Lewis Hamilton new helmet: Mercedes legend has unveiled a brand new helmet for the 2020 season, one that sends a message for equality.
Lewis Hamilton has revealed his new helmet for the 2020 season. It sends out a message for diversity in motor sports, and abolition of racial discrimination. He tweeted the video with the caption “Still We Rise”.
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) July 2, 2020
Hamilton is the only black driver in F1 Championship history, winning it 6 times in just over a decade. He has decided to highlight the Black Lives Matter by taking a knee in the race on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton new helmet 2020
The base of the helmet is purple black, a shift from the general silver base that the Mercedes helmet has. This follows Mercdedes changing its livery colour from silver to black for this season as part of its anti-racism campaign.
The new design keeps the purple streaks, and includes a number of messages including the Black Lives Matter logo.
“The whole reason my helmet has changed colour, the suit has, and also the car, it’s all for equality above all, and just really continuing to solidify that message,” Hamilton explained. “We currently now have the mic, and people are starting to listen. We’ve got the opportunity to really push that message and really hold people accountable.
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) July 2, 2020
“Brands and the teams in Formula 1, everybody here needs to be held accountable and be open to educate themselves, be open to understand why the movement is happening, and why around the world we need to keep pushing for equality.
“Because it’s not good enough. Even if someone says to you we’ve been doing something or we’ve been trying, they need to try harder, because it’s still a big issue that the world is fighting, 60 years later after Martin Luther King was fighting for it.
“That’s what it’s about. I kept the purple from what I planned to start this season, it’s my favourite colour, and yeah, I hope that you get to see it when I’m in the car.”
Hamilton has tirelessly been working towards making Formula 1 and the world a more inclusive place. His vision towards helping more black drivers come up in the sport has been welcomed. F1 is now doing everything it can to help eradicate ‘racial prejudice’.