“Drivers Reluctant To Take A Knee Don’t Understand Racism” – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says some drivers’ reluctance to take a knee before the Austrian Grand Prix is down to a lack of understanding of racism.

F1 drivers will take a collective stance against racism before Sunday’s season-opening race, but some are not comfortable with the kneeling gesture.

Hamilton said he had made his point to the drivers at a meeting on Friday.

“I described the scenario that silence is really generally complicit. There is some silence in some cases,” he said.

World champion Hamilton added: “But I think it is part of a dialogue of people trying to understand, because there are still some people who don’t fully understand what is happening and what is the reason for these protests and I continue to try to be that guide and try to influence as many people as I can with it.”