Lewis Hamilton uses Michelle Obama’s words of wisdom to express solidarity with Susie Wolff

FIA has decided to abandon its inquiry into the potential conflict of interest involving Susie Wolff and her husband, Toto Wolff.


Lewis Hamilton uses Michelle Obama’s words of wisdom to express solidarity with Susie Wolff

Lewis Hamilton. Susie Wolff and Michelle Obama [in crcle] (Via IMAGO)

In the aftermath of the FIA’s decision to drop its investigation into a potential conflict of interest involving Susie Wolff and her husband, Toto Wolff, Susie expressed her initial reaction on Instagram. Her good friend, seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton stepped in for her defense and quoted Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama to lend his support. 

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In her statement, Wolff suggested that she might have been “collateral damage” in an unsuccessful attack on someone else or the target of a failed attempt to discredit her personally. She highlighted the impact on her reputation and the lack of direct communication from the FIA during the investigation. The statement also touched on the online abuse she received and her determination not to be intimidated.

Wolff expressed her gratitude for the unified support from Formula One teams. However, she emphasized the need for transparency and accountability, stating;

What happened this week is simply not good enough. As a sport, we must demand, and we deserve, better.

An image shared on X by @fairygirl showed Lewis Hamilton citing Michelle Obama to offer his support to the managing director of F1 Academy in the comments. Replying to her post on Instagram, Hamilton wrote;

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Like Mrs Obama said, when they go low we go high. Supporting you all the way.

Lewis Hamilton criticizes FIA for unfairly questioning Susie Wolff

Hamilton recently attended the end-of-season awards ceremony in Baku where he voiced his displeasure during an interview with Sky Sports. He was frustrated with the treatment the F1 Acadamy Chief was subjected to and criticized FIA for their actions that questioned the integrity of Susie Wolff.

Lewis Hamilton and Susie Wolff
Lewis Hamilton and Susie Wolff (Credits: Daily Mail)

The seven-time world champion went further, calling for a change in leadership within the FIA, citing certain individuals hindering progress in terms of diversity and inclusion. Hamilton emphasized the need for positive strides in the industry, remarking;

There is a constant fight to really improve diversity and inclusion within the industry, but it seems that there are certain individuals in the leadership within the FIA that, every time we try to make a step forward, they try to pull us back, and that has to change.

The FIA’s decision faced backlash, with Susie Wolff and Hamilton expressing dissatisfaction. Susie called for transparency and accountability, resilient in her commitment to the sport. Hamilton demanded a change in FIA leadership, emphasizing the continuous struggle for diversity and inclusion within the industry.

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