F1 drivers must not use the Formula 1 platform for personal uses, the FIA President Mohammed ben Sulyaem said in a statement on Tuesday. In the matter of the fact, latest remarks from FIA President Mohammed ben Sulyaem came forth just days after the FIA had banned use of political, religious and personal statement in the arena without prior permission.
Drivers mustn't use F1 for personal uses, says FIA President ben Sulyaem
Meanwhile, speaking in an interview with the reporters, the FIA President Mohammed ben Sulyaem said, “We are concerned with building bridges.
You can use sport for peace reasons... But one thing we don't want is to have the FIA as a platform for private personal agenda. We will divert from the sport. What does the driver do best? Driving. They are so good at it, and they make the business, they make the show, they are the stars.
Nobody is stopping them. There are other platforms to express what they want. Everybody has this and they are most welcome to go through the process of the FIA, to go through that”. If truth is to be spoken, many F1 drivers including the seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton alongside the four-times F1 champion Vettel had turned to F1 grid in order to express their personal views on prior occasions.
Hamilton stood up for human rights, while Vettel had made statements on environmental issues. In tandem, while being asked whether the FIA had been rejecting the drivers’ personal opinion, Mohammed ben Sulyaem said that he just wanted to clean up the sports adding, “I have my own personal things, OK, but it doesn't mean I will use the FIA to do it.
The FIA should be neutral, I believe. We need the superstars in to make the sport. If there is anything, you take the permission. If not, if they make any other mistake, it's like speeding in the pit lane. If you do it, it's very clear what you get”.