War in Ukraine: Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) calls for a boycott of the Russian Grand Prix

In Barcelona, ​​all eyes were not on F1 on Thursday. While a Russian military operation was launched on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, causing strong reactions in the world of sport, the paddock was also turned towards the East this Thursday when it came time, for some, to face the press.

The most determined speech came from Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin). “ShockedWhen woken up by the morning news, the German announced his intention to boycott the Russian Grand Prix, scheduled for September 25, when asked about the subject.

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It’s horrible to see what’s going onexplained the quadruple world champion. Obviously, if you look at the calendar, we have a race planned in Russia. If I speak for myself, I think I shouldn’t go so I won’t. I think we shouldn’t drive in this country. I’m really sorry for all those innocent people who die for stupid reasons, because of some weird decisions of a crazy leader.“.

If he confirmed to speak only in his name, he confirmed that the GPDA, an association bringing together all the pilots, could meet to discuss the debate. If Vettel will have been the most offensive, he will not have been the only one to take a stand. Max Verstappen also felt that racing in Russia would not be a good thing: “When a country is at war, it’s not a good thing to run there“.

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