Hamilton says "archaic mindsets" about color must change
PARIS (AP) — Formula One exceptional Lewis Hamilton said “archaic mindsets”
need to exchange after retired champion Nelson Piquet reportedly used a racial slur against him.
Hamilton’s remarks got here after F1 and FIA condemned racist language.
“It’s extra than language. These archaic mindsets need to trade and don'
have any area in our recreation. I’ve been surrounded via
those attitudes and targeted my whole life,” Hamilton tweeted on Tuesday.
“There has been lots of time to examine. Time has come for motion.”
The simplest Black driver in F1, Hamilton is a seven-time world champion.
He also wrote in Portuguese, “Vamos focar em mudar a mentalidade”
(Let’s cognizance on changing the mindset), and spoke back to any
other tweet which used an expletive about Piquet, a 69-12 months-old Brazilian
who gained three F1 titles. Piquet was discussing a crash between Hamilton and Max
Verstappen at some stage in final 12 months's British Grand Prix when Piquet referenced the colour of
Hamilton's skin with a discriminatory term in November on a YouTube podcast named Enerto.