Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Red Bull's Max Verstappen say they will not take the knee before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, reports BBC. But both have emphasised their support for the fight against racism. They are the first two drivers to state their position. Leclerc said his decision was based on the fact that taking the knee "could be seen as controversial in some countries". He added: "I believe what matters are facts and behaviours in our daily life rather than formal gestures.