"He has requested me the query as soon as "have you ever ever had the energetic thought that you're white?' And I stated 'no, really I've by no means considered it" and he stated 'effectively, you recognize, I want to consider it day by day as a result of I'm being made conscious that I'm [black]'".
The six-time F1 Drivers Champion explained though that he only supported peaceful protests and not those who are merely taking advantage of the situation to loot people and destroy properties like the one we just witnessed in Oakland, California, wherein rioters burned a Mercedes-Benz dealership.
"I see those of you who are staying silent, some of you the biggest of stars yet you stay silent in the midst of injustice", Hamilton said on Instagram. I'm one of the only people of color there yet I stand alone.
Britain's Hamilton, Formula One's first black world champion who spends much of his time in America, spoke out on Instagram on Sunday.
On Tuesday, Hamilton posted on Twitter "This past week has been so dark. Just know I know who you are and I see you", he went on. There can be no peace until or so called leaders make change.
Renault's Daniel Ricciardo said Floyd's death was "a disgrace". Racism is toxic and needs to be addressed not with violence or silence but with unity and action.
"We stand with you Lewis", the team said.
"Unfortunately, America is not the only place where racism lives and we continue to fail as humans when we can not stand up for what is right", Hamilton's post released on Tuesday continued. Let's be better people.
Those who attended Monday's rally in downtown Hamilton chanted phrases including "Black lives matter", "hands up don't shoot", and "I can't breathe" - the latter of which were among Floyd's last words.
Charles Leclerc of Ferrari apologized for not being able to express himself over the issue lately as he "struggled to find the words to describe the atrocity" of the videos he saw. Racism needs to be met with actions, not silence.
He added, "It is our responsabilities to speak out against injustice".
Hamilton had known as on the F1 neighborhood to talk out and finish what he felt was "silence" on the matter.
"And it is only together we can oppose an eradicate it".
Hamilton questioned why it needed protests for the police officer who knelt on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes, Derek Chauvin, to be arrested.