Lewis Hamilton won the 92nd race victory of his career at the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix, but in addition to the Schumacher record decision, he had time to deal with something else.
Mercedes ’six-time world champion has once pulled a match at the International Automobile Federation: the British wore a T-shirt with a semi-political message at the Tuscany Grand Prix start ceremony and podium, which is otherwise strictly forbidden for both teams and drivers by the rules.
Because of the clothing in question, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) has tightened the rules: from the Russian Grand Prix, riders can only interview and step on the podium in the outfit they wore in the car, and they can’t do tricks with their underwear: should be pulled.
However, before the start ceremony, Hamilton showed another message to the world during the boxing interviews: at the end of the conversation, he pulled off his jacket and had the inscription #ENDSARS on it, with the Nigerian flag below, alluding to the end of police brutality in the country.
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It is questionable whether this has sent another political message to Hamilton and whether further investigations by the FIA are expected.