Lewis Hamilton: “I’m really proud of this next generation”

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Lewis Hamilton says he has been speaking with Mick Schumacher, Lando Norris, and other younger driver, and applauds their openness.

Lewis Hamilton has been very vocal about issues like diversity, racial justice, the environment etc., which he explains can sometimes be a frightening thing to do.

“From my experience as a driver there’s definitely the experience of, ‘my team won’t want me to say that’ or ‘I can’t be outspoken because the team won’t like that’ or ‘the sponsors won’t like that’,” the Briton told to Sky Sports F1.

“I hope that breaking some of these invisible rules that are there has shown the others that they can do those things.

“I don’t mind being the one to break them, and yeah it’s great to see Seb [Vettel] really coming out on his own. As two of the older drivers I hope that does encourage some of the younger drivers.

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And Lewis is especially impressed by some young drivers, like Mick Schumacher and Lando Norris.

“I’m speaking with Mick, whose such a lovely lad and he’s saying things like, ‘I don’t know everything, is there any way you can educate me?’

“And same with Lando. So I’m really proud of this next generation coming along, but we can still encourage them to be more invested and more understanding.

“When you’re young, all you’re thinking about is winning – you don’t have time for a lot of these other things.

“Well, you think you don’t, but you actually do, and that’s what we’ve got to get across,” concluded the seven-time champion.

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