Formula One drivers will discuss taking a knee at the opening race of the delayed season in Austria on Sunday.
“Some of the drivers have already been speaking,” McLaren driver Lando Norris mentioned. “If we are going to do it, we should all do it as a grid. It will be discussed following the drivers’ briefing with the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association on Friday.”The Black Lives Matter motion has been supported by soccer gamers in Germany, Italy and England taking a knee earlier than and through video games.
“We will do whatever we can to show that we care and respect everyone,” Norris mentioned.”We will do what is correct when the time comes.” Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has been vocal about Black Lives Matter and F1’s variety points.
Like Hamilton, Norris will carry the “End Racism” message on his automobile this season.
The 20-year outdated driver lately inspired his social media following to signal petitions following Hamilton’s criticism of his friends for staying silent on the matter.
“I want to do better than any other driver, but everyone should be given the same opportunity and treated the same,” Norris mentioned. “It shouldn’t be honest that individuals get handled otherwise due to their race.
“This sport reaches hundreds of thousands of individuals and the extra we will do as drivers, groups, and as a group in Formula One, the larger impression we will have.”