Lewis Hamilton says standing with Sebastian Vettel on social issues have been 'some of the proudest moments' of his F1 career – Sportskeeda

Lewis Hamilton has shared his appreciation for Sebastian Vettel, who recently announced that he will be retiring from F1 at the end of the 2022 season.
Hamilton praised Vettel for constantly being a strong voice against social issues that the Briton himself is working hard to tackle. The two drivers not only share 11 championship titles between themselves but also the drive to stand up for causes that they believe in.
Speaking to Viaplay, Lewis Hamilton revealed that while he is “sad” to see Sebastian Vettel parting ways with the sport, he is proud to have had the German standing by him over the past few years. The Mercedes driver said:
Hamilton and Vettel have both used their platforms to advocate for social causes when it comes to human rights, climate change, diversity, and equality.
Lewis Hamilton did not have a particularly strong start to the 2022 F1 season but progressed beautifully over the first half of the year. Speaking about the prospects of chasing a record-breaking eighth title, he revealed that he still has the drive and is not closed to extending his contract with Mercedes to achieve more in the sport.
Speaking to Vanity Fair magazine, the seven-time world champion said:
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Speaking about Sebastian Vettel’s retirement and what is to come next for himself, the Briton added:
Lewis Hamilton currently stands sixth in the drivers’ standings with 146 points to his name.

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