“We wish to construct a legacy that goes past sport, and if we might be the leaders and might begin constructing extra range inside our personal enterprise, it should ship such a robust message and provides others the boldness to start a dialogue about how they will implement change.”
Hamilton and his team-mate Valtteri Bottas may even race in black overalls for the season.
Group Principal, Toto Wolff, added: “Racism and discrimination don’t have any place in our society, our sport or our crew: this can be a core perception at Mercedes.
“However having the suitable beliefs and the suitable mindset isn’t sufficient if we stay silent.
“We want to use our voice and our international platform to talk up for respect and equality, and the Silver Arrow will race in black for the complete 2020 season to indicate our dedication to larger range inside our crew and our sport.