(The Guardian) Formula One has condemned the racist abuse Lewis Hamilton has been subjected to following his win at the British Grand Prix.
F1, alongside the sport’s governing body, the FIA, and Hamilton’s Mercedes team issued a joint statement in reaction to the abuse which came after Hamilton was involved in a crash that put Red Bull’s Max Verstappen out of the race. Red Bull have also issued an unequivocal condemnation of the abuse calling for those responsible to be held accountable.
Hamilton was racing wheel to wheel with Verstappen on the opening lap of the race at Silverstone when he attempted to pass the Dutchman up the inside of the fast Copse corner. The pair clipped wheels and Verstappen was spun off into the barriers at 180mph with a 51-G impact. He appeared unharmed and was later released from hospital after a check up.