Lewis Hamilton named GQ’s game-changer of the year. At GQ’s Men of the Year Ceremony, Lewis Hamilton is expected to win the award for game changer of the year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual awards are scheduled to take place practically on Thursday, with Lewis marking his award win in the coming January/February issue of GQ.
The honour comes after the Formula One ace won his seventh world championship earlier this month, which saw him surpass the F1 record of Michael Schumacher. In solidarity of the Black Lives Matter campaign, Lewis was seen making a speech on the track, first being seen taking the knee and then sporting a T-shirt with the message ‘Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor’-a Black medical worker who was shot and killed during a police raid at her house.
This lead to F1 bosses prohibiting drivers from endorsing political slogans during races, but Lewis promised to keep the momentum going and said the change did not scare him off doing the same thing again. ‘If I think it is sufficiently necessary, I will do so. I’m going to do that again,’ he said to the paper.
We have the spotlight on us every weekend when I arrive and there is a chance to raise money every weekend.” We don’t exist in a moment where everyone is okay, and I know when I went through the day, I was like, ‘I’ve got to win this race. I can’t come in second and wear this top,” explained Lewis, adding that to win, he was “racing my heart out. He continued:’ I put the shirt on and no-one has ever stood up there for anyone but themselves in the 70 years of our sport, and I was standing up for someone else there.’
Lewis, who claims he first experienced bigotry when he was five years old, reveals that after his dad always told him to ‘do your talking on the street’ he would ‘suppress a lot of things, but now he feels like’ he can’t keep quiet ‘. ‘If all of them are quiet, it will carry on for centuries.