FIA Stops Driver From Racing With Trump’s “Make America Great Again” Stickers

Santino Ferrucci is an American driver competing in Formula 2 and a Haas F1 junior member who, in the Silverstone race last week, created quite a mess.

As far as the racing is concerned, he received a four-race ban for deliberately driving into his Trident team mate Arjun Maini, who’s also a Haas junior.

Ferrucci also tried to race with U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan on his car, which didn’t sit well with either his team or the FIA.

“Everyone in the Motorsport field is aware that it is forbidden to affix to their automobile advertising that is political in nature,” team principal Maurizio Salvadori told ESPN.

“When I was approached with this request on behalf of the Ferrucci family, I tried to explain the impossibility to adhere to this demand. Against their insistence, I requested a written opinion from the FIA that once received, I forwarded to the Ferrucci family.

“The fact that this letter is circulating on social media seems to me like a clumsy attempt to take the attention away from the principal problem that is, Santino’s and his father’s behavior on and outside the track in these last weekend races. Obviously, Sunday’s tweet had nothing to do with Ferrucci’s MAGA livery request and was based solely on Santino’s and father’s behavior on and off the track”, Salvadori said.

Ferrucci received a total of €66,000 on fines at the British race, as he was also penalized for driving to the pit lane with just one glove and holding a cell phone.

The 20-year old from Connecticut apologized for his on-track behavior and said that there was “no intent, only anger and frustration as this has been a horrific year”.

Formula 2 officials declined to comment, while the Haas team said that they are “in the process of gathering all pertinent information” before deciding on Ferrucci’s future with the team.

  • Brent Morrison

    Communist liberals…

    • assassingtr

      Communist because they don’t support a slogan/logo that causes racial and political division to be affixed to a team? Not sorry Brent. I think it’s a good example of how to address certain topics so future people keep politics out of racing.

      • Brent Morrison

        It’s called free speech dumbass.

        • Jason Miller

          The FIA isn’t based in the USA. Means nothing internationally.

          • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

            FIA is based in France. You think they don’t have freedom of speech there? Nice.

          • Philip George

            They’re not stopping his freedom of speech rights. He can support whoever he wants. They stopping him from using their platform to express his political affiliations. No free advertising. No freebies. Nothing personal, just business.

          • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

            About time we had an alternative then!

          • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

            But holding events where freedom of speech is not allowed is acceptable? You’re as sick as them.

        • assassingtr

          It’s a private team, it’s not his car. Also the FIA isn’t in the United States. Dumbass.

          • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

            FIA headquarters are in France. Have they suddenly turned into China or North Korea and nobody is allowed to have a public opinion? Sounds like you have some breaking news right there!

        • Merc1

          You really don’t get it do you?

          M

      • donald seymour

        No, that is not ethically right. Just because I don’t agree with someone doesn’t make it right for me to take hold of their property. And no, I agree with Donald Trump’s ideology, but I’m not going to disrespect him. I have very strong opinions about a lot of things and I would want people to respect them rather they are contrary to their own beliefs.

    • matrem

      Sure thing, troll.

    • Rg

      f1 racing

    • Cobrajet

      Communist liberals.
      The hate Russia,

    • Vassilis

      Political statements aren’t allowed in FIA-sanctioned series. That’s all there is to it.

  • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

    Pathetic. If it was LGBT flags or advert for an open-borders charity it wouldn’t have received the same reaction!

    • Jason Miller

      You must have missed the part where it says “it is forbidden to affix to their automobile advertising that is political in nature”. That goes for anything.

      • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

        Oh, so holding F1 races in dictatorial Islamic republics, that have some of the worst human rights records in the world, makes it all OK? The liberals really are crazy! Some things are bad, but the really bad things can be glossed over. Sweet.

        • Matt

          Strawman argument.

          • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

            Automatic reaction from someone that doesn’t like the truth. Are you happy that F1 races are held in s***thole countries or not?

          • DR.FUNK

            I’m not.
            What about you? Do you think F1 should pull out of countries with horrendous human rights records? (Russia included)

          • Big Black Duck

            yes…anything is better than the USA

          • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

            Wow. Is it the murdering of gays you prefer or the forced child marriages?

        • Brent Morrison

          Liberals are in for free speech as long as it fits to their agenda. No wonder there’s fake news everywhere.

          • assassingtr

            Of course, free speech is fantastic. It allows even someone like you to have a voice. Albeit both of our opinions are pointless, people can still read them if they choose.

        • Jason Miller

          Has everything to do with what is put on the cars and absolutely nothing to do with where they race. Way to stretch an article to fit your agenda.

          • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

            You can’t be bothered to answer the question either? Unsurprising!

          • assassingtr

            Hilarious amount of Conservative circle jerking going on. So typically it goes from, it can’t be placed on the car so you move onto “Well LIBS have races in islamic states and they do some bad stuff so automatically, yall are hypocrites.” F1 is a motorsport organization that isn’t political. It stays out of politics and just promotes racing. By keeping out anything political on the cars and teams they stay neutral. I’m not sure what part of that didn’t connect. UNSURPRISING!

          • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

            F1 goes where the money is, just like corrupt FIFA has in the past. Hosting your event where children are mutilated, women are stoned to death and gays are murdered, isn’t exactly ethical or moral is it? Or do you see no problem with that?

        • DR.FUNK

          TOUCHE’ on the response.
          That being said…’ol Donnie just spent the last week glossing over the misdeeds of a defacto dictator…with a horrible human rights record.(Putin) Based on your posts: Should F1 pull races from all places where people aren’t free to be?

        • Big Black Duck

          Well those Islamic Repuplics are trumps friends your are talking about though

          • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

            Wrong. Where’s the evidence to support that?

          • The Money? The US is very friendly with islamic petrol nations…

        • Enter Ranting

          Isn’t this the part where you bring up her emails or Benghazi?

      • Brent Morrison

        LGBT is political. Are you daft?

    • Enter Ranting

      Boy, are you dumb. How do you make it through the day?

  • Christian

    ya! Some justice! Hope he burns!

  • S3XY

    I should put one of these stickers on my car to piss emotionally weak people off. Which will be every one LOL

    • Matt

      Nobody is stopping you, but how do you fit a bumper sticker on a matchbox car?

    • Jason Miller

      Just be prepared for it to be keyed.

      • R55

        People voted for the guy, as a Brit I find it fascinating that most people seem to hate on him, yet you voted him in.

        • Jason Miller

          I didn’t vote for anyone.

          • Enter Ranting

            Great – thanks! You and all the others who didn’t vote were a big help.

        • assassingtr

          A bit of education : He lost the popular vote. He won the Electoral vote. Meaning that the people actually didn’t vote for him per say but he won by seducing enough Senators onto his side.

  • DR.FUNK

    The kid is looking like he’s not up to competing at this level.
    The MAGA stuff is a smokescreen excuse for when he gets cut.

    • Smith

      Arrogant like his hero, Mr. Chump

  • Rg

    They don’t even allow this on NASCAR

  • Rg

    Btw this idiot got cut by his f2 team for driving with a phone.

    • Smith

      Actually it was because daddy did not pay the bills so the team cut them loose.

  • FlameWater

    If he had a Obama slogan they would’ve let him win the race

    • assassingtr

      No, they wouldn’t because yet again. F1 isn’t political.

    • Enter Ranting

      But Her Emails™

    • Six_Tymes

      true

  • Jason Miller

    And he was terminated. Good.

  • Smith

    What is more important is that his team has cancelled his contract because daddy did not make the payments needed for him to race. What an idiot!

  • Smith

    WOW, this is not a blog where you have the ability to express opinions, the censorship is extreme. Too bad, you loose though!

  • Matthew Boyd

    You ok man…?

  • LeStori

    Never was great so hard to make it great again. Meanwhile it would be a political statement and that would create precident. This drivers on track behaviour is totally bizzare.

  • LeStori

    Just been sacked by his F2 team. Crashing deliberately into his team mate . Driving without a helmet and using your mobile phone. Seems like the Italian-American is too American for his Italian team.

  • Craig

    A good example of being your own worst enemy.

  • Christian

    you don’t play but drive 🙂 He was a racedriver, you know.

    Best regards

    • I get that you don’t like footballers bringing politics in their sports, you’re allowed to… But they were not protesting the flag… That’s just an argument people against it made up.

  • assassingtr

    Wow dude, you need to lay off the fox & friends. People like me will always be here to correct you when you’re wrong and to fact check you whenever you repeat hate you’ve learned. I’m sorry that you turn to anger and hate when you lose arguments but it takes a bigger man to accept when he’s wrong and adapt thinking. Otherwise we will have an abundance of thick headed people like you who vent their fascist ideals onto places like carscoops to cope.

    • Brent Morrison

      Because talking to a liberal like you is like talking to a brick wall

      • assassingtr

        Lol I’ve been pretty reasonable trying to explain stuff and reason with you. Unfortunately you’re too far gone and can’t understand new information. Enjoy your narrow minded life.

  • Enter Ranting

    Don’t bother explaining this to ProtectOurHeritage. He’s a moron who will never understand.

  • Enter Ranting

    How do you think he got elected. Well, not counting the Russian collusion or neo-nazis.

  • Enter Ranting

    He’s counting on them.

  • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

    Sounds like you’re describing a typical Clinton or Sanders supporter.

  • Six_Tymes

    HEIL! HILARY

    • TheBelltower

      What’s your fixation on Hillary?

  • I knew that with such a subject I would find funny comments full of hate and insults. Wasn’t desappointed .

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