Budapest, Hungary – Six occasions world champion Lewis Hamilton criticised System One’s leaders after what he known as a “rushed” anti-racism gesture by some drivers earlier than the beginning of Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Hamilton, who received from pole place to take the championship lead after three races, once more took a knee whereas sporting a Black Lives Matter T-shirt, however some drivers had been both too late or remained standing.
Solely eight of the 15 who turned up on time joined the one Black driver in kneeling.
“Shifting forwards we have to converse to System One,” Hamilton advised Sky Sports activities tv. “They should do a greater job. It was such a rush.
“I used to be getting out of the automotive, operating over, and shortly taking the knee.
“They (F1) must do extra, and I do not know why they solely did it for the primary race initially, they’ve not executed it since then,” added the Briton.
System One allotted time earlier than the season-opener in Austria for drivers to point out help for an anti-racism marketing campaign however not for the second race on the Crimson Bull Ring or in Hungary.
“They’ve come out saying they’ll be combating for range and ‘Finish Racism’, however they don’t seem to be giving us the platform to proceed that as a result of it is all rushed,” mentioned Hamilton.
“I believe they may give us extra time. I will most likely ship an e mail over the following couple of days, attempt to coordinate with them. They do wish to do it, it is simply I suppose there was not adequate communication.”
Hamilton was additionally important of Haas driver Romain Grosjean, a director of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Affiliation (GPDA) that every one 20 drivers are members of.
“He does not suppose it is essential to do it. He is one in all them that thinks that it was executed as soon as and that is all we have to do,” mentioned the Mercedes driver.
“I attempted to talk to him about what the issue is and it is not going away and we’ve to proceed to struggle for it. I believe this time he did not point out something within the drivers’ briefing and neither did Sebastian (Vettel)”
In response, Vettel, who can be a GPDA director, advised reporters that “what you see is what the state of affairs is.
“At the moment there was little or no time, in all equity every little thing was a bit rushed… I believe going forwards it is most likely true that we have to discuss amongst ourselves a bit higher so hopefully we will type it out for the following race.”