Lewis Hamilton says range in motorsport could be most dear achievement

Lewis Hamilton says diversity in motorsport would be most valuable achievement

Formula 1 great Lewis Hamilton says helping motorsport become more diverse will be “the most valuable” thing he has achieved in his career.

Hamilton said he hoped the findings of a study he commissioned into improving the representation of minorities in the industry would be “part of my legacy”.

The report was conducted in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering.

“I look back at my young self and wish it was different and I want to be a part of that change,” Hamilton said.

“If I can change that, it would be the most valuable thing for me.”

The Hamilton Commission’s report was compiled by a series of experts on education, motorsport and diversity.

It found wider societal issues were affecting black students’ opportunities within the UK motorsport industry, as well as specific barriers within the industry itself.

Mercedes driver Hamilton, a seven-time Formula 1 world champion, said: “We realise…