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To take a knee or not to take a knee…

Formula 1 drivers remained divided when it came to taking-a-knee ahead of the British Grand Prix despite expectations of a more unified and organised show of support for the George Floyd inspired BlackLivesMatter campaign.

Those who stood at Silverstone’s British Grand Prix were  Kevin Magnussen of Haas, the two Alfa Romeo drivers Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen, Carlos Sainz of McLaren, Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, Daniil Kvyat of Alpha Tauri and Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

Lewis Hamilton knelt in the middle of his fellow drivers wearing a “black lives matter” t-shirt while the rest wore “end racism” t-shirts. Before the race a video was broadcast in which all of the drivers expressed their support for the sport’s anti-racism campaign.

Those who knelt were: Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo, Pierre Gasly, Lance Stroll, Alex Albon, Nicolas Latifi, George Russell, Sebastian Vettel, Lando Norris, Romain Grosjean, Esteban Ocon and Nico Hulkenberg.