Max Verstappen Is Future World Champion and He Is Not Gonna Take S**T From Anyone – Belgium Grand Prix F1

I used to sponsor racing teams and race car drivers.  Once a race car driver I had sponsored John Graham (who also drove for Paul Newman) at the first Indy car race in Toronto came to me and said, “I’m gonna keep the car safe a try a podium third place”.  When I heard these words I flew off the handle, I was just dropping $250,000 and this guy never once said I am gonna go out and try to win this.

To me racing is a game of life and death, not to be reckless but go out and let people know you are there to win full stop.  Yes, you could die doing it, but it’s why you do it.  I never sponsored John ever again.

Much later to sponsor a racing team of former Ferrari F1 driver (Little Lief) Stefan Johansson , his team, him personally (because the Swede Stefan is just so talented ) during a race in Le Mans, and a driver Ryan Hunter-Reay.

In F1, through Labatt Breweries of Canada, several world champion drivers, Canadian Gilles Villeneuve, Nigel Mansell, and Damon Hill.  I may have one eye but I can spot a driver who has what it takes and to me Max Verstappen has what it takes and he is not taking any s**t from anyone.

The main talking point that came from Belgium Grand Prix was about Max Verstappen’s aggressive driving style, as they say in Hollywood, who gives a f**k what anyone says about you at least they are talking about you. I read the tweets, people calling him an idiot and you know what grow up and welcome to the world of racing.

“I think they should be ashamed to cause a crash like that with their amount of experience and then complain to me” – Max Verstrappen about Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. 

Max would later explain, “on the video you can clearly see when Vettel turns in, he drives into Raikkonen and then Kimi’s car bumps into mine… I’m not gonna say come on through.”  Now this is a kid I love, I’ve just seen lot of young upstarts at their first Olympics in Rio give it there all and take gold, and Max is one of my new favorite drivers, and if anyone else can’t take the heat, well you know what comes next.

 

 


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Usain Bolt Selfie with The Women’s heptathlon Medal Winners Nafissatou Thiam, Jessica Ennis and Brianne Theisen-Eaton – Rio 2016

 Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium , Jessica Ennis of Great Britain  and Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada made a run for it to catch a selfie with Usain Bolt after his 3rd Olympic gold 100m race.

 


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Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium Wins Her First Gold Medal At Her First Olympics Women’s Heptathlon – Rio 2016

Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium caught the world by surprise but for some who have been around the track in Rio, she was just having a killer second day and the buzz was watch out for her.

Thiam overcame Jessica Ennis-Hill in the women’s heptathlon to win gold in Rio, scoring 6,810 points to break the Belgian national record.

Ennis-Hill of Great Britain finished second with 6,775 points while Canada’s Brianne Thiesen Eaton won bronze with 6,653 points.

The heptathlon is a seven-event competition held over two days. The women compete in the 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200 meters, long jump, javelin throw and 800 meters, with a set amount of points awarded based on the athlete’s performance in each event.

Thiam outscored Ennis-Hill by 107 points on the second day of competition — the long jump, javelin and 800 meters — to win the gold over the defending champion. For Thiam, the daughter of a Belgian mother and a Senegalese father, it was her first Olympic medal in her first Olympic Games. At 21, the already dominant athlete has a bright future in the sport.

1.90 cleared on a 6-steps run, finally getting good sensations on HJ again! 🙈

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Brussels Attack President Obama on phone with Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium

While on his Cuba visit, President Obama lends his support to Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium.

“The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium. We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people. We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally, Belgium, in bringing to justice those who are responsible.” – President Obama

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