Lewis Hamilton Drops 3 Word Message as Humanitarian From his $25,000,000 Project Receives Iconic Honor

You might associate Formula 1 with Lewis Hamilton but Hamilton cannot be just associated with Formula 1. In fact, in the past few years, Hamilton has dipped his toes in multiple businesses and ventures across multiple fields. However, long before Hamilton became an entrepreneur he gave back to his community. In fact, he has made the biggest charitable contribution in the sport’s history with a whopping $25 million donation to Mission 44. Now, his initiative and contribution are bearing fruit and he couldn’t be more proud.

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For the unaware, after seeing a lack of diversity in F1 Hamilton took the initiative and funded a study to find out the root cause. The cause was the lack of STEM learning which gave birth to Mission 44, the charitable organisation. Now both the Hamilton Commission and Mission 44 work hand in hand to increase diversity in motorsport. The two organizations had something to celebrate this week.

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Hamilton’s racing team X44 Vida Carbon Racing team’s engineer, a champion of STEM learning and Hamilton’s Commission’s board Member George Imafidon received one of England’s highest honour. The Brit had the honor of becoming a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to the community, an honor he shares with Hamilton now.

The Mercedes man was extremely proud to see his fellow man’s efforts being recognised and she showcased that by sharing the post on his story. Hamilton also wrote a 3 word comment which would mean a lot. He commented, “Proud of you” on the post.

One of Hamilton’s team members with the same ideologies and efforts getting recognized is a win for the entire team. Surely, this relentless approach is making motorsport more diverse and inclusive is instilled by Hamilton himself. An approach he takes with everything he does and the reason why he has a host of incredible organizations on board supporting his efforts.

Lewis Hamilton used his influence to get a major Mercedes partner on board with his philanthropic efforts

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As we already know, after Hamilton initiated the Mission 44 charitable organization, the Brit also got his team on board as a sponsor. However, as it turns out, it was just the start. The Brit used his influence to swoop a four-year sponsorship deal with one of Mercedes’s biggest sponsors UBS. The boost to Mission 44’s efforts was celebrated all across social media and in an official announcement shared by Hamilton as well.

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The announcement read, “We’re proud to announce a new four year partnership with @UBS to scale our impact and transform the lives of young people from underserved communities. The investment from UBS will support our ambitious plans to create a more inclusive education system, increase diversity in STEM and motorsport, and expand our work both in the UK and internationally.”

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We might not see the impact of Mission 44 and the Hamilton Commission on the surface level but behind the scenes, his efforts are making a big impact slowly yet surely. The Brit’s efforts already have to some extent and will change the sport for good.

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