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F1 champion Lewis Hamilton attends peaceful Black Lives Matter protest at Hyde Park




Lewis Hamilton has gone to a Black Lives Matter peaceful protest in London's Hyde Park and encouraged everybody supporting the development to "keep pushing".


Hamilton, 35, likewise featured the decent variety of the group at the Sunday rally and said he accepts "positive change will come".


Recipe 1's six-time champion and just dark driver has been battling energetically against racial bad form with a progression of ground-breaking proclamations via web-based networking media during the previous month.



"Went down to Hyde Park today for the peaceful protest and I was so proud to see in person so many people of all races and backgrounds supporting this movement," he wrote after attending the protest.


"I was proud to be out there acknowledging and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, and my black heritage. I was so happy to see people of all ages, sporting Black Lives Matter signs and saying it just as passionately as I was.


"I was also happy to see so many white supporters out there today in the name of equality for all. It was really moving. I'm feeling extremely positive that change will come, but we cannot stop now. Keep pushing."


The move follows past posts via web-based networking media in which he scrutinized others for staying quiet.


"Your silence is still deafening," wrote Hamilton, who in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the US last month, called on the F1 community to speak out. His message prompted several drivers and the sport itself to issue anti-racism messages.


"You may not be racist in your silence but we need you to be ANTI-racist.


"That means we need you to educate yourself and others.


"Speak out to help us bring awareness to the injustices and prejudices that black people and people of colour face on a daily basis, and have been facing for hundreds of years.


"We cannot be silent today! We need your voice. We need you to get out of your comfort zone and support us by being anti-racist and letting people know where you stand in this fight.





"Encourage your family, friends and colleagues so we can continue to make change!"


Hamilton's appearance at the dissent comes after he propelled an exploration venture called The Hamilton Commission planned for improving decent variety in the motorsport business - with F1's best on the planet saying that "the ideal opportunity for maxims and token signals is finished".


"Despite my success in the sport, the institutional barriers that have kept F1 highly exclusive persist," wrote Hamilton in a Sunday Times column.


"It is not enough to point to me, or to a single new black hire, as a meaningful example of progress. Thousands of people are employed across this industry and that group needs to be more representative of society.


"When I look back in 20 years, I want to see the sport that gave a shy, working-class black kid from Stevenage so much opportunity, become as diverse as the complex and multicultural world we live in."


Hamilton has been sponsored by Mercedes and his game for standing up as of late, and F1 will permit drivers to show their help for the BLM development once the 2020 season begins on 5 July in Austria.


F1 and the FIA are additionally taking a shot at their own arrangements.


F1's overseeing chief Ross Brawn disclosed to Sky Sports not long ago: "Lewis is an extraordinary diplomat for the game and his remarks are substantial. We support him totally."


He said F1 knew it expected to improve decent variety over the game and said making more prominent open doors at grassroots level - for youthful drivers, engineers and other likely jobs - was at the core of the necessary change.

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