Six of the 20 drivers – Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz Jr, Max Verstappen, Daniil Kvyat, Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen – did not take a knee at any race, while Kevin Magnussen from Haas only took a knee for the first two races.
Did the F1 drivers take the knee today?
F1 drivers split on taking the knee as 10 partake in anti-racism message – including Lewis Hamilton – and 10 opt against it… while sport’s newest star Mick Schumacher dons Black Lives Matter T-shirt ahead of first race.
Why won’t F1 drivers take the knee?
Charles Leclerc has revealed he refuses to take a knee in solidarity with Black Lives Matter due to violence which has been associated with a small minority of the movement’s protests. Leclerc is one of the six original drivers who have opted to stand during F1’s anti-racism protests so far this season.
Which F1 drivers did not bend the knee?
But Kevin Magnussen was one of seven drivers not to kneel ahead of Lights Out at Silverstone. Antonio Giovinazzi, Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc, Daniil Kvyat, Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen all stood during the anthem too.
Who did not bend the knee F1?
The 35-year-old has been vocal in calling for change in an effort to bring about racial equality, following the killing of George Floyd in the United States. But both Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen elected not to take a knee, as did Kimi Raikkonen, Carlos Sainz, Daniil Kvyat and Antonio Giovinazzi.
Will Formula 1 go back to V8?
However, with the talks ongoing for the new regulations starting in 2021, when F1 website asked Haas’ Guenther Steiner as to what a private team would like to equalise the competition, he said: “Formula 1 has to keep its high-tech momentum. We cannot go back to something like a V8.
Who kneeled at F1?
Lewis Hamilton says he will continue to kneel ahead of Formula 1 races in the 2021 season, as part of the ongoing push to achieve global racial equality.
Did Lewis Hamilton take the knee?
Lewis Hamilton was joined by some of his Formula 1 colleagues at the weekend in taking the knee to support anti-racism at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Does George Russell take the knee?
George Russell, Williams: “I thought from my side that was the correct thing to do. I have no issue with the drivers who didn’t choose to take the knee, we all stood united on the fact we are against racism. … Specifically on the grid the message was end racism.