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Lewis Hamilton , six times world champion of Formula 1 and dominating the sport at present, it has also become a leader in the fight against the racism . The british driver of the team Mercedes has been the promoter of the change of the colors of his team, which now looks black, or of the acts of protest to fight against inequalities.
In several Large Awards the pilots of the World have knelt at the starting line showing in addition to messages against racism in their t-shirts, but not all have made the gesture of putting the knee on the ground. is Magnussen, Giovinazzi, Leclerc, Verstappen, Raikkonen, Kvyat and Sainz have participated in these acts stand. And that’s why he was challenged Hamilton after the GP of Great Britain.
“The Formula 1 has done a much better job after many discussions, a lot of the discussions last week on how we could come together and make it better . What you have been able to see, it is much more professional,” he replied. But he also took the opportunity to throw a jab at pilots who do not kneel , centering especially on the Russian Kvyat and Spanish carlos Sainz.
“I’m Not going to say what is my opinion on what each one needs it or not, but if you look at other sports, look at basketball, football and Spanish teams, Italian and from all over the world, regardless of the nationality or the mixtures that you have, so do all states.
There are players from Russia and Spain that make it , ” he said.
” When the reason for not doing so is how you think you will feel or how it would be perceived in your country , all you have to do is to look at the other sports because they are doing it. I hope that we can gradually come together more and more,” he concluded.
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