FIA Won’t Punish Lewis Hamilton For Breonna Taylor T-Shirt

Earlier, it was reported that the FIA was considering opening an investigation into the matter.

The FIA has said it will not investigate Lewis Hamilton for wearing a t-shirt which called for the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor to be imprisoned, according to the BBC.

Instead, they will clarify the rules and guidelines surrounding what drivers can and can’t wear on the podium and before the race.

READ: 78% Of F1 Fans Think Hamilton Should Be Penalised For Breonna Taylor Tribute

Earlier, the BBC had reported that an FIA spokesperson said Hamilton could face an investigation and potential punishment.  

Specifically, there were concerns that the Mercedes driver may have breached article 1.2 of the FIA statutes.

“The FIA shall refrain from manifesting discrimination on account of race, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or social origin, language, religion, philosophical or political opinion, family situation or disability in the course of its activities and from taking any action in this respect,” the statute reads.

A poll recently conducted by Formula1News.co.uk found that 78 percent of F1 fans want Hamilton to be punished for the incident, with 29 percent of those respondents calling for the Championship leader to be awarded a one-race ban.

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