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Formula 1 Season Kicks Off Sunday in Austria

Formula 1 Season Kicks Off Sunday in Austria

Thursday, 2 July, 2020 - 05:15
Formula One - F1 - Hungarian Grand Prix - Budapest, Hungary - July 30, 2017 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel leads at the start of the race. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
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Four months after the opening race was cancelled amid last-minute pandemonium the Formula One season finally gets underway this weekend.

F1′s drivers are discussing whether to take the knee together on the grid at Sunday’s race in Austria.

A world reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic but also in which outspoken global figures like F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton have championed the Black Lives Matter movement.

The truncated season kicks off with back-to-back races at the remote Spielberg track nestled below the imposing Styrian Alpine region, the Associated Press reported.

It was meant to start nearly 10,000 miles away in the Australian city of Melbourne.

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