While winning the Austrian Grand Prix this Sunday, his first Formula 1 victory in three months, Charles Leclerc wanted to respond to the racist, sexist and gay behavior that has occurred in the stands of Red Bull. The Ferrari driver calls for it to be tougher in the face of this discrimination.
if it was Austrian Grand Prix Represents a turning point in the season Charles Leclerc ? Three months after his last victory, and after five races without a podium, luck finally smiled at Monaco, who crossed the finish line first at Spielberg, narrowly ahead of his rivals. Max Verstappen (Red Bull(and Lewis Hamilton)mercedes). Success allows the pilot Ferrari To return to 38 points from Super Max In the World Drivers’ Championship, which salutes him (a little) in the title race, while there are still eleven Grand prize It will play before the end of the 2022 season.
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Weekend is disrupted due to accidents
While the race was lively, with many overtakes, twists and turns, the event was unfortunately marred by accidents in the stands and around the Red Bull Circuit. In fact, some supporters exhibited racist, sexist and homophobic behavior towards other onlookers. The unacceptable situations that occurred throughout the Austrian weekend, which he condemned Formula 1Which issued a statement about it a few hours before Sunday’s race. But the pilots also wanted to respond to these sad events, starting with the winner of the day, Charles Leclerc.
“It’s awful to see this.”
“It’s horrific to see this. I saw the Formula 1 statement right before the race and yes, I just hope that Formula 1 can do something about it. I don’t know how that can be fixed, but it is clearly unacceptable to see this anywhere, But it is clear that if we can do something, we must do something and we must do it.” He said in the comments he reported NextGen Cars.
‘We must take strict action’
Asked how to make a file Formula 1 It can work to counter and eliminate this kind of societal problem, the 24-year-old Monaco replied: “First of all, I think that as a society, people who witness any kind of harassment have to come forward and do something. And of course, like Formula 1, if we can find these people, we have to take drastic action, and I think they shouldn’t be allowed to come close. It’s our sport. As Lewis Hamilton said, as riders we’re obviously followed around the world, we have to talk about it. And so, it’s clear that people listen to us a little bit more and do that kind of thing.”. Exit occurs after the rant Louis Hamilton In the subject : ” I didn’t think much about finding solutions for what sport should do. This brings us back to some of the messages we’ve had about what we have to do in sport, which is to commit more to diversity and inclusion. Because it reflects our destination and often also what our fan base looks like. It’s time to work. “We race as one” was all well and good, but it was just words. There was no funding for anything, and there was no program to bring about change and fuel that conversation. »