Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is engaged in his societal struggle for diversity off the track. In conversation with Suddeutsche Zeitung, the British driver indicates that as world champion he can make a difference.
Hamilton is committed to diversity in Formula 1, but also beyond. He also finds it incomprehensible that things like racism still exist. He tries to draw attention to that. “I’ve reached a point where I’m willing to give up my career if it helps,” said a combative Hamliton. He continues: “For example, to save a life. Or to stimulate the minds of the bosses of the world to initiate changes that help the people.”
Of course it doesn’t help if you just shout. Things actually have to change. “I’m not trying to be someone who just talks a lot. I want to act and stimulate positive developments, but I’m not Superman. I can’t save the world on my own,” the Mercedes driver concluded.
Turkish Grand Prix
Meanwhile on the track, Hamilton is trying to win his eighth world title this year. During qualifying, the Briton managed to put his car on pole position. It will be short-lived, however, as Hamilton has a ten-place grid penalty. He will therefore start the race from eleventh place and will try to collect as many points as possible in his battle for the world title.