“Let’s sit down and discuss your issues,” Lewis Hamilton invited by Saudi Arabian government for a dialogue regarding his concerns

Lewis Hamilton felt uncomfortable to race in Saudi Arabia with the fate of Saudi people hanging in the balance

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has never been the one to back out from voicing his opinion, no matter how uncomfortable it might be for the other person to hear. If the seven time world champion believes that it’s necessary for him to speak out, he does. That is exactly what he did when he was asked during the last race in Saudi Arabia. The situation was anything but ideal for the racers to to go out and do their jobs.

Just before the race, A fire broke out in Jeddah just ahead of the race in the country. The incident wasn’t confirmed by the authorities straightaway but later on it was confirmed when Yemen’s Houthi rebels took full responsibility of the terrorist attack that had taken in the country. Lewis Hamilton had made it clear in 2021 that he felt uncomfortable racing in Saudi Arabia because of their human rights record.

He was asked if his stand has changed since last year. He said, “I don’t really know what to say. My position is still the same as when I spoke here last year.” With the fate of the Saudi Arabia people hanging in the balance, Lewis Hamilton didn’t look his usual self. He has always been the one to speak for the rights of people irrespective of whether he identifies with them or not.

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Lewis Hamilton felt uncomfortable to race in Saudi Arabia with the fate of Saudi people hanging in the balance

Lewis Hamilton at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2021
Lewis Hamilton at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2021

Lewis Hamilton has led from the front whenever it’s about standing up for the right thing and the Saudi Arabian Government has had to take notice of the comments. Saudi’s minister of sport, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal said, “I saw the comments that Lewis had, and that he had issues with some of the things in Saudi Arabia.”

“I told him openly and frankly that you can speak to me. Let’s sit down, discuss what are your issues, and understand where we are, because a lot of these things, you read a lot about Saudi Arabia but you don’t see what are the details.”

“We’re here for an open discussion and that’s what I said, with the FIA and F1. We should sit together and understand the situation, because we’re here together.” As reported by motorsport.

We definitely don’t have any room for war in this world and anyone who has the influence to stand up and make a change should definitely do that, just like the seven time world champion, Lewis Hamilton.

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