40. Formula1 Success

Lewis Hamilton is the most successful Formula1 driver of his era.
But still the only Black Formula1 driver.
Even after breaking all the records he is still an anomoly. 
Why?

Firstly the expense which rules out a large part of the population. Kids start young go-karting costing £40k a year for the kart and engines. Then the prejudice……..

Black kids run off the road described as racing incidents. Faces not fitting. Hamilton describes bias at every point in his career. It is start but one Black champion is not going to change things quick. Formula1 needs ethnicities at every part & level of the sport. Engineering, marketing, event management and finance.

The Mercedes team wih its dubious beginnings has worked with Hamilton to promote race issues. As a result the team changed its livery to black on cars and everything Mercedes at Hamilton’s request. Such is his relationship and influence on the team.
Formula1 Success

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ewis Hamilton is the most successful Formula1 driver of his era.
But still the only Black Formula1 driver.
Even after breaking all the records he is still an anomoly. 
Why?

Firstly the expense which rules out a large part of the population. Kids start young go-karting costing £40k a year for the kart and engines. Then the prejudice……..

Black kids run off the road described as racing incidents. Faces not fitting. Hamilton described bias at every point in his career. It is start but one Black champion is not going to change things quick. Formula1 needs ethnicities at every part & level of the sport. Engineering, marketing, event management and finance.

The Mercedes team wih its dubious beginnings has worked with Hamilton to promote race issues. As a result the team changed its livery to black on cars and everything Mercedes at Hamilton’s request. Such is his relationship and influence on the team.
Formula1 Success



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