F1's 20 drivers show anti-racism support in video and ceremony at British GP

Anti-racism video with driver pledges followed by ceremony with the whole grid at Silverstone; Seven drivers did not take a knee - one more than previously

Formula 1's 20 drivers presented a more organised and collective front in the sport's fight against racism in a ceremony ahead of the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton, who has been a prominent voice over recent months in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and diversity topics, labelled the events at the last race in Hungary as "embarrassing".


But after talks featuring drivers and the sport's officials to improve the situation, there was a more orchestrated and polished ceremony on the Silverstone grid.

Hamilton, who spoke to GPDA director Romain Grosjean in addition to F1 chiefs Ross Brawn and Chase Carey, plus the FIA president Jean Todt, on the matter, said it was a step forward for the sport.

He told Sky F1: "It was really great to get everyone on board and obviously everyone realised 'ok, we haven't done enough to this point. Let's really put some focus on how we set it up and do it better and make the sport look as professional as it should look.' ราคาบอลไหล

"So that was a good step and hope we can continue with that.

"In the background the important thing is to follow through with the plans to really make sure we push for equality within our sport because hopefully that can transcend and encourage other companies and sports to follow in the same direction."

A powerful video message featuring drivers' declarations of support was played on the F1 TV world feed broadcast before all 20 drivers were shown gathered together, again wearing anti-racism T-shirts.

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