Verstappen hits back at Hamilton and Vettel

first_img0Shares0000‘I’m in their heads’: Verstappen at Thursday’s press conference in Austin © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / CLIVE MASONAUSTIN, United States, Nov 1 – Max Verstappen on Thursday hit back at his critics, including Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, saying their post-race comments in Mexico last Sunday proved that he was “in their heads”.The Red Bull driver told reporters at a news briefing at the Circuit of the Americas ahead of this weekend United States Grand Prix that Mercedes’ Hamilton had been “silly” and “disrespectful” in what he had said. Hamilton, who is set to win his sixth drivers’ world championship this weekend, had answered questions about the Dutchman’s on-track aggression by saying he treated him differently to other rivals and gave him extra room.The pair had clashed on the opening lap of the Mexican Grand Prix and while Hamilton recovered to win the race, Verstappen went on to collect a puncture in a failed attempt to pass Valtteri Bottas, in the second Mercedes before pitting.He finished sixth after a thrilling drive through the field.Verstappen objected, he said, to Hamilton saying he had been “torpedoed” by him.“Looking at Turns One and Two in Mexico, I don’t think that happened,” he said. “I think, from my side, it is a bit of a silly comment to make because I think I always race hard, but fair, and I think it is just not correct.“Of course, it’s easy to have a dig at someone, but from my side, it’s fine. It’s always positive when someone talks about you because it means you are in their head.”He added: “I think that from my side, it shows already that I’m in their heads and I guess that’s a good thing.“I don’t need to dig into other people in a press conference because first of all I think it’s a bit disrespectful as well — I prefer to fight on track, which I love to do.“And, of course, I like to fight hard, but on the edge, otherwise – if they want me to stay behind — it’s better just to stay at home.”“I really want to take the fight to them because that’s what we are here for – we are racers, we are in F1. I think we are the best out there and, yeah, we do fight for victories because that’s what I live for.”Hamilton’s comments on giving extra space on track for Verstappen were supported by Vettel. “Yes and yes, copy and paste!” he said. “It’s true.”Verstappen has slipped to fifth in the drivers’ championship since the European summer break in August without adding to his two earlier wins in Austria and Germany.0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘Aditya has established himself as a master dealmaker’

first_imgAditya MittalReal SteelAditya Mittal 35Legacy Son of Lakshmi N. Mittal, chairman of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmakerGroup Market Cap Rs 1,62,000 crAditya Mittal’s claim to fame is in having led Mittal Steel’s successful bid for steel giant Arcelor in 2006 to create the first 100 million tonne-plus steel company.As chief,Aditya MittalReal SteelAditya Mittal 35Legacy Son of Lakshmi N. Mittal, chairman of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmakerGroup Market Cap Rs 1,62,000 crAditya Mittal’s claim to fame is in having led Mittal Steel’s successful bid for steel giant Arcelor in 2006 to create the first 100 million tonne-plus steel company.As chief financial officer, he was also instrumental in cutting the company’s debt to 30 per cent following the mega merger. “It was the biggest IPO (initial public offering) in the steel industry. I learnt a lot in the run-up to it,” he said. The economics graduate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is now steering the company away from his father’s knack for snapping up failing steel plants on the cheap to big-ticket acquisitions.Aditya has established himself as a master dealmaker, spearheading the company’s expansion into Central Europe, Africa and the US. Like the entire Mittal clan, Aditya is fiercely private about his passions but is known for his love of sports, playing squash and also running the London Marathon. He recently backed his wife, Megha, in her bid to acquire the bankrupt German luxury fashion brand Escada.The couple make for a famously workaholic duo but do find time for ski getaways to exotic slopes. However, they describe their perfect evening as one spent at home with their two daughters in London’s upmarket Belgravia area or their Surrey country home.last_img read more

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Kings hope to play big as they seek Finals slot

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Filipinos seek strong Powerman stint Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Barangay Ginebra is expected to play big—literally—as the Gin Kings try to negate the quickness of TNT KaTropa when they seek a Finals slot in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Starring Glen Rice Jr. and speedy guard Jason Castro, the Ka Tropa nearly toppled the Kings in Game 3 if not for a couple of miscues and Joe Devance’s heroics down the stretch.“We tried to pound it inside and they used their quickness to blow by our big guys,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “Again, we played our style and they played their style. I’m sure it’s going to be the same in Game 4.”Seven-footer Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar form Ginebra’s formidable frontline quartet together with the 6-foot-7 De Vance and 6-foot-5 import Justin Brownlee.Rice attempted in vain to neutralize the Gin Kings’ imposing ceiling by scoring 44 points last time out built on sheer quickness and athleticism.On the defensive end, the Texters have to bring out the best from Kelly Williams, Troy Rosario and Anthony Semerad to contain Ginebra’s bigs.ADVERTISEMENT “We have four bigs who are very agile,” said Ginebra guard LA Tenorio after the Kings snatched a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five semifinal series with a 106-103 win Friday.“That’s our strength and we have to take advantage of that,” added Tenorio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Kings hope that strategy closes out the Texters Sunday and arrange a rematch for the crown against Meralco, which badly wants to rebound from losing the Finals last year.Allen Durham, Jared Dillinger, Baser Amer, Ranidel De Ocampo and the Bolts swept the Star Hotshots in the other semifinal pairing. View comments MOST READlast_img read more

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