Ecclestone condemned by Formula 1 and Hamilton after racism comments

Ruben Hill
June 30, 2020

F1 has recently begun a new campaign to make the sport more inclusive, while six-time world champion Hamilton - the only black driver in F1 history - has launched his own commission to improve diversity throughout motorsport.

The veteran administrator Eccelstone, during an interview, said that the blacks are more racist than the white people.

"Bernie is out of the activity and a various generation but this is exactly what is erroneous - ignorant and uneducated opinions which show us how significantly we as a society will need to go just before real equality can come about", Hamilton wrote.

But Ecclestone said in the direction of F1 and Carey: 'I'm glad he said I have no involvement in Formula One, so I can't be credited with all the things they've not done.

"It will make complete perception to me now that nearly nothing was reported or carried out to make our sport extra assorted or to deal with the racial abuse I received during my job".

In the since deleted post, he said: 'It deeply saddens me that you consider fighting for equal treatment of black people and people of colour, a distraction.

"For me, and so many others around the world, seeing George Floyd's murder triggered a sense of deep pain, anguish and frustration", said the only black driver in racing, now representing the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. "I will keep on to use my voice to stand for individuals who you should not have just one, and to talk for those who are underrepresented to deliver an opportunity to have a chance in our activity".

He also criticized that Black Lives Matter protests, stating, "I think it's completely stupid taking all these statues down". I think I could probably find a pass.

Bernie Eccletone moved to defend his controversial comments on racism in motorsport expressed earlier this week and which were heavily criticized by Lewis Hamilton. I was called "Titch" (bitch) at school.

Asked if F1 should have done more over time to fight racism, Ecclestone replied "they're too busy trying to win races or find sponsors, so really other things have little if any interest". The former CEO also compared being black to being short, dismissing anti-police brutality protesters as not knowing what they're doing and suggesting black people aren't discriminated against when they are turned down for jobs. They should've left them there. Ecclestone said in the CNN interview he was "surprised" the incident concerned the British driver and that he "didn't think it affected him".

Also posted Hamilton had made a picture for you to see on the Fans are, with a winter test in Spain in the year 2008 about his skin color amusing.

"Well, he knows people have been against him because he said they have, but I'm surprised that it concerns him even", Ecclestone said.

"I can honestly say I've never met a black person and said "I don't like that guy".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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