Lewis Hamilton reveals one F1 team won’t sign his diversity charter
Lewis Hamilton says one F1 team is still yet to sign his charter to encourage greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport.
The initiative was proposed as one of 10 recommendations for change in the sport by The Hamilton Commission set up by the seven-time world champion last year.
But Hamilton has revealed that one of the 10 teams is blocking his charter by refusing to sign it.
“I think we are very close to getting this diversity inclusion charter going and I think there’s one team, still the same team, is not willing to engage.
“But I’m grateful to see that the other teams are willing to step forward and do the work.”
Christian Horner (GBR) Red Bull Racing Team Principal. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 10, British Grand Prix,
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Asked if he would be prepared to name the team, Hamilton replied: “I don’t think it would be appropriate to name the team.
“We’ve gone back and forth with them and for some reason they don’t want to, but all the other nine teams have, which is really encouraging.”
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 12, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France,
Hamilton has continued to speak out against racism and discrimination this season after former F1 driver and three-time world champion Nelson Piquet used a racially offensive term to describe him.
There were also reports of fans being subjected to abuse at the recent Austrian Grand Prix.