In the last hours, Lewis hamilton was the protagonist of the biggest controversy in recent years in the Formula 1. The seven-time champion played with Max verstappen, his maximum rival in the championship. This provoked the fury of the Dutchman’s fans, who fired hard at the Briton. However, the team Mercedes He denounces that his pilot was the victim of racist comments on social networks.
Through a statement, the Mercedes team denounced that Lewis Hamilton was a victim of online racism after the race this Sunday. The German team condemned the acts that the winner of the race this Sunday had to endure, and was supported by a large part of the paddock.
“During and after Grand Prix of Great Britain yesterday, Lewis Hamilton was the victim of multiple cases of racist abuse on social media after the accident in the race. Formula 1, the FIA and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team condemn this behavior in the strongest possible terms ”, begins the text published on Monday morning.
In addition, he assures that “These people have no place in our sport and we urge those responsible to be held accountable for their actions. Formula 1, the FIA, the drivers and the teams are working to build a more diverse and inclusive sport. These unacceptable cases of online abuse must be highlighted and eliminated. “
The text published by the German team was replicated by many of the drivers, journalists and teams in the Formula 1 paddock. The category remains firm in its campaign against racism. Lewis Hamilton is one of the most visible faces of the sport, and that is why Formula 1 came out to vigorously defend the comments.
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