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‘No excuse' for F1 hosts over human rights progress

Stefano Domenicali believes countries have “no excuse” not to improve their human rights records when they become a part of Formula 1. Qatar and Saudi Arabia, both of which have come under the microscope over human rights, are each hosting a grand prix for the first time in 2021 and have been given long-term contracts to remain on the calendar. Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are the most outspoken drivers regarding such matters, with the German having replied “no” when asked if he was looking forward to the next race in Saudi Arabia – an answer which was clearly not from a sporting perspective, even though he was reluctant to elaborate on this occasion. It has been claimed...
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