This F3 Driver Moves Like a Maniac on Public Roads So You’ll Know It’s Wrong

F3 driver Alessio Deledda has strangest "apology" for videos showing him driving recklessly on public roads 1 photo
Photo: Twitter / Alessio Deledda
Public figures and celebrities are often “forced” to apologize for stuff they do or say in the public space that ends up sending the wrong message. When they’re not exactly buying what they’re selling, they will deliver the now-classic “I’m sorry you got offended” non-apology.
This is putting a whole new spin on it. Alessio Deledda, a Formula 3 driver with Campos Racing, has been filming himself driving recklessly and speeding on public roads and sharing the videos on his social media for clout – on his Insta Stories, according to Jalopnik. Other reports note that he’s deleted a bunch of those videos and we can confirm he’s made his Instagram private since they went viral, but his excuse is still online.

And it’s the most ridiculous non-apology ever offered for this type of reckless conduct.

For the past several days, media people and F3 fans who were able to capture Deledda’s videos have been sharing them on social media. You can see several samples of them in the tweets below, but one could sum them up as “here is a pro driver using his daily as a race car in regular traffic.”

One video, presumably shot outside Rome, Italy, shows him weaving through heavy traffic at speeds reaching 160 kph (100 mph). Another has him chasing after a motorcycle at 330 kph (205 mph), while yet another has him doing 185 kph (115 mph) with just one hand on the wheel.

As outrage and calls for Campos Racing to step up and be better increased, Deledda issued an “apology.” It’s the most idiotic statement ever sanctioned by a PR department, explaining how all these instances of reckless driving are actually PSAs. As in, he’s driving like a maniac so you know it’s wrong and won’t do it yourself.

“I’m sorry they associated that video with my name,” Deledda writes. “My intent is always and only to sensitize my followers to similar acts of villainy. My mistake was probably not to specify that it was a complaint.”

Campos Racing is yet to comment.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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