Schumacher Clarifies Stance On F1’s Fight Against Racism After Being ‘Misinterpreted’

Haas F1 rookie Mick Schumacher has said he wants to be “clear” that he supports “the fight against racism”.

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Mick Schumacher sparked criticism from some F1 fans on social media earlier this week after he shied away from a question about Formula One’s anti-racism campaign and Sir Lewis Hamilton’s efforts to raise awareness about black injustice.

Specifically, Schumacher replied “no comment” when asked about both matters in a recent interview with the La Stampa newspaper.

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He has since taken to Twitter to clarify his stance on the matter, emphasising that he supports “the fight against racism” and inequality and injustice.

“I was recently misinterpreted after an interview on a question surrounding political activism. To make one thing clear. I’m against any form of injustice and inequality and support the fight against racism,” the 2020 Formula Two Champion wrote in a tweet.

Schumacher’s tweet prompted a mixed reaction on social media, with some questioning why he didn’t make his position on the issues clear in the first place, while others defended the 21-year-old Haas rookie.

Mick, the son of seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, will make his much-anticipated F1 debut in just a few weeks’ time in Bahrain.

The American racing outfit has said it is bracing itself for a difficult season, with it already shifting its focus to developing its 2022 car, but many fans are nevertheless eager to see the Schumacher name back in Formula One.

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