Monday 06 July 2020
News ID: 80099
Publish Date: 30 June 2020 - 21:54
VIENNA (Dispatches) - Amid the ongoing activism against racism in recent weeks, F1 has launched the We Race as One campaign targeted at improving inclusion and diversity within the sport, while Mercedes has switched to a black livery for the full 2020 season as part of its anti-racism message.
Prior to the start of the opening round of Premier League football matches this month, players took a knee at kick off in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
McLaren’s Lando Norris has revealed a similar move is under discussion between the F1 drivers ahead of the race in Austria on Sunday.
"Some of the drivers have already been speaking [about taking a knee],” Norris told PA Sport.
"If we are going to do it, we should all do it as a grid. It will be discussed following the drivers’ briefing with the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association on Friday.
"We will do whatever we can to show that we care and respect everyone. We will do what is right when the time comes.”

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