“When they suggested kneeling as a gesture of the fight against racism, it was a little incomprehensible to me. Because it’s, so to say, a little against my Russian mentality, where they kneel in front of the Motherland, the flag, God, ”said Kvyat on the air of Channel One.

At the same time, he noted that all Formula 1 racers are against racism.

“We showed our position by putting on t-shirts with the words“ End to Racism ”before the race,” Kvyat emphasized.

Six pilots refused to kneel before the Austrian Grand Prix, including Quat.

Earlier, the winner of the 2017 Dakar rally and the silver medalist of the 2020 raid in the all-terrain vehicle (SSV) class, Sergey Karjakin, said that a kneeling rally infringes on the rights of white people.