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Mercedes calls in the police over anonymous email accusing them of sabotaging Lewis Hamilton’s car
  • Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has revealed that the police are involved in investigating the source of an anonymous email accusing the team of trying to deliberately sabotage Lewis Hamilton’s car.

    An anonymous email, sent to the same list of F1 and media representatives who were forwarded alleged WhatsApp messages involving Christian Horner earlier this year, said Mercedes was playing a dangerous game.

    The message claimed to be from a team member and accused Mercedes and especially Wolff of “systematic sabotaging” of Hamilton’s car, strategy and mental health.

    It went on to claim that there were "underhand" actions taking place and feared that the squad was on a “dangerous path” that could “ultimately be life-threatening to Lewis.”

    It is also understood that follow-up WhatsApp messages were sent from a mobile phone to selected individuals.

    Mercedes has dismissed any suggestion that the email has any element of the truth and are clear that the communications have not come from an employee.

    Speaking at the Spanish Grand Prix, a clearly agitated Wolff said that the police had been called in as he vowed to find the perpetrator.

    “It's not from a member of the team,” said Wolff. “When we are getting these kinds of emails, and we're getting tons of them, it is upsetting, particularly when there is somebody talking about death and all these things.

    "On this particular one, I have instructed to go on full force. We have the police inquiring [about] it. We're researching the IP address. We are researching the phone. All of that because online abuse in that way needs to stop. People can't hide behind their phones or their computers and abuse teams or drivers in a way like this.”

    Wolff said it was inconceivable that Mercedes would deliberately derail its efforts in the constructors’ championship by holding back one of its drivers on purpose.

    “I don't know what some of the conspiracy theorists and lunatics think out there,” he added.

    “Lewis has been part of the team for 12 years. We have a friendship. We trust each other. We want to end this on a high. We want to celebrate the relationship.

    “If you don't believe all of that, then you can believe that we want to win the constructors' world championship. And part of the constructors' world championship is making both cars win. So, to all of these mad people out there, take a shrink.”

    Wolff went on to explain that he found it especially frustrating that people were hiding behind anonymous identities to criticise rather than being open about it.

    “There will always be people that have the laptop on their chest in their bedroom and just typing away,” he said.

    “If people feel like they want to abuse and hit out and hide behind a made-up Instagram account, or anything else that, for me is... come up, say who you are, and we'll take the criticism and discuss. But don't hide.”

    He added: “If emails are being sent or telephone numbers are being used for these messages, then for me the joking stops, and we will pursue it, whether that is successful or not. But there are limits to certain things.”

  • Paradox Lays Off Entire Studio Before Its Game Was Even Released - Aftermath
  • Yeah apparently Matthias Lillja was appointed Vice CEO only this year. There is a possibility that he is currently looking at projects others approved and taking the necessary steps.

    Or he is used as a scapegoat.

  • Paradox Lays Off Entire Studio Before Its Game Was Even Released
  • Paradox Deputy CEO Mattias Lilja is announcing this just like he was the one to announce the changes to Cities Skylines 2 development.

    Apparently he was made Deputy CEO only this year, but has been with Paradox for years. I really wonder: does he get picked to announce these things because no one else wants to take responsibility? Or is he the one stepping in where the rest of the management have let things run out of control?

  • aftermath.site Paradox Lays Off Entire Studio Before Its Game Was Even Released - Aftermath

    'We have to take a long and hard look at what led us here and see what changes we have to make to become better'

    Paradox Lays Off Entire Studio Before Its Game Was Even Released - Aftermath

    cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/35145194

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    Why in 2024 do people still believe in religion? (serious)
  • Come on, this list of reasons was written by an LLM

  • Why do I puke more than once when I've been drunk?
  • It may be a medical issue. Maybe you are histamine intolerant, or allergic/intolerant to some other ingredient of the stuff you're drinking?

  • While Ollie Bearman is expected to drive in F1 in 2025, Theo Pourchaire is deemed not good enough for IndyCar - "why?", asks Josh Sutil

    [Josh Sutill] Ollie Bearman and Theo Pourchaire are both F4 champions, almost won F3 title as rookies and both won in rookie F2 year as 17 y/o. One is (rightly) destined for F1, the other is shunned by F1 + deemed not good enough to have his IndyCar contract respected despite performing well?

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    [OT] Brad Pitt's F1 movie set for release in June 2025
  • The plot sees Pitt, who is 60 years old in real life, star as a former driver making a Formula One comeback alongside Damson Idris, who plays his rookie team mate, at APX.

    Other cast members include Academy Award winner Javier Bardem and best supporting actress nominee Kerry Condon.

    Lol wtf is this plot? Sure, let Jean Alesi or David Coulthard have a try at a F1 comeback!

  • Antonelli won't make F1 debut at Spanish GP after rule change
  • Inofficial word from Merc has been so far that they dont want Kimi at Williams. They want him to finish F2 this year and in their own car next year.

    It's Williams who want Kimi themselves.

  • Do you recognise any usernames on Lemmy?
  • Sure. Like @[email protected] or @[email protected] or @[email protected] or @[email protected] or @[email protected] ... and there definitely are more people that I see regularly and simply cant think of their names right now

  • The official slogan of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union:
  • I'm pretty sure that they usually have slogans, which are more or less mottos of what issues they want to focus on.

    But I could be wrong.

  • Paradox Interactive completely cancelled Life by You
  • Oof

    I saw some posts a few weeks ago predicting this and I thought they were too pessimistic

  • www.gamingonlinux.com Paradox Interactive completely cancelled Life by You

    Paradox Interactive announced today that Life by You from their studio Paradox Tectonic is now fully cancelled, after previously being delayed.

    Paradox Interactive completely cancelled Life by You

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.zip/post/17540655

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    EM: Österreich unterliegt Frankreich 0:1
  • Gut hams gspielt

    Mich reissts immer bei so Sachen wie dem Griezmann seinem Köpfler in die Metallbande, solche Verletzungssports sind echt nicht das meine tbh

  • Ferrari Makes History: Wins Monaco GP and Le Mans in Same Year, First Since 1934 when Alfa Romeo accomplished the same feat !
  • Yeah but you'd think it would have happened a few times before WW2, when the motorsports scene was quite different

  • TIL norway has a homocide map with exact locations of murders.
  • Yeah, that red circle around Utøya is really sad 😞

  • Am I old now?
  • I've seen that, and always wonder whether that doesn't damage the card

  • Am I old now?
  • Kids. They don't need most cards and the few ones they need, they can easily have on their phone in their Apple/Google Wallets.

    When they get older they will realize at some point thar they will need cards that arenot available digitally

  • www.hollywoodreporter.com James Gunn Shares Vision for His First DC Studios Project ‘Creature Commandos’ at Annecy

    "Creating this series has been one of the absolute joys of my life," Gunn told the crowd at the presentation for the Max animated series.

    James Gunn Shares Vision for His First DC Studios Project ‘Creature Commandos’ at Annecy

    cross-posted from: https://reddthat.com/post/20665091

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    Actor Matt Bomer lost the role of Superman after he was outted as gay
  • I mean, that was a different studio and media company... easily possibly that Warner had a homophobic manager up in the food chain while Fox did not

  • deadline.com Yann Demange Exits As ‘Blade’ Director

    Marvel's 'Blade' reboot has lost Yann Demange as its director, Deadline can confirm.

    Yann Demange Exits As ‘Blade’ Director

    cross-posted from: https://fedia.io/m/[email protected]/t/891519

    > Marvel's 'Blade' reboot has lost Yann Demange as its director, Deadline can confirm.

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    Cities: Skylines @lemmy.ml Microw @lemm.ee
    arstechnica.com The rent is too dang high in Cities: Skylines 2, so the devs nuked the landlords

    It was getting so bad, people were actually suggesting building more homes.

    The rent is too dang high in Cities: Skylines 2, so the devs nuked the landlords

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.sdf.org/post/18232199

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    FIA to allow 17 years olds to hold superlicense in special cases, paving the way for Antonelli

    The FIA has added a clause to the Sporting Code, lowering the F1 superlicence age to 17 in individual cases. Special dispensation may be granted if they have "consistently demonstrated outstanding ability and maturity in single-seater formula car competition." A normal drivers license is not required anymore. Paving the way for Antonelli to make his debut before he turns 18 should the opportunity arise.

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    Casting for Toph
  • Actually I wasn't, thanks for the eye opening relevation!

  • Casting for Toph
  • You are aware that some people are not born blind, but rather lose eyesight later in life?

  • Casting for Toph
  • Regarding your doubts: this casting call has been posted on the official account of Jenny Jue. She would be risking her career if she was putting out casting calls without being authorized to do so.

  • Casting for Toph
  • It has been posted on the official account of Jenny Jue. She would be risking her career if she was putting out casting calls without being authorized to do so.

  • Taylor Swift is NOT in 'Deadpool and Wolverine' (exclusive)

    ew.com Taylor Swift is not in 'Deadpool and Wolverine' (exclusive)

    Sorry, Swifties! Despite internet rumors, Taylor Swift is not dazzling the screen in 'Deadpool and Wolverine,' EW can exclusively confirm.

    Taylor Swift is not in 'Deadpool and Wolverine' (exclusive)

    EW can exclusively confirm the pop superstar is not in the film

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    Just go home.

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16429449

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    Prime Minister of Romania is watching the F1 Canadian GP instead of looking at the EU Election results where his party-alliance won by a crushing 50%

    imgur.com Prime Minister of Romania is watching the F1 Canadian GP instead of looking at the Election results where his party-alliance won by a crushing 50%

    Discover the magic of the internet at Imgur, a community powered entertainment destination. Lift your spirits with funny jokes, trending memes, entertaining gifs, inspiring stories, viral videos, and so much more from users.

    Prime Minister of Romania is watching the F1 Canadian GP instead of looking at the Election results where his party-alliance won by a crushing 50%
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    All official vote results, exit polls and projections from across the EU

    The EU Parliament will publish all data on election night from across all EU countries on here:

    https://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/en

    Projections and estimates by national parties will start to published soon (from 18:00 GMT+2). First overall projection (European overview) at 20:15 GMT+2. Actual results at 23:00 GMT+2.

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    When should we expect Lemmy 0.19.04 support?

    Hey @[email protected] , I suspect you're already planning to work on the new stuff added in Lemmy 0.19.04 soon.

    Should we expect support for the new features in the near future or will it rather take a while? Just asking so we know what to expect :)

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    [@lawrobarretto] Jack Doohan has a strong shot at replacing Esteban Ocon at Alpine next year. Valtteri Bottas is very much in the mix, too. Alpine are keen on Carlos Sainz, but it seems the Spania...

    [@lawrobarretto] Jack Doohan has a strong shot at replacing Esteban Ocon at Alpine next year. Valtteri Bottas is very much in the mix, too. Alpine are keen on Carlos Sainz, but it seems the Spaniard is leaning towards Williams or Sauber/Audi. Mick Schumacher an outside bet

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    Cities: Skylines @lemmy.ml Microw @lemm.ee

    Cities Skylines 2: Economy 2.0 Dev Diary #1

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    orf.at 1949–2024: Brigitte Bierlein ist tot

    Die erste österreichische Bundeskanzlerin Brigitte Bierlein ist tot. Wie der Verfassungsgerichtshof (VfGH), dem Bierlein rund 16 Jahre angehört hatte, mitteilte, erlag die 74-Jährige am Montag einer kurzen, schweren Erkrankung. Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen zeigte sich tief betroffen, Bie...

    1949–2024: Brigitte Bierlein ist tot

    Die erste österreichische Bundeskanzlerin Brigitte Bierlein ist tot. Wie der Verfassungsgerichtshof (VfGH), dem Bierlein rund 16 Jahre angehört hatte, mitteilte, erlag die 74-Jährige am Montag einer kurzen, schweren Erkrankung. Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen zeigte sich tief betroffen, Bierlein habe der Republik in vielen Funktionen treu gedient.

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    Eminem - Houdini [Official Music Video]

    New drop

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    [F1] The Drivers Guess Their F1 24 Ratings!

    (From the EA game)

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