Formula 1’s official ‘end racism recognition’, which was introduced at last weekend’s British Grand Prix, will be repeated ahead of today’s race and at all rounds of this year’s world championship.
In response the FIA introduced a formal procedure for the ceremony last week. This will form the template for similar procedures at future races, though RaceFans understands it may be modified at some events to ensure any local sensitivities regarding the issue are respected.
Today’s ceremony will be unchanged from last week’s as far as the ‘end racism’ aspect is concerned. The ‘thank you NHS’ aeroplane flypast seen last Sunday does not feature in this week’s schedule.
Lewis Hamilton was among the critics of the shambolic ceremony which took place at the Hungarian Grand Prix, and raised the matter with FIA president Jean Todt and Formula 1 chairman and CEO Chase Carey in the days afterwards.
He described the new arrangement as “a lot more professional” last week. “I think that Formula 1 did a much, much better job after a lot of discussion, a lot of talking last week about how we can come together and do a better job,” said Hamilton.
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