Hamilton says to Andretti: ‘It’s pure ignorance’ after the American former Formula 1 and Indycar Champion had criticized his fight against racism.
This weekend, Mario Andretti spoke about Lewis Hamilton’s fight against racism, judging that the Brit seemed to create ‘a problem that does not exist’. Hamilton’s insistence on continuing the fight started in Austria has left some paddock members and observers somewhat circumspect.
But the Briton said he would not stop the fight and hopes to convince F1 and FIA officials to support him on the issue, saying he would call Jean Todt and give Andretti a stern answer.
“It’s disappointing, but unfortunately it’s a reality to say that some of the older generation, who still have a voice today, can’t change their minds and recognise that there is a problem,” wrote the six-time world champion on his Instagram account.
“Once again, it’s pure ignorance, but that won’t hinder me from continuing to push for change. It’s never too late to learn and I hope this man, whom I have always respected, can take the time to educate himself.”
Racism: Hamilton hits out at F1 & drivers whilst cause ignored
In a message published on his social networks on Sunday after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton criticised other drivers and the world of Formula One in general for not doing enough in the fight against racism.
He called for more support and mobilisation. In a post published on his social networks on Sunday evening, a few hours after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton criticized the Formula One world for…. READ MORE ON THIS STORY