British Grand Prix: F1 to organise anti-racism protest after criticism – BBC Sport

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British Grand Prix: F1 to organise anti-racism protest after criticism – BBC Sport


Lewis Hamilton said the organisation of an anti-racism protest at the Hungary GP was "not good enough"

Formula 1 will organise an anti-racism protest before Sunday’s British Grand Prix following criticisms of the sport’s approach to the subject.

The move comes in the wake of Lewis Hamilton accusing F1 and governing body the FIA of “lacking leadership” on the issue after the last race in Hungary.

F1 is to specify a time in the schedule for the protest.

It will allow drivers and other personnel to demonstrate their opposition to racism.

Senior figures and drivers were concerned by poorly co-ordinated protests at the last two races.

The sport began the season proclaiming an anti-racism and inclusivity campaign – and at the opening race in Austria, a demonstration was organised at the front of the grid before the national anthem for drivers to show their support.

All drivers wore “end racism” T-shirts, other than Hamilton, whose said “Black Lives Matter”.

Most drivers took the knee alongside Hamilton, employing a gesture that originated in American football’s NFL as a protest against racism and police brutality. But six drivers who were not comfortable with what
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