Which British driver will finish highest in their home race? (1:17)

The British driver will be the one to beat at the British Grand Prix, according to the predictions made by the author. I think it's 1:14.

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Lewis Hamilton said "old voices" from Formula One such as Nelson Piquet's are irrelevant to what the sport wants to achieve in the future.

Three-time champion Nelson Piquet has been banned from the F1 paddock after using a racial slur.

The 69-year-old Brazilian former driver is part of an era that F1 is trying to move away from, according to Hamilton.

Ahead of the British Grand Prix, which he is looking to win for a record-extending ninth time, Hamilton said that he has been the target of racism, criticism, and archaic narratives for a long time.

There isn't anything new for me. It's more about the larger picture. I am not sure why we are giving these older voices a platform.

They're speaking on our sport and we're looking to go somewhere completely different, and I don't think it's representative of who we are as a sport and where we're going.

If we want to grow in the U.S. and other countries, we need to look into the future and give younger people a platform that is more representative of today's time.

Hamilton, the only Black driver in F1, has frequently been a subject of criticism in the media, with British newspaper the Daily Mail regularly featuring interviews with former drivers such asJackie Stewart and JohnWatson, and former F1 bossBernie Ecclestone criticising his driving, his fashion sense or his interest

The old voices do not agree that people like me should be in a sport like this.

The comments from these people are not helpful. In the last couple of weeks, I don't think there's been anyone who hasn't been in our sport or relevant for a long time.

F1 and other companies around the world were urged by Hamilton to stop using scripted responses to examples of racism and abuse.

The seven-time world champion pumped millions of pounds of his own money into the Hamilton Commission to increase diversity in the sport.

Through his Mission 44 charity he has launched an initiative called "Ignite" which this week announced its first grants as a push to bring people from low-income and ethnic minority background.

There is a lot of lip service from people who have said they are supportive over the last few years. We are about putting our money where our mouth is and not doing that. I'm happy. We can't do it online so we need to get everyone on board.

Everyone's PR agency has a script for crisis management. It isn't sufficient. It is now about real action.