F1 tipped to stop Hamilton podium activism

F1 will have clamped down on drivers making overtly political statements on the podium, according to former driver Vitaly Petrov. The Russian was referring to Mugello, where Lewis Hamilton wore a t-shirt calling on American police accused of shooting a woman during a raid to be arrested. Mugello was the first time he took an overtly political statement onto the podium and post-race interviews. “For me, this t-shirt, on top of calling for everyone to kneel, was too much,” Petrov told Championat. I think the FIA will no longer allow such behaviours,” said Petrov. “In Russia we have a different mentality, and we do not have the problems that Hamilton is talking about.

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