Led by world champion Lewis Hamilton (United Kingdom) is kneeling, the majority of the formula 1 driver before the Start of the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday in Spielberg (15.10 in the F. A. Z.-liveticker Formel 1, RTL and Sky) down. 14 of the 20 pilots demonstrated their support for the movement "Black Lives Matter", Hamilton wore this logo on the front of a black T-Shirt, the rear End Racism stand. In the case of his colleagues End Racism emblazoned on the front of the Shirt.
not bent, As announced, were part of the Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc (Monaco), and Red-Bull-Pilot Max Verstappen (the Netherlands), which is the knee. The two Alfa-Romeo driver, Antonio Giovinazzi (Italy) and Kimi Raikkonen (Finland), as well as Daniil Kwjat (Russia/Alpha Tauri) and Carlos Sainz (Spain/McLaren) were also.
"I believe that the facts and the behavior in daily life are more important than formal Gestures, which could be seen in some countries may be as controversial," tweeted Leclerc just before the Start.
He will not bend, therefore, "the knee," wrote the 22-year-old sovereign of Monaco: "This means, however, that I in the fight against racism, less committed am than others."
Verstappen is of the opinion that "everyone has to Express the right, in a way that pleases him best. I'm not going to kneel, but I respect and support the personal decision of each driver.“
To the start position five penalty offset
At the race, he must accept a short-term penalty: The Mercedes Pilot has to go in place of two of rank of five in the race, because he had respect in the qualifying with his fastest lap a rule, contrary to the Yellow warning Flags, miss. The race stewards decided, after a Protest by the Red Bull team approximately one hour prior to the start of the race on the Basis of new Video-records.
The Briton had missed on Saturday, the Pole Position, only just. He was only twelve thousandths of a second behind his Finnish team-mate Valtteri Bottas. In the case of a first Review of the fastest lap from Hamilton, the race stewards had spoken to him on the Saturday evening of a crime. In contrast, Red Bull filed an appeal and was successful. The penalty for Hamilton backs Red Bull Pilot Max vers McLaren driver Lando Norris and Alexander Albon before the fall, in the second Red Bull on the places two to four.
Hamilton's Mercedes Team decided at the beginning of the week, the traditional silver racing car as a sign against racism and discrimination umzulackieren. In Spielberg, the W11 has made his first appearance in Black, this finish should be maintained until the end of the year. In addition, Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas to wear black Overalls.
Meanwhile, it was officially announced that the two formula 1 race in Silverstone, as expected, nothing stands in the way. The British government freed the Motorsport- "king's class" on Sunday officially of the 14-day quarantine, which is currently at the point of entry into the country. So the race is on 2 are. and 9. August finally secured.Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 09:20