Hamilton and knee: Mercedes worries / Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton was nervous forward of his first lap of the 2020 Formula 1 season. That’s why he did not launch his “Mercedes” workforce.

Lewis Hamilton (38) has not introduced his retirement from the Mercedes Formula 1 workforce forward of the 2020 Spielberg race.

In the 2020 season, open protests in opposition to racism in Formula 1 began with the jerseys, however above all with the drivers kneeling on the beginning grid.

Because of Hamilton’s anti-racism background, he was initially distrustful of his workforce. So he stored his plans a secret at first.

“I keep in mind the primary day I needed to take a knee and I did not really feel like I might inform my workforce as a result of they did not perceive how a lot it meant to me,” the world file champion stated on the On Purpose podcast. “.

Before the race in Spielberg, the primary because the begin of the corona epidemic, 14 of the 20 drivers of Formula 1 knelt in a present of range. Hamilton initially stored his Black Lives Matter shirt beneath wraps. Other drivers additionally wore black T-shirts with the phrases “Stop Racism”.

Mercedes later famous, as he did, that he might need been higher ready for the motion if he had found it.
“But I used to be afraid they’d attempt to cease me. But it was simply worry,” Hamilton stated.

(*1*)Formula 1 2023

February 3: Red Bull Racing in New York
February 6: Williams on-line
February 7: Alfa Romeo in Zurich
February 11: AlphaTauri in New York
February 13: McLaren at Woking
February 13: Aston Martin at Silverstone
February 14: Ferrari at Maranello
February 15: Mercedes at Silverstone
February 16: Alpine in London

winter check
February 23-25: Bahrain International Circuit

Formula 1 World Championship calendar
05.03. Bahrain GP, ​​Bahrain International Circuit, Sahir
19.03 Saudi Arabian GP, ​​Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
02.04. Australian GP, ​​Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
04/30 Azerbaijan GP, ​​Baku City Circle, Baku *
07.05. Miami GP, Miami International Speedway, Miami
21.05 Emilia Romagna GP, Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari, Imola
28.05 Monaco GP, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
04.06. Spanish GP, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalonia, Montmelo
18.06 The Canadian Doctor, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
02.07. Austrian GP, ​​Red Bull Ring, Spielberg *
09.07. British GP, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
23.07. Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary, Budapest
07/30 Belgian GP, ​​Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa*
27.08 Netherlands GP, Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
03.09. Italian GP, ​​Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
17.09 Singapore GP, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
24.09 Japan GP, ​​Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
08.10. Qatar GP, Losail International Circuit, Doha *
22.10. Austin GP, ​​Circuit of the Americas, Austin *
29.10. Mexican GP, ​​Autodromo Herman Rodriguez, Mexico City
05.11. Brazilian GP, ​​Autodromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos *
18.11. Las Vegas GP, Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas
26.11 Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

* Sprint format


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