Lewis Hamilton faces official probe for wearing ‘political’ t-shirt calling for arrest of police over the shooting death of a Breonna Taylor


Lewis Hamilton is facing an FIA investigation for wearing a ‘political’ T-shirt demanding the arrest of officers involved in a high-profile police shooting in America. 

Hamilton, 35, collected his trophy for winning the Tuscan Grand Prix while paying tribute to emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor, 26, who was shot dead by Louisville Metro Police in Kentucky on March 13.

Officers attended her apartment that night after securing a court-approved warrant as part of a drugs investigation that allowed officers to enter her home without any prior warning.

Today, standing victorious on the podium at the Mugello Circuit in Italy, Hamilton wore a t-shirt with the words ‘Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor’ written across his torso, with a picture of the deceased woman on his back below the words ‘say her name’.

Hamilton wore the shirt during the ‘taking a knee’ ceremony and on the podium as God Save the Queen played to celebrate his 90th career win. 

The Kentucky Attorney General is still investigating the killing, which has led to riots in America, so Hamilton’s intervention is seen by several senior F1 figures as being potentially ‘political’.

FIA statutes forbid political statements of any kind.

Hamilton could be fined, with one official privately indicating to Sportsmail the Mercedes man had ‘crossed a line’.