For Lewis Hamilton, the Hungarian Grand Prix could be an opportunity to win two battles, on different levels, that are close to his heart. There is the level sporty, through the challenge with Max Verstappen who gets even more alive in a circuit where the possible results are many. On the other hand, the British Mercedes driver would like to win to give even more vent to its awareness campaign in favor of the LGBTQ community, hit by a law that, if confirmed as it stands, would discriminate against homosexuals (text however condemned by the European Parliament and by the majority of governments and heads of state that are part of the Union).
“Protest runs faster than cars in Budapest. Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, eleven world championships in two. They have long been adversaries, but this time they have allied themselves against the “embarrassing and unacceptable” laws of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban “which discriminate against the LGBTQ community” by banning the dissemination of homosexual content to minors under the pretext of fighting pedophilia. After the condemnation of the European Parliament and most of the European leaders, after the opening of an infringement procedure by the EU Commission against Hungary, even the F1, just landed in the capital on the Danube for the last GP before the summer break, raise your voice. Hamilton, always at the forefront of civil rights, used very harsh words: “It is cowardly and misleading on the part of those in power to suggest such a law.” Vettel shares every syllable, yesterday he walked in the paddock with rainbow shoes. After all, the former Ferrari driver had already criticized UEFA for not allowing the Munich stadium to be colored with the rainbow during the European Championship match between Germany and Hungary. And he had already raced (in 2020 in Turkey) with symbols in support of the LGBTQ community“, We read in the Corriere della Sera.
“Lewis Hamilton against the Hungarian government. The Formula 1 world champion has rammed, this time via social media, the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on the issue of gay and transgender rights. For Orban, who has long been engaged in a tough battle with the EU, the law would serve to “protect minors”, and he intends to hold a referendum to support it. The European Union, on the other hand, considers Orban’s plan to be an “unacceptable set of repressive and discriminatory measures against the LGBT community”. Hamilton’s call, loud and clear, is to take a firm stand, and he urged the Hungarian people to vote in favor of community rights in the next referendum. Hamilton in Budapest also said he was happy to no longer feel alone in the fight against discrimination“, Recalls the Press.