Lewis Hamilton explains why he can’t support every cause

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Lewis Hamilton is very vocal about many causes, but he’s “definitely finding you can’t do everything and you’re only one person”.

Over the past several years Lewis Hamilton has been very vocal about many causes related to human rights issues, racism, the environment, and more.

With more activists trying to get him to support their various causes, he reveals why it’s impossible for him to do so.

“There are so many things that I’ll see and I’m like ‘Shoot’, and it hits a nerve,” the Briton told The New York Times.

“You’re like ‘Okay, I’ll speak out’. I speak about a lot of different things. Caring is a good thing, and it doesn’t matter what it is you’re caring about.

“I personally think you can care for as many things as you want. But I’m definitely finding you can’t do everything and you’re only one person.

“I’ve definitely learned how to really narrow it down and put as much energy and focus into a particular area.”


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Lewis then revealed how he attended an event at the British Embassy in Brasilia, prior to the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, where he had “so many different people from different NGOs telling me the things they’re fighting for”.

“In that moment, I was like ‘I want to learn more about it’, so I’ll go away and read about it. I’m going to be on so many flights reading about what these different NGOs are doing.

“I’m being asked every day, multiple times in the day, to be ambassadors for so many different organisations.

“There’s this clear cry for help. There are so many people trying to do big important things and impactful things.

“I’ve just got to remember there’s only so much of me, and so what I just try to do is praise them.

“Hopefully, that brings more eyes, and maybe me being there also helps bring eyes to what they’re doing,” Hamilton concluded.

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