Lewis Hamilton Kneel: F1 drivers set to discuss taking a knee with Hamilton ahead of the races in Austria, claims British driver.
Lewis Hamilton to show his solidarity support towards the Black Lives Matter movement decided to take a knee before the race on Sunday at Red Bull Ring Arena.
McLaren’s Lando Norris before Hamilton’s press conference spoke that some F1 drivers have discussed taking the knee before the start of the race.
Therefore, following this statement the British driver was asked about his position on the matter at Thursday’s FIA press conference at the circuit, Mercedes driver Hamilton said: “We haven’t all spoken. I’m sure this weekend we will.”
“It’s not been at the top of my mind, and I’ve been asked the question multiple times. It’s not really been a priority for me to come with a plan to kneel at the start line. We will see Sunday.”
“Whatever we do, we will try to do it united. It’s really important we become united in this sport and we really do have to fight for the injustices and the inequality.”
Hamilton has been particularly outspoken on the subjects, shining a spotlight on the lack of diversity within Formula 1, resulting in numerous projects now being set up.
“I’ve definitely not heard anything from any of the other teams, as far as I’m aware, and the call-out was for everyone in this industry,” added Hamilton.
“There are so many great jobs here, so many opportunities, but very few so far shown to minorities, so we really do have to push, more needs to be done.
“But it is a starting point and I won’t stop pushing until we really see change. Seeing one person of colour added to the paddock is not diversity, so we’ve really got to dig deep, we’ve really got to pull together and do what we can to shift this.
“Everyone has an opinion as to why we don’t have more diversity here, but I should be able to come to you with factual results that show us how and why we can change it.”