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F1 launches new campaign with drivers to tackle abuse

Formula 1 has launched the Drive it Out initiative in order to tackle any form of abuse in the sport, whether it be online or at events.

All 20 F1 drivers have come together with the sport's bosses to launch the Drive it Out initiative to end any kind of abuse within the sport. A video message as part of the campaign shows the drivers – along with CEO Stefano Domenicali and FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem – calling for greater respect to be shown, whether it be online or at events. The initiative acknowledges that, while passion and competition are an important part of Formula 1, that this can go too far, resulting in fans, journalists, presenters, and drivers receiving abuse both verbally and online. As such, those in the sport have united to send the message that this is not acceptable, and that those who continue to spread abuse and offensive comments are not welcome in F1. It comes after reports of fan harassment and abuse at the Austrian Grand Prix. Watch the video message below.

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