Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, who champions equality and representation in the sport and has established the non-profit foundation Mission 44 to empower disadvantaged youth, has expressed disappointment at the lack of diversity within his Mercedes team, stating that more progress needs to be made.
‣ Lewis Hamilton is actively involved in promoting equality and representation within Formula 1, including supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and establishing the non-profit foundation, Mission 44.
‣ Mission 44 aims to reshape the future and empower young people from disadvantaged communities, with Hamilton investing his own money into the foundation.
‣ Hamilton believes that his foundation is more important than his Formula 1 career, expressing disappointment at the lack of diversity within the Mercedes team.
‣ Despite some progress, Hamilton feels that there is still a significant amount of work to do in increasing diversity within the team, and is committed to addressing this issue.
Lewis Hamilton, the Formula 1 star, is deeply committed to equality and representation within the sport. He’s been a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and has even established Mission 44. He believes that while the sport has made strides, it’s not quite there yet.
Mission 44 is a non-profit that backs bold organizations, leaders, and ideas. The goal? To reshape the future and empower disadvantaged youth. The belief driving this is simple: every young person, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to thrive. Hamilton doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk, pouring his own money into the foundation.
But let’s talk about diversity, or rather, the lack of it. For Hamilton, his foundation’s work is more important than his Formula 1 career. Yet, he was disappointed once again by the lack of diversity within the Mercedes team during the annual team photo in Abu Dhabi. He voiced his disappointment during a press conference, saying, “I still look and I’m like, damn, we still have so much work to do. There’s three people of colour. But there are a lot more women. But still, that needs to shift.”
Hamilton doesn’t see enough change in the team’s composition since 2019. He said, “I’m going to be pretty sure that it’s not moved in anywhere near as much as it should have. And so, the challenge is going to see how we shift that. It’s just, it’s a long slog.” Despite the uphill battle, Hamilton remains committed to the cause.
In other news, Hamilton still loves racing. Despite the challenges and disappointments, his passion for the sport remains undimmed.