78 percent of Formula One fans think Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton should be penalised for wearing a t-shirt during the podium ceremony at Mugello which called for the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor to be imprisoned.
The other 22 percent who participated in Formula1News.co.uk’s survey on the matter said he shouldn’t be punished for the gesture.
Of the 78 percent of respondents who want Hamilton to be penalised, 29 percent believe a race ban is a suitable punishment, while 71 percent think a fine is harsh enough.
The six-time F1 World Champion is facing an FIA investigation for using the podium ceremony at the inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix to raise awareness about the killing of Breonna Taylor.
The FIA has said the matter is “under active consideration.”
Prior to the race on Sunday, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff expressed his support for Lewis Hamilton’s efforts to promote the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
“No question – it is entirely his decision. Whatever he does, we will support,” Wolff said.
“The team is fighting against any kind of racism and discrimination and it is Lewis’ personal fight for Black Lives Matter and with all the support we can give him. It’s his call.”
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