Charles Leclerc has revealed he will not take the knee before this afternoon’s Austrian Grand Prix.
The Ferrari star wrote on Twitter: “All 20 drivers stand united with their teams against racism and prejudice, at the same time embracing the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, supporting Formula 1’s and FIA’s commitment.
“I believe that what matters are facts and behaviours in our daily life rather than formal gestures that could be seen as controversial in some countries.
“I will not take the knee but this does not mean at all that I am less committed than others in the fight against racism.”
He added: “#EndRacism #WeRaceAsOne #RacingUnited #PurposeDriven.”
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