Lewis Hamilton has saluted the “positive steps” taken in the fight against racism as a result of the global protests of the past two weeks.
The six-time F1 world champion said the death of George Floyd in police custody last month had seen “the world open its eyes to the realities of racism”.
He said progress had been made through “our collective voices and actions”.
“People have united in the fight for racial equality and against police brutality and white supremacy.”
Hamilton has been outspoken on the issue since Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis last month after an officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes.
His last words were: “I can’t breathe,” a phrase that has become a mantra of the demonstrations that have erupted around the world since.
The officer, Derek Chauvin, has since been charged with second-degree murder.
Hamilton, F1’s first black driver, described last week how he had felt “completely overcome with rage” at events in the US following Floyd’s death.
And on Monday he saluted demonstrators in Bristol who tore down a statue of the 17th century slave trader Edward Colston, saying governments around the world should “implement the peaceful removal of these racist symbols”