Black power salute was ‘pivotal moment’ for me, says Lewis Hamilton

  • World champion made gesture after winning Styrian Grand Prix
  • Hamilton eager to emulate Tommie Smith and John Carlos

Lewis Hamilton has said that making the black power salute at last week’s Styrian Grand Prix felt as if it was a pivotal moment for him and one he would never forget. The world champion won the race in Austria and stood with his fist raised on the podium, inspired by the actions of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics. Speaking before this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix he said his intent remained to raise awareness of racism.

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