On Sunday ahead of the United States Grand Prix, NBCSN’s Leigh Diffey sat down with Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci to discuss the Italian marque’s 60th anniversary of operating in the USA.
Mattiacci spoke about his plans for the future with Ferrari as a great restructuring process continues, but remained coy when pressed by Diffey to talk about his driver line-up for next season.
Although Sebastian Vettel is widely expected to join the team after confirming he will leave Red Bull, Mattiacci said that there was nothing for Ferrari to announce.
However, he did make clear that the team is only looking for personnel who are totally committed to ending Ferrari’s barren spell in F1 and taking it back to the top of the series.
IndyCar driver Conor Daly posted a poignant tribute to Chris Beaty, a former Indiana University football player and Indianapolis business owner who was killed Saturday amid protests and rioting in the city.
Daly said he got to know Beaty, who owned an event and marketing promotions company, five years ago when he was organizing Indianapolis 500 afterparties.
Daly annually had been involved in Beaty’s parties since then and said Beaty helped get him home earlier this year when Daly’s blood sugar crashed while at an event.
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“The world lost a tremendous person. RIP Chris Beaty,” wrote Daly, who also tweeted “The violence has to stop.”
According to the Indianapolis Star, Beaty died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds during Saturday night’s unrest in downtown Indianapolis. It’s unclear if the shooting was tied to the protests.
Graham Rahal also posted about his interaction with Beaty.
Daly, Rahal and the rest of the IndyCar Series will return to action Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway (8 p.m. ET, NBC).