Lewis hamilton It is usually news for his social activity, for his sports career. That is why in the last hours it was known that the British was included in the ranking of the 100 most influential people in the world, according to the magazine TIMES. On this list are characters from all walks of life.
This ‘ranking’ is divided by sectors and Hamilton is in the ‘Titans’ section. Share with the former basketball player Dwayne wade, Giannis Antetokounmpo or the tennis player Naomi osaka. Furthermore, the reason for his choice was written by the pilot of NASCAR, Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace. Among other things, it is due to his racial activism.
According to Wallace, the way Hamilton faces political action was fundamental to the struggle. His activism has also shocked the world. Lewis has drawn international attention to the movement Black Lives Matter through their advocacy on social media and in racing Formula 1«.
In addition, he compared his situation within NASCAR, since Wallace is the only African-American driver in the category. “The example of Lewis, as the only black driver in F1, is particularly meaningful to me. It shows that we are there. Seeing him conquer the track almost every weekend motivates me to try to do the same.
For its part, Edward felsenthal, executive director of TIMESexplained the list. «It has always been a mirror of the world and of those who shape it. While you will surely see people with traditional power on this year’s list, there are also many lesser known people who seized the moment to save lives, build a movement, lift spirits, repair the world.