F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and 13 other drivers take a knee before Austrian opener: Lewis Hamilton, the game’s solely Black driver, an outspoken campaigner towards racial injustice and for larger range, wore a black T-shirt with ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the entrance and ‘Finish Racism’ on the again.

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and 13 other drivers take a knee before Austrian opener

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton on the grid kneels carrying an anti-racism T-shirt earlier than the Austrian GP. (Reuters Picture)

F1 champion Hamilton takes a knee earlier than Austrian opener

Six occasions world champion Lewis Hamilton and a majority of Components One’s 20 drivers took a knee on the beginning grid earlier than Sunday’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.

The game’s solely Black driver, an outspoken campaigner towards racial injustice and for larger range, wore a black T-shirt with ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the entrance and ‘Finish Racism’ on the again.

Hamilton seemed to be the one driver with Black Lives Matter on his shirt.

Lewis Hamilton was demoted from the entrance row to fifth on the beginning grid for Components One’s season opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday after a stewards’ evaluation of his qualifying lap.

The Mercedes driver’s second place slot was forged into doubt shortly earlier than the race when Purple Bull referred to as for stewards to evaluation a choice to take no motion towards the Briton on Saturday.

The 35-year-old’s demotion means Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen, winner in Austria for the previous two years, strikes as much as the entrance row with Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas on pole place.

McLaren’s Lando Norris will begin third and Purple Bull’s Alex Albon fourth.

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