Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is under investigation by the sport’s governing body for possible breaches of the rules after wearing a T-shirt with the message “Arrest police who killed Breonna Taylor”
Hamilton, who is the only black driver in the series, wore the jersey as he took a knee before the race and again on the podium after winning it. The back of it contained the phrase “say her name” and a picture of Taylor being shot and killed as police entered her home while carrying out a “no-knock” search warrant on March 13 as part of a drug analysis.
“It took me a long time to get that shirt, and I want to wear it and bring attention to the fact that there are people who have been killed on the street and that there are some who have been killed in her own house, and they’re in the wrong house and those guys are still going free, ”Hamilton said after the race.
The FIA is considering whether the jersey violated restrictions showing political statements or gestures in the series, Sky Sports reported.
The Mercedes-AMG F1 driver posted on Twitter later in the day: “It has been 6 months since Breonna Taylor was murdered by police in her own home. There is still no justice justified. We do not remain silent. ”
In June, Hamilton called retired F1 drivers Mario Andretti and Jackie Stewart “ignorant” of comments they had made about racism in the series.