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The 'powerful gesture' Hamilton is making with his Qatar helmet

Article To news overview © Mercedes Lewis Hamilton is racing with a new helmet design in Qatar this weekend. The reigning World Champion hit the track on Friday morning for the first practice session sporting a 'rainbow' design on his helmet, with the rainbow being the universal symbol for the LGBTQ+ community. Male homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, with a punishment of up to three years in prison and a fine, and the possibility of the death penalty for Muslims under sharia law. The Qatari government also does not recognise same-sex marriage or civil partnerships, nor does it allow people in Qatar to campaign for LGBTQ+ rights. Racing Pride, an organisation promoting the inclusion of...
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