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Lewis Hamilton will continue to take a knee in 2021

Lewis Hamilton will continue to take a knee ahead of Formula One races this year in the hope it will spark more "uncomfortable conversations" on issues related to racism.

Throughout the 2020 season, F1 invited all 20 drivers to unite against racism ahead of the start of each race. Not all drivers kneeled, but they gathered on the starting grid and wore T-shirts featuring anti-racism messages.

For 2021, F1 will continue with the ceremony ahead of each race but will include support for wider social and environmental issues rather than a sole focus on anti-racism.

"I plan to continue to take the knee because I think what's really important is when young children are watching what we're doing here in this sport and when they see us taking the knee, they'll sit and ask their parents or teachers 'Why are they doing that?