Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he will not let up on using his platform to campaign for racial justice as the sport’s governing body confirmed there would be no investigation into his actions at the Tuscan Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver wore a black T-shirt on Sunday declaring “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” on the front of it and “say her name” on the back over a photograph of the slain emergency room technician.
In a post on Instagram, the Briton told his 20 million followers: “Want you to know that I won’t stop, I won’t let up, I won’t give up on using this platform to shed light on what I believe is right.
“This is a journey for all of us to come together and challenge the world on every level of injustice, not only racial.”
Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman, was killed by police officers who burst into her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, in the US in March.
One police officer involved was fired and two other officers have been placed on administrative reassignment.
The FIA’s International sporting code bars “political or religious” advertising on cars but makes no mention of what drivers are allowed to do.
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