(Motorsport-Complete.com) – When Lewis Hamilton started racing as a child, he would never have thought to become the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time counting. And not because he had doubts about his skills, but because of the color of his skin.

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“It’s obviously no secret that I entered this sport all by myself: I’m the only black guy here or the only black guy here, and that’s a really interesting one Period, “says the seven-time world champion, who is one of the most prominent supporters of the” Dusky Lives Matter “movement has a dark-skinned father. “When I was younger, I didn’t have anyone in this sport who looked like me. And that’s why it was easy to believe that it wasn’t possible. Because nobody with that skin color has ever made it.”

Hamilton: “It’s important to have big dreams”

Of us of color, with which he could compare, did not exist in Formula 1 at the time. “But I think that hopefully sends a message to the children who are watching,” said Hamilton, referring to his own role model function.

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“Hopefully you have seen this performance here (in Turkey), and hopefully you can see it It doesn’t matter where you come from. I think that regardless of your background, dreaming big is so important to you. “

” When you look at places and industries where If you don’t see anyone with the same background, ethnicity or religion, then make your own way. Because that’s what once we’ve done. That’s exactly what once I could, “says Hamilton continues.

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And the 35 -Year-old stressed: “It was so difficult. Hart doesn’t describe one roughly how hard it was. ” Nevertheless, he made it and wants to be a role model for others. “I hope that this gets the message across. That is the most important message for children: to dream as big as possible and not to give up.” , Hamilton has its own commission in partnership with the “Royal Academy of Engineering” brought to life. It is intended to promote diversity in technical professions.

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