Following a season-opener in Bahrain and a follow-up grand prix in Saudi Arabia, Formula One continues to be a useful tool for authoritarian sportswashing.
As a diehard F1 fan that routinely goes to the US GPs, it's been beyond frustrating seeing them do the exact same thing boxing, wrestling and the UFC are doing...allowing their promotions to be used nefariously to sweep human rights atrocities under the rug.
Side Note: Love the new blog, Karim. Happy to support your wonderful work!
What can we do as fans? I find myself in a similar mindset with the UFC, i love the sport aspect of both but i can't ignore stuff like this.