F1: Hamilton attacks Red Bull

The controversy has been growing for several days at Red Bull. Helmut Marko used discriminatory remarks against his driver Sergio Perez and this provoked indignation in the paddock. Lewis Hamilton stepped up to denounce the attitude of the Austrian leader.

Certainly, Singapore failed to Red Bull. Following the eliminations of Max Verstappen et Sergio Perez in Q2the single-seaters conceded their first defeat of the season because of Carlos Sainz. And a little earlier, the FIA had called to order Helmut Marko following his discriminatory remarks against Sergio Perez. « We know that Sergio Pérez is having problems in qualifying. He fluctuates, he’s South American (as a Mexican, he’s more North American, Editor’s note) and in his head he’s just not as fully focused as Max (Verstappen) or Sebastian (Vettel) were. », declared the Austrian, therefore believing that the inconsistent performances of Perez were linked to his ethnicity. Lewis Hamilton didn’t like it either and he made it clear to Singapore.

“There is no place for any type of discrimination in this sport”

« What he said is completely unacceptable. Although we say that there is no place for any type of discrimination in this sport, for managers and people at such a hierarchical level to make comments like this is not good to go. Before. This firstly highlights the work that remains to be done. There are a lot of people behind the scenes who are really trying to combat this stuff, but it’s hard to maneuver if there are people at the top of the sport who have this kind of mentality that stops us from progressing. I’m not surprised by Marko, to be honest “, said Lewis Hamilton in comments relayed by Nextgen-Auto. The Briton also noted that Red Bull had not pronounced any sanction againstHelmut Marko following the comments he had made.

“We still have a lot of work to do to ensure a more inclusive environment”

« It’s not something you just apologize for and everything is fine. I think more needs to be done. Teams, when they see those kinds of comments, remove it from their press release or post a reaction if it’s already out in the media and say they don’t support that kind of thing. So it’s interesting that they didn’t do that for this one. This is not my team and this is not how we move forward as a team. It shows how important it is that we continue to do the job that I’m trying to do with my team and the sport. We still have a lot of work to do to ensure a more inclusive environment “, added Lewis Hamilton. The war continues between the seven-time world champion and Red Bull.

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