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Lewis Hamilton, a constant victim of racism in Formula 1

Receiving racist comments is not something new for Lewis Hamilton, who has been teased for her skin tone for several years. What happened this Tu


Receiving racist comments is not something new for , who has been teased for her skin tone for several years. What happened this Tuesday with the former Brazilian champion Nelson Picketwho called him “black”, adds to other incidents that Lewis has experienced.

A couple of seasons ago, right on the trail of Silverstone (which runs this weekend), the British had a collision with Max Verstappen, driver. Although it was not clear whose fault it was, for many fans it was the seven-time top-flight champion, for which he received racist abuse, prompting everyone involved with Formula One to rally behind the Briton.

“Although we are great opponents on the track, we are all united against racism,” said Christian Horner, head of Red Bull. “We are disgusted and saddened by the racist abuse that Hamilton had to endure on social media on Sunday following the collision with Verstappen“.

The Monegasque Pilot charles leclerc He assured that the crash was “a racing incident; it’s quite difficult to blame one or the other. Obviously, there was space there. Maybe Lewis was not completely on the line, but it is also true that Max was quite aggressive on the outside. These things pass”. Own hamilton He has shown shirts in support of the community he represents, despite the fact that he has not received support from the other pilots.

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