Norris likens ban on political expression in Formula 1 to school
MOSCOW, February 13 – RIA Novosti. British McLaren driver Lando Norris says Formula 1 drivers have the right to express their personal views on any issue and should not feel like students in school due to the International Automobile Federation’s (FIA) ban on inconsistent political expression.
In December, the FIA amended the International Sporting Act, prohibiting Formula 1 drivers and drivers in other series under the auspices of the organization from making political statements without the permission of the governing body. The ban included “the display of political, religious and personal statements or comments that clearly violated the general principle of neutrality promoted by the FIA”.
Previously, the FIA banned drivers from unbuttoning their overalls during medal ceremonies after seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton showed up at the 2020 Tuscany Grand Prix in Italy wearing a T-shirt that read “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna”. Taylor”. He then took the podium in. In 2022, Sebastian Vettel was criticized by Canadian politicians for wearing a helmet that said Canada was committing climate crimes.
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