Hamilton calls on to listen to new generations

Silverstone (DPA)
Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton said the sport should look more at present and future generations rather than returning to characters from the past.
Hamilton’s comments come ahead of the start of the British Grand Prix, scheduled for next Sunday, in the wake of controversy over former champion Nelson Piquet, who reportedly sent a racist label to Hamilton in one of his statements, as did Bernie Ecclestone, the former owner of the commercial rights to Formula 1, said Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “first class person”.
During a Hamilton press conference, he said: I don’t know why we give older voices a podium.
“We want to go elsewhere and they are not what we are in the sport,” said Hamilton.
In 2017, Bernie Ecclestone, who is now 91 years old, stepped down as responsible for commercial rights to Liberty Media Group’s Formula 1 World Championship, while former Brazilian Formula 1 champion Nelson Piquet, 69, is known for his outspoken comments.
Hamilton spoke of the allegations against Pique, who apologized for his comments: “I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported the sport and especially the drivers.”
Hamilton added: “I’ve been on the receiving end of racism and criticism and those negativities and old stories and connotations of discrimination for a long time, so there’s nothing new for me.”
Regarding Ecclestone’s support for Putin, despite the Russo-Ukrainian war, Hamilton said: We don’t need any more of it, to hear from someone who believes in war, expels and kills people, supports that person. It’s something out of my control.
“I can’t believe I heard that,” the Briton added.
“We don’t have to support that, but we want to look to the future,” concluded Hamilton. If you don’t have anything positive to contribute, don’t give them space.