Lewis Hamilton receives racist online abuse after British Grand Prix Win

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Lewis Hamilton winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Credit: PA

Lewis Hamilton has been targeted with online racist abuse after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

A Joint statement has been released from Formula 1, the FIA and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team:

The statement went on to say that, "Formula 1, the FIA, the drivers and the teams are working to build a more diverse and inclusive sport, and such unacceptable instances of online abuse must be highlighted and eliminated."

The Stevenage driver won in front of 140,000 spectators at the Northamptonshire track after a dramatic 190mph collision with Max Verstappen.

His Instagram feed was later targeted with offensive emojis and slurs after posting a celebratory picture.

The abuse has come just a week after the 36-year-old's commission into increased diversity in Formula One.

Lewis Hamilton is yet to comment on the abuse on social media but has shared best wishes to his competitor, Max Verstappen, who was injured in the controversial crash during the race.