Hamilton Snr also praised Lewis’ off-track work this year. The six-time world champion has been a vocal campaigner for equality while, as the only black driver in F1, has also been pushing for more diversity in the sport he loves.
“I’m extremely proud of him,” added Anthony. “It’s something we should have done many many years ago but opportunities were not there.
“Now the opportunity presents itself for people to have a voice. I think that’s what’s needed in the sport, and sport worldwide. I’m extremely proud of him and long may it continue.”
Schumacher family, Max, Ricciardo lead Hamilton tributes