What troubles Lewis Hamilton these days are the things about Formula 1 that haven’t changed. Since he first crammed himself into a McLaren cockpit as a baby-faced 22-year-old in 2007, before moving to the Mercedes F1 team in 2013, he has won more races and taken more pole positions than any driver in history. His seventh world title last season tied the all-time great Michael Schumacher. At 36, in one of the highest- performing cars the sport has ever seen, Hamilton has at least a few more seasons to break that record before retirement. Lewis Hamilton Award

Yet during that time, as Hamilton went from prodigy to elder statesman, some 56 other drivers have made their F1 debuts—not one of them Black. Hamilton was the first. And the wait continues for a second.

Here are some things Lewis Hamilton revealed as he is awarded WSJ. Magazine’s Innovator…

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