Controversial and unexpected, this is how the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the end of 2020. Several problems with Human Rights organizations made the Formula 1 received a strong boycott against the race to be held in Jeddah at the end of the season. Despite this campaign, this Thursday the urban circuit was officially presented: “The fastest in history”, they say from the organization.
A fast circuit with a lot of overtaking, that’s what they promise from Formula 1 for the circuit that was presented this morning. The lap times will be around (according to what was seen) in 1 minute and 34 seconds, as long as the weather conditions accompany the maximum speed. The category did a spin on a simulator and shared it with fans.
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
The race on Arab soil was not without controversy. Several Human Rights organizations began to boycott the race and even sent thousands of messages (along with letters) to Lewis hamilton. They appealed to the tremendous social activity of the seven-time champion, inviting him to be absent or to call for attention to the Formula 1 authorities.
“We are contacting Lewis Hamilton to accompany Yemen. Today, we are delivering more than 4,000 signatures to the Formula 1 driver. We are urging him to boycott or make a statement on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, “the association announced a few weeks ago.”Code Pink‘, one of the most famous when it comes to Human Rights.
On the other hand, a few weeks ago the EPrix from Saudi Arabia, very close to where Formula 1 is scheduled to be raced. There, Formula E had a strong moment after the Arab authorities intercepted several ballistic missiles from Yemen. This was made known by the fans who were in the race for the electrical category.
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