With a great drive at the rain-soaked Turkish Grand Prix, Hamilton not only won the race, but also matched Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles. The British haven’t exceeded it yet.
“The Seven World Championship means the world to me. I can’t even explain how much, but there are other races I haven’t won yet,” the post read.
“This year, I was driven not only by the desire to win on the track, but also by the desire to promote our sport and help our world become more diverse and inclusive. We still have a long way to go, but I will continue to promote equality in our sport and in the larger world we live in.
“Comparable to Michael Schumacher’s record puts the spotlight on what I know I’ll never be here, so while paying attention while you’re here, more I want everyone to play their part in helping to create an equal world. Be more embraced and kind to each other. Make sure your opportunities don’t depend on your background or skin color. “
No driver in the history of the sport has won as many races, pole positions or podiums as Hamilton. He is widely expected to be added to the world title tally, and on the post-race podium he said he felt “I’m just getting started” and his position in F1’s Pantheon for a long time. Guaranteed.
He is the face of F1 as well as his voice and conscience, and uses his height like any other F1 world champion. F1 is the first and only Black World Champion in 70 years of history and this year has become one of the leading sports advocates for the Black Lives Matter movement.
With Hamilton the driving force behind change, Mercedes, famous for its silver livery, has unveiled an all-black car this season in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. The driver is wearing a black uniform and the halos on both cars are “end racism.”
Briton’s own incredible story-his father, Anthony, managed three jobs, remortgaged his family’s home, and soaked in his savings to keep his son in the cart- Mainly a notorious example of how difficult sports are related financial costs.
“In fact, I’m bisexual … and there’s a colorism that people should probably read.
“When I was young, there was no one in a sport similar to me, so it was easy to think that it was impossible to go there because no one in your color was there. There are no black people.
“But hopefully this will send a message to the kids watching … it doesn’t matter where you come from, whatever your background, it’s very important to have a big dream for you is.
“You can make your own way, and that’s what I was able to do, and it was so hard. Tough doesn’t even explain how hard it was.”
Immediately after the race, Hamilton struggled to hold back his tears as he sat in the car with his head buried in his hands.
“I rarely lose control of my emotions, but I remember the last few laps and told myself to keep them together,” Hamilton told reporters.
“When I came across the line, it really hit me, and I just shed tears.
“I don’t want the visor to go up and tears because I always said I would never see him crying. I remember seeing other drivers crying in the past. But there were too many. “
Hamilton had to finish eight points ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas to win the title at Istanbul Park. He did so easily and lapped the Finns who crossed the line in 14th place to collect zero points.
The performance of Botta driving on the same Mercedes machine shows how talented Hamilton is. No one was close to challenging the World Champion during this truncated season, and he secured the title with three races remaining.