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      06-08-2020, 12:28 PM   #1
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Arrow ‘We support Hamilton completely’, says Brawn

"we can give greater opportunity to minority and ethnic groups to get involved in motorsport, not just driving but engineering and other activities"

Ross Brawn, F1 motorsports boss

Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has been using his social media platforms to speak out on racism and diversity, and in recent days has called for Formula 1 to do more. Today F1 motorsports boss Ross Brawn said he fully backs the Mercedes driver’s comments.

Hamilton – the grid’s only black driver – was the first Formula 1 driver to speak publicly about the events following the death of George Floyd in the United States last month – with many of his rivals following suit. He has continued to post on his channels, calling on governments to do more to tackle the problem.

“Lewis is a great ambassador for the sport, and I think his comments are very valid,” Brawn told Sky Sports. “We support him completely.”

“We as F1 have recognised for a few years now that we want to strengthen our diversity programme and both internally as a company and externally, we started work on this a few years ago,” he said.

“Our thoughts were that the reason why we don’t have more diversity in Formula 1 starts at grassroots level, it even starts in schools with the appeal for STEM topics – science, technology, engineering and maths. How can we get involved in that?

“We’ve been involved in F1 in Schools, we have always supported it, but we became far more involved in the last year or two, and that has a very strong diversity in terms of the kids who get involved in it.

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