Seven-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has said he will wear his rainbow-colored Progress Pride helmet at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix next month, as well as in Qatar this weekend. to draw attention to LGBTQ + intolerance.
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The sport’s most successful driver described his position after winning pole position for Mercedes in Doha on Saturday. Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and then Abu Dhabi Grand Prix are the last two races of the season.
“I’ll probably wear the same helmet the last two classes after this, or at least next week as well,” the title contender told reporters.
“On the back it says ‘We stick together’ and ‘Love is love’ and it’s important for me to represent this (LGBTQ +) community here because I know there are several situations that are not perfect and need to be underlined.
“But I hope someone will reach out and I would love to know what is going on here and what they are doing to help further support this community, the LGBTQ + community. I am waiting to hear.”
Gay sex is a criminal offense in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Nasser Al Khater, general manager of the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosted by Qatar, was asked about it during a media roundtable and said: “No one can avoid taking a position in public or in private if he wishes.
“But this is something that we think is unfair and honestly wrong.
“There’s really no problem not having to worry about being sued. Anyway, ”Moreover, he added in response to a question about the arrival of LGBTQ + fans. in remuneration.
Hamilton told Sky Sports TV he has been thinking about the location of the last three classes and trying to find out.
“These are big problems. And I tried to think about what I can do? I’m just one person, and I believe that the sport and all the pilots together and the athletes can do more.”
Hamilton, who has used his platform to campaign for diversity and various human rights issues, said one of his aides said it meant a lot.
Lastly, “Hope this lights up and announces the conversation, I hope the kids here and those watching ask what the flag is if they don’t know and why I am using it,” he said. . he adds.