Lewis Hamilton has always fight against racial discrimination, bringing the message of Black Lives Matter on the track and on the podium, in the ceremonial that precedes and closes the GP of F1. Especially from what happened after the murder of George Floyd, in Minneapolis.
A champion who expose himself in social battles often overlooked by those who lead a very comfortable life full of glory and popularity. The verdict of guilty, for three counts, for the policeman Derek Chauvin, who on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis killed, suffocating him with a knee on the neck, the African American George Floyd, had a wide resonance in the world.
On twitter Lewis Hamilton wrote: "JUSTICE for George! The emotions I feel right now are hard to describe. Derek Chauvin has been found guilty. This is the first time a white agent has been convicted of murdering a black man in Minnesota.
This is monumental, George's death was not in vain." Then Hamilton goes on, stressing that this must only be the beginning of a broader path to be taken: "But this is only one step on the path towards a more equal society.
Since George's death, many other black people have died at the hands of the police and we need to make sure today's momentum continues. The fight is not over and there is still a lot to do. My thoughts and prayers go out to George's family: I hope they will have a sense of peace from this result.
JUSTICE for George! The emotions I feel right now are hard to describe. Derek Chauvin has been found guilty. This is the first time that a white officer has been convicted for killing a black man in Minnesota.
Lewis Hamilton: "Sad about the death of Prince Philip"
British Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton commented on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth of England, who passed away a few days ago at the age of 99.
The Mercedes driver, who was awarded the title of Sir by the British crown, talked at a press conference of Imola GP about the death of the Prince. He said: "Prince Philip was a racing fan and it was very sad to hear of his death.
He had a great life, I know he was committed to helping young people and the legacy he left is very inspiring for us. my thoughts and prayers go out to His Majesty and family. I am sure he will look down on us. " In order not to overlap the funeral of Prince Philip, scheduled for 3 pm in England, the FIA has decided to bring forward the qualifying session on Saturday at 2 pm and, consequently, also the third free practice session in the morning at 11 am.