Vinicius Jr. The situation brings up painful memories for Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton welcomed Real Madrid player Vinicius Jr. as “incredibly brave” for his reaction to racist abuse in Spain, and said the incidents brought back painful memories of his own motorsport career.

Brazilian striker Vinicius called La Liga and Spain racist when he took to social media to complain about the abuse he received from the crowd during a match in Valencia on Sunday.

“It’s terrible to think that in 2023 we are still seeing and hearing these things,” seven-time world champion Hamilton, the sport’s only black driver, said at the Monaco Grand Prix.

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