Grosjean enjoys 'pump of adrenaline' maiden oval test

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Grosjean enjoys 'pump of adrenaline' maiden oval test

Romain Grosjean underwent his first IndyCar oval test this week at the World Wide Technology Raceway oval in Madison, where the Frenchman spent the day 'turning left'.

The Dale Coyne Racing charger took to the track for the crucial test with wife Marion and the couple's children looking on, and the high speed stint was actually the first time the latter had seen their Dad live in a racing car.

Grosjean is on a part-time deal with DCR, having initially agreed to run only on IndyCar's street and road courses. However, the former Haas driver has been tempted into an oval experience and will make his oval debut next month at the WWTR's 1.25-mile track.

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Grosjean admitted that running all day and only turning left "feels a bit strange".

"Very different from everything I’ve been doing before," he said. "From only turning left, to having a car that wants to turn left on its own.

"But I must say the pump of adrenaline is really high. It’s fun. There’s a lot that I need to learn about it.

"So far, I’m really relying on my engineer telling me what to expect and (to) give me the best setups so I can build confidence."

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At the end of the day, the former Grand Prix driver reckoned he had enjoyed a solid test.

"It’s going to be good," he said. "It’s just Tuesday, so I’m still processing a lot of information, but by the time we come back I should feel better and have better faith.

"It’s been so fun. It’s been smooth. I’m trying to take it steady and understand what the car is going to do for me."

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Hamilton condemns 'cowardly' anti-LGBTQ+ law in Hungary

Ahead of this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has spoken out against the Magyar government's new anti-LGBTQ+... The post Hamilton condemns 'cowardly' anti-LGBTQ+ law in Hungary appeared first on F1i.com.

Hamilton condemns 'cowardly' anti-LGBTQ+ law in Hungary

Ahead of this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has spoken out against the Magyar government's new anti-LGBTQ+ law which he has called "unacceptable and cowardly".

The government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban introduced earlier this month a new law banning the representation of homosexuals or transgender individuals in schools or entertainment programs destined to under 18-year-olds.

In the wake of the adoption of the new discriminatory law in Hungary, the European Parliament voted in favour of urgent legal action against the country, insisting the law was "another example of the gradual dismantling of fundamental rights in Hungary".

Hungary has said that it will hold a referendum on the controversial issue by early 2022.

Ahead of this weekend's 11th round of the F1 world championship in Budapest, Hamilton took to social media on Thursday to denounce Hungary's new anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.

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"To all in this beautiful country Hungary. Ahead of the Grand Prix this weekend, I want to share my support for those affected by the governments' anti-LGBTQ+ law. It is unacceptable, cowardly and misguiding for those in power suggest such a law," wrote the seven-time F1 world champion.

"Everyone deserves to have the freedom to be themselves, no matter who they love or how they identify. I urge the people of Hungary to vote in the upcoming referendum to protect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, they need our support more than ever.

"Please show love for those around you because Love will always win. Sending positivity. #lgbtq"

Since Orban's access to power in Hungary in 2010, the country's government has introduced a number of measures considered as discriminatory by the international community.

In December 2020, the Hungarian parliament banned same-sex couples from adopting children, while earlier this year, it adopted legislation preventing people from legally changing their gender.

Hungary also does not recognise gay marriage.

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