The six-time world champion started by writing, “Rattling, I simply do not even know the place to start out with this one.” Hamilton later known as Ecclestone’s feedback each “ignorant” and “uneducated.”
Ecclestone ran Formulation 1 for roughly 40 years earlier than being changed as chief govt in 2017.
“Bernie is out of the game and a distinct technology however that is precisely what’s fallacious — ignorant and uneducated feedback which present us how far we as a society must go earlier than actual equality can occur,” Hamilton wrote.
“It makes full sense to me now that nothing was mentioned or performed to make our sport extra numerous or to handle the racial abuse I acquired all through my profession.
“If somebody who has run the game for many years has such a lack of awareness of the deep [sic] routed points we as black individuals cope with daily, how can we count on all of the individuals who work underneath him to know. It begins on the prime.
“Now the time has come for change. I can’t cease pushing to create an inclusive future for our sport with equal alternative for all.
“To create a world that gives equal alternative for minorities. I’ll proceed to make use of my voice to signify those that haven’t got one, and to talk for many who are underrepresented to supply a possibility to have an opportunity in our sport.”
Formulation One assertion
Previous to Hamilton taking to social media, Formulation 1 mentioned in a press release it “utterly disagreed with Bernie Ecclestone’s feedback that haven’t any place in Formulation 1 or society.” It added that his title of Chairman Emeritus expired initially of 2020. Ecclestone — no stranger to controversy — made the comment as he mentioned a fee arrange by Hamilton in an effort to extend variety within the sport.
“I do not assume it is going to do something unhealthy or good for Formulation 1,” he mentioned.
“It’s going to simply make individuals assume which is extra essential. I feel that is the identical for everyone. Folks should assume a bit bit and assume: ‘Nicely, what the hell. Someone’s not the identical as White individuals and Black individuals ought to assume the identical about White individuals.’
“In plenty of circumstances, Black persons are extra racist than what White persons are.”