In the round-up: A court hearing into the death of former FIA president Max Mosley last May ruled he killed himself.
Motor racing links of interest:
F1 boss Max Mosley shot himself dead after learning he had terminal cancer (The Mirror)
"Westminster Coroner’s Court heard the 81-year-old was receiving palliative care for lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with in 2019, at the time of his death."
In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 and in the US the suicide prevention lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. For other international helplines please visit www.befrienders.org
'I love the guy!' Nissany says him and Iwasa are giving DAMS 'two great perspectives' (Formula 2)
Nissany: 'Our style is so different, I feel like an uncle to him, almost, because our styles come from different generations. We are really complementing each other and giving the team two amazing perspectives.'
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Wolff: Russell has proven he could fight for wins in the right car
“I think that George has proven that he has the ability of racing at the front, but simply at the moment, we’re not providing it with the car. So I’m very happy with his performance overall.”
Mercedes performance this year not down to delaying work, says Horner
In an interview with The Independent, Christian Horner said that rival team Mercedes had started development on it’s flawed 2022 car well before Red Bull had.
“What we have to do is make sure we address our issues and develop our car as quickly and competitively as we can.” said Horner. “Mercedes started on this year’s car way before we did.
“We are proud as a team to have hit the ground running with a competitive car in a shorter space of time. That motivation of having that number one back on our car is huge.”
DHL recycles trackside banners into exclusive bag collection
DHL has launched a collection of 23 sets of 5 different bags with Been London to make bags using material collected from its trackside advertising.
The logistics company collected the banners that were used at grand prix in 2021 and incorporated them into the collection, with all proceeds going to ocean environmental charity Plastic Bank.
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— Harry Benjamin (@imharrybenjamin) March 29, 2022
Sad to read about Max Moseley’s end. He was a hugely clever and educated individual whom I saw bat off inane questions so well at Silverstone 2009 when a breakaway F1 series was mooted.
In English, French or Italian, he had an answer for why it wouldn’t work, and he was right.
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Comment of the day
As the debate about whether DRS should still be a feature this year continues, Qeki comes up with an almost devilishly simple solution:
Try those sprint things without DRS and see how it works out.
Happy birthday to Lee!
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32 comments on “Coroner rules Mosley took own life after terminal cancer diagnosis”
Tommy C (@tommy-c)
30th March 2022, 0:46
Well that’s sad. Keeping people alive for the sake of keeping people alive can be incredibly cruel in these situations. I assume assisted dying wasn’t an option where he was. A medicated death would be much less traumatic for everyone involved.
30th March 2022, 1:03
It’s illegal in the UK.
There’s even the possibility of upto 14 years in prison if you are found to have assisted someone in taking there own life. Even if the person is taken to a country where it’s legal i think things need to be done in a way so that the family, friends etc… can’t be held legally accountable for helping them get there or something.
30th March 2022, 7:40
That is barbaric if the person wants to end his suffering and terminal C hurts like hell and and morfins doesn’t work anymore without increasing the dosses you comes in a state of dreaming. That is not something i would do and would end it myself. Luckly i live in the Netherlands where it’s possible.
I would advise those in the UK to visit the Netherlands for one last vacation….
30th March 2022, 10:43
Let’s not oversimplify a very complex issue, who gets to decide what amount of pain is too much or what conditions are suitable for assisted suicide. Then there is the fact of whether the termination of a persons life is their choice or something they’ve been coerced or forced into for others gain.
I’m absolutely in favour of their being some means of assisted suicide available where suitable but it needs to be properly legislated and controlled to ensure nobody is killed against their expressed wishes and also that the person making the decision is capable of doing so. The problem inevitably with these sorts of legal issues is nobody wants to implement a law that allows the legalization of the killing of their citizens. Also the main people who would benefit from such a law change of course inevitably pass away and their voice is then lost from the cause.
30th March 2022, 12:50
If you can’t give you consent nothing will happen so if you wait to long and your not clairvoyanged anymore (dreamstate) it’s off.
30th March 2022, 16:22
@slowmo Well said and on that note, see us here in Canada as one example, where we have been able to sort it out. And yes, the rules and regs are very very strict as to who qualifies for physician assisted and/or physician administered end of life procedures. It’s all done with the utmost of care and caution to ensure this is absolutely the right way to go for certain patients who are without question terminally ill with no prospects of a cure, confirmed independently by more than one doctor, in order to alleviate completely unnecessary and brutal suffering at the end of some peoples’ lives.
@macleod mentions visiting the Netherlands if you’re in a country that doesn’t allow this humanitarian assistance, but I note that one cannot just fly over here to Canada and have this done. Only residents eligible for Canadian Healthcare coverage can do this, i.e. Canadian citizens.
1st April 2022, 12:14
It’s pretty robust, here in Australia the person need to request it 3 times, get their condition reviewed by 2 docs to confirm their life expectancy is less than 12 months etc
30th March 2022, 2:07
After watching how my dad went I can’t blame him a bit. I will do the same thing if put in the same situation.
30th March 2022, 16:23
@ppzzus So sorry to hear that about your Dad.
Darryn Smith (@darryn)
30th March 2022, 5:26
Why assisted suicide needs to be more widespread. Best toupee in motorsport though.
30th March 2022, 23:05
Debatable, Eddie Jordan had some crackers
30th March 2022, 6:34
When my dad decided it was time to go, they stopped all treatments and said it would take days to several weeks. He tried to apply for euthanasia, all the family came by and he said his goodbyes so that was a good week and then when the doctors didn’t want to help him he spend the next five days frustrated, not talking, and for the last three days refusing to eat. Until the family doctor intervened and they put him on palliative care so he was put in deep sleep and passed the next day.
Waiting in a hospital bed in misery for inevitable death is just inhumane really, and I can understand why people resort to desperate options if they aren’t allowed the help they need.
30th March 2022, 9:55
@sjaakfoo that’s incredibly sad, sorry for your loss. It has been a hot topic in many countries and honestly I don’t see why, a person should have the right to end their own suffering.
30th March 2022, 16:31
@sjaakfoo So sorry to hear how it went for your Dad and of course by extension you and your family.
@eljueta Can we assume you meant to say you don’t see why a person “shouldn’t” have the right?
30th March 2022, 16:34
@robbie I put the comma after the why to separate the sentences but now I read it and it doesn’t read well. You assume correctly.
1st April 2022, 0:44
I took it that you meant that you don’t see why it’s a “hot topic” in so many countries – i.e. why there’s fuss and controversy over something where you feel the “correct” solution is self-evident. In that case, you should have used a semi-colon after “why”, rather than a comma.
1st April 2022, 0:45
forgot to @eljueta
30th March 2022, 6:36
Agree with COTD. I was just thinking yesterday that if they can “trial” sprints, they can “trial” no DRS.
Cars may be able to follow closer but the passes are Very much DRS assisted for the moment
30th March 2022, 7:03
Thanks for the shoutout @keithcollantine
30th March 2022, 7:29
RIP Mr Mosley. How sad.
30th March 2022, 8:50
1. Imagine the excitement of the Miami fans seeing Mike Krack up and close.
2. Does Maldonado’s NFT crash your computer as soon as it is downloaded?
30th March 2022, 18:45
Well it’s only waiting until that market crashes now
30th March 2022, 9:19
I never thought his death was suicidal. Still RIP.
I’m surprised Nissany still competes in F2 despite the fact he won’t become an F1 driver anymore.
He should move to a more pro series a la FE, WEC, IndyCar, SF, etc., rather than keep filling the F2 grid forever.
Yes, he could, as he proved in the Sakhir GP.
Yes, Merc switched full focus on this season earlier than RBR, so they simply got the new aero rules wrong, or not necessarily wrong, but just less well than RBR (& Ferrari).
Good move by DHL.
Miami GP: Interesting.
Harry Benjamin: Funny & weird.
How could K-Mag have lost those horns? Contact with that car portion is impossible, LOL.
COTD: Decent suggestion for Interlagos & or Red Bull Ring Sprint, but not Imola.
30th March 2022, 9:25
But it was quite a shock to read those news about Mosley
30th March 2022, 11:40
@qeki Heartbreaking. The only smallest comfort is at least he’s no longer in pain. Poor man.
31st March 2022, 21:08
Nothing to the pain the racist scumbag caused to many innocent people of colour with his vile election leaflets (about which he perjured himself) and violent rioting (for which he was convicted). Heartbreaking? No, just karma.
Mark in Florida
30th March 2022, 15:16
Sad to hear that Max killed himself. Where I live if you are in hospice care they will medicate you to control the pain. As your condition declines they give you more and more meds to control the pain. Eventually they medicate you to sleep and then you can guess the rest. It’s not euthanasia but your not suffering either. I’ve been through this several times already with different family members. It never gets any easier.
30th March 2022, 21:36
The dates in the Mosley articles are all over the shop?
I have an opinion
31st March 2022, 10:43
First time I have heard that Mr Mosley shot himself. Next we’ll find out he did it in his personal Führerbunker.
31st March 2022, 21:12
Good one. I wonder if he hired half a dozen prostitutes in uniform to spice up the occasion.
31st March 2022, 21:09
Good riddance to a vile racist, perjurer and pervert.
4th April 2022, 17:30
ahh, I forgot we only mindlessly support middle eastern regimes and faceless corporations now.
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