"I need to think about my family. I had to be realistic and think about the financial side," Rafinha said in an interview broadcast on Brazilian television on Saturday.
When the safety car pulled in on lap 7, Valtteri Bottas, who had overtaken teammate Hamilton to lead after the first start, unusually elected to bunch the pack up until after he had crossed the start-finish line.
IPC president Andrew Parsons has expressed congratulations through the internet. He hopes the program will influence the future generation of decision-makers in China by Paralympic values, history and positive examples of Paralympic athletes, and to engage more people with disabilities to participate in winter sports, leaving a "soft legacy" for the Games.
Christian Bassogog tapped in a late goal for Jianye but that couldn't alter the outcome.
The bamboo shape means "getting higher and higher." The cover button is taken from the traditional Chinese wishful shape, wishing the Beijing Winter Olympics a resounding success.
With the draw, Luneng and Shenhua remain third and fourth ranked at the table with 17 and 13 points respectively.
There are 13 venues planned in the Beijing competition zone. Among them are four newly built, seven renovated and two temporary venues. Up to now, the Shougang Ski Jumping Platform and the comprehensive training hall for China's winter sports teams have been completed.
Chen Yufei partnered with Li Wenmei to defeat Lv Xuezhou/Lin Xin 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 in the women's doubles, gaining the opening point for Qingdao.
"The team are in a very difficult situation. We hope to win, and therefore the only thing we can do is keep fighting," said Bassogog.
"I was very concentrated when playing the first match. However, I felt a little tired in the mixed doubles. We tried to exert our strengths on the court to play against our well-performed rivals. The 11-point competition system is too difficult," said Zheng.
Radonjic scored 39 goals and 13 assists in 121 matches in Croatia.