Thu, 02 Jul 2020

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said he is "completely overcome with rage" about racial injustice in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

It is the second time this week that Britain's six-time world champion has spoken angrily about the death of Floyd, an unarmed black man who died on 25 May during an arrest in Minneapolis.

Hamilton said in a statement posted on Tuesday on his social media accounts.

he continued, after days of protests that have gripped cities across the US prompting curfews and the use of force by law enforcement agencies.

Earlier this week Hamilton lashed out at leading figures in his "white-dominated" sport for not speaking out.

he said.

It prompted several top drivers to express outrage and support. On Tuesday Formula One issued its first response.

"We stand with you, and all people in the fight against racism," a Formula One statement said.

"It is an evil that no sport or society is truly immune from.

"And it is only together we can oppose an eradicate it. Together we are stronger."

Hamilton questioned why it needed protests for the police officer who knelt on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes, Derek Chauvin, to be arrested.

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