Formula One riders have spoken out on a number of issues over the past few years, and then have their voices heard from audiences and sports decision-makers.
Sebastian Vettel, who is also one of the directors of the GPDA, a union of F1 pilots, said that perhaps there has never been a level of cooperation, unity like today.
“I think when I started (in 2007 – ed.) There was a little more conversation, messaging. Today, it’s more about messages and other forms of communication that I don’t know about, ”the four-time world champion, famously disgusted by social media, told Motorsport.
“But the change is clear from the past. It is often said that in the past, there was greater unity among competitors and the horizons were wider. But there weren’t that many flights in the past, so everyone traveled on the same planes, staying in the same hotels. ”
Today, the choice is greater, and due to the coronavirus epidemic, each team remains in its own “bubble,” but that doesn’t stop competitors from communicating either, says the 33-year-old German:
“Since you’re more of a team now, there’s a natural separation, of course. But I think we’ve still become more united in the last three or four years than before. I have never seen such unity in certain issues like tires, rules, the future of the sport, the position of the riders. I think it’s positive, it’s just that the form of communication has changed. ”