Petrov to pay tribute to victims of Russian bomb attacks

Russian Vitaly Petrov for Renault, who will wear a black band this weekend

Russian Vitaly Petrov for Renault, who will wear a black band this weekend

Renault’s Vitaly Petrov will pay tribute to the victims of the recent suicide bomb attacks in Moscow, by wearing a black armband as a mark of repsect, during this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

After the bomb attack on the Moscow Metro on Monday, which left 39 people dead, two bombs today went off, killing at least another 12. The country and government remains on alert at the moment.

Petrov said:

"This terrible news shocked me 
profoundly. I would like to give 
my support to everybody who was 
affected by this tragedy. I will 
wear a black armband during the 
Malaysian Grand Prix in memory
of the people who were killed or 
wounded at Lubyanka and Park 
Kultury stations."

"I'm sure organisers of this barbaric 
act will be found soon and brought to
justice and I hope from all my heart 
that such a thing will never happen 
again."

In many occasions have driversand teams paid tribute to people who have died, inside or outside of F1. The Toyota crew all wore black armbands during the 2008 French Grand Prix after the death of their Ove Andersson, the head of Toyota's F1 program and a former rally driver.

At the Nurburgring in 2007, Felipe Massa had a black stripe on his helmet and a black band on his left arm, after the deaths of 191 people in Sao Paulo in a plane crash.

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One response to “Petrov to pay tribute to victims of Russian bomb attacks

  1. pickle92 March 31, 2010 at 15:57

    Don’t forget the Ferraris running with no sponsorship and black nose-cones at Monza in 2001 after 9/11.
    Also at the 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix many drivers and teams paid tribute to Pope John Paul II.
    And at the 1994 Monaco Grand Prix the first and second place grid positions were painted with the Brazilian and Austrian flags for Senna and Ratzenberger.

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