Hamilton denounces the FIA politics ban as contradictory to his efforts.

Lewis Hamilton has expressed disappointment with the recent crackdown by the FIA on Formula 1 drivers who want to make political statements, as it goes against his efforts to raise awareness on various social issues.

The new regulations require drivers to obtain written approval before commenting on political matters, and this has been a source of frustration for Hamilton and others.

Several F1 drivers, including Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, and Valtteri Bottas, have expressed their disapproval of the ban.

In addition to that, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has also voiced his concern, stating that drivers might lose their authenticity if they cannot voice their opinions on certain issues.

Lewis Hamilton, who has been a prominent figure in advocating for diversity, equality, and representation in F1, anticipates resistance towards the progress made in these areas.

Hamilton speaking to the media explained: “When I read that in the news, it tells me that we’re going in the wrong direction, it is counter to what I’ve been trying to do with the team, and in conversations with stakeholders within the sport.”

“But I expect pushback, there are still individuals that don’t fully understand or believe the importance of having an inclusive environment.

“I think my job and our job is to continue to highlight the positives it can have and mean of more it.

“I’m really happy that I’ve got Mission44, we sorted that out but now I’m working with the team and we’ve got these diversity charts that I’ve been working on with all the teams.

“Stefano [Domenicali, F1 CEO] is a great leader and is very family orientated, very much understanding and has already come out against what was said, so we will continue to work together in the right direction.”