THE SPORTING WORLD has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II following her death at the age of 96.
Stefano Domenicali paid tribute to The Queen (Image: GETTY) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email
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F1 president Stefano Domenicalli has joined millions of others in paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her death on Thursday. The UK is in a period of national mourning after the country’s longest-serving monarch passed away at the age of 96.
Tributes have flooded social media following the news with English clubs in Europa also paying their respects on Thursday evening. West Ham, Arsenal and Manchester United all observed a minute’s silence for Her Majesty with sport up and down the nation set to be postponed this weekend.
Her death has also seen tributes from all over the world with the US Open and NFL also to hold a moment of silence. And F1 supremo Domenicalli has joined his fellow sporting leaders in giving a heartfelt statement on The Queen’s death.
He said: “For more more than seven decades she dedicated her life to public service with dignity and devotion and inspired so many around the world. Formula 1 sends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.”
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George Russell also paid tribute to The Queen (Image: GETTY)
His comments were echoed by FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem, who stated F1 “has its heart in the United Kingdom”. “The Queen was undoubtedly one of the most respected heads of state ever to have lived, and I send my condolences, and those of the entire FIA community, to the Royal Family and all of the citizens of The United Kingdom and the Commonwealth,” he said.
“Motor sport, and especially Formula 1, has its heart in the United Kingdom, and the Royal Family has over the years given great support and patronage to the sport. For this we thank them, and those events taking place around the world this weekend will undoubtedly be undertaken in honour of her Majesty.”
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British driver George Russell also took to social media to pay his respects for Queen Elizabeth II. “I’m so sad to hear about the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” he wrote.
“Her devotion to our country and her gracious leadership were inspirational to so many generation of people in the UK and around the world. My family and I send our deepest condolences to The Royal Family and to all those who admired her service to our country for seven decades. Rest in Peace.”
Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff added: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the UK and the Commonwealth.” Williams driver Alex Albon said: “An amazing role model and total dedication to a lifetime of public service. Thank you and rest in peace, Her Majesty the Queen.”