Saudi Arabia Sports Minister and Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal has invited Lewis Hamilton to a personal conversation. Previously, the Mercedes pilot had criticized human rights violations in the Kingdom.
“I’ve seen the comments from Lewis in which he has criticized some things that happen in Saudi Arabia,” said Prinz Abdulaziz. “I offered him open and friendly that he can talk to me. We can put together and discuss what the problems are.”
Only then could one clear the disagreements out of the way, so the Saudi prince. “With many of these things you do not know the details, although you can read a lot about Saudi Arabia.” From the point of view of the kingdom, the critique of people wanted to listen to outside.
Hamilton had expressed his criticism of the discharge in the run-up to the Saudi Arabia GP. The seven-time world champion explained that he feels “uncomfortable” to go there.
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The race was then overshadowed by a rocket attack only a few kilometers from the racetrack. In addition, the country with a mass execution of 81 people worried internationally for criticism.