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Lewis Hamilton makes a sincere statement in support of Ukraine in the context of Russia’s aggression

Lewis Hamilton speaks out about escalating situation between Russia and Ukraine after F1 first round of testing in Barcelona ahead of new season

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Formula One cancels Russian Grand Prix after Ukraine invasion

F1 of seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton released a heartfelt message on social media in support Ukraine between Russia’s invasion.

Russia Invades Ukraine continued to escalate alarmingly, and new explosions were heard in Kyiv on Friday night as thousands of civilians desperately fled the country’s capital.

The latest news comes after 137 Ukrainians were tragically killed on the first day of the invasion, with hundreds more injured when the country’s president Volodymyr Zelensky called for reservists.

Many of the world’s greatest athletes have spoken out about the tragic events, and now F1 icon Hamilton has made a powerful statement about the unfolding scenes.







Lewis Hamilton made a heartfelt statement amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine
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After Friday’s pre-season test in Barcelona, ​​the Mercedes driver was Instagram with the message: “When we see injustice, it’s important that we fight it.

“My heart goes out to all the brave people of Ukraine who are facing such terrible attacks just for choosing a better future and I stand with many Russian citizens. oppose this violence and seek peace, often at the risk of their own freedom.

“Please stay safe everyone. We are praying for you.”

The conflict in Ukraine has had a major impact on the upcoming F1 season after it was confirmed on Friday that The 2022 Russian Grand Prix will be canceled.

After a tense meeting in Barcelona on Thursday night, the F1 bosses made the decision to cancel the race in Sochi – scheduled for the end of September.







Hamilton tests his new Mercedes in Barcelona ahead of the 2022 season
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“The FIA ​​Formula 1 World Championship visits countries around the world with a positive vision to unite people, bring nations together,” a statement read.

“We are monitoring developments in Ukraine with sadness and shock and hope for a quick and peaceful resolution to the current situation.

“On Thursday night Formula 1, the FIA ​​and the teams discussed the position of our sport, and concluded, including the views of all stakeholders, that it was not possible to organize Russian Grand Prix under current circumstances.”

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