The Aussie F1 driver shared a clip on his Instagram account of an overhead camera capturing a street painting saying “Black Lives Matter” as he urged everyone to “keep fighting for equality”.
“Been seeing a lot the last couple weeks. Lots of positive movement. Still learning and understanding but I know it’s opened a lot of our eyes and that’s a good thing,” Ricciardo wrote.
“Change can come through exposure. Keep fighting for equality. Hope everyone’s doing OK.”
Ricciardo’s post comes after Washington mayor Muriel Bowser gave the green light for “Black Lives Matter” to be painted in huge yellow letters on a street near the White House.
Earlier this month Ricciardo spoke out after the death of George Floyd, who was killed when a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee onto the 46-year-old’s neck for nearly nine minutes.
“Seeing the news the last few days has left me saddened, what happened to George Floyd and what continues to happen in today’s society is a disgrace,” Ricciardo wrote.
“Now more than ever we need to stand together, unified together. Racism is toxic and needs to be addressed not with violence or silence but with unity and action.
“We need to stand up, we need to be a WE. Let’s be better people. It’s 2020 ffs. Black lives matter.”
Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has led the charge in F1 circles in speaking out against racism, and fellow drivers followed suit.
“This past week, I have felt so inspired by the thousands of people across the globe using their voices to speak out against racial injustice,” Hamilton wrote on social media recently.
“Fighting for real change starts with us, whether peacefully protesting, showing support on social media or signing petitions.
“However, our fight for equality must continue beyond this. Racism is a global disease and one which we must tackle with our votes as well as our voices.
“Please do your research and ensure the politicians you vote into power have everyone’s best interests at heart. The prejudice against black people at a systemic level has got to stop.”