“So you’re seeing things, but we need to stay on them. And that’s part of my job, being here, I think and that means more to me. Because, if I’m able to look back in a year’s time and think: ‘Yeah, I won championships but I was a part of helping shift the outlook of this sport and making it more accessible to people all over the world’. I think that would be a great thing to be a part of.”
Asked if he would swap winning a record-equalling seventh title for more diversity in F1, Hamilton says: “For the change? Sure.”
Hamilton is setting up a commission in his name to look into the reasons behind the lack of diversity in motorsport.
And he plans to find pathways for people from a broader array of backgrounds to be able to get involved in the industry.
F1 and the FIA have set up their own We Race As One initiative to end discrimination and bring about equality in the years to come.
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Published at Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:14:00 +0000