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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton on diversity in F1: Action needed this year

When Mercedes launched their new car Lewis Hamilton revealed he would meet with F1 executives regarding his push for diversity and inclusion in the sport. Now that the meeting's taken place, the reigning world champion gave an update on where things stand.

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Lewis Hamilton believes F1 is committed to more than just slogans in the fight for diversity and inclusion in the sport after a recent meeting with Stefano Domenicali and Ross Brawn.

The Mercedes man has been the leader on the grid in the fight against racism, with some drivers joining him in kneeling prior to the start of races last season. Although Hamilton didn't give any specifics regarding what approach F1 will take in 2021, he said a recent meeting with the sport's top bosses in Bahrain went well.

"It was a really good meeting," Hamilton told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media. "I think it's a really great first step as Stefano's taken the time to sit with us all and be open in terms of having this discussion of how we can work together to improve the sport.

"We didn't necessarily have much of a discussion about it, they explained to us their plans and we can go back to them. There wasn't anything that had to be done on the spot. They are making some adjustments which I think are positive. I think last year there were a lot of slogans but action is needed this year so that was something that was expressed to us.

"We have to make sure we continue to have that conversation, continue to make sure that action is taken this year as we push to have diversity and inclusion in this sport. I think we're aligned with that goal and achieving it together."


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