Lewis Hamilton says racist abuse suffered by Vinícius Jr. evokes painful memories

(CNN) — Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday that the racism suffered by Real Madrid forward Vinícius Jr. in Spain’s La Liga reminds him of his own career experiences of discrimination.

“It’s devastating to think that in 2023 we’re still seeing these things and hearing these things,” Hamilton said in his press conference ahead of this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.