Lewis Hamilton dedicates Belgian Grand Prix win to Chadwick Boseman ‘The battle continues’

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After Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, 35, won today’s 2020 Belgian Grand Prix, he dedicated his 89th victory to the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman who died of cancer aged 43 this weekend. The racing champion took to Instagram to address how “nothing has changed” and how the “battle” of fighting racism continues.

His legacy will live on.

Lewis Hamilton

In view of his 19.6 million Instagram followers, Lewis shared two pictures of himself from Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps today.

The first picture showed Lewis wearing a shirt with the phrase, Black Lives Matter, on the front.

He began: “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.”

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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. Racism is still very much alive, it seems it’s even more overt than it has been for a long time. The fight MLK and others alike were fighting, is still very much relevant today and we have to work together to make sure that our kids have a better future. #BlackLivesMatter

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“Racism is still very much alive, it seems it’s even more overt than it has been for a long time,” Lewis continued.

“The fight MLK and others alike were fighting, is still very much relevant today and we have to work together to make sure that our kids have a better future. #BlackLivesMatter.”

Many rushed to comment on Lewis’ post to praise his “inspirational” statement following his drive this afternoon.

“Inspirational,” one fan replied while another added: “Today’s performance was top notch.”

A third went on to say: “Lewis you are an inspiration together we can change the world.”

One person also commented: “Yes Lewis a true inspiration.”

Lewis also took to Twitter to announce: “I want to dedicate this pole to Chadwick.

“What he accomplished and the legacy he left is so incredible to me. He’s inspired a whole generation of young black men and women and provided them with a true superhero to look up to.

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“Rest in power my friend.#WakandaForever #blackpanther.”

It comes after Chad died at home with his wife and family by his side after being diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago.

After the news of Chadwick left fans and the world stunned, Get Out director Jordan Peele said it was a “crushing blow”.

The actor’s family said he had filmed his recent films while undergoing “countless surgeries”.

His family said: “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it here last four years as it progressed to stage four.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you so many films you have come to love so much.

“It was the honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”

They concluded: “The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

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