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Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton says he’s completely overcome with rage after George Floyd’s death

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said he is “completely overcome with rage” about racial injustice in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

It is the second time this week that Britain’s six-time world champion has spoken angrily about the death of Floyd, an unarmed black man who died on May 25 during an arrest in Minneapolis.

“This past week has been so dark. I have failed to keep hold of my emotions,” Hamilton said in a statement posted Tuesday on his social media accounts.

“I have felt so much anger, sadness and disbelief in what my eyes have seen,” he continued, after days of protests that have gripped cities across the US prompting curfews and the use of force by law enforcement agencies.

“I am completely overcome with rage at the sight of such blatant disregard for the lives of our people.”

Earlier this week Hamilton lashed out at leading figures in his “white-dominated” sport for not speaking out.

“I see those of you who are staying silent, some of you the biggest of stars yet you stay silent in the midst of injustice,” he said.

It prompted several top drivers to express outrage and support. On Tuesday Formula One issued its first response.

“We stand with you, and all people in the fight against racism,”...

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