“I just hope that in 10 years’ time it’s different. That’s my mission. That’s my purpose here. Winning is all good, but it’s kind of the least important.”
Lewis Hamilton spoke those words to Motorsport.com as he closed in on his seventh world title and the final races of the 2020 Formula 1 season approached. He was outlining his hope that the push for improved diversity in motorsport – something he’d instilled into the sport with his commanding words and actions that summer amid the Black Lives Matter protests following George Floyd’s murder. If winning is ‘least important’, then creating meaningful change must be ‘most important’.