Lewis Hamilton calls for F1 to 'do more' on inclusion, fan abuse
Hamilton's charter is intended to foster diversity within the racing sport.
The “We Race as One” initiative was launched in 2020 by Formula 1 with the aim of focusing more on diversity, inclusion, and sustainability in the sport.
The initiative was suggested as one of 10 recommendations for change in the sport by the Hamilton Commission set up by the seven-time world champion last year.
Ironically, F1 has been rocked by more abuse-related controversies lately.
Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday at the French Grand Prix: "We are very close to getting this diversity inclusion charter going and I think there's still one team, still the same team, who is not willing to get engaged."
Referring to the team which did not sign the petition yet, Hamilton added "we've gone back and forth to them and for some reason, they don't want to, but all the other nine teams have which is really encouraging."
When asked if he would be willing to name the team, Hamilton replied: "I don't think it's appropriate to name the team. We went back and forth and for some reason, they didn't want to, but the other nine teams did, which is really encouraging.”
Hamilton has continued to speak out against racism and discrimination this season after former F1 driver and three-time world champion Nelson Piquet used a racist term to describe him. There were also reports of fans being abused at the recent Austrian Grand Prix.
In light of recent complaints from drivers and participants at the last two events in Silverstone and Austria, he also called on the organization to act on preventing this abuse from reoccurring.