the Formula 1 It announced that it will extend funding for the Formula 1 engineering scholarship program for underrepresented groups until 2025. With this said, the sport wants to strive for more diversity.
The program was launched last year and has successfully supported ten students so far. Students have since started training in their courses at universities in the UK and Italy. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of the study.
Due to the extension, a scholarship will be awarded to ten new students each year. The scholarship is part of a broader program in the field of diversity and inclusion. We should not get involved in politics. We need to move from gestures to action.”Stefano Domenicali says: Sky Sports News†
Report to Hamilton
The F1 chief also confirms that the sport will no longer kneel before each race. “I think this gesture was important because we have to respect everyone. Now is the time to move on and take another action.” Lewis Hamilton in particular is heavily involved in activism against racism as the only black driver on the grid. So the Briton knelt before each race started and discussed this with his teammates, because there was no unity.
Journalist Craig Slater confirms that Hamilton and his team are aware of the changes. Sky Sports News understands that Mercedes supports the Formula One website. Hamilton’s thirst for equality and human rights remains undisputed, but the events in Abu Dhabi have caused his thirst to race.”
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