Jun.17 - Lewis Hamilton reportedly intends to kneel during the Austrian anthem ahead of Formula 1's post-corona return to racing next month.

British newspapers cited "sources close" to the six-time world champion who said Hamilton's gesture will be in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Mercedes driver appears to have the support of both the FIA and Liberty Media.

FIA president Jean Todt was asked about the 35-year-old's recent political statements and told Corriere della Sera: "Maximum respect.

"The FIA is also very active in human rights matters."

And a spokesman for the Formula 1 organisation added: "This is a very important issue and we support anyone who wants to show their support in the fight against racism."

Hamilton's father Anthony is also encouraging F1's other stars to join in with the kneeling.

"It shouldn't be about Lewis, it should be about F1. Let's hope F1 take a knee," he told gpfans.com.

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11 F1 Fan comments on “Hamilton to 'take a knee' in Austria?

  1. Pandorabox

    Just for information what is racism: „ prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.
    "a programme to combat racism"

    There are many racists among black communities.

  2. ReallyOldRacer

    HAM has every right to express his views. However, when the visor goes down we can't even see the color of a driver's eyes, let alone his skin color. We watch F1 for the racing, not the politics.

    As for Todt saying, "The FIA is also very active in human rights matters." , that is crap. Just look at where they have approved races.

  3. Keep PC Culture Out Of F1

    Love this from Lewis, why? Because surely F1 and Mercedes are getting sick of his crap. Vettel or Alonso in a Merc for 2021? Heck, why not both. Maybe more people will be interested in watching then, isn't that the whole point?

  4. Stephen

    Here in America, with so-called professional athletes offending half or more of their fans by this nonsense, F1 has stood out with superb professionalism and utmost respect for the countries in which they compete. Until now, apparently. Lewis, like TV/Movie celebrities, is misinformed about MLB, which is Marxist at its core, and here in the US, is actually engaged in racism (see Seattle's CHAD, for example) itself. Lewis should do more preparation before jumping on a bandwagon with square wheels. I hope he shows respect for Austria and all its people in Spielburg.

    • Swede

      Yes, publicly berating your young nephews for weating dresses for fun...
      Not eating beef because cow farts are contributing to glabal warming while he races gssoline powered cars....

      Criticisizing all hstorical figures who had slaves while dtiving for a team thst usef Jewish slaves just 70 yrats ago...

      Etc, etc ...

      An over paid, celeb hypocrite, who is actively destroying his fan base.


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