Leclerc explains: "That's why I didn't want to kneel'

05-08-2020 16:16 | Updated: 05-08-2020 16:42
Leclerc explains: That's why I didn't want to kneel'

Charles Leclerc gave more explanation after the Grand Prix of Great Britain why he didn't kneel in the fight against racism. The Ferrari driver did so in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.

In conversation with the Italian medium, Leclerc says: "I'm against racism, I'm fighting it and I'm glad Formula 1 is using its platform to show the world what the right way is. But I did not want to do that (kneel, ed.) because many protests that have been all over the world are associated with cases of violence and I do not accept any form of violence".

Leclerc thinks the fight against racism is very good, only he says it's a pity that many people use such situations to get out of it. "I don't even like that a political protest is used by politics," he says.

Leclerc praises Hamilton

In the pink sports newspaper Leclerc continues on Lewis Hamilton as a driver. The young driver has a lot of respect for the six-time world champion. "I don't think we can take anything away from Lewis. In my opinion he is one of the greatest drivers in F1 history and he is doing a great job. He is always one hundred percent and mentally very strong. The combination with Mercedes makes it very difficult to compete with them at the moment", he concludes.

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