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F1 2020: Daniel Ricciardo says George Floyd death is a disgrace after Lewis Hamilton post

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Daniel Ricciardo has added his voice to the Black Lives Matter movement, branding the death of George Floyd as a “disgrace”.

The Australian F1 driver took to Instagram on Monday, speaking out against racism and calling for society to improve.

His message came soon after Lewis Hamilton — F1’s only black driver — slammed his colleagues for a mute response over Floyd, who died at the hands of a white police officer who pressed his knee on his neck.

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F1 2020, Austrian Grand Prix, Styrian GP: Ferrari disaster tip of the iceberg, Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc

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After another failed qualifying on Saturday, Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto knew the situation for the F1 giant was dire.

“We have to work out why (Ferrari was slow) and change this state of affairs, which is just not good enough for a team by the name of Ferrari,” he said.

“We mustn’t get het up about it, but we cannot ignore the facts.”

If only he knew what was about to follow on Sunday.

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F1 2020, Austrian Grand Prix, Styrian GP: Ferrari crash, Daniel Ricciardo chance wasted by Renault

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Lewis Hamilton is up and running in 2020 with his first win of the season, while last year’s main rivals, Ferrari, is in free fall after a first-lap bungle of epic proportions.

Meanwhile, Renault missed a trick in Austria that could have drastically changed Daniel Ricciardo’s fortunes.

Here are five things we learned from the Styrian Grand Prix.

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F1 2020, Lewis Hamilton protest, Black Lives Matter: Pre-race kneel cut away during TV coverage

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Lewis Hamilton was joined in taking a knee by the majority of his fellow drivers ahead of F1’s second race of the season at the Styrian GP, with some drivers again opting to stand.

As at last week’s Austrian GP, all 20 drivers again wore T-shirts featuring the words ‘End Racism’, with Hamilton’s also saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the front, amid the sport’s continued stand against all form of discrimination.

Of the 16 drivers who were present at the front of the grid for a short gathering ahead of the Austrian national anthem, 12 took a knee with four standing.

The image of the drivers was only briefly seen on the TV world feed before a pre-planned sky dive above the circuit was shown.

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