Weather Forecast for Thursday    Egypt Records 1910 New Cases of COVID-19    All remaining slums in Makkah to be developed soon    ALECSO issues key decisions in AlUla meeting    GACA, KACST sign MoU to establish a center for research & development    5th housing and population census set to start on May 9    Indian community marks Republic Day with patriotic fervor    ALECSO Issues 18 Decisions from AlUla    Dr. Al Rabeeah meets Sierra Leone's foreign minister; discuss relief affairs    SG of OIC Receives Tunisian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia    Flypast by 75 aircraft and helicopters was highlight of R-Day's parade.    PIF unveils leading gaming and e-sports group    British driver Sam Bird sets sight on more triumphs in Saudi Arabia 2022 Diriyah E-Prix    RCU launches direct flights from Paris to AlUla    Jordan Records 12,826 New Cases of COVID-19    Saudi Stock Market Index Ends High At 12,182 Points    KSrelief Signs USD 10 Million Worth Agreement with UNICEF to Provide Basic Health Services for Mothers, Children in Yemen    Under Patronage of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, King Abdulaziz Int'l Competition for Memorization of Holy Quran to Launch in Safar    Asian Shares Mixed    Royal Commission in Yanbu Achieves Arab Award for Operation and Maintenance    Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions despite rising case numbers    Unvaccinated man denied heart transplant by Boston hospital    NDMC clears 43% of debts due for payment in 2022    IPA organizes 'Innovation and the Future of Government Work' conference on February 9    Dozens feared lost as 'smuggling' boat capsizes off Florida    Sir Elton John postpones US shows after positive Covid-19 test    Bollywood's Shilpa Shetty cleared of obscenity over Richard Gere kiss    At least six killed in Cameroon stadium stampede    General Court of Audit President Inaugurates 8th Conference for Internal Audit with Int'l Participation    Taylor Swift slams Damon Albarn over songwriting comments    UN chief calls for Olympic Truce to build 'culture of peace' through power of sport    GASTAT: Non-oil exports increase by 26.1% in November 2021    Cirque du Soleil to establish an academy and regional office in Saudi Arabia    Omani National Football Team Arrives in Jeddah to Meet Saudi National Team    Saudi Handball Team Loses to Qatar in Main Round of 2022 Asian Men's Handball Championship    Eighth Season of ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to kick off in Diriyah    20th Asian Handball Championship Main Round to Kick off Tomorrow    Riyadh's Qualitative Events Enrich its Winter, Attract World Attention    SFDA: Fat is a Source of Energy and Its Abundance is Linked to Chronic Diseases    Reflections on celebration of Christmas    Royal Commission for AlUla to Hold Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2022, Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo    Saudi Arabia's Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Organizes a Dance Theatrical Show for Children    Saudi Arabia rebuffs UN resolution on 'sexual orientation'    Kabir Khan eyes on joint Indian – Saudi film projects    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Sainz reveals COVID-19 health fears as Formula 1 season gets set to start
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 02 - 07 - 2020

In an interview with CNN Sport's Amanda Davies, McLaren driver Carlos Sainz has revealed his health fears about the sport returning amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking on Instagram Live, Sainz tells CNN "it would be a horrible feeling" if he was unable to race due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Sainz also discussed Formula 1's efforts to address diversity in the sport. When asked whether the drivers were considering taking a knee ahead of the first race of the season, Sainz admitted that they were "thinking about it."
Having signed a contract with Ferrari during lockdown, Sainz speaks to Davies about whether he was surprised by the move and whether he'll be speaking to his compatriot Fernando Alonso on what to expect from the Maranello-based team. The Excerpts:
Sainz on the possibility of contracting Covid-19 during the restart:
"After four months, it would be a horrible feeling and something that I want to take care of not happening. You might as well get it from pure bad luck and you can't do anything against it, you just have to skip a couple of races because of that. But the worst part of it would be to feel perfect, feel like you feel now, have Covid-19 in your system or in your blood, and not being able to race."
Sainz on racing without fans:
"Those moments when you're doing the drivers parade when you see the full grandstand, those moments when you go into a track and you see everything full of fans supporting you, shouting out your name, it fills you with energy and good vibes. Not having that is going to be sad and for sure different. There's not going to be a lack of motivation. Motivation will be extremely high and we're going to be ready."
Sainz on whether he's discussed racism with Lewis Hamilton:
"Nope, never. I actually have never spoken to anyone about racism, because I've never seen racism in first person... That doesn't mean racism doesn't exist in the world. So, I acknowledge that, I admit it might exist even though I haven't seen it and I want to make a difference, inform myself and see what we can do to improve the situation."
Sainz on whether drivers were considering taking the knee:
"We need to see. At the moment it's being discussed in the GPDA (The Grand Prix Drivers' Association). The GPDA is going to take a stance against racism, I can assure you of that. We're going to do something, and we want to create our initiatives."
Sainz on whether he expected his upcoming Ferrari move:
"No. Maybe I thought there was a chance, but you never think that it's going to happen. You focus on the person and not potential scenarios, so to now be part of Ferrari makes me incredibly proud because especially during such a strange crisis like we had, being able to sign a contract for Ferrari was not the first thing that came to my mind... Everything happened so quickly and moved so quickly, I'm honestly very happy with how everything developed."
Sainz on whether he'll look for advice from Fernando Alonso:
"I will ask him about the team, about what he felt and all that, but I will also do what I do normally... I have a great relationship with Fernando, I think he's having fun now. I don't know whether he will do the Dakar [Rally] again or he'll move back to Formula 1 or anything else."

Clic here to read the story from its source.