Lewis Hamilton has honoured the late Chadwick Boseman after winning the Belgium Grand Prix on Sunday.
The defending world champ who claimed his 89th career win and is closing in on Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record, posed in the Wakanda salute – made famous by Chadwick’s character in Black Panther – while standing on the victory podium.
“In such an important time in history today, when we’re still fighting police brutality and inequality, he was one of those shining stars that signified power and strength, so it’s been an emotional day,” he said on team radio.
Post-race, Lewis took to social media to honour the late star.
“I want to dedicate this win to Chad and his family, he was such as inspiration and his legacy will live on,” he writes, sharing two photos of himself: one with his arms across his chest, and another wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt.
“I’m posting this image because we must continue to fight for equality, nothing has changed yet and the battle continues.”
It’s been an emotional weekend, I want to dedicate this win to Chad and his family, he was such an inspiration and his legacy will live on. I’m posting this image because we must continue to fight for equality, nothing has changed yet and the battle continues. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/mmpJWtUd2t
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) August 30, 2020
Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week after privately battling colon cancer for four years.