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2021 F1

Hamilton victimised by racist messages on social media

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Seven-times F1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton was victimised to racist abuse online after winning his home GP at Silverstone for British Grand Prix. Top social media company Facebook confirmed on Monday it had deleted several comments from their Instagram platform.

Home hero tremendously celebrated British GP victory at Silverstone in front of his 140,000 spectators, after recovering from a 10-second penalty for a first-lap collision. The crash was resulted Verstappen out of the race.

The Championship rivals Max and Lewis collided at the Copse turn as they battle for the first place. Title leader ended up in the wall and was taken to hospital as a cautionary measure, having recorded a 51G impact, which was resulted in a red flag and a provisional race stoppage.

Facebook told Sky Sports: “The racist abuse directed at Lewis Hamilton during and after the British Grand Prix is unacceptable and we’ve removed a number of comments from Instagram.

Racist comments with ‘monkey emojis’ and other racial insults were sent as replies to a post by the Mercedes team on Instagram celebrating Hamilton’s extra ordinary victory.

Max has labelled his F1 title rival Hamilton “disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behavior” for celebrating victory at the British GP, while he is in hospital following a life-threating crash on the first lap of the Silverstone race.

“In addition to our work to remove comments and accounts that repeatedly break our rules, there are safety features available, including Comment Filters and Message Controls, which can mean no one has to see this type of abuse.

“No single thing will fix this challenge over-night, but we’re committed to the work to keep our community safe from abuse.”

In a joint statement, Mercedes and F1 governing body the FIA condemned the abuse of Hamilton and sought punishment for those guilty.

“These people have no place in our sport, and we urge that those responsible should be held accountable for their actions,” the statement read.

“Formula One, the FIA, the drivers and teams are working to build a more diverse and inclusive sport and such unacceptable instances of online abuse must be highlighted and eliminated.”

Freshly Verstappen’s Red Bull team and the British F1 squad McLaren, also issued statements condemning the abuse.

“While we may be fierce rivals on track, we are all united against racism,” the Verstappen’s team said in an official statement. “We condemn racist abuse of any kind towards our team, our competitors and our fans.

“As a team we are disgusted and saddened to witness the racist abuse Lewis endured yesterday on social media after the collision with Max.

“There is never any excuse for it, there is certainly no place for it in our sport and those responsible should be held accountable.”

A McLaren statement read: “McLaren stands with Formula 1, the FIA, and our fellow teams and drivers in condemning the deplorable racist abuse towards Lewis Hamilton.

“Racism must be driven out of our sport, and it’s our shared responsibility to unite and eliminate it.”

Hamilton has been a vocal campaigner for social justice and among the supporters of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.

2022 F1

F1 Championship Points Standing – After Imola GP

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2022 F1 Drivers Championship Standing after F1 Emilia Romagna GP

Pos Driver Team Points
1Charles LeclercFerrari86
2Max VerstappenRed Bull59
3Sergio PerezRed Bull54
4George RussellWilliams49
5Carlos SainzFerrari38
6Lando NorrisMcLaren35
7Lewis HamiltonMercedes28
8Valtteri BottasMercedes24
9Esteban OconAlpine20
10Kevin MagnussenHaas15
11Daniel RicciardoMcLaren11
12Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri10
13Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri6
14Fernando AlonsoAlpine2
15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo1
16Alex AlbonWilliams1
17Lance StrollAston Martin1
18Mick SchumacherHaas0
19Sebastian VettelAston Martin0
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0

2022 F1 Teams Championship Standing after F1 Imola Emilia Romagna GP

Pos Team Points
1Ferrari124
2Red Bull113
3Mercedes77
4McLaren46
5Alfa Romeo25
6Alpine22
7AlphaTauri16
8Haas15
9Aston Martin5
10Williams1

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Race results – F1 Imola Emilia Romagna GP

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Defending world champion Max Verstappen has won at Imola for the second season in a row ahead of his teammate Sergio Perez, Red Bull made 1-2 finish as leaders Ferrari’s home Grand Prix turned into a terrible for the Italian outfit.

Pos Driver Team LapsTimePoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull631:32:07.98626
2Sergio PerezRed Bull63+16.527s18
3Lando NorrisMcLaren63+34.834s15
4George RussellMercedes63+42.506s12
5Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo63+43.181s10
6Charles LeclercFerrari63+56.072s8
7Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri63+61.110s6
8Sebastian VettelAston Martin63+70.892s4
9Kevin Magnussen Haas63+75.260s2
10Lance StrollAston Martin62+1 lap1
11Alex Albon Williams62+1 lap0
12Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri62+1 lap0
13Lewis HamiltonMercedes62+1 lap0
14Esteban OconAlpine62+1 lap0
15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo62+1 lap0
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams62+1 lap0
17Mick SchumacherHaas62+1 lap0
18Daniel RicciardoMcLaren62+1 lap0
19Fernando AlonsoAlpine6DNF0
20Carlos SainzFerrari0DNF0

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Hamilton and Wolff spotted in heated conversation after Imola disaster

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Lewis Hamilton 2022 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

During Emilia Romagna Grand Prix post qualifying session, Sir Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff was seen engaging in a heated conversation, the Brit was eliminated from Q2 on Friday.

Bothe Hamilton and Wolff be found to be holding heated conversations in the Mercedes garage just after the Brit crashed out of Q2 at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. It was another poor results, which was resulted P13 in for sprint race at Imola.

On the incident with Wolff, Hamilton said: “It’s all internal stuff. I’d rather not share that. But yeah we’ll keep working, it is what it is. Each weekend is a rescue.

“It wasn’t a great session. Yeah. Naturally, it’s disappointing. We came here with optimism and we know everyone is working really hard at the factory and when things don’t come together it’s disappointing. I think we under-performed as a team today.

“There are things that we should have done and didn’t do. Anyway, we will work as hard as we can to move up in the sprint race. Hopefully tomorrow is better, weather-wise, and who knows, maybe we can work our way forwards.”

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FRI DEC 03 FP2 20:00 - 21:00
SAT DEC 04 FP3 17:00 - 18:00
SAT DEC 04 QUALI 20:00 - 21:00
SUN DEC 05 RACE 20:30 - 23:30

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