Biden, lawmakers mark John Lewis's 81st birthday: 'May we carry on his mission'
President Biden marked the late Rep. John Lewis's (D-Ga.) birthday on Sunday, urging all Americans to "carry on his mission in the fight for justice and equality for all.""While my dear friend may no longer be with us, his life and legacy provide an eternal moral compass on which direction to march," Biden tweeted Sunday. "May we carry on his mission in the fight for justice and equality for all."Today would have been Congressman John Lewis'"While my dear friend may no longer be with us, his life and legacy provide an eternal moral compass on which direction to march," Biden tweeted Sunday. "May we carry on his mission in the fight for justice and equality for all.
© Mercedes Toto Wolff (still?) Keeps the ball flat when it comes to Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton plans "not too far into the 2021 season" Future "and admits that his main drive is not just the next world title for a long time. "We are currently living in a very unusual time. That's why I just wanted to extend it by a year," he says about his future in Formula 1.
Then one spontaneously thinks of Christian Horner, who is convinced that Toto Wolff prefers Max Verstappen would join Mercedes if Hamilton abdicated as eight-time world champion at the end of 2021 - an opinion that the Red Bull team boss by no means exclusively represents in insider circles.
Gladbach between top class flirt and couple therapy
The news of Marco Rose's move to BVB hit the Gladbach fans at an inopportune time. What is left of the team now? Many Borussia players are in great demand. © Provided by sport1.de Gladbach between top class flirting and couple therapy Everyone who has ever experienced an end in a relationship knows: There is no good timing for a breakup. The timing for the announcement of Marco Rose's departure from Mönchengladbach couldn't have been much worse.
But at least for the moment Wolff is trying to keep the ball flat: "Max," he says on the sidelines of the presentation of the new Mercedes F1 W12 , "is certainly an extraordinary young driver who will be on everyone's radar screen in the future . But we don't flirt outside as long as we haven't found a clear understanding with our two drivers. "
This is not a permanent no to Verstappen, but at least a temporary commitment to Hamilton. "If Lewis continues, we will do it together," emphasizes Wolff. "We have had such great successes in the past and we have such a trusting relationship that we will of course talk to him first of all about 2022."
Hamilton: Different priorities than 15 years ago
Anyone who listens to Hamilton shortly before the start of the season no longer hears the 22-year-old youngster, for whom there is nothing greater than Grand Prix victories and world championships. At 36 years old, Sir Lewis talks a lot about anti-racism, diversity and inclusion - and less about how much he still wants to win or how things should continue in the racing cockpit after 2021.
Meet the British club kid who designed Nancy Pelosi's infamous Max Mara coat
There are times in every successful designer's career when they find something they created at the center of a viral sensation. For Max Mara's creative director, Ian Griffiths, that moment was not, however, quite as he had imagined it. © Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi wearing Max Mara. "It was 7 in the evening and I got the phone call from our American communications office. I had just got home from work and was in the middle of getting changed with my trousers around my knees," laughed Griffiths on the phone from his office in Reggio Emilia, northern Italy.
"I made a conscious decision to only have a one-year contract," he explains. "So I can see how the year is going and where we are at halftime or towards the end of the season. Who knows if we will still be in a pandemic?" But he makes it clear: "That does not mean that I am no longer fully committed. I am very much."
An attitude that Wolff can understand: "He is right. Times are changing. We are all setting our priorities anew - keyword how we live, keyword health. He supports his initiatives against racism and inequality with great passion. And then we have also this big rule change for 2022 - even if I believe that it doesn't matter to him. "
Toto Wolff: Understanding of Hamilton's position
"But the fact that a driver who has won seven world championships wants to retain the flexibility to shape his future is understandable and understandable. Whether that has to do with racing now has or with things outside of our circus, "says the Austrian.
One thing is clear for Wolff: The decision will not be made this time as long as it was after the end of the 2020 season. And: "I think that there is a good chance that Lewis would like to continue. Because he enjoys driving and he is embedded in the team and this motivation still prevails."
"But of course that can change during the season. He just wants to keep this flexibility. Nevertheless, we decided that we should start talking to each other relatively early - very soon, to find out what we would like each other to see in the future . He on the one hand and we on the other hand as a team, "says Wolff.
Verstappen shines as Hamilton loses way in Bahrain sandstorm .
Max Verstappen laid down an early marker ahead of the world championship on the opening day of pre-season F1 testing in Bahrain on Friday while Lewis Hamilton suffered a nightmare start as a sandstorm swept across the Sakhir track. Verstappen, long regarded as heir apparent to seven-time world champion Hamilton, clocked a best time of 1min 30.674sec in the Red Bull. The Dutchman also piled up an eye-watering 139 laps. "We had a very positive dayVerstappen, long regarded as heir apparent to seven-time world champion Hamilton, clocked a best time of 1min 30.674sec in the Red Bull.