There are about 12 million stateless people on Earth. What would happen if one of them wins a Formula 1 Grand Prix? What anthem gets played?

closed as primarily opinion-based by Philip Kendall Jun 30 at 17:50

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  • Good question. Don't know the answer without research, but in 1991 Belgian Bertrand Gachot raced under the Euro flag. Although he didn't get any podium finishes I think it's the most recent comparable example. – Greg Jun 30 at 14:57
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    I'm closing this as opinion-based as there isn't a answer to this question right now, because there doesn't need to be one. It's not like a stateless person is just going to turn up and win the next Grand Prix; the FIA would sort something out if this ever became a possibility. – Philip Kendall Jun 30 at 17:50
  • Seems like a premature closure to me since no-one has done the research shrug but I'm not a mod... – Greg Jul 1 at 8:03
  • @PhilipKendall EDIT: I read further to enhance my answer before posting and came full-loop. I'm back in the realms of opinion now however there are pertinent facts worth posting. Original comment follows: "Further to this, I propose the question is reopened since an answer is eminently possible without resorting to opinion. (sat in my clipboard right now)" – Greg Jul 1 at 8:15
  • I'm tempted to say that the anthem that gets played is that of your racing license, not your passport. Grosjean is a Swiss citizen, but has a French racing license and hence races under the French flag; pretty sure he'd have the French national anthem played, not the Swiss one. – AndyT Jul 31 at 14:33

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