Reading Time: 2 minutes Hamilton used the win to shed light on racial injustice Credit: Instagram / Lews Hamilton
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Vegan F1 champ Lewis Hamilton has won the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Yesterday, the pro racer defeated Max Verstappen – claiming the 96th victory of his career.

Hamilton used the win to shed light on racial injustice. The star was pictured kneeling at the Bahrain International Circuit, wearing a top emblazoned with the words: “Actions speak louder than words.”

Bahrain Grand Prix

He posted the photo on Instagram, with the caption: “Whilst we celebrate this victory, it’s important to remind ourselves that action speaks louder than words. 

“The road ahead to create pathways for kids like myself is a long and strenuous one. But, it’s a journey I’m proud to be on.”

‘It’s a journey I’m proud to be on’.

Hamilton regularly uses his platform to speak out on social issues – including animal welfare

Last year, he urged his followers to not attend zoos or circuses after COVID019 guidelines are lifted.

“If you are home on lockdown, perhaps you can feel a little of what the animals in captivity go through every day, their entires lives stopped from them,” Hamilton said.

“In future, please don’t go to any zoos or circuses because this is what our money goes to supporting #NoMoreZoos #Freedom.”

Plant-based diet

More recently, the star championed a plant-based diet for its positive environmental impact.

Speaking to his then 19.9 million Instagram followers, the athlete said he’s been ‘making changes’ to his life to help the planet.

“I have offset my carbon footprint from my Formula 1 career dating back to 2007,” he wrote. “I’ve reduced travel where possible, I have gone plant-based and outside of the track; I try to use electric cars wherever possible.

“I also want to use my position as a racing driver to enforce positive and permanent change. Which, is why I’m working closely with Mercedes to slowly move their fleet of cars towards electric.”

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Liam Giliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.