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F1 LIVE: Lewis Hamilton reveals horrific racist abuse suffered at school

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Lewis Hamilton said he had bananas thrown at him and was repeatedly called the “n-word” at school.The seven time Formula One world champion, who was born and educated in Stevenage, detailed the racial abuse in the On Purpose podcast, released on Monday.

The 38-year-old, who is preparing for his 17th season in F1, said: “For me, school was the most traumatising and most difficult part of my life.“I was already being bullied at the age of six.

At that particular school I was one of three kids of colour and just bigger, stronger, bullying kids were throwing me around a lot of the time.“And the constant jabs, the things that are either thrown at you, like bananas, or people that would use the n-word just so relaxed.

People calling you half-caste and not knowing where you fit in. That for me was difficult.”Follow all the latest news from the world of Formula 1 with The Independent Just Stop Oil protestors caused “an immediate risk of serious harm” to Formula One drivers and race marshals by invading the track during last year’s British Grand Prix, prosecutors have claimed.A jury at Northampton Crown Court was shown in-car footage of drivers Yuki Tsunoda and Esteban Ocon passing three men and two women who were sitting on and being dragged off Silverstone’s Wellington Straight last July.Video recorded by Lewis Hamilton’s car passing protesters shortly before the track invasion was also shown during the Crown’s opening speech – along with video statements issued by five of six defendants who are on trial.David Baldwin, 47, Emily Brocklebank, 24, Alasdair Gibson, 22, Louis McKechnie, 22, Bethany Mogie, 40, and Joshua Smith, 29, all deny causing a public nuisance at the Northamptonshire circuit in July last year.Brocklebank, of

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