After months of silence across his social media channels, the Formula 1 driver and 7-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has returned to social media to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Posting to Weibo, he can be seen alongside his team-mate George Russel with a new style.
Alongside this, he’s also revealed a new initiative that’s being backed by the Sky Group with the objective of keeping underprivileged children in school. He said the following:
“Understanding and addressing issues that lead to young people being excluded from school is really important to me.
“Having experienced unfair exclusions during my time at school, I understand how upsetting and stressful it can be.
“When we launched Mission 44 last year, implementing initiatives such as these was a personal priority and I am grateful to have the support of Sky to help Mission 44 take action.
“Through this partnership, I hope we can deliver meaningful change by arming schools with the proper strategies to support and empower young Black students instead of giving up on them.”
Mission 44 aims to reduce school exclusion rates and improve the futures of students who have been excluded with the support they need such as career insight programmes.
CEO of Mission 44 Jason Arthur told the press: “Preventing school exclusions is an issue of social justice.
“Excluded students often must contend with a range of complex social and economic challenges such as poverty, racism and mental ill-health that cause them to face both disadvantage and discrimination in our education system.
“I’m delighted Mission 44 will be working with Sky to transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable learners in our education system.”
With the 2022 Formula 1 season getting closer and closer each day, we’re very excited to see Hamilton back on the track in his Silver Arrow.