The unrest in London has outraged many in Formula 1

While the seemingly opulent world of the Formula 1 circus might be as far removed from the current goings-on in London, several high-profile figures have been vocal in their outrage over the situation in the British capital.

Hordes of youths have been violently rioting, trashing and looting local businesses, which has prompted a near state of emergency in the city and its surrounding areas.

And the behaviour of this minority has prompted plenty of disgust in the F1 fraternity, particularly the British contingent, many of whom believe that strong action needs to be taken.

“It’s overwhelming the level of anger and disgust from so many people irrespective of race, religion or class. Everyone wants tough action,” Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery wrote on his Twitter feed.

“So sad [about] the events of the past few days. If only we all respected the rights of one another…” F1 journalist Peter Windsor mused on his Twitter feed.

“Why – if these people are so tough and riot and thieve – do they cover their faces?” former McLaren driver Mark Blundell wrote. “It’s because they are cowards of the first order. Shame on them!”

We couldn’t agree more…

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.