Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton believes the United States and the United Kingdom have "gone backwards" following a number of political decisions.
Last week, the Supreme Court in the US overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade case and removed the constitutional right to abortion – with individual states now able to make their own laws.
Meanwhile, the UK is still adjusting to its exit from the European Union and faces a cost-of-living crisis
Speaking ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix, F1 superstar Hamilton condemned the state of affairs in both countries.
"America has gone backwards. Everything happening in the UK has gone backwards. People are struggling. We have to pull together," he told a news conference.
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Hamilton had previously addressed the matter of abortion ahead of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix earlier this year, where he made his feelings on the matter clear.
"I love being in the States. But I can't ignore what's going on right now and what some in the government are trying to do to the women who live here," he said.
"Everyone should have the right to choose what they do with their bodies. We can't let that choice be taken away.”