- Hamilton has given F1 ‘a different dimension’, says Domenicali
- CEO also condemns behaviour of Russian driver Nikita Mazepin
Formula One’s new chief executive, Stefano Domenicali, has emphasised the huge importance Lewis Hamilton plays in the sport as both a driver and a role model.
Domenicali praised Hamilton for his stand on equality and diversity. He stressed the world champion was an example for other drivers and in contrast specifically condemned the behaviour of the Russian driver Nikita Mazepin, who in December posted a video of himself appearing to inappropriately touch a woman in the back seat of a car.