Saturday, March 26, 2022

ESPN's less ominous take on what the Formula One drivers were told about refusing to drive


one of the more compelling arguments to race this weekend was that the teams would have been stuck in Saudi Arabia either way due to logistical reasons and a shortage of flights.

"We drivers, we were all concerned if it's safe for all of us to be here racing, we got decent explanation on things," he said. "And also we went through all the options like, 'What if we don't race,' for example, because the teams would still have to stayed here for a couple of days packing stuff, and it's also not like we can create some new [fl]ights so that everyone can get home.

Also this weekend:

A marshal working the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has been removed following a tweet saying the individual hoped Lewis Hamilton had an accident similar to Romain Grosjean’s fiery wreck in the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.