The problem across the world is human right whereby is so precious, but Lewis Hamilton says Formula 1 can do more to improve the “massive problem” of human rights issues.
In some countries, human rights is the major issues, and sport visits different places but after 30 UK MPs raised concerns of human rights violations linked to this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix on Wednesday and called on F1 bosses to “leverage Bahrain into respecting human rights”.
Formula 1 was urged to secure justice for victims of abuses linked to the Bahrain Grand Prix, protect the rights of protesters and enact their human rights policy, the BIRD said.
But Lewis Hamilton received letters from rights groups upon arriving in Bahrain for this weekend’s race and the Mercedes driver said he would “take some time to digest them”.
However, it very crucial for all sports to make use of the platform they have to push for changes, because we go to so many different countries and we have to implement it the right way and we see some action taken.
The issues of Bahrain has been on the Formula 1 calendar since 2004 but the 2011 race was cancelled due to anti-government protests and civil unrest during the Arab Spring uprising in the Gulf Kingdom.
China, Azerbaijan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates is among a number of Formula 1 host countries that human rights group have highlighted concern over.
sport has been criticized for racing in countries with poor human rights records in the past and again recently following announcement that Saudi Arabia will make its debut on the calendar next year 2021.