How F1 drivers can benefit from CBD
- The Growth Op Nov 24, 2022
Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of prohibited substances in 2019.
Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid but can still modulate things like mood and pain.
Performance coach Michael Italiano, who has previously worked with Formula One (F1) driver Daniel Ricciardo, even advises his clients to try CBD to find a competitive edge and relieve upper body stiffness associated with long periods of travel and racing.
Now legal for competitors, F1 business and lifestyle publication Paddock Magazine recently dove into the pros and cons of CBD for F1 drivers.
Attitudes toward cannabinoids in auto racing have evolved since 2002 when former Prost F1 driver Tomas Enge was disqualified from the Hungaroring round following a positive cannabis test.
While THC remains banned, CBD can be consumed by racers without fear of disqualification. According…