Entertainment season finale of the Nürburgring endurance series canceled
Why Mick Schumacher will test in Abu Dhabi at the earliest
© LAT Mick Schumacher in an Alfa Romeo: next time probably only in Abu Dhabi Nothing came of the hoped-for Formula 1 appearance at the home game at the Nürburgring. But when could Mick Schumacher get a "catch-up date" for his work as a Friday driver at Alfa Romeo? According to Ferrari sports director Laurent Mekies, this is not yet certain. But it probably won't happen until December 2020.
The finals of the Nürburgring endurance series (VLN, formerly VLN) 2020 will not take place. The "double header" planned for November 7th and 8th is not feasible due to the current COVID-19 development and the associated measures to curb the infection rate.
The VLN, which organizes the NLS, and the Ahrweiler district administration made the decision in consultation. Until the very end, the VLN fought for its final. The hygiene concept was also adapted. In the end, it didn't help because the Ahrweiler district has already gone into a regional lockdown since the incidence value exceeded the 50 mark (currently: 75).
Sainz on jokes by McLaren mechanics: "Whoever laughs last ..."
Due to the disappointing performance of the Italians this season, the Spaniard is smiled at in the McLaren garage for his decision. "I'm not going to lie, I'm joking." But they leave him cold. "I take it very calmly. There are also people who make fun of themselves on social media. I'm not worried and don't take any of this too seriously. I hope I'll be the last one to laugh next year", he adds resolutely. Sainz will take Sebastian Vettel's place at Scuderia next year.
"We worked right up to the end to be able to hold our event with a hygiene concept adapted to the development of the pandemic," says Christian Stephani, Managing Director of VLN VV GmbH & Co. KG.
"The measures adopted by the federal government on Wednesday to contain the corona pandemic, after consultation with the responsible authorities, leave no scope to organize our races."
The "Lockdown Light" decided by the federal government provides that individual sports can continue to be practiced. However, running a race requires the presence of many people in the paddock and especially in closed rooms.
"Among other things, all contacts should be reduced to a minimum. We are taking this into account with the rejection," says Stephani. "Our season has ended early and we are now putting all our energy into planning for the 2021 season."
Dumped Bachelorette's Becky Miles fights back tears live on Studio 10 .
Jilted Bachelorette Becky Miles fought back tears as she spoke about her sudden split from Pete Mann during an emotionally raw interview on Studio 10 on Friday. But despite her heartbreak, the 30-year-old defence worker said she didn't regret going on the dating show with her younger sister, Elly. When asked how she felt after being dumped by café owner Pete, 35, Becky offered a brave and honest answer.