Lewis Hamilton Breonna Taylor after claiming Sunday’s trophy.

Formula1 racing authority FIA is investigating whether driver Lewis Hamilton broke F1 rules when he wore a T-shirt in support of Breonna Taylor at Sunday’s Tuscan Grand Prix, an FIA spokesperson told the BBC.

Hamilton, a  six-time F1 Mercedes champion, wore a T-shirt with the phrase “Arrest The Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor” on the front, and a picture of Taylor captioned with “Say Her Name” on the back. He also wore the shirt on the winner’s podium, saying “Justice For Breonna Taylor” after claiming Sunday’s trophy. 

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Taylor, a Black emergency technician was shot and killed in her Louisville home by police executing a no-knock warrant on March 13. Calling to arrest the officers involved in the shooting has become a popular rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The FIA spokesperson said the matter was “under active consideration” and that the authority is not a political organization. However, it is unclear what rule Hamilton will be investigated for breaking.

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The FIA did not immediately respond to CBS News’ request for comment.

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F1 has previously allowed drivers to support both political movements and anti-racism. In July, F1 created the #WeRaceAsOne initiative to address inequality and racism. All 20 drivers work Black Lives Matter shirts, including Hamilton, who continued to wear the shirt before every race.  


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