Lewis Hamilton 'overcome with rage' at events in the US

Lewis Hamilton 'overcome with rage' at events in the US

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London, June 3 : Expressing his anger over the events currently happening in the US British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton said on Wednesday that he is "completely overcome with rage" at events in the USA following George Floyd's death. It is the second time Hamilton has spoken out this week in the wake of protests breaking out across the US. Floyd, an unarmed black man, died on 25 May after a white police officer, since charged with murder, knelt on his neck for several minutes.

"This past week has been so dark. I have failed to keep hold of my emotions," Hamilton, 35, said. "I have felt so much anger, sadness and disbelief." On Sunday Hamilton, Formula 1's first black driver, hit out at other senior F1 figures for not speaking out, saying: "I see those of you who are staying silent, some of you the biggest stars yet you stay silent in the midst of injustice." That prompted a number of top drivers to express their own outrage on social media. (UNI)