Lewis Hamilton speaks up about LGBTQ law controversy ahead of Hungarian GP 2021

7-time Champion Lewis Hamilton has spoken up about the anti-LGBTQ law in Hungary Hungary’s “calling it “unacceptable, cowardly and misguiding” ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix in Budapest.

Hamilton took to his Instagram story to post a lengthy message in support of the LGBTQ community in Hungary. He said: (via Instagram)

“Ahead of the Grand Prix this weekend, I want to share my support for the affected by the government’s anti-LGBTQ+ law. It is unacceptable, cowardly and misguiding for those in power to suggest such a law. Everyone deserves to have the freedom to be themselves, no matter who they love or how they identify.”

Hamilton is returning to the venue where he has recorded a number of victories with 8. Currently, he is trailing Max Verstappen in the World Drivers’ Championship ahead of the midway break post the race.

The Brit has been vocal about social issues as was seen during his active participation during the Black Lives Matter movement. The anti-LGBTQ laws have been slammed by many in Hungary calling it a ‘dictatorial’ decision.

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Hamilton has won this GP more times than any other driver in F1 history

The “anti-paedophilia” bill stigmatises gay people and aims to tighten up Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s radical right-wing vision ahead of the 2022 national elections.

On July 21, the PM said a national vote will be taken to recede the law. The European Commission launched legal action against Budapest over the new laws in place.

Will Hamilton head back into the lead?

Lewis Hamilton has been dominating for many years now, but faces his biggest test this season. He has reiterated many times that the Red Bulls have more pace than them, giving them many wins this season. Verstappen won a hattrick of races, before his streak was ended by Hamilton itself at Silverstone.

Mercedes and Hamilton are right back in the Championship fight, after the Bulls did not manage a single point at the British GP. With Hamilton’s experience in Hungary, he will surely maximise his chances of taking the lead, where he currently trails by just 8 points.

Verstappen is back after a massive 51G crash and will look to head back to winning ways on Sunday.

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