All 20 drivers, including Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali and FIA president Mohamed Ben Sulayem, issued a message on social media saying they were “united” in their effort to remove the threat from all sports. .
He also released a video message on social media, stating that, “While passion and competition is a very important part of our sport, it can go too far, resulting in verbal outbursts to fans, journalists, presenters and drivers.” And abuse is received both online.
“We are all sending a clear message that this is not acceptable and must end – and those who continue to abuse and make offensive remarks are not welcome in our sport.”
A written message posted by F1 on social media said, “Formula 1 is about competition and rivalry, but also respect. Respect as competitors. Respect for our fans. Respect for the entire F1 family.” Abuse of any kind is not welcome online, or anywhere in F1.
“We are united and ask you all to join us in taking this out of all sports and society. We have a duty to call it quits and say – “No more. The people who hide behind social media with derogatory and outrageous views are not our fans. If you can’t be respectful, don’t be a part of our game.”
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