Lewis Hamilton says diversity in motorsport would be most valuable achievement

Hamilton said he hoped the findings of a study he commissioned into improving the representation of minorities in the industry would be “part of my legacy”. “I look back at my young self and wish it was different and I want to be a part of that change,” Hamilton said. The Hamilton Commission’s report was compiled by a series of experts on education, motorsport and diversity. Mercedes driver Hamilton, a seven-time Formula 1 world champion, said: “We realise it’s not just the motorsport industry that needs to change; we found there are still systemic issues facing young black people at all levels of the education system.”. Hamilton, F1’s only black driver, said: “The question has always been asked: ‘What do I want my legacy to be?’ Hamilton said he wanted it to be a “commission of action”. Hamilton said he believed education was key to solving the lack of representation in motorsport, and racism in society as a whole. Hamilton said he was working closely with F1 and governing body the FIA on the topic.

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