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Hamilton Wears Rainbow Helmet in Qatar GP Practice to Raise Awareness on Human Rights

Lewis Hamilton wore a rainbow-coloured helmet for Qatar GP apply. (Hamilton Twitter Photo)

Lewis Hamilton wore a rainbow-coloured helmet on the Qatar GP apply after saying F1 was “duty bound” to lift consciousness over human rights and equality within the nation.

  • AFP Doha
  • Last Updated:November 20, 2021, 08:40 IST

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wore a rainbow-coloured helmet throughout Friday’s apply classes on the Qatar Grand Prix after saying Formula One was “obligation sure” to raise awareness over human rights and equality in the country. The tiny Gulf state is hosting its first F1 race this weekend and has signed a 10-year contract from 2023. Qatar’s motorsport chief recently said drivers would be free to “speak their minds” on controversial points reminiscent of human rights. Hamilton’s helmet sported delight rainbow colors designating help for LGBTQ+ rights and displayed the phrases “We Stand Together” on the again. The Mercedes star spoke out Thursday about equal rights and rising scrutiny on a few of the international locations the game visited.

“I do really feel that there are points in these locations that we’re going to, as there are around the globe, however in fact (this) appears to be deemed as one of many worst on this a part of the world,” he stated.

“I do assume as these sports activities go to those locations they’re obligation sure to lift consciousness for these points and these locations want scrutiny and wish the media to talk about these items. Equal rights is a severe problem.

“However I’m conscious that on this place they’re making an attempt to make steps and it might’t change in a single day.”

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