Lewis Hamilton’s dad hails ‘powerful’ Black Lives Matter move as F1 urged to ‘take a knee’

Lewis Hamilton’s dad hails ‘powerful’ Black Lives Matter move as F1 urged to ‘take a knee’

His dad, though, has urged the entire sport to make the gesture to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter, as well as those most heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

“It shouldn’t be about Lewis, it should be about F1,” Hamilton Sr said. “Let’s hope F1 take a knee.

“It should be F1, the FIA, saying: ‘At the first race, let’s take a knee, not just in support of Black Lives Matter, but for everyone who has suffered and is suffering from COVID[-19].

“To say thank you very much to the doctors, nurses and other key workers that have put their lives on the line, that we are thinking of everyone affected.

“So I don’t think taking a knee is Lewis’ responsibility. It’s F1’s responsibility to take a knee.”

Published at Wed, 17 Jun 2020 06:04:00 +0000