F1 blogs review – Racism and more

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes, Sepang, 2007 | DaimlerThe row over racism in Formula 1 following the abuse of Lewis Hamilton in Spain last week propelled the sport onto the front pages of many newspapers and led to a frenzy of coverage.

Here’s a cross-section of reaction from a range of blogs including sites about F1, Spain, general sport, black people and more, with a predictably broad spectrum of opinions. There were a few people talking about other things, but this was undoubtedly the talking point of the week.


Race taunts at the Barcelona testing track – Alchemy V blog.

Face up to it – Orange news blog.

True sportsmanship? – Interesting thoughts of an indusiastic utopian.

Lewis Hamilton racially abused by Spanish F1 fans – Formula 1 Australia.

Public display of racism – Tidor.

Racism in Spain – Lewis Hamilton and the F1 disgrace – Notes from Spain.

Black racer, Lewis Hamilton, faces racism in Spain – Black voices.

Spanish F1 fans jeopardise race – F1 underground.

Lewis Hamilton’s name is blackened in Spain – Anorak.

My say on racism towards Hamilton @ Times Online – All talk and no trousers.

FIA responds to behaviour of fans at Catalunya – Blog F1.

Media hypocrisy is making the F1 racism issue worse – Doctorvee.

Lewis sees the dark side – Tomas Tales.

More Lewis Hamilton abuse – The F1 pit box.

Lewis Hamilton – Black looks.

Go to hell Spain – The beatniks celebrity gossip.

Spanish fans’ racist jibes require firm action, not mere lip service – The Guardian.

The idiot fringe – Motorsport ramblings.

Lewis Hamilton vs F1 Prixs – Daily Telegraph.

Why, Spanish fans? – Absolutely Alex’s adventures, life and times.

Racist taunting at sporting events draws fines – Kalagenesis.

The knee-jerk reaction to racism in F1 – In the slipstream.

Spanish GPs threatened amid racial tension – Planet Earth.

Take a different angle on Spanish F1 fans – F1-togo.

Racism – F1 must stamp on it now – Motorsport.

Hamilton and racism – Turn one.

Their blackface should make F1 fans red-faced – The sports oasis.

It will take a personality of Alonso’s status to squeeze this filthy behaviour out of F1 – Autocar.

F1 hooligans – Axis of Oversteer.

There’s a reason they call them fanatics – F1 blog.

Way to go Lewis – Fastmachines.

Motorsport or football? – Ferrariworld blog.

Lewis Hamilton racially abused – Force India F1.

Hamilton saddened at racial abuse in Spain – Formula 1 blog.

Leave Alonso and Spain alone – Linksheaven.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton, racism and Barcelona – Spanish football and sports.

Mierda – El nuevo pantano.

Racing fans in Spain taunt Lewis Hamilton with blackface – Afrospear.


VJM01: Force India?s chariot through the 2008 F1 season unveiled – More Indian interest in F1’s new Indian team.

FIA threaten Spanish sanctions after Lewis Hamilton racially abused – Well, what d’ya know…

ING Renault F1 team blog – Renault have launched a new blog and social networking site, although I’ve made a few attempts to upload images to it and so far nothing has happened. Nonetheless you can find me there under the name F1Fanatic.

Melbourne Grand Prix in doubt – Australian Grand Prix organisers aren’t ready to set up a night race yet.

F1 and the French municipal elections – Could politics in France see the relocation of the French Grand Prix?

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