’re not a worthy world champion are you?,” said Verstappen.Wolff conceded he had expressed a concern about the Dutch teenager becoming involved in an unfortunate incident that could decide the outcome of the title race.But, he stressed, he had only called in the context of a general chat with Verstappen senior.Max said he was with his father when he received the call.“He went outside,” he said, explaining that he did not want to be disturbed while he was watching television.He added: “I won’t change the approach. The chatting is pretty understandable. I think, as a driver, you always try to do the best job.“I mean, we should race, everyone, up until the last race. They should still fight for first, for sure. Otherwise, you’re not a worthy world champion are you?“We all want to race and that’s what Mercedes wants at the end of the day.”Verstappen will start Sunday’s race, the penultimate grand prix of the season, from the second row on the grid, just behind the two Mercedes men.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Infiniti Red Bull Racing Belgian-Dutch driver Max Verstappen powers his car during the third practice session of the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 12, 2016 © AFP / Miguel SchincariolSAO PAULO, Brazil, Nov 12 – Max Verstappen intends to drive as hard and aggressively as usual in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix without giving Mercedes’ title contenders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton any special treatment.In the wake of Mercedes’ team chief Toto Wolff’s controversial phone call to his father Jos Verstappen, to give his son some advice, the Red Bull racer said that everyone should race as normal.last_img read more

Costa scores at last as Spain beat Luxembourg

first_img0Shares0000LUXEMBORG, October 13-Diego Costa bagged his first goal for Spain as the champions got the defence of their European title back on track with a 4-0 win over minnows Luxembourg in Euro 2016 qualifying Group C on Sunday.The goals came from David Silva and Paco Alcacer in the first half, with Costa snatching the third on 69 minutes, while substitute Juan Bernat made it 4-0 with a debut goal on 87 minutes. Spain, who lost to Slovakia on Thursday, are now second on goal difference in Group C on six points from three games, with Ukraine, also on six points, in third.Slovakia’s 3-1 away win at Belarus left them top with nine points from three.Silva got the opener when he latched on to an uncharacteristic long ball out of defence after 27 minutes. The 21-year-old Valencia striker Alcacer doubled the tally with his third goal in three games for Spain just before half-time. Costa, in his seventh match for Spain had missed a hatful on the night before he swivelled to fire home from close range to the visible relief of the whole team.“Diego wanted to pay us back with goals for the suppport we’ve given him. He feels good in the group, but I told him at half-time he was thinking too much about it (getting a first goal) so I just told him to keep calm,” coach Del Bosque said after the game.The Brazilian-born Costa has been on fire in England with nine Premier League goals for Chelsea this season, but that was his first goal in seven for Spain.Bernat, a Bayern Munich left-back, will also have given Spain reason to smile as a younger generation emerges to refresh their ageing squad.Eyebrows were raised before tha game when Spain handler Vicente Del Bosque dropped the under-performing ‘keeper Iker Casillas, the 33-year-old with whom Spain won Euro 2008 and 2012 plus the 2010 World Cup, in favour of Manchester United stopper David de Gea.For his part de Gea had little to do, but was assured on the few occasions he was called upon.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Tesla warns selfdriving package buyers that activation is very far away due

first_imgWhile Elon Musk has been guiding self-driving capabilities by the end of the year, Tesla has been taking a more cautious approach.Tesla salespeople have been warning buyers of their ‘Full Self-Driving package’ that it could be “very far away” due to regulations. more…The post Tesla warns ‘self-driving package’ buyers that activation is ‘very far away’ due to regulations appeared first on Electrek. Source: Charge Forwardlast_img