lights on FIA U-turns in Lewis Hamilton battle as it agrees F1 drivers CAN make political statements… with one catch

FORMULA ONE’S governing body have backed down in their row over banning drivers from making political statements. The FIA angered F1 drivers by changing the International Sporting Code in December to stop them from making political, religious or personal statements or comments without written authorisation. An FIA Spokesperson said: “A guidance note has been issued to participants that sets out the scope of the updates made to the FIA International Sporting Code in December. The change to the rules now reads that drivers “can express their views on any political, religious or personal matter before, during and after” the race and in “their own space” such as social media. The FIA maintain that by changing the rules they want to ensure the sport remains politically neutral.

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