Lewis Hamilton Not only does he want to be the best driver in Formula 1 history, he also wants to capitalize on his position to make this world a better place, as he himself has admitted. This was also evident in his revamp with MercedesIn 2021, a team with which to launch a charitable foundation dedicated to diversity and inclusion in sport. Among the many people who have inspired Hamilton, there is Marcus Rashford, Before Manchester United.
This is not surprising since, although only there 23 yearsThe soccer player was named one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine. And it is that Marcus Rashford has succeeded in convincing the British government to allocate funds for deprived children to allow them to eat a plate of hot food despite the closure of schools due to the Corona virus. This is something that has not gone unnoticed since Lewis Hamilton, Who wanted to dedicate a few words to the Manchester United striker.
“By advocating for the most vulnerable in our society and using their platform and influence to create positive change, Marcus inspired many others to join him In this assignment and cemented her position as a model. In General he showed us the ability to work together towards a common goal, he It has been a driving force in uniting the entire UK population to ensure that no child will go hungry. His determination, endurance and tenacity were truly inspiring. I can’t wait to see how this important work continuesThe seven-time Formula 1 champion said Rashford.
Hamilton and Rashford are decorated
The front part of Manchester United He was honored as a member of the Order of the British Empire for his assistance 1,300,000 children Vulnerable Children During the Pandemic. Also on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, Lewis Hamilton is decorated with the name “Sir” to tie him to Michael Schumacher’s Seven World Championships and his fight for social justice and racial equality.
It should be noted that the 36-year-old driver faced some opposition to his claims in Formula 1, which he himself denounced:I think some of the people running these sports were very anxious about getting into politics. Or they feel they will be embroiled in a political struggle. But It’s not really about politics, it’s human rights and defending something».
As Nelson Mandela said:Sport has the power to change the worldThere is the power of people watching, people keeping the sport as it is, as we continue to entertain them and improve entertainment, and We have to encourage them to do the right thing“, he added Lewis Hamilton.
Rashford and his other inspirations
Another inspiration for the Briton on the slopes was Muhammad Ali:I believe Muhammad Ali was the greatest sports symbol of all time. He was always someone to be looking for. It has inspired me a lot throughout my life. That’s why I got a tattoo on my right calf. “
“This fair portrayal of our stories is one of the most important things and I have just told stories about what characters like Muhammad Ali have done. I have met so many people and heard stories from many people saying this. They were hoping one day that they could start something because they saw what others could doHamilton added.
“I want to encourage schools to do more through storytellingBecause there might be a lot more to cover. But I feel like I have a responsibility when I finally have kids. I realize how important it is to do a lot of homeschooling To understand where we are and our values and what we should strive for in life, “the Mercedes driver admitted.
Regarding Formula 1, the Briton also said that he was influenced by Ayrton Senna: “He was my hero because of the way he rode, the colors of his helmet, the emotion with which he spoke and his victories. He single-handedly encountered a system that wasn’t always nice to him, and which I have also tried throughout my career, Albeit for various reasons. “