Hamilton pushed his discomfort from the Grand Prix against the background of the much criticized human rights situation in Saudi Arabia. It’s not my decision to be here. Sport has made the decision to be here, said socially and politically committed Mercedes pilot on Thursday before the Formula 1 premiere in the conservative kingdom.
Hamilton was asked if the motor sports royal campaign for more variety ( We Race As One ) does not counteract the race in Edda. I can not do that as if I had the deepest understanding of someone who grew up here in a community and affected by certain rules, Hamilton explained. He was welcomed in the country. Nevertheless, I consider it our duty to strengthen awareness of certain issues, especially human rights.
Hamilton will wear his new helmet in rainbow paint in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi in the last two years of season race in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi. The 36-year-old wants that
Support LGBTQIA + community on the Arabian Peninsula.
LGBT is the English abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Often the variants LGBTQ, LGBTQI or LGBTQIA + are also used. Each letter stands for its own sex identity or sexual orientation.
If everyone wants to take the time to read what the law means for the LGBTQ + community, that’s pretty frightening, criticized Hamilton and stressed: It has to change a lot, and our sport has to do more.
Vettel organizes action for women
Hamilton’s competitor Sebastian Vettel directed his own small driving project for women in Saudi Arabia. The four-time world champion organized a karting event. I tried to pass on some of my experience in life and on the route to do something that strengthens her self-confidence, the Aston-Martin pilot reported on Thursday before the premiere at the city course in the port city of Edda. Vettel described the event as inspiring.
Only since the summer of 2018 women in the Islamic-conservative kingdom may become the tax. One year earlier, the historic step had been announced. Saudi Arabia was the last country worldwide in which women were not allowed to drive car.