Lewis Hamilton will like F1 chief Stefano Domenicali’s statement – ‘No space for idiots’

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Lewis Hamilton will be a big fan of Stefano Domenicali’s latest statement as the F1 chief has insisted there is “no space for idiots in the world.” Domenicali made his comments after F1 launched their Drive It Out campaign as a response to abusive behaviour by some fans.

Following last month’s Austrian Grand Prix, there were reports of a series of incidents involving verbal and physical harassment. And the F1 community came together at the end of last month as the 20 drivers delivered a message alongside Domenicali and FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem to drive out all forms of abuse at events and online. Now, the F1 chief has explained exactly what he thinks of the issue.

“There’s no discussion about this, no compromise,” the 57-year-old told Sky Sports as he discussed the new campaign. “I think that it is a message that it was great to see that everyone embraced it immediately.

“I have to say the beauty of our sport is that we can control it. As you can see back again on the grandstand, lots of kids and lots of family – and it’s good to see different camps all mixed up. So that’s the real Formula 1 we want to see.

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Lewis Hamilton will like F1 chief Stefano Domenicali's statement - 'No space for idiots'

Lewis Hamilton (left) will like Stefano Domenicali’s latest statement about abusive F1 fans (Image: GETTY)

“There’s no space for idiots in the world. Of course, if someone is behaving in a [bad] way, [the response is] going to be very, very, very, very strong.”

Following the Austrian race, Hamilton admitted he was “disgusted” by the abuse that had been brought to light. “Disgusted and disappointed to hear that some fans are fencing racist, homophobic and generally abusive behaviour at the circuit this weekend,” he wrote online.

“Attending the Austrian Grand Prix or any GP should never be a source of anxiety and pain for fans and something must be done to ensure that races are safe spaces for all. Please if you see this happening, report it to circuit security and to F1 – we cannot sit back and allow this to continue.”

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Lewis Hamilton will like F1 chief Stefano Domenicali's statement - 'No space for idiots'

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And he also penned: “I arrived with a really positive mindset this morning, and then I heard of some of the things that had been said. It was a shock, and I was really sad. Someone sitting in crowd supporting someone and receiving abuse. It’s crazy to think we are still experiencing those things in 2022, we have to do more.

“It highlights an issue all over and it comes down to education and ignorance. People should come here and feel included and follow whoever it is you want to follow. It should not matter about your gender, your sexuality, or the colour of your skin.”

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