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Hamilton 'surprised' by Petrov choice as FIA steward

Lewis Hamilton says he is surprised by the FIA's decision to enroll former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov as its drivers' steward for this weekend's Portuguese GP. Hamilton is at odds with the Russian driver's nomination because of Petrov's criticism earlier this year of the Mercedes driver's 'Black Lives Matter' activism. "For me, a Black Lives Matter t-shirt is superfluous, as is calling on everyone to kneel," Petrov told Russian publication Championat back in September. Petrov also wondered what F1's reaction would be if one of its drivers "came out as gay". "Will they go out with a rainbow flag and urge everyone else to become gay or something?" the Russian...
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