Usain Bolt explains why he wants Lewis Hamilton to win 8th title after Max Verstappen heartbreak

Lewis Hamilton has become involved in a number of projects, all aimed to help make the world a better place.

As well as being one of the best F1 drivers of all time on the track, Lewis Hamilton is also one of the best off the track.

The Brit can often be found sharing important causes on his social media to raise awareness via his millions of fans, as well as starting campaigns of his own.

Hamilton has made a number of political gestures in Formula 1 to campaign against injustices and inequality in the world, making him a role model for millions of people all around the globe.

The seven-time world champion has also started his Mission 44 initative, which is aimed to support those who are discriminated against or disadvantaged, just as he was when he was younger.

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Sprinting legend Usain Bolt has recently been speaking as part of the new F1 Unlocked platform and praised Lewis Hamilton for his mentality and positive influence.

“Lewis is a winner off the track,” he said.

“In our position, we are role models and have a responsibility to influence people in a positive way.

“No matter where you come from, or whatever situation you were born into, everybody deserves a chance to better themselves and should be supported to succeed.

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“I know Lewis is very active in advocacy and charity work and I respect him for what he is doing and it’s also inspiring to see Lewis paving the way for black drivers in Formula 1.

“Hopefully there will be greater representation in motorsport in the years to come as a result of his success.”

The Jamaican has also spoken about Hamilton’s chances of success in F1 before he retires, suggesting that his mentality could help him win a record breaking eighth world title.

“I hope he can go on to win many more races and another few world titles,” said Bolt.

“In addition, his impact off the track and work to inspire others will hopefully help to open doors and shape the next generation.

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“Whether it’s 100m or 100km, you’ve got to believe in yourself. Anything is possible. I think Lewis embodies that mentality perfectly.”

Hamilton’s contract with Mercedes expires at the end of this season and despite heavy rumours about an extension, nothing has been signed yet.

With Mercedes struggling once again in pre-season, it has been suggested that Hamilton will wait to see how competitive the W14 is, before deciding whether to continue in F1.