Ralf Schumacher criticises Lewis Hamilton for political activism, calls it ‘dangerous’ in F1

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Ralf Schumacher, the former Formula 1 racer has recently criticised the Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton for his outspoken nature about the political matters.

Ralf Schumacher: It is definitely not the job of the driver

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Lewis Hamilton has recently surpassed the record of most career wins held by the legend, Michael Schumacher. He has been very vocal about the political issues and has addressed them publicly.

The Brit also took to his social media account and have endorsed the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. He was also seen wearing a t-shirt that read, “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor”

He was previously accused of breaching Formula 1 rules with his message. However, he said that he does not regret his comments.

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Ralf Schumacher, the younger brother of Michael Schumacher has now slammed the British racer for his actions and his remarks over political issues on the racetrack or while being in a Mercedes suit.

Ralf Schumacher criticises Lewis Hamilton for political activism, calls it 'dangerous' in F1 - THE SPORTS ROOM

However, he stated that Hamilton could put his thoughts on social media.

The former French Grand Prix winer said, “His[Lewis Hamilton] values are very important and he can represent them on Instagram and the other social networks. The only question is why he always has to do it in a Mercedes suit and on the racetrack.

Ralf Schumacher believes that being a racer and involving in these political matters could possibly turn out to be dangerous. It could further cause political tensions.

Ralf Schumacher criticises Lewis Hamilton for political activism, calls it 'dangerous' in F1 - THE SPORTS ROOM

He said, “It can be too polarising. If the drivers rush into things like that too much it is dangerous – the sport doesn’t deserve that.

The German stated that the two aspects- sport and politics are not the things to be mixed up. However, if that happens then it it is certainly not a racer’s job.

He said, “I am firmly convinced that sport and politics must not be combined.And if it is, it is definitely not the job of the driver.”

With four races in hand, Lewis Hamilton is eyeing to equal the record of winning seven world titles which is currently held by Michael Schumacher.

The Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix is set to take place on November 15 at Istanbul Park in Tuzla.

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