News Vettel: FIA has let us down with the fight against racism

11:25  02 august  2020
11:25  02 august  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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F1 and the FIA have formalised plans for a protest against racism and discrimination ahead of A statement said: "The FIA , Formula 1, Teams and Drivers stand united as a sport in the fight to end "The FIA supports any form of individual expression in accordance with the fundamental principles of

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Actually, Formula 1 wanted to set a signal with its message against racism, but only before the first race of the season in Spielberg there had been an organized schedule for it. In the other two races, the pilots had to independently spread their message in between, which particularly irritated Lewis Hamilton.

But now Sebastian Vettel says that the drivers were abandoned by the FIA ​​and Formula 1. "It shouldn't just be up to us drivers," he says. "We don't organize the races, so it's not just in our interest."

"We tried to send a certain message that we thought was right, but after the first race we were abandoned by the FIA ​​and FOM because they didn't really help us organize anything."

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And the Italian-American businessman has said Ferrari are on the same side as Hamilton as he leads the fight against racism and discrimination in Elkann, who became chairman of Ferrari in 2018 after health issues forced the late Sergio Marchionne to step down , insisted the Italian company supports

“And the fight against racism around the world that has taken off in the last couple of weeks and Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton protested before the Austrian Grand Prix. For this weekend’s Verstappen said: “Everybody has their own way of expressing it but we are all united in fighting

However, Formula 1 praised the improvement for the British Grand Prix and gave it a time window to get on its knees. In addition, the pit lane now opens 40 minutes before the race, not just 30 minutes before.

"We now have a lot more time to go to the bathroom and have a moment before the national anthem," says Daniel Ricciardo. "It will definitely be less rushed and more like the first race. Some will stand, others kneel, but we have our moment before the national anthem to do that."

Vettel meanwhile emphasizes the importance of the topic. The drivers in Formula 1 are there for the sport, "but we can't ignore what's happening outside of our bladder," said the German. "The fight against racism has been started in the past weeks and months, and that is completely justified because it will not be fought overnight."

"I think it's right to send the right signals to inspire people. Because in the end, education is the only way out, because it's crazy that 2020 with all the knowledge of the past, something like this still exists" , says the German. "So it's important to get up when we can do it in public."

How Ferrari reacts to Vettel's criticism .

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