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Why some drivers chose not to take the knee at the F1 opener

Taking the knee was not mandatory ahead of the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, with a number of drivers explaining why they elected against what has become regarded as a symbolic anti-racism gesture. On Saturday, the Grand Prix Drivers' Association released a statement which outlined that drivers would be permitted to express their anti-racism views in whichever way they saw fit. Article continues under video Nineteen drivers wore 'End Racism' t-shirts on the grid - only Lewis Hamilton was different as his sported the words 'Black Lives Matter'. But as 14 drivers took the knee, six remained standing. AlphaTauri driver Daniil Kvyat was one of those. Explaining his decision, the Russian said:...
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