Hamilton needs to boost consciousness for human rights in Grand Prix nations
Lewis Hamilton has spoken out increasingly emphatically on social points in recent times. In doing so, he first centered on the local weather, final yr primarily on racism, and now he additionally needs to attract consideration to human rights usually.
“There are lots of organisations on this planet that flip a blind eye to a variety of issues and they’re going to use the excuse that it’s ‘political'”, Hamilton mentioned in an interview with Mark Webber after successful the world title in Turkey. “Human rights shouldn’t be a political factor. Human rights should be the identical for everybody and we go to nations the place that may be a drawback”.
Hamilton needs to encourage change
Though he doesn’t point out any nations by title, this assertion in all probability doesn’t come out of the blue both. Earlier that week it was introduced that Formula 1 will journey to Saudi Arabia subsequent yr and Hamilton’s first response to that was that he doesn’t know a lot concerning the scenario there.
That’s not to say that he would not assume it is a vital concern and hopes that the presence of Components 1 in these nations will change issues. “We don’t want to shut off these areas. We have to learn how we are able to do extra, how we are able to actually use this platform to encourage and stimulate change”.