F1’s tribute to the Queen

F1 to observe a minute’s silence at Monza on Friday. All Formula One teams will gather in the pit lane on Friday to observe a minute’s silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II who passed away on Thursday 8 September at the age of 96.

This Thursday following the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s death, Formula 1, seven of whose ten teams are based in the UK, reacted swiftly with a statement in which the Queen’s category CEO Stefano Domenicali said, “Formula 1 mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

“For more than seven decades she dedicated her life to public service with dignity and dedication and inspired so many people around the world,

“Formula One sends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.”


This Friday at Monza, many people are wearing black armbands in the paddock in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, while a minute’s silence will be observed in the pit lane ten minutes before the first free practice of the weekend. Black bands are also expected to be worn on the cars throughout the Italian Grand Prix weekend.

All teams paid tribute to the Queen on social media.






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