GENERICO.ruSportMedia: F-1 pilots will continue to participate in the Grand Prix, despite the shelling of Jeddah

Media: F-1 pilots will continue to participate in the Grand Prix, despite the shelling of Jeddah


MOSCOW, Mar 26 The Formula 1 racers decided after Friday practice to continue his performance at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, despite the explosion and fire at the Aramco oil facility located near the circuit, planetf1.com reports with reference to BBC Sport. The fire at the oil refinery in Jeddah occurred during the first practice of the Grand Prix Saudi Arabia. The Yemeni Houthis claimed responsibility for the attack. Despite the announcement of the Formula 1 leadership and the International Motor Sports Federation (FIA) that the Grand Prix would take place, the riders had serious doubts about the safety and ability to race in such conditions. The pilots were eventually persuaded to continue competing after team bosses provided them with additional information, according to the source. In particular, it was about the possible consequences of refusing to participate in the race. Athletes were also assured that they would be able to quickly and safely leave the country if the Grand Prix did not take place. In addition to the Formula 1 race, two Formula 2 races are scheduled at the track in Jeddah.

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