The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has decided not to launch an investigation into Lewis Hamilton’s Sunday wearing a t-shirt. The FIA spokesman confirmed this BBC:lle.
Hamilton dressed in the depot and after the race in a shirt demanding justice for the one shot in March Breonna Taylorille. Translated into Finnish, the shirt read “arrest the cops who shot Breonna Taylor”.
Police shot 26-year-old Taylor at his home in March while conducting a home search. In the case, the authorities involved have been allowed to continue in their duties, which has added petrol to the flames.
Hamilton took his t-shirt to raise a stance on the debate in his Instagram stories on Tuesday.
– I want you to know I’m not giving up. I will continue to use this platform to get attention to things I think are right. Thank you to all of you who have continued to support me and have shown love. I’m so grateful.
– This is a journey we have to travel together. We must challenge the world in all unfair matters, not just racism.
The FIA was still wondering on Monday whether Hamilton’s shirt violated its Rule 1.2.
As a rule, FIA races or other activities do not take a position on issues such as ethnicity, color, politics or sexual orientation.
The FIA has also signed the Olympic Spirit Principles, which prohibit “all demonstration, political, religious and racial propaganda”.
The F1 and FIA have launched an anti-racism campaign this season. Almost all drivers kneel before the race and wear shirts with the text End racism.
Hamilton has previously wore a Black lives matter shirt.