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Austrian F1 legend Niki Lauda back in hospital after lung transplant

first_imgFormer Formula One champion Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with the flu, five months after undergoing a lung transplant, Austrian media sites reported on Sunday.Lauda, 69, an Austrian, was flown in early January from the Spanish island of Ibiza where he had been vacationing to a hospital in the Austrian capital, the publication Oesterreich reported on its website.Oesterreich reported that Lauda was in the intensive care station but should be released from the hospital later this week, without citing sources.A spokesperson at the Vienna General Hospital could not immediately be reached for comment.Lauda, who was badly burned in 1976 in a Formula One race and later became an airline entrepreneur, underwent a lung transplant in August and was recuperating from the complicated surgery.Also Watch:last_img read more

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Bernie Ecclestone hits back at F1’s decision to stop using grid girls

first_imgAnother grid girl, Lauren-Jade Pope, wrote: “Because of these feminists, they’ve have cost us our jobs! I have been a grid girl for eight years and I have never felt uncomfortable! I love my job, if I didn’t I wouldn’t do it! No one forces us to do this! This is our choice!”Others, however, have described F1’s ban as a step in the right direction.Melinda Messenger, who said she worked as a grid girl for the Jordan team for around four years, told The Wright Stuff on Channel 5: “I actually think this is a good thing. I think it’s a sign that we’re heading in a really positive direction.“I personally had a great time, I made some good money out of it, I had fun but really, looking back, essentially all I was there for was decoration and I think that’s the issue. I think we are changing and we’re moving forward.” Reuse this content The move follows a similar decision made by the Professional Darts Corporation last month and has put other sports in the spotlight, with boxing, UFC and cycling all still hiring glamorous women to entertain crowds at events.However, Ecclestone said in an interview with Sky News: “These girls did nothing harmful to anybody. They were smartly dressed. We might as well say we don’t want people to go to a fashion show because, basically, that’s what happened.“Sponsors wanted to see the people that represented them very smartly dressed, which is what they did. I thought people enjoyed seeing the girls and they were necessary really because when a driver wants to get on to the grid it’s much better and easier for them to know their place where they need to stop.”Ecclestone also talked of the commercial benefits to the sport, adding: “We used to charge the sponsors for allowing them to have their girls on the grid dressed really nice, so people would take notice of them. I don’t remember any of the girls being forced to do any of these things.”Some grid girls have been hitting back at what they perceive to be an invasion of their right to make their own decisions.Rebecca Cooper, who describes herself as a “five-time F1 grid girl”, wrote on Twitter: “So the inevitable has happened, F1 grid girls have been banned.“Ridiculous that women who say they are ‘fighting for women’s rights’ are saying what others should and shouldn’t do, stopping us from doing a job we love and are proud to do. PC gone mad.” … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger Bernie Ecclestone F1 to stop using ‘grid girls’ in next world championship season Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian news Topics Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Formula One Share via Email Motor sport Read more Share on LinkedIn The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Share on Pinterest Bernie Ecclestone has defended the use of “grid girls” – the models who display sponsor names and hold driver name-boards at Formula One events – after the current bosses decided to end the practice at races.The 87-year-old former chief executive of the sport has been critical of its American owners, Liberty Media, who declared on Wednesday that employing grid girls was “at odds with modern-day societal norms” and will no longer happen. Read more Since you’re here…last_img read more

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