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Racism, Lewis Hamilton’s project to change motorsport in a book-report

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The Brit, together with his Hamilton Commission and the Royal Academy of Engineering, worked on a studio produced in 10 months and then shot in F1: more opportunities for blacks, paid internships and apprenticeships leading up to graduation

Lewis Hamilton’s latest testimony in fighting racism and in favor of equality in motorsport is encapsulated in a report. It’s called “Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport” and was handed over to F1 by the Hamilton Commission, a program that the British driver set up last year for the promotion and recruitment of talent aimed at attracting young blacks to competitive engineering. And it is precisely one of the objectives of the document, which also wants to encourage Liberty Media and the FIA ​​to increase diversity and inclusion both in Formula 1 and in other motorsports.

hamilton report, 10 months of work

At the report, the seven-time world champion worked for 10 months together with researchers from the Royal Academy of Engineering. The data collected underline how young blacks struggle more than whites in having the opportunity to study and work in the stem fields (ie science, technology, engineering and mathematics). In addition, the report asks for an extension of the apprenticeship offer, to also include higher education and the degree and ensure that even those who are underrepresented can approach the world of F1. Paid internship programs are also proposed. “The results are part of my legacy – Hamilton commented to the Bbc – I would like to be remembered not only for the championships won, but for helping people and for changing the motorsport industry from all points of view ”.

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Domenicali’s comment

Hamilton again: “We are all the same, we all bleed in the same way – added the Mercedes driver – The motorsport industry must become more inclusive, favor and enhance diversity, but everything must start from breaking down the barriers that still limit access to education for many black students ”. A report much appreciated also by the F1 president, Stefano Domenicali: “It is a very complete document, the result of an impressive work – comments the former Ferrari team principal – We will take all the time we need to read it carefully and reflect on all the data contained. in research. We want a sport that rewards diversity more and we want to make positive changes for the whole environment ”.

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