Lewis Hamilton attacked in social networks and defended by Formula 1

Fans unleashed their fury against the multiple champion for his touch with Max Verstappen at the start of the British GP.

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La F1 has condemned the racist insults that from social networks have been directed towards the British pilot Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) after winning this Sunday the Grand Prix of Great Britain after his incident with the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull), and recalled that these behaviors "They have no place" on the sport.

“Formula 1, the FIA ​​and Mercedes have condemned the racist abuses towards Lewis Hamilton after the seven-time world champion was attacked on social media during and after winning the British Grand Prix yesterday after his race collision. with Max Verstappen "the organizer said in a statement.

Lewis Hamilton
Photo: Jiri Krenek.

In this sense, the category explained that the English pilot received "Multiple racist insults" by social media users after being involved in an incident with Verstappen that put the Dutchman out of the race.

During the first lap and after several curves with the cars of both drivers in parallel, the Red Bull, which entered the Copse corner from the outside, collided with the left front wheel of the British car with the position gained, lost control Y it crashed into the protections at almost 300 km / h.

Verstappen was able to leave the vehicle unharmed, but visibly stunned and shocked, and had to abandon the test. Meanwhile, Race Direction decided to sanction Hamilton with 10 second penalty to understand that he was the culprit of the incident. Still, he came back to win the race.

Max Verstappen“Formula 1, the FIA ​​and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team condemn this behavior in the strongest possible terms. These people have no place in our sport and we urge those responsible to be held accountable for their actions ", assured F1, recalling that they are working to "Build a more diverse and inclusive sport."

All teams, including Red Bull, reported the events. “Even though we are fierce rivals on the track, we are all united against racism. We condemn racist insults of any kind towards our team, our opponents and our fans ”said Red Bull.

“As a team, we are upset and saddened to witness the racist harassment Lewis suffered yesterday on social media after the collision with Max. There is never an excuse for it, there is no place for it in our sport and those responsible must be held accountable ", he finished.

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