Formula 1 announced on January 20 that military air shows will be banned from pre-race time, with the new rule valid for the year 2022. The Italian circuit is also hoping to get a free pass to its exhibitions, with the exception of Silverstone in the UK. Kingdom.
Geronimo La Russa, President of the Automobile Club of Milan Falu to Ansa About the ban on the famous show of Frisian Tirlori, the acrobatic show team of the Italian Air Force at Monza:
I hope that the intention to eliminate Frisian Tirlori’s performance in the Formula 1 Italian GP will be withdrawn and that they will eventually find a joint solution so that the spectators are not deprived of anything but a show. , has great appeal to national identity.
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The Formula 1 initiative is justified by its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its events, while continuing its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030. Some analyses, such as the Italian newspapers Corriere della Sera, believe that the F1 movement would also serve to avoid a platform for the demonstration of the armed forces of the countries hosting the category.
About that, in an official statementStuart Pringle, general manager of Silverstone Circuits, said the Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force’s aerobatic team, are not military and can therefore continue:
“The Red Arrows have been instrumental in entertaining motorsport fans since their appearance at the 1966 British Grand Prix, and I am pleased to say that Formula 1 has confirmed that this much-loved tradition can be continued at Silverstone in 2022. . Officially known as the Royal Air Force aerobatic team, they are not classified as military aviation and therefore do not fit into the category of exposures not allowed in F1 events.
La Russa also said that “it is normal that stability is one of the objectives of Formula 1” and the coming season, but “they believe Freise Tirlori’s performance is something that is appreciated by everyone”. While military demonstrations have been banned and some circuits are trying to find loopholes for exceptions, an aerial demonstration by Gulf Air could be staged in the first round of F1 in 2022, shown One of their commercial aircraft in flight over Bahrain, last season.