Lewis Hamilton SLAMS Formula One’s ‘billionaire boys’ club’… as seven-time world champion insists sport must be ‘more accessible for people from normal backgrounds’

Lewis Hamilton believes Formula One has become a ‘billionaire boys’ club’ that would not allow him in if he were launching his career now. Speaking in Monaco, where Sunday’s race will take place, Hamilton said: ‘We are living in a time that this is really a billionaire boys’ club. All the guys that you’re fighting against just have that much more money. Hamilton, who has grafted his way to a £250 million fortune, is absolutely right in so far as money — rather than racial prejudice — is Formula One’s big barrier, as it always has been to varying degrees. This early part of the season has produced a close fight between Hamilton and Verstappen’s Red Bull, one the Mercedes driver is relishing after years having it mostly his own way.

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