Hamil­ton crit­i­cizes for­mer F1 boss

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For­mula One cham­pion

Lewis Hamil­ton has crit­i­cized “ig­no­rant and un­e­d­u­cated” com­ments by for­mer F1 boss Bernie Ec­cle­stone.

Hamil­ton, a six-time world cham­pion and the only Black driver in F1, was shocked by Ec­cle­stone’s claim dur­ing an in­ter­view with broad­caster CNN on Fri­day that “in lots of cases, Black peo­ple are more racist” than white peo­ple. “Damn, I just don’t even know where to start on this one ... so sad and dis­ap­point­ing to read these com­ments,” Hamil­ton posted on In­sta­gram. “This is ex­actly what is wrong — ig­no­rant and un­e­d­u­cated com­ments which show us how far we as a so­ci­ety need to go be­fore real equal­ity can hap­pen.”

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