Lewis Hamilton opens up on school racism hell as F1 legend reveals he had bananas thrown at him and was called ‘n-word’

LEWIS HAMILTON said he had bananas thrown at him and was repeatedly called the “n-word” at school. The 38-year-old, who is preparing for his 17th season in F1, said: “For me, school was the most traumatising and most difficult part of my life. At that particular school I was one of three kids of colour and just bigger, stronger, bullying kids were throwing me around a lot of the time. “In my (secondary) school there were six or seven black kids out of 1,200 kids and three of us were put outside the headmasters’ office all the time. Looking ahead to life after F1, Hamilton added in the podcast, which was recorded in November: “It is going to be really, really hard when I stop racing.

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