Lewis Hamilton urges Formula One drivers to be ‘more outspoken’ as he and Sebastian Vettel vow to continue speaking out on social issues after FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem said he wouldn’t impose his beliefs on others

Lewis Hamilton has urged his fellow Formula One drivers to be ‘more outspoken’ despite opposition from FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem. Ben Sulayem took to social media to clarify his comments, though Hamilton believes drivers should be more outspoken about issues they care about. ‘I encourage all the drivers to be more outspoken in the future and speak about things they care about. Vettel also responded to the FIA president’s comments, as he said: ‘The topics that Lewis is continuing to raise, the issues Lando (Norris) has been talking about and the stuff that I’ve been mentioning, I believe they are topics that are very important to be addressed. Hamilton and Vettel have been outspoken on diversity issues in recent years, while Vettel has also started to champion environmentalism. Ben Sulayem took to Twitter to clarify his comments on Wednesday as he posted: ‘As a driver, I have always believed in sport as a catalyst of progress in society.

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