Petrov to pay tribute to victims of Russian bomb attacks
March 31, 2010
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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.
"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
"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
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.