F1 teams reveal special cars with touching tributes to The Queen ahead of Italian GP qualifying | The Sun
FORMULA ONE paid tribute to The Queen on Saturday ahead of qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.
On Thursday, Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had passed away peacefully at Balmoral.
The news plunged the sporting world into mourning with many events scheduled to take place over the weekend already cancelled.
But, this weekend's Italian GP at Monza has gone ahead as planned with each team paying tribute in their own way.
McLaren, Red Bull, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Haas, Williams and Alpha Tauri have all marked their respective cars with The Queen's name as a mark of respect.
The number sticker on each of the Mercedes cars has been changed to black in honour of Her Majesty.
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And every team took part in a minute of silence ahead of Friday's practice session to reflect on The Queen's life.
An additional period of silence is due to take place before Sunday's race as another mark of respect.
Individual teams and drivers have also paid tribute to Britain's longest reigning monarch both on social media and in interviews.
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wrote on Instagram: "How do you find the words to describe the loss of Her Majesty The Queen?
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