Friday, 25 July 2014

Focus on racing not politics


Infiniti Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner has criticized the Formula One media for focusing on the politics of the sport. Speaking at Friday's team principals press conference when asked about whether or not Formula One should be going to Baku in 2016 due to the human rights issues in the country Horner berated the media.

The Red Bull boss said that it's not up to the team's to decide what Grand Prix to attend or not attend as they get the finalized calendar in October or November and that instead of asking the team's the political questions the Formula One media should be asking these questions to the commercial rights holder or the FIA, not the teams.

Horner said that Formula One is a sport and the questions being asked should be related to the battles that will happen in qualifying for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix or the great show that the German Grand Prix last weekend when Lewis Hamilton made his way through the field to finish on the podium.

He also spoke about the fantastic racing between his driver Daniel Ricciardo and Marco Mattiacci's driver Fernando Alonso (Mattiacci was sitting next to Horner at the press conference).

© Ben Johnston 2014

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