“How is it possible that a transfer market news is more important than the F1 Grand Prix”? So Damon Hill had commented scandalized the first page of The Gazzetta dello Sport in the aftermath of the 2020 Italian Grand Prix. Pierre Gasly had in fact immortalized himself opening with a smile the well-known Italian national sports newspaper which had placed on the front page in high cut the reference to the race won by the French driver at the wheel of the AlphaTauri in front of Carlos Sainz’s McLaren. The news photo and the main part of the front page were instead dedicated to transfer market maneuvers linked to Inter and Milan.
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There press review today’s front pages of Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport is Tuttosport it’s even more bleak for F1 than last year’s post-Monza Monday. The Austrian Grand Prix, in fact, does not find space on the front page of any of the three newspapers. Today is the eve of the semifinal of the European Football Championship which will see Italy and Spain oppose tomorrow night at Wembley. In addition, last night the Italian National Basketball team obtained qualification for the Tokyo Olympics in Japan after 17 years, beating Serbia in Belgrade. In addition, the Wimbledon Tennis tournament is underway in Great Britain and today Lorenzo Sonego will challenge the legend Roger Federer in the round of 16.
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An Italy of sport that has therefore made the task not easy for those who have had to decide how to compose the front pages and which spaces to dedicate to which sports, with Football obviously taking the cover in all three cases. There National Red, on the other hand, fifth with Carlos Sainz and eighth with Charles Leclerc yesterday in Austria, did not find space on the front page and with it F1. After years of domination by the Lewis Hamilton-Mercedes duo, the championship is open with Max Verstappen, Red Bull and Honda that have finally created a package capable of putting more than questioning the title race. Evidently, however, this is not enough to find space on the front page in Italy.