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Motorsport community shows support to Spanish train crash victims

Several drivers, teams and actors of various motorsport categories are showing their support to the victims and injured people of the terrible Santiago de Compostela train crash in Spain.

Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 has three Spanish drivers: Fernando Alonso, Marc Gene and Pedro de la Rosa.

This weekend, Alonso will wear a black armband at the Hungarian Grand Prix while test drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Marc Gene asked the Scuderia to show its support for all the victims of the train crash. The team held a banner that read “Todo nuesto apoyo a las victimas de Santiago” (all our support for the victims in Santiago.)

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Lotus F1 Team chairman, Gerard Lopez, born in Spain, also sent a message.

“I and all within Lotus F1 Team would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those affected and involved,” Lopez said in a press release.

“As a Galician, I will provide all the help and support possible to those affected by this disaster, which has taken place in an area of the country I know and love so well. As an expression of support, I would like to reach out to those involved and show my unity to the region.

“Furthermore, as a mark of respect and display of moral support, Lotus F1 Team will drive with the Galician flag on the rear wing end plates of both E21 Formula 1 cars throughout the weekend of the Hungarian Grand Prix.”

World rally driver, Spaniard Dani Sordo will carry a Galician flag on his Citroen DS3 during the Rally Finland in memory of the victims of the train crash tragedy.