Lewis Hamilton's silent protest. In fact, in UK there is a blackout on social media was launched to underline their concern about the abuses and discrimination that occur online and among the various pilots who have decided to join this initiative.
he is in fact the seven-time world champion. Hamilton has actually already started his silent protest, since the last post published on his profiles dates back to the beginning of the week. It was a video of him playing the guitar.
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.
Lewis Hamilton has several incredible cars in his garage
His salary for the 2021 season is around 40 million dollars, to which all the bonuses related to any winning of the world championship will be added.
One of Hamilton's best car is the red Ferrari La Ferrari. Powered by a 6.3-liter V12 with 800hp, this supercar also has an electric powertrain that allows the car to reach 963hp of power and over 900nm of torque. The champion must have liked this model a lot, so much so that he owns another in a convertible version, the Ferrari Aperta, in white.
The Mercedes cannot be missing, in fact Lewis owns a red Mercedes SLS AMG black edition and a brand new 585 hp Mercedes AMG GTR in white. From the Stuttgart car manufacturer we also find a Mercedes S-class Maybach, the car most used by the Brackley-based team driver.
In the garage we also find a blue McLaren P1. This model is one of 375 units produced by McLaren. Equipped with a 916hp twin-turbo hybrid V8 with 900nm of torque, the price of this supercar is around one million euros. The Pagani Zonda 760 LH, a model derived from the 760 RS but built specifically for Hamilton.
Other pieces from Lewis Hamilton's collection are the Shelby Cobra 472, a Mercedes G-class and a brand new Mercedes GLE. Given the attention that the driver places towards the fight against climate change, he also has the new electric Mercedes models, such as the just presented EQS and EQC.