With his commitment to the black live matter movement has caused Lewis Hamilton in the last few weeks for a lot of attention. On the one hand, he earned recognition far beyond the boundaries of formula 1, because it has been a long time no racer more, committed to society so passionate for his concern. On the other hand, there were critical overtones.
In the series legend Mario Andretti, the formula 1 world champion of 1978, many of IndyCar. The 80-Year-old finds that Hamilton, with his social commitment, does not Like: "I respect Lewis a lot. At the same time I wonder: Why did he have to be to a certain degree so militant?"Andretti: "in addition to shooting over the target"
Andrettis statements are about appeared on the season opener of formula 1 in 2020 in Spielberg in the Chilean newspaper 'El Mercurio'. To avoid such a sensitive topic translation errors on the Basis of the Spanish publication, we have concerned us from the colleagues in the English original of the interview.
the power of TWO/Pool/Motorsport Images Lewis Hamilton engaged enormously in the fight against racism
In the leading Andretti: "Lewis has never done anything wrong and was always accepted in the best possible way. He has earned the respect of the whole planet. I find that some of the goals that you have to shoot a little bit beyond that. This is my feeling. And I fear that this could lead to problems between all of us that are completely unnecessary."Hamilton: a Lot of critics in the social networks
in fact, we observe in the case of articles on the topic of Hamilton and racism is a very strong polarization of the readership. You will notice most of the user comments in the social networks. A few of the offers because the good thing. But much louder Hamilton critical of the hate comments are usually.
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"no matter what skin color you have: You must have your Position due to results of work. Point", underlines Andretti. "This is the same for everyone." And: "You can't create, in my opinion, always the problems that exist."Andretti: "don't Understand, what should be the Problem,"
I know the objection of the journalists that black racers are still a minority and the Motorsport is overall dominated by white men, says Andretti: "that they are a minority. But that does not mean, however, that you are welcome."
"We had a black driver in the IndyCars, and we had many years ago, a pair of black drivers in NASCAR, and were always welcome. We have been friends. Today I am still friends with some of them. I don't understand, what should be the Problem. What do you want to do?"
But Hamilton, he has often stressed, it is not a matter that a few of the racers from ethnic minorities to be absorbed by the Community without prejudice. His commitment to striving for equality. And he criticised the fact that many black people have because of their social position in the first place the Chance to get a leg up in the world of Motorsport ...
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