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No protest from Vettel or Hamilton: 'In the end, they drive everywhere'

No protest from Vettel or Hamilton: 'In the end, they drive everywhere'

06-10-2021 06:29 Last update: 08:16


The arrival of the Qatar Grand Prix hurts Marc Surer. The Swiss driver understands that Formula 1 travels to the Middle East, but would have preferred the Hockenheimring or the Nürburgring to return to the calendar.

With the announcement of Qatar, the final touches to the 2021 Formula One calendar appear to have been made. There are still seven races to go and it looks like all of them will go ahead. Qatar replaces the gap left by the cancellation of the Australian GP.

Racing in Qatar

''Qatar has a circuit that has been around for a long time and the MotoGP has been going there for years. So it is logical that Formula 1 chooses this. However, it hurts me when we have a race so far, but there is no race in Germany. Qatar doesn't need it, but Hockenheim or the Nürburgring do,'' says Surer at Sport1.de.

Although Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton have been pushing hard for the environment and human rights, Surer does not expect any protest towards Qatar. ''In the past, we have seen that there is a lot of talk, but the drivers end up driving everywhere. The moment they get in the car they are drivers and that is all that matters,'' concludes the former F1 driver.

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