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Mercedes' statement on Twitter for International Day against Racism

Mercedes' statement on Twitter for International Day against Racism

21-03-2021 14:54 Last update: 17:45
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When the debate about racism in Formula 1 flared up last year, Mercedes was probably the most outspoken team in the campaign against it. Lewis Hamilton was leading the way, but the bosses at Mercedes also took it so seriously that they painted the car completely black. On the International Day Against Racism they take the lead again.

Not by taking to the streets to demonstrate, as is happening in many cities today, but with a comprehensive statement on Twitter. In it, the team says they want to contribute to a "global culture of respect and equality," with a photo of the race team kneeling below.

Toto Wolff adds his own statement: "We have a real opportunity to drive the change that we want to see in our sport by making a stand against racism wherever we encounter it and being proactive in our thoughts and actions. Both at Mercedes and Formula 1 we have begun to take action, but we will not shy away from the progess we must still make in this area."

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