The Lewis Hamilton Commission has been investigating diversity within F1 since June 2020 and their findings discovered that it was a lack of access to education that was one of the biggest preventers of diversity within the sport. Now Hamilton has launched a partnership with the charity Mission 44 and Teach First in an effort to recruit more science, technology, engineering, and maths teachers of colour in England.
Hamilton said of the partnership in a statement, “I am incredibly proud to be announcing the first partnership from Mission 44 today… Our work with Teach First is another step towards addressing barriers preventing young Black students’ engagement with STEM, as identified in The Hamilton Commission report.”
“By establishing this partnership, which focuses on identifying the best way to attract Black talent to STEM teaching roles, we hope to create a framework the wider education industry can implement,” he said.
“It’s our hope other organizations recruiting teachers will support and join us on our mission to see more diversity in the classroom,” Hamilton added.