‘One of the worst’: Lewis Hamilton criticises Qatar over human rights

Lewis Hamilton believes sportspeople are duty bound to speak out on human rights matters in the countries they visit. With Qatar hosting its first Formula One Grand Prix this weekend and facing new allegations of worker exploitation and abuse in its preparations for next year’s football World Cup, Hamilton insisted he would hold the sport to account for the places it chooses to race.

Hamilton has repeatedly spoken out on F1’s need to address such problems in the countries it visits and did so again in Qatar.