Formula 1 driver tells of his suffering in the floods in Italy
The Dutch driver, Nick de Vries, revealed the extent of the suffering he experienced in Italy, after heavy rains turned into huge floods in the north of the country, and caused the cancellation of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in the Formula 1 World Championship.
On Thursday, the Formula 1 driver posted on his account on “Instagram” a picture showing the extent of the flood damage in Italy, and wrote a message saying: “I was on my way to Faenza on Tuesday evening, to participate in an event that took place on Wednesday at the factory of my Alpha Tauri team, but I did not I can get to the hotel.”
He explained, “I found myself compelled, due to the intensity of the rain, to stay in a small village, and there is only one hotel in it, and I did not find any room in it until I stayed in it, but one of the technicians affiliated with the McLaren team decided to give me his room.”
He continued, “The hotel lobby in the small village has turned into an emergency shelter for all the people, who were forced to flee their home during the night, due to the floods, and after I saw the news of Formula 1 about the cancellation of the race, I decided to return to my home on a perilous journey.”
Nick de Vries concluded his message, “I thank everyone who has been kind to me and helped me. It has been a pleasure to see so many people looking out for each other, and my sympathy is with those who are still affected by this tragedy.”