Lewis Hamilton Named Most Influential Black Person In UK

(BBC) – Lewis Hamilton’s been named the most influential black person in the UK.

Days after winning Formula One’s World Championship for a record-equalling seventh time, he’s topped the Powerlist 2021.

The list honours the most powerful people of African, African Caribbean and African American heritage in the UK.

This year, there’s been a special focus on two of the biggest themes of 2020 – coronavirus and racial injustice.

The independent judging panel looked at people who have the “ability to change lives and alter events, as demonstrated over a protracted period of time and in a positive manner”.