Formula 1 drivers will unite on the grid ahead of today’s Bahrain Grand Prix to show their support for charities aiding victims of the war in Ukraine.
F1 has donated directly to appeal. Several teams have already indicated their support for UNICEF and similar fundraising drives.
Several drivers have also showed their support for those suffering as a result of the war. Pierre Gasly is wearing a special helmet with an anti-war message on the top. Sebastian Vettel, who is not participating in today’s race after testing positive for Covid-19, wore an anti-war helmet to testing in Bahrain.
The drivers previously joined together to share an anti-war message before the second pre-season test in Bahrain (pictured). The entire field at the time was present apart from Lewis Hamilton, who arrived at the circuit late due to delayed flight.
F1 has discontinued the official pre-race ‘We Race As One’ grid moment which was a feature of races during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Drivers are permitted to make other gestures of support for causes close to them if they choose.
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