Lewis Hamilton wears ‘arrest the cops’ T-shirt ahead of Tuscan GP


By: Reuters |

Updated: September 13, 2020 9:33:57 pm

Lewis Hamilton, the sport’s solely Black competitor, has beforehand worn a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt in related pre-race gestures in opposition to racism. (Reuters)

Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took a knee earlier than the begin of the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday with a message on his shirt declaring “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor”.

The phrases “say her name” and {a photograph} have been on the again of Briton Hamilton’s shirt.

The Mercedes driver, the sport’s solely Black competitor, has beforehand worn a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt in related pre-race gestures in opposition to racism.

Taylor, a 26-year-old Black lady, was killed by law enforcement officials who burst into her condominium in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.

One police officer concerned was fired by the metropolis’s police division in June. Two different officers have been positioned on administrative reassignment. No legal costs have been filed in opposition to any of the three.

U.S. Open tennis winner Naomi Osaka wore a face masks with Taylor’s identify on it as one of a sequence of masks she wore on her method to the title.

Tuscan GP halted after crashes and two security automobiles

The first ever Tuscan Formula One Grand Prix at Mugello in Italy was stopped after which re-started on Sunday after crashes and two security automobile deployments in the house of eight laps.

Debris was scattered throughout the straight after Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi, McLaren’s Carlos Sainz, Haas’s Kevin Magnussen and Williams’ Nicholas Latifi collided as the race re-started following a primary security automobile interval.

Valtteri Bottas had been main for Mercedes, with staff mate Lewis Hamilton second, and controlling the tempo.

As the Finn ready to speed up away, the back-markers reacted as if the leaders had already re-started. Sainz hit the again of Giovinazzi’s automobile as the Alfa swerved.

“I think people were going before you’d gone,” Mercedes advised Bottas.

Sainz reported that he and the others have been OK. “The crash was really scary,” he stated.

“It felt like at the back of the grid where I was that everyone in front of me thought the race was going and we were all flat out until someone realised the race was not on,” added the Spaniard.

“The speeds we have been going at have been very, very large so the crash I had might have been a lot worse if one automobile had been sideways on the foremost straight, I believe it’s one thing to be taught from right here.

“It’s definitely not a nice feeling to do 280kph and suddenly find three cars in the middle of the straight.”

The security automobile was instantly deployed once more and the race then halted earlier than a standing re-start.

The security automobile had been deployed after the opening lap when Pierre Gasly, shock winner of final Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza for AlphaTauri, was launched into the air and took out Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

It was the second race in a row to be red-flagged.

Renault stated Esteban Ocon had additionally been retired because of overheating brakes.

Only 13 automobiles remained in the race.

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