Lewis Hamilton did not again with the criticism after the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The preliminary third strike of the sport's fight against racism was premature and was, according to the six fold champion of the world is neither taken seriously by the international motorsportsforbund, the FIA, the commercial owners or the drivers ' steward Romain Grosjean.
- It is people who have not grown up with racism, and does not understand it, because it does not affect them, said the briton, who has a black father, a white mother and identifies as black.
While all of the riders formed a united front behind the messages ‘End Racism’ and Formula 1’s ‘We Race as One’ to sæsonpremieren, limped it to the following races.
Who kneels, who kneels not? Already from the second race in Austria forgot some of the drivers their T-shirts, like others, came too late in the corona-convoluted startup procedure.
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Only for the first race in Austria there were proper track on the ceremony before the song contest. Photo: Pool/Ritzau Scanpix
Romain Grosjean had spoken on behalf of the drivers who felt that the fight against racism had to be marked before each race, which fell to Lewis Hamilton in the chest. Photo: ANDREW BOYERS/Ritzau Scanpix
All the way through Hamilton is gone it alone with its message of ‘Black Lives Matter’ and not the common ‘End Racism’, while other colleagues in the hooks did not agree that there should be held a ceremony before every single race.
After Hungary had the briton and Romain Grosjean purify the air in a 45 minute long phone conversation.
the Frenchman represents the F1-colleagues in the drivers ' organisation, the GPDA, which is also where the Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is a leading figure.
- We have two representatives, and there are maybe seven-eight drivers, which doesn't seem that the ceremonies would proceed in the same way as in race one. I said to Lewis, that maybe I said it wrong, but as one of the representatives and because Sebastian pulled in the direction of to continue, I spoke on behalf of the other group. It was probably the wrong thing to do, explained Romain Grosjean at Silverstone.
Here stressed Lewis Hamilton later in the day, how much he valued the French Haas-run, and how the situation was handled.
- I was already impressed by our conversation subsequently and his approach to it. First he contacted me after the race to talk, so I called him and we had a great conversation, which was quite informative for both of us. In fact, we have more in common than we first thought, said the briton.
the Sport's rulers were also involved, so drivers get a little more time in the program before the song contest to send a common message.
Kevin Magnussen stresses that he, of course, is against racism, but the Danish Haas-run do not want to support specific organizations such as the BLM. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Pool/Ritzau Scanpix
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For Kevin Magnussen is the whole situation a bit of a minefield.
- It is difficult, for it is very few people who are not in favour to eradicate racism. It is hard for the athlete and outdoor person to know how what you are doing is being received from the outside world, said the dane to the Extra Blade.
- It is fairly obvious, I think, that we all along advocate to include and stop racism, but I don't want to support some political organisations, which stands for things I don't even stands for.
- It is an organization called the BLM, which I can't even identify myself with, and sometimes it can be hard to know how you can support the movement against racism without the support of a political organization. It is there, the challenge is for me, I can 100 percent support to go against racism, says Kevin Magnussen.
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