Lewis Hamilton and other F1 drivers unhappy at racing in Saudi Arabia

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  • Missile strike hit Jeddah 10 miles from the circuit on Friday
  • ‘I am just looking forward to getting out. I want to go home’

Lewis Hamilton and other drivers have made it clear they still have serious misgivings about racing in Saudi Arabia. Formula One is facing clear dissent and unease about the meeting’s future with Hamilton stating: “I am just looking forward to getting out.”

The weekend had been dominated by a missile strike that hit Jeddah on Friday, 10 miles from the circuit, and almost resulted in a driver boycott of the race. With distaste at the regime’s appalling human rights record and fears for the safety of their teams, it took a four-hour meeting on Friday night before the drivers were ultimately placated and persuaded to race.

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Written by Giles Richards
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/mar/27/lewis-hamilton-and-other-f1-drivers-unhappy-at-racing-in-saudi-arabia under the title “Lewis Hamilton and other F1 drivers unhappy at racing in Saudi Arabia”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.