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Sunday's Formula 1 news roundup: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Sunday, November 22.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest news regarding Formula 1 on Sunday, November 22.

Sunday morning's Formula 1 news roundup:


Hamilton's political activism 'dangerous' - Albers

Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Turkish Grand Prix on November 15, 2020© Reuters

Lewis Hamilton should be careful with his political activism to avoid accusations of hypocrisy, according to former F1 driver Christijan Albers.

New seven time world champion Hamilton has been fiercely outspoken in 2020 on issues including Black Lives Matter.

"When you are an athlete, expressing your opinion about certain things is quite dangerous because it will be difficult for you to live up to them," Dutchman Albers told De Telegraaf.

"For example, if you talk about the environment, you might end up on the same list as Leonardo DiCaprio, who flies from America and back in a private jet.

"Hamilton defends human rights through Black Lives Matter, but he then supports the race in Saudi Arabia, which is also being criticised for human rights.

"It is impossible to say simply that this is a beautiful country when the whole world knows exactly what is going on there," Albers, who raced 46 times in F1 until 2007, added.


Marko responds to Hulkenberg's 'German humour'

Red Bull's Helmut Marko pictured in July 2020© Reuters

Dr Helmut Marko has reacted with a smile to a comment made earlier this week by 2021 Red Bull candidate Nico Hulkenberg.

Hulkenberg, who is in the running to replace struggling Alex Albon next year, joked on Red Bull-owned Servus TV this week that he has now "signed a new contract".

"A home loan contract," he grinned. "I hope I get a good return."

Marko, the head of Red Bull's famous driver program, has said he will make a decision about Albon's future after the Abu Dhabi finale next month.

As for Hulkenberg's contract joke, he told Auto Bild: "That was typical German humour."



More news from Formula 1:

Ferrari '50 horsepower' down in 2020 - Binotto
Mattia Binotto has played down hopes that Ferrari's new engine for 2021 will be enough to catch Mercedes. Read more.

Ferrari right to split with Vettel - Massa
Former Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has backed Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari split. Read more.

F1 drivers 'not the same' as in the past - Briatore
Flavio Briatore has lamented the way Formula 1 drivers have changed since his days in Formula 1. Read more.

Massa hopes Schumacher 'can see his son in F1'
Felipe Massa hopes it is true that his former Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher is able to follow the likely F1 debut of his son Mick next year. Read more.

F1 eyeing 24-race calendars in future - Carey
There is still room on future Formula 1 calendars for more than the unprecedented 23 races that have been scheduled for 2021. Read more.

Italy wants two grands prix on 2021 calendar
Italian motor racing chief Angelo Sticchi Damiani says he wants Italy to have not one but two grands prix in 2021. Read more.

Lewis Hamilton to be knighted in New Year?
A report claims that seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is to be awarded a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list. Read more.

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