F1 news LIVE: Lewis Hamilton reacts to Silverstone protests and takes swipe at Verstappen

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Lewis Hamilton had to clarify his comments on Silverstone protestors who invaded the track in the opening stages of the British Grand Prix. 

The Mercedes star initially defended the actions of the protestors, claiming the sport needed “more people like them”. 

He said: “Big up the protesters. I love that people are fighting for the planet and we need more people like them.”

However, he then took to social media to warn protstors not to storm the circuit after he learned all the details about the incident. 

He added: “Please don’t jump on to our race circuits to protest, we don’t want to put you in harm’s way.”

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