Lewis Hamilton says trying to bring on change “takes a lot of yapping”

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Lewis Hamilton says his goal going forward is to continue to try and influence change by “bringing people on the journey rather than calling people out”.

Lewis Hamilton has been very outspoken in recent years when it comes to diversity and inclusion, racial justice, environmental issues and a lot more.

In an interview with Sky Sports F1 he says it’s his goal is Formula 1 to continue to influence change.

“That’s my role here, I think, to continue to hold those conversations, sit with Stefano [Domenicali, Formula 1 CEO] and say what are you doing and how can we work together?” the Briton said.

“It goes back to bringing people on the journey rather than calling people out and, unfortunately, it takes a lot of yapping,

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“But I think people seem more keen to be on the journey together and they empathise more with it and say yes, we can do a better job.

“I’ve got this platform and I am able to apply pressure in an uncomfortable way sometimes, but also it is a real opportunity to spark that change and that for me is more rewarding than any championship.

“My goal is that in the next five, ten years you’re looking back at the sport and I am watching TV, hopefully with my kids, and they see young women engineers and mechanics and they’ll know there is an opportunity,” Hamilton concluded.

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