"You have to do a BETTER job": Lewis Hamilton hits the F1 bosses as the drivers rush through the knee before the Hungarian GP … and the six-time champion accuses the sport of not giving drivers a platform to protest
- Lewis Hamilton prevailed over the F1 bosses after the anti-racist stance drove drivers to knee before the Hungarian Grand Prix
- The drivers only had a short time to take their knees before the national anthems
- Antonio Giovanazzi also forgot to wear his "END RACISM" t-shirt before the race
- Hamilton said, "It was such a rush to get out of the car and take my knee."
Lewis Hamilton struggled to disorganize Formula One bosses after drivers had little time to take their knees before the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.
In a confusing display, Hamilton and others fell to one knee, but other drivers hadn't made it to their positions yet and could be seen running into place at the moment.
The drivers then quickly stood for the national anthems, which meant that the moment they took their knees only lasted a few moments.
Formula 1 had further problems with its attempts to show solidarity against racism
After a short period of time to take the knee, some drivers were out of position
Hamilton spoke to Sky Sports about the incident after his dominant win and met GDPA chairman Romain Grosjean.
"He thinks it was done once and that's all we have to do. I tried to talk to him about what the problem is and why it doesn't go away and we have to keep fighting for it. But I think this time he didn't mention anything in the driver briefing and neither did Sebastian (Vettel), said Hamilton.
& # 39; Sebastian and I sent each other a message and he, like me, emphasized the importance of continuing (take the knee). I think we have to talk to Formula One.
"You have to do a better job. It was such a rush. We get out of the car, run over, do it quickly, take our knees and you know … they have to do more. I don't know why they didn't do it, they just started the first race and haven't done it since.
"They said they'll fight diversity and end racism, but they don't give us the platform to continue."
Some drivers were still in position when the stance took place during a small window
All drivers then got up quickly to honor the national anthems before the race
To add to the confusion, the drivers had been given black "END RACISM" t-shirts to wear, but Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovanazzi hadn't yet put his on.
Cameras also recorded how Giovanazzi got his T-shirt thrown after the anthems began.
While it was more a badly organized and executed attitude than a political one, it is the latest problem that Formula One has had in its efforts to get a strong message against racism.
Taking the knee has become a popular stance against racism, and many sports and sports stars adopt the gesture.
However, the connection to the Black Lives Matter movement has split the drivers on the grid. Before the races, all drivers wore anti-racism shirts, with the majority kneed.
Antonio Giovinazzi (center left) was thrown off his "END RACISM" t-shirt after forgetting to wear it
Lewis Hamilton and others stayed on their knees while others were not in place
The F1 had other problems with solidarity against racism after some drivers decided not to get on their knees at the Austrian Grand Prix due to ties to the Black Lives Matter movement
Some, including Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen, and Charles Leclerc, chose the office, and it has resulted in unpleasant images being sent around the world that signaled a mixed message.
Many F1 fans were amazed at the moment and used social media to talk about their confusion about the incident.
One user said: “The drivers were allowed to kneel for about 5-10 seconds before starting the anthem. Some of them hadn't even made it into position. Another botched spectacle from F1 & # 39 ;.
Others were similarly dissatisfied with the short 5-10 second time the F1 was currently giving.
Another added: “We saw the drivers literally kneel for 5 seconds. If we have time to show 1 hour interviews before the race, f1 can certainly give them more time to kneel and more airtime, it's really not that hard, while @formulamaddie asked them to do more to allow drivers more time can kneel the anthem. it is not difficult. Better plan it. Make Better. & # 39;
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