Lewis HAMILTON: “I wasn’t forced to stand on one knee before the race”

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton is an active participant shares Black Lives Matter, and before the start of the season of Formula 1, the majority of pilots began on the knee in a sign of support for anti-racism.

However, Charles LeClair, Max Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen, Daniil Kvyat, Carlos Sainz and Antonio Giovinazzi did not.

“I don’t know all the reasons why they decided not to stand on one knee. No one should feel forced to do it. I think information about this filed is not very right.”

“I did not force and did not ask to be on the knee. A General meeting f-1 and pilots were asked this question. Some racers said they would not stand on the knee.”

“I told you that everyone has their own opinion, but personally I will stand on the knee. And I am grateful to those who made it with me,” said Hamilton.

End Racism.

One cause. One commitment.

As individuals, we choose our own way to support the cause. As a group of drivers and a wider F1 family, we are united in its goal.#WeRaceAsOne

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