Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton took the opportunity at the opening press conference in Bahrain to talk about human rights. The Mercedes driver found clear words.
Last December, Lewis Hamilton received a letter that made a lasting impression on the seven-time champion. The lines were written by the son of a man facing the death penalty in Bahrain. At the time, however, Hamilton was unable to organize meetings to provide help because he had tested positive for Covid-19 and had to isolate himself.
The GP driver began to ponder, however, as he said at yesterday’s FIA press conference at the Bahrain International Circuit: “It was very stressful for me and it was the first time that I had received such a letter on my travels. That’s why I’ve taken the time over the past few months to educate myself, because all the years before I came here, I didn’t know much about human rights problems. “
“I spoke to experts and exchanged ideas with organizations like Amnesty International,” revealed the Mercedes star. “I also met the British Ambassador from Bahrain and spoke to government officials. But I don’t want to say too much about it in order not to jeopardize the success of these talks. But I help in every way I can, ”added the 95-time GP winner.
It is not in his power to decide for himself where the races take place, but it is important to express yourself, the 36-year-old Briton then emphasized. “I don’t think we should go to these countries and just ignore what is happening in these places,” he clarified.
Provisional Formula 1 calendar 2021
March 28: Sakhir, Bahrain
18. April: Imola, Italien
02. Mai: Portimão, Portugal
09. May: Barcelona, Spain
23. Never: Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 6th: Baku, Azerbaijan
13. June: Montreal, Canada
June 27th: Le Castellet, France
July 4th: Spielberg, Austria
July 18th: Silverstone, Great Britain
August 01: Budapest, Hungary
August 29th: Spa, Belgium
September 5th: Zandvoort, Netherlands
12. September: Monza, Italien
September 26: Sochi, Russia
October 03: Singapore, Singapore
October 10: Suzuka, Japan
October 24: Austin, USA
October 31: Mexico City, Mexico
07. November: São Paulo, Brasilien
21. November: Melbourne, Australien
December 5th: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
12. Dezember: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi