LEWIS HAMILTON spoke out in assist of Naomi Schiff by way of Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
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Lewis Hamilton has fired again at a Twitter person over their gender-based criticism of Sky Sports activities reporter Naomi Schiff, who joined the broadcasting big’s protection of Method One races at the beginning of this 12 months. Schiff beforehand made a reputation for herself in single-seater racing by profitable the KTM X-Bow GT4 seven years in the past earlier than competing within the W Sequence again in 2019.
Schiff was poached by Sky Sports activities to affix their staff of F1 analysts earlier this 12 months and has since been extensively praised for her protection of Grand Prix occasions, however was focused on Tuesday by a since-deleted tweet which advised that she didn’t earn her present broadcasting function on advantage. Hamilton went on to chip in by insisting that Schiff is greater than certified to provide her opinions on F1 as a former racing driver earlier than highlighting the necessity to stamp out discriminatory attitudes within the sport for good.
“Naomi is an ex-professional racing driver & completely certified to provide her opinion as a part of the Sky staff,” tweeted Hamilton.
“She’s been an excellent asset since becoming a member of & we must always welcome extra consultant broadcasting with open arms. [We] nonetheless have an extended solution to go to alter these attitudes in sport.”
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Lewis Hamilton jumped to the defence of Naomi Schiff on Twitter (Picture: GETTY)
The unique poster rapidly deleted their tweet after being referred to as out by Hamilton, who has spoken at size about driving for constructive change and pushing for better illustration over the previous few years. Schiff beforehand revealed that she had been impressed by Hamilton’s activism all through her time in motorsport as a girl of color throughout an interview with the seven-time champion for Sky Sports activities again in March.
“I’ve heard you say many instances that when you simply made a distinction in a single child’s life, that it might all be price it,” Schiff informed the Mercedes driver.
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Schiff joined Sky Sports activities F1’s presenting staff at the beginning of this 12 months (Picture: EXPRESS)
“So, I wish to take this chance to say I’m a kind of children, and I do know I’m a part of a really lengthy record of children, ladies, and simply individuals who you encourage constantly.”
Schiff, who was born in Belgium and now lives within the UK, started her punditry profession with the W Sequence earlier than shifting into F1 earlier this 12 months. She additionally hosts a Monday night time streaming present referred to as Any Pushed Monday, which opinions all the most recent on-track motion and sometimes sees visitor stars launched to supply their ideas on numerous matters.
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