Formula 1 is in Qatar this weekend and the oil state is often criticized for its violation of human rights and lack of equal rights for all. Stefano Domenicali hopes to change things by racing in Qatar.
Racing in Qatar has generated some criticism towards Formula 1. The country is not particularly positive when it comes to issues such as human rights and equality. The CEO of Formula 1 is certainly aware of that. “For me it’s simple. There is no reason to hide. The moment countries choose to put themselves in the spotlight of Formula 1, there is no excuse,” the Italian told Sky Sports F1.
Qatar opts for changes
The Formula 1 chief thinks that even a country like Qatar is ready to slowly say goodbye to age-old traditions and focus on a more modern society. “They have chosen the route of change. But as is usual in life, you can’t pretend that you can change age-old traditions overnight. That would be illogical and not rational,” he commented. .
Speed up process
Domenicali does think that, together with Formula 1, he can contribute to speeding up the process towards equality. “Through Formula 1 and other sports, they have the intensity to make sure the process is done in a faster time. Faster than how it would normally go. That’s why we’re here. Without fear and to make sure.” making sure things are going the right way,” he says. “I sincerely believe that in a few years’ time we can say that Formula 1 has made a significant contribution to these important changes in society.”