Mercedes: We 'stand with' Lewis and 'condemn every form of discrimination'

Mercedes British driver, Lewis Hamilton is pictured at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 14, ahead of the upcoming Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix on November 17. <i> Image: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP </i>
Mercedes British driver, Lewis Hamilton is pictured at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 14, ahead of the upcoming Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix on November 17. <i> Image: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP </i>
Carl de Souza

A day after six-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton called out prominent names in the sport for their deafening silence on racism, the Mercedes F1 team has issued a statement in support of their driver. 

On Sunday Hamilton posted on Instagram: "I see those of you who are staying silent, some of you the biggest of stars get you stay silent in the midst of injustice."

The 35-year-old is the only F1 black driver and said: "Not a sign from anybody in my industry which of course is a white dominated sport."

The Briton has voiced his opinion as a wave of protests sweeps the United States after the death of George Floyd. The 46-year-old was killed by a police officer who has his knew on Floyd's neck for close to nine minutes. 

Mercedes-AMG F1 posted a message on Twitter as F1 drivers also threw their support behind the black lives matter movement. 

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