- Mercedes driver shrugs off ban on making political statements
- ‘I’m still going to speak my mind – we still have this platform’
Lewis Hamilton has defiantly insisted he will not be prevented from expressing his opinions by the FIA. The British driver was unequivocal that he would not be silenced by Formula One’s governing body’s ban on drivers making political statements and intimated he would continue to do so even under the threat of sporting penalties.
Hamilton was speaking at the launch of his team’s new Mercedes W14 car at Silverstone. As the sport’s most well-known global star and a seven-time F1 champion his stance, while expected, will still be a body blow to the FIA’s attempt to regulate what drivers say publicly.