sport news Lewis Hamilton slams decision to appoint Vitaly Petrov as a race steward

'It is a surprise to see they are hiring someone who is so vocal about things we are trying to fight': Lewis Hamilton slams decision to appoint ex-F1 driver Vitaly Petrov as race steward despite his views against Black Lives Matter Lewis Hamilton has slammed decision to appoint Vitaly Petrov as a race steward  The former Russian driver has publicly opposed Black Lives Matter movement  Six-time world champion Hamilton said he does not understand the FIA's move 

By Jonathan McEvoy for the Daily Mail

Published: 20:18 BST, 22 October 2020 | Updated: 20:36 BST, 22 October 2020

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Lewis Hamilton has criticised Formula One bosses for appointing a steward who has spoken out against Black Lives Matter.

The world champion has led the sport's fight for equality, calling on his fellow drivers to take a knee.

But former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov, who is making his debut as one of four stewards at this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix, said: 'A Black Lives Matter T-shirt is superfluous, as is calling on everyone to kneel.

Lewis Hamilton has slammed the decision to appoint Vitaly Petrov an F1 race steward

Lewis Hamilton has slammed the decision to appoint Vitaly Petrov an F1 race steward

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