Lewis Hamilton, 35, is facing an investigation after he wore a t-shirt calling for the arrest of cops involved in the death of Breonna Taylor.
He sported the t-shirt as he received his trophy for winning the Tuscan Grand Prix.
The words ‘Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor’ were written across Hamilton’s torso as he stood on the podium at the Mugello Circuit in Italy. His t-shirt also had a photo of the emergency medical technician who was shot dead by Louisville Metro Police.
Hamilton sported the t-shirt during the ‘taking a knee’ ceremony as well as on the platform as God Save the Queen played to celebrate his win.
According to reports, Hamilton could be fined with one official saying to Sportsmail that he had ‘crossed a line.’
Hamilton wore the shirt in his post-race interview. He said: “It was like three races in one day. Just incredibly tough. We had a difficult start.
“The heat and keeping Valtteri (Bottas) behind, who has been quick all weekend, was not easy. I was behind at the beginning. Total focus was needed for the restarts. It was really, really hard.
“Keeping that over one-second gap was crucial as I didn’t want them [race rivals] to have DRS on that 1000m straight. Justice for Breonna Taylor.”
Hamilton also spoke with Olympic great Tommie Smith and footballing legend Thierry Henry, in a conversation organized by Puma, to talk about racism they experienced.
“I’m in a sport which is white dominated and there is very little diversity, for example. And with everything that happened in the states, it really brought up a lot of emotions for me,” Hamilton said.
“A lot of people think it is only happening in the states. Yes, there is the police brutality in the states but systemic racism is across the world.”
He continued: “Very much in Europe and England. I experienced that a lot growing up in the UK and then when I started driving race cars.
“This year it has come around and I have got the sport now to acknowledge that it needs to do more.”
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