Qatar Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton calls for Qatar and Saudi Arabia to be scrutinised over human rights issues

Lewis Hamilton says Formula 1 is “duty-bound” to raise awareness of human rights issues in Qatar at the country’s maiden grand prix. Hamilton said: “As sports go to these places, they are duty-bound to raise awareness for these issues. Qatar is holding its maiden F1 race this weekend and, from 2023, has a 10-year contract that is said to be the most lucrative in F1. Hamilton added: “I am aware that in this place they are trying to make steps and it can’t change overnight.”. Hamilton said he wished more sportsmen and women would speak out on the topic. “I have been to a lot of these countries and have been ignorant, been unconscious of some of the problems in some of the places.

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