Because of the country’s human rights record, Lewis Hamilton says he will not be racing in Saudi Arabia this weekend.
Saudi Arabia is holding the first race of a long-term deal on a new street circuit in the coastal city of Jeddah.
“Do I feel at ease here?” Hamilton asked. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I do. However, I did not choose to be here. The sport has made a conscious decision to be here.
“And whether it’s right or wrong, while we are here, it’s important we do try to raise awareness.”
Source: BBC Sport