F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has insisted there will probably be “no compromise” in relation to stamping out abusive behaviour from the game.
The ‘Drive It Out’ marketing campaign was launched on the Hungarian Grand Prix as F1’s response to the horrendous racist, homophobic and misogynistic abuse and sexual harassment that happened in Austria final month.
The game has additionally been a hotbed for on-line abuse, with quite a few drivers focused throughout social media platforms, whereas in Hungary it was reported so-called Max Verstappen followers burned Lewis Hamilton merchandise.
Put to him by Sky Sports activities F1 that the marketing campaign was necessary for the game, Domenicali replied: “Completely, there isn’t a dialogue about it, no compromise.
“It’s a message that was nice to see everybody embrace instantly.
“The great thing about our sport is that we are able to management it as a result of again within the grandstands as soon as once more, a variety of youngsters, a variety of households. It’s good to see completely different caps all combined up.”
Requested how F1 might management abuse at venues, Domenicali defined factors could be made out there round a circuit for experiences of poor behaviour to be reported.
“Structurally, there isn’t a worry to present any sort of info,” mentioned Domenicali. “We put locations the place you’ll be able to say one thing you’ll be able to spotlight if there’s a downside.
“In fact, if somebody is behaving in a nasty method, we’re going to be very, very robust.”
F1 is about competitors not idiots
Former FIA race director Michael Masi revealed in an interview with the Australian Every day Telegraph that he felt essentially the most hated man on the planet after his half within the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix controversy final season.
Masi additionally revealed various demise threats that have been made on-line.
“There isn’t any house for idiots,” added Domenicali. “We do not need to give any sort of room [to them]. This sport can present that it’s a competitors.
“In competitors, you are able to do good, you are able to do nicely however it is advisable to be respectful each time.”