The FIA, Formula One’s governing body, has clarified that drivers are allowed to express their beliefs, but only at specific times and under certain circumstances. As Motorsport reports, the condition remains that drivers must seek prior permission.
The clarification came as McLaren’s Lando Norris expressed his admiration for Daniel Ricciardo, who is joining the team this season, saying he’d love to see the talented driver on the grid. Meanwhile, Haas driver Nico Hulkenberg announced he had used the winter to build up his physical strength.
Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi confirmed the company had agreed to provide powertrain if Andretti Autosport gains an F1 licence, according to Reuters.
Alpine ambassador for diversity programme, Zinedine Zidane, has praised the “vision and concrete approach” of the Alpine teams, while Alpine’s Pierre Gasly said the target for the team is to consolidate fourth place in the championship and close the gap to the top three.
Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso revealed that his new team’s focus on winning appealed to him, as opposed to the celebration of lower finishes that he experienced at Alpine.
Meanwhile, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said that for motorsport to grow, it was necessary to reach all markets, including India and China, where the number of licence holders for motorsport was only 8,000, as reported by Autocar India.