The six-time world champion started by writing, “Rattling, I simply do not even know the place to begin with this one.” Hamilton later referred to as Ecclestone’s feedback each “ignorant” and “uneducated.”
Ecclestone ran System 1 for roughly 40 years earlier than being changed as chief government in 2017.
“Bernie is out of the game and a unique technology however that is precisely what’s mistaken — ignorant and uneducated feedback which present us how far we as a society have to go earlier than actual equality can occur,” Hamilton wrote.
“It makes full sense to me now that nothing was mentioned or executed to make our sport extra various or to deal with the racial abuse I obtained 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 take care of daily, how can we count on all of the individuals who work below 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 individuals who are underrepresented to offer a chance to have an opportunity in our sport.”
System One assertion
Previous to Hamilton taking to social media, System 1 mentioned in an announcement it “fully disagreed with Bernie Ecclestone’s feedback that don’t have any place in System 1 or society.” It added that his title of Chairman Emeritus expired at the beginning 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 suppose it may do something dangerous or good for System 1,” he mentioned.
“It’s going to simply make individuals suppose which is extra necessary. I believe that is the identical for everyone. Folks should suppose somewhat bit and suppose: ‘Nicely, what the hell. Any person’s not the identical as White individuals and Black individuals ought to suppose the identical about White individuals.’
“In a lot of circumstances, Black individuals are extra racist than what White individuals are.”