Lewis Hamilton MISSES Formula One’s anti-racism display before the Italian Grand Prix as he’s caught running late to take the knee – leaving a hole in the line-up of drivers

Lewis Hamilton was mysteriously missing from the line-up of Formula One drivers taking the knee before the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. Mercedes driver Hamilton, as well as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, were late to the anti-racism message before the start of the race. The TV footage showed a gaping hole at the front of the line-up, usually occupied by Hamilton. Before the race, Hamilton again wore a Black Lives Matter t-shirt as he continues to lead the way for change in the sport. Hamilton has used his platforms to condemn racial injustice with incidents such as the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and more recently the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Hamilton has been a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement this year. Hamilton has criticised the lack of racial diversity in his own sporting discipline on Instagram. But after taking his fifth race win from the opening seven races of the season, Hamilton candidly opened up on the troubles he is facing emotionally in such a turbulent period.

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