‘A Massive Ambassador for F1’ – Domenicali Lauds ‘Incredible’ Lewis Hamilton

Published 02/05/2021, 8:49 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 13, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace


No one can deny that Lewis Hamilton is a role model off and on the track as well, even the new executive chairperson of F1, Stefano Domenicali, as acknowledging the world champion.

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The new boss has praised Hamilton for standing up for diversity in the sport and being an example to the other drivers on the grid. He even helped the World of F1 to take a stand and hence they adopted the WeRaceAsOne slogan for the 2020 season.

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason/Pool/File Photo

Hamilton being praised

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In an interview, Domenicali said, “Lewis is an incredible driver, an incredible man, and an incredible athlete. Lewis is a massive ambassador for F1. He is also an ambassador for other values and issues that are really relevant.”

“Lewis is really very important to F1 because he is embracing other values and bringing them into the discussion, and putting his face to issues out of the normal sport.”

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

The new Knight not only fights against racism but also for human rights, global warming, and animal rights after he himself went vegan.

Mercedes takes a stand

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The Silver Arrows stood by their driver throughout 2020 and for the first time changed their car color to black to send out a message to the world that there is no room for racism. The team even promised to run it again for the upcoming season

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – JULY 12: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

If Hamilton is to stay at F1 he sure to bring awareness to other crises as well.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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