Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton says he hopes the world will emerge as a ‘kinder place’ once the current coronavirus pandemic comes to an end.
Formula 1 is on hiatus until July’s Austrian Grand Prix due to the outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 virus, which was declared as a pandemic in mid-March.
Billions of people worldwide have since been in various lockdowns, heavily restricting movement, which has led to the suspension of life as previously known.
Hamilton, 35, has previously used his social media platforms to express his views on issues such as the environment, animal cruelty, and child poverty.
On Monday the six-time World Champion urged his followers to reflect and emerge from the current lockdown in a brighter situation.
“I miss racing every day,” he wrote. “This is the first time since I was eight that I haven’t started a season.
“When you live and breathe something you love, when it’s gone there’s definitely a big void. But there’s always positives to take from these times.
“Right now, we all have time in the world to reflect on our life, our decisions, our goals, the people we have around us, our careers.
“Today, we see clearer skies all over the world, less animals being slaughtered for our pleasure simply because our demands are much lower and everyone staying in.
“Let’s not come back the same as we went into this tough time, let’s come out of it with better knowledge of our world, changing personal choices and habits.
“Let’s come out of this as a new us, a new reinvigorated you, fitter, healthier and more focused but above all, kinder, more generous and gracious and caring for our world and the people in it. I hope we all do.”