Hamilton recently blasted motorsport personalities for not using their voice to publicly support the “Black Lives Matter” movement, following the horrific murder of George Floyd at the hands of a US police officer. During a recent media conference, Wolff was asked about his opinion on the subject.
“We know that Lewis is always a strong supporter of any minorities and, to be honest, I have learned a lot from him as well,” the Austrian said.
“He asked the question once ‘Have you ever had the active thought that you are white?’ And I said ‘No, actually I’ve never thought about it’. He said ‘Well, I have to think about it [being black] every day because I have been made aware that I am’.
“It’s therefore very difficult for us to comprehend how difficult it is, and therefore I am happy and supportive that he has come out vocal.
“I was lucky enough that I was raised in a household with different nationalities, that I lived with a Jewish family for a long time when my family faced tough times, and I saw what discrimination looked like as a child.
“I think all of us have the power to make a change, and sometimes it needs events like the one that happened a few days ago in the US to trigger a massive wave of support for any minority.
“I think it’s good that Lewis as a sports superstar is the one upfront with it in a sport that is very much dominated by white males.
“We, as a team, encourage diversity and we choose people purely on performance, not on any culture, religion or skin colour. I think all of us can make a difference.
“Every single one of us must be part of a movement to stop these kinds of things from happening,” concluded Wolff.