“We want to build a legacy that goes beyond sport, and if we can be the leaders and can start building more diversity within our own business, it will send such a strong message and give others the confidence to begin a dialogue about how they can implement change.”
Hamilton and his team-mate Valtteri Bottas will also race in black overalls for the season.
Team Principal, Toto Wolff, added: “Racism and discrimination have no place in our society, our sport or our team: this is a core belief at Mercedes.
“But having the right beliefs and the right mindset isn’t enough if we remain silent.
“We wish to use our voice and our global platform to speak up for respect and equality, and the Silver Arrow will race in black for the entire 2020 season to show our commitment to greater diversity within our team and our sport.
Published at Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:25:00 +0000