FIA looking into Lewis Hamilton's anti-racism shirt gesture

The six-times world champion's bid to bring the matter to public attention mirrors a similar demonstration carried out by tennis player Naomi Osaka, who wore a face mask with Taylor's name at the US Open.

The incident generated protests in the United States and around the world demanding that the officers involved in the shooting be fired and criminally charged.

Having also worn the shirt on the grid prior to the race Hamilton paid tribute to the emergency medical technician in his post-race interview.

Hamilton is the only black driver in the sports, an issue he often brings up to highlight a lack of diversity in the F1.

Hamilton won the Grand Prix from Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and first-time podium finisher Alex Albon of Red Bull.

A Tuscan GP win means Hamilton is now one distance away from tying up Michael Schumacher's record of 91 Formula 1 wins.

"It was all a bit of a daze". It was like three races in one day. "Just incredibly tough today", Hamilton said.


Of course, the "End Racism" shirts that all drivers now wear during the pre-race anti-racism rally, and the "Black Lives Matter" T-shirts, as Hamilton previously wore, will continue to be permitted.

The police officers involved in the incident have been under investigation to see whether they broke the law by using excessive force, or were simply acting in self-defence after being shot at.

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, the US Open champion, also brought Taylor's death to public attention when she wore a face mask with her name on it at the NY tournament.

"It took me a long time to get that shirt", he said. "And those guys are still walking free". Two other officers have been placed on administrative reassignment. Taylor's mother has filed a lawsuit in civil court against three officials identified in connection with her death.

"We have to continue to raise awareness".

"Want you to know I won't stop, I won't let up, I won't give up on using this platform to shed light on what I believe is right", Hamilton wrote on Instagram.

It had been considering whether Hamilton had breached article 1.2 of the FIA statutes, which says: "The FIA shall refrain from manifesting discrimination on account of race, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or social origin, language, religion, philosophical or political opinion, family situation or disability in the course of its activities and from taking any action in this respect".

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