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Lewis Hamilton predicts 'lifelong' fight against racism after F1 rivals snub taking a knee

“We’ve got to continue to push for equality and really to raise awareness of it so I don’t really know what else we can do moving forward but for me to have Valtteri and my team also lining and acknowledging and kneeling before the start of the race I think was really huge and I’m incredibly grateful for their understanding and this contribution to it.

“I think we’ve really got to think as a sport what we can do because of course those are nice signs but passion is needed, it needs taking. It’s great to… as I said before… to see [F1 chief executive] Chase [Carey] being so kind as to donate $ 1m and it’s great to see the FIA to step up and also give me a $ 1m but if you don’t know the problem then you can’t fix it and you know $ 1m doesn’t really go that far so a lot of work needs to go on with Formula 1.

“The FIA do really need to be a part of it and I think the drivers need to be a part of it also as we have great voices and platforms. For me, as a team, we’re keeping the car black all year long so it is… we’re going to be fighting and pushing for it all year and me personally, I think this is going to be a lifelong thing for me.”

Hamilton and his F1 rivals will go racing again this Sunday at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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