Lewis Hamilton hints 'silent' F1 rivals will not support Black Lives Matter at Austrian GP

“In the meeting I just acknowledged a lot of the drivers, that there was an interpretation of a message that I posted asking for people to speak out and their silence, just saying thank you for those who have said something on their social media platforms,” Hamilton said.

“They’ve got a great voice, a great platform, and [I was] then encouraging the others that haven’t to say something. I just described the scenario that silence is generally complicit.

“There still is some silence in some cases, but I think it’s also part of a dialogue of people trying to understand.

“Because I think there are still people that don’t fully understand what’s happening and what are the reasons for these protests. I continue to try and be that guider, try to influence as many people as I can with it.”

Asked if the fact there’s been a mixed response to the calls to fight inequality is an issue, Hamilton said: “Well we know there’s an issue. We don’t need an experience like tomorrow to prove there is an issue.”

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