Monday, June 5, 2023

FIA bans drivers, including F1 drivers, from making political or religious statements

International Automobile Federation (FIA) Have you reviewed International Sports Code (CDI) to ban pilots including those Formula 1to do political or religious statement without your prior permission to protect your neutrality.

To this end, the FIA ​​has amended an article (12.2.1) which now establishes that it shall be considered an offense “the making and display of political, religious and personal statements or comments that violate the general principle of neutralityIts statutes considered, except Prior written approval of FIA For international competitions or the concerned National Sports Authority in which they are under its jurisdiction.

With this regulatory innovation, the FIA ​​intends to avoid actions like the British Lewis Hamilton, what he wore on the podium Tuscany GP 2020 a t-shirt to protest Police Violence in the United States (“Arrest the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor,” it said), or the German Sebastian Vettelthat he wore on his helmet GP de Montreal 2022 an inscription claiming End of oil sands development in Canada.

Meanwhile, on the Spanish circuit jerez came out of f1 schedule after the mayor of the city Unscheduled appearance on the podium in 1997.

(with information from EFE)

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