McLaren chief Zak Brown BACKS new FIA rules cracking down on political statements from F1 drivers and insists they’ve gotten ‘out of control’ in recent years… after stars like Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel made a stand

McLaren Racing boss Zak Brown is in support of the FIA’s new rule that restricts drivers from making political statements and protests at races. This comes on the heels of the retirement of Sebastian Vettel – one of the more outspoken drivers on the Formula One grid. ‘I think in general we want to be a sport that is doing good. We just need to find a balance there and not have every start of a race being a new political agenda for someone. These drivers can do this stuff in their own time, so I think it is within Formula One and the FIA’s right to say here’s the code of conduct we expect for you to follow during a grand prix weekend. ‘I think that’s what we’re trying to avoid, let’s not turn Formula One into a political sport. (Vettel also raced in a helmet in support of Ukraine this season.).

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