Germany’s 7-1 demolition of Brazil in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup came as a shock to the footballing world, but a number of German drivers are also making the most of the success to tease their Brazilian rivals.
Former F1 driver Timo Glock is now racing in the German DTM series with car #17, so why not make the most of the 7-1 win by placing a Brazilian and German flag on either side?
Fellow BMW racer Augusto Farfus was the target of his mockery, but he was a good sport and even donned a pair of German sunglasses for this picture.
Sebastian Vettel also spoke about the victory at Silverstone, saying: “Obviously very proud of how they played and of the result. Obviously it was more dominant than everyone was expected, but for the final, whoever we meet, it will be tight so as a fan I’m cheering and rooting for Germany!”.
Let’s just hope for Glock’s sake that Neuer and co. can find a way past Argentina on Sunday night…
SPIELBERG, Austria — Valtteri Bottas won a chaotic season-opening F1 Austrian Grand Prix while six-time series champion Lewis Hamilton finished fourth after getting a late time penalty Sunday.
The Formula One race was interrupted three times by a safety car, and nine of 20 drivers abandoned, including both Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon – who tried to overtake Hamilton on the outside with 10 laps left, touched wheels and flew off track.
Hamilton was given a 5-second time penalty for causing the collision, having earlier been hit with a three-place grid penalty after an incident in Saturday’s qualifying was reviewed by stewards.
Bottas led all 71 laps in the eighth victory of his career. It was the second consecutive victory in the season opener for the Finn, though he won four months earlier in 2019 after this season’s start was delayed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Bottas started from pole position and Hamilton from fifth, but it looked like a straight fight between the two Mercedes drivers as has been the case so often in recent years.
But late drama in Spielberg ensured otherwise and Hamilton’s time penalty meant Charles Leclerc took second place for Ferrari, and Lando Norris sent McLaren’s garage into raptures – and threw all social distancing rules out of the window amid the euphoria – with third place.
It was the 20-year-old British driver’s first career podium, and his superb final lap was the fastest of a dramatic season opener.
Norris became the youngest British driver to secure a podium finish and the third-youngest ever in Formula One.