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Motor racing-Petrov replaced as Portuguese GP steward after bereavement

Russian Vitaly Petrov has been replaced as a Portuguese Grand Prix steward due to a personal bereavement, Formula One's governing body said on Saturday. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said Portugal's Bruno Correia, safety car driver in the Formula E series, would replace Petrov as steward for Sunday's race at the Algarve circuit near Portimao. Petrov's appointment had been criticised after he gave an interview last month criticising an anti-racism gesture by world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Reuters | Updated: 25-10-2020 01:26 IST | Created: 25-10-2020 01:23 IST
Motor racing-Petrov replaced as Portuguese GP steward after bereavement
Petrov's appointment had been criticised after he gave an interview last month criticising an anti-racism gesture by world champion Lewis Hamilton. Image Credit: Twitter(@vitalypetrov)

Russian Vitaly Petrov has been replaced as a Portuguese Grand Prix steward due to a personal bereavement, Formula One's governing body said on Saturday. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said Portugal's Bruno Correia, safety car driver in the Formula E series, would replace Petrov as a steward for Sunday's race at the Algarve circuit near Portimao.

Petrov's appointment had been criticised after he gave an interview last month criticising an anti-racism gesture by world champion Lewis Hamilton. The Russian had said Hamilton wearing a T-shirt calling for U.S. police to be arrested for the killing of Black medical worker Breonna Taylor was 'too much'.


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