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FIA, F1 and Mercedes condemn racist abuse towards Hamilton

The FIA, Formula 1 and Mercedes have issued a joint statement in which they condemn "in the strongest possible terms" the racist abuse suffered on social media by Lewis Hamilton after the British Grand Prix. The run-in between Hamilton and Max Verstappen on the opening lap of Sunday's controversial race has sparked a raging debate over each driver's responsibility in the crash. Hamilton was deemed accountable by the stewards who hit the Mercedes driver with a 10-second penalty for "causing a collision", but the Briton recovered from the setback to clinch his 99th career win in F1. In opposing camps, Red Bull and Mercedes defended their respective drivers while...
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