F1 bosses defend controversial Saudi Arabia race

      Published on Tuesday, 3 November , 2020      1026 Views     
F1 bosses defend controversial Saudi Arabia race

Top F1 team bosses have defended the decision to add a new race in Saudi Arabia to the sport’s unprecedented 23-round schedule for 2021.

After news of the as-yet unpublished provisional calendar leaked, Amnesty International slammed Formula 1 for apparently allowing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to “sports-wash” its human rights record with a top global event.

When asked about that, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said at Imola:

“Sports should unite people and help change the world for the better.

A year ago, I went to Riyadh for the Formula E race and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. I can only judge with my own eyes but I saw a wonderful weekend without any sign of inequality – it was women and men enjoying the sporting spectacle together.

“You always need to start somewhere and I think Formula E was the first step and now we need to continue to try to help change the world gradually for the better,” he added.

Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto agrees: “Holding sports competitions is always positive.

“Sport always carries a positive message, which is the way I think we should look at this.”

Category Sport | 2020/11/03 latest update at 8:10 AM
Source : Grand Prix | Photocredit : Google
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