Pierre Gasli and other riders in the paddock were in shock with the rocket attacks. The incident is said to have happened days earlier Saudi Arabian GP. The explosion was followed by a fire that broke out at an oil depot in Jeddah. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have taken full responsibility for the attacks in Jeddah. This led to a precarious situation that had never existed before a Formula 1 race.
The incident was not immediately taken out by the authorities. However, when it was confirmed that she had terrorist links to her, the FIA became proactive as they had a crucial decision to make. All the drivers and teams were brought into a room to make a decision about it. Nothing goes beyond the safety of people at all times.
But the drivers and the teams decided to continue the race. That shows the courage of these drivers and the crew of the respective teams. But it wasn’t as easy to come to a conclusion as it looks. It is reported that it took nearly four hours of deliberation to reach a consensus. This clearly means there must have been a lot of disagreement in the paddock as to whether or not the race should go ahead.
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Pierre Gasly and other drivers in the paddock decide to continue racing in Saudi Arabia in this threatening situation
Pierre Gasli was one of the first to address the situation, according to gpblog. He said, “The teams have agreed to run the race this weekend in Saudi Arabia. The rocket attacks in Jeddah last week still create an ominous situation.”
“Everyone could speak their mind. We are all aligned with our intentions.”
“The drivers and teams have unanimously decided to race, but the fact that they are united in terms of intentions does not mean that everyone is behind this decision.”
Pierre Gasli and other drivers made this brave decision to continue racing in such a threatening situation. We all understand the financial aspect of racing, but rider safety is a priority. Let’s hope everything goes to plan at the Saudi Arabian GP.
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https://firstsportz.com/formula-1-everyone-was-able-to-give-their-opinion-pierre-gasly-confirmed-the-intentions-of-the-drivers-after-much-deliberation-on-the-decision-to-race-in-saudi-arabia/ “Everyone was able to express their opinion,” Pierre Gasly confirmed the drivers’ intentions after much deliberation on the decision to race in Saudi Arabia