FIA clarifies ban on drivers making political statements

              Red Bull Racing drivers Max Verstappen, left, and Sergio Perez participate in an Oracle Red Bull Racing event in New York, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. Ford will return to Formula One as the engine provider for Red Bull Racing in a partnership announced Friday that begins with immediate technical support this season and engines in 2026. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
              FILE - Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz, of Spain, right, accompanied by teammate Charles Leclerc, of Monaco, attends a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 9, 2022. Several hundred fans, a coin toss and an iconic red car already on the track — it wasn’t the usual Formula One car presentation for Ferrari on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023. In front of a grandstand packed with about 500 passionate red-clad fans, drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. did laps of Ferrari’s Fiorano track in the new SF-23 car. (AP Photo/Marcelo Chello)
              FILE - Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes reacts in a press conference during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 17, 2022. Mercedes will return to its all-black color scheme in a bid to shave weight from its car and be competitive again after last year's winless season for Lewis Hamilton. The car was revealed Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 amid a promise from Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff that the car will be competitive.  (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, file)