‘devastating’ Lewis Hamilton devastated by racist abuse aimed at England’s Euro stars and says nation ‘has a long, long way to go’

SIR LEWIS HAMILTON has spoken about the “devastating” racial abuse targeted at England’s black footballers. Hamilton said: “We saw the racial abuse online of the football players, which was devastating to see. He said: “Most people know my journey into F1 and my experience being the first Formula One driver of colour. “Being in motorsport, I often looked around me and wondered why I was one of the very few people of colour, and it is not just about drivers but job opportunities for mechanics, engineers, marketing and accounting. “That’s when I knew that I needed to do more and where the idea for the Hamilton Commission came from, however, with the extensive research from the team, we realised it is not just the motorsport industry that needs to change. Hamilton says if he is able to improve the diversity within the sport, it will rank as his greatest achievement; despite being F1’s most successful driver of all time.

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