Lewis Hamilton has been able to reach the pinnacle of F1 but his journey to the very top has been full of obstacles with people trying to pull him down due to his color. F1 has been a sport which has been dominated by white drivers but the entry of Lewis Hamilton changed the course of the sport. The Brit joined the sport in 2007 and was able to win the championship in 2008, which spoke about the bags of talent he possessed.
It was 4 dull years for him before he decided to join Mercedes and the rest is history. Talent aside, one thing that has stood out for the seven time world champion is his willingness to take a stand for the right thing. The Brit has always stood in the firing line if that helps to bring about a substantial change in the society. He has always said that he sees himself more than just a F1 driver.
Another incident has taken place which has brought to light the racist elements present in our society. Nelson Piquet Sr, father of Kelly Piquet, who is also Max Verstappen’s partner, has been accused of using racist remarks against Lewis Hamilton in a podcast. The FIA quickly took notice of that and wasted no time to condemn the racist abusive language for Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton defended by F1 after Nelson Piquet’s racist remarks against the Mercedes driver
FIA has been trying to make F1 as diverse as possible and this goes against every fiber of their being. Condemning the situation, F1 statement said, “Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any form and has no part in society.”
“Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect.”
“His tireless efforts to increase diversity and inclusion are a lesson to many and something we are committed to at F1.”
We all have been fortunate to watch Lewis Hamilton in his prime and the driver and the sport should be protected against such disgusting acts of people in the society.