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Monday's Formula 1 news roundup: Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz

Monday's Formula 1 news roundup: Hamilton, Leclerc, Sainz
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Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Monday, July 6.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest news regarding Formula 1 on Monday, July 6.

Monday morning's headlines:

Lewis Hamilton: 'Taking a knee is about equality, not politics'
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen were among six drivers who opted not to take a knee. Read more.

UK gov't clears F1 staff for Silverstone races
The Formula 1 circus has received a green light to travel to Britain for the back-to-back races at Silverstone next month. Read more.

Mugello's 2020 F1 race hopes at '98 percent' - Binotto
Mugello's chances of hosting a Formula 1 race on the 2020 'corona calendar' stand at 98 percent. Read more.

Mercedes' current drivers staying in 2021 - Kallenius
Ola Kallenius, the CEO of Mercedes' parent company Daimler, has ruled out a move to the German works team for Sebastian Vettel. Read more.

Vettel-Ferrari union continues to break down
Sebastian Vettel's relationship with Ferrari continued to deteriorate after the 2020 season re-start in Austria. Read more.

F1 should re-think in-race driver penalties - Marko
Dr Helmut Marko says Formula 1 should re-think the "whole system" of in-race driver penalties. Read more.

F1 should be 'careful' with political movements - Todt
Jean Todt admits Formula 1 should be "very careful" about letting the world of politics into the paddock. Read more.

Lewis Hamilton will continue to take a knee before Grands Prix
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Red Bull's Max Verstappen were among six drivers who opted not to take a knee in Austria. Read more.

Lewis Hamilton in the spotlight after opening weekend of F1 season
The stewards found him guilty of punting Albon into the sand trap with 10 laps to run. Read more.

Result: Valtteri Bottas wins 2020 F1 season opener in Austria
World champion Lewis Hamilton finished second but was demoted to fourth in an incident-packed Austrian Grand Prix. Read more.

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Some F1 drivers take a knee, some stand before Austrian Grand Prix
Six F1 drivers refuse to take a knee before Austrian Grand Prix

Six drivers opted not to join Lewis Hamilton and 13 others "taking the knee" before the race. Read more.

Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen decide against taking a knee before Austria GP
The Ferrari driver says it does not mean he is less committed than others in the fight against racism. Read more.

FIA pledges €1m to foundation for improving motorsport diversity
F1 CEO Chase Carey launched the foundation last month. Read more.

Black car may increase overheating risk - Wolff
Toto Wolff has admitted to some concern about Mercedes' new black livery. Read more.

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Sebastian Vettel pictured on February 21, 2020
Two drivers breach coronavirus rules in Austria

Two breaches of F1's strict coronavirus measures have emerged from Austria. Read more.

Former drivers think Binotto's job at risk
Mattia Binotto's job may be on the line after Ferrari got its 2020 campaign off to a miserable start in Austria. Read more.

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Lewis Hamilton serving face on March 12, 2020
Five F1 drivers refusing to kneel - source

There are rumours of growing tension among Formula 1 drivers over Lewis Hamilton's recent political activism. Read more.

Wolff, Hamilton deny arguing over money
Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton have denied they are arguing about the monetary value of the six-time world champion's next Mercedes contract. Read more.

Wolff's talks about future in 'good direction'
Toto Wolff says talks about his future at Mercedes are heading in a "good direction". Read more.

Red Bull not ruling out designing 'DAS' system
Red Bull is looking into getting a Mercedes-style 'DAS' steering system up and running on its 2020 car. Read more.

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