Lewis Hamilton says he ‘won’t let up’ after possible investigation into Breonna Taylor shirt

Lewis Hamilton stated he wanted to bring awareness to those who have been killed

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Racing driver Lewis Hamilton is committed to using his platform to highlight injustices such as the Breonna Taylor case, and not even a pending investigation could stop him.

Sunday,  Lewis – who is currently the only Black driver in Formula 1 – rocked a black T-shirt before and after a race that read “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” on the front, along with a photo of Taylor on the back and the words “Say her name.” 

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SCARPERIA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 13: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP is pictured wearing a shirt in tribute to the late Breonna Taylor before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

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Even though the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (which in English translates to the International Automobile Federation) considered launching a probe into his actions, the 35-year-old athlete not only won his race over the weekend, he also remains undeterred in his commitment to social justice.

“I’ve been wanting to bring awareness to the fact there are people being killed on the street, and someone was killed in her own house and they were in the wrong house and those guys are still walking free,” Hamilton said in a post-race press conference according to BBC News.

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He also took to his social media feed to proudly post photos of himself wearing the T-shirt on Instagram, captioning the post: “It’s been 6 months since Breonna Taylor was murdered by policemen, in her own home. Still no justice has been served. We won’t stay silent. #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor.”

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SCARPERIA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 13: Nicholas Latifi of Canada and Williams, Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari kneel as Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing, Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia AlphaTauri and Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari stand in support of ending racism before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Tuesday, the FIA, which is a nonpolitical governing body for world motorsports, announced it had decided not to investigate whether Hamilton violated the organization’s rules by for wearing the shirt.

FIA also told CNN that it has decided to instead clarify its rules on political statements before the next race later this month.

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