Racism articles on F1 Fanatic archive

F1 blogs review – Racism and more 9th February 2008, 7:00

The 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, […]

F1 news review: racism row 5th February 2008, 10:41

The British papers today have some conflicting reports on the reaction in Spain: “Spanish media chose to overlook latest incident” (The Times) “Spanish view: ‘Hooligans’ abuse Hamilton” (Daily Telegraph) I’m not sure I agree with The Times’s opinion piece. Some F1 sites have reported about coverage of the incident in Spain, although it is unclear […]

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I never hesitate to grumble when I feel F1’s governing body has done something wrong, so I think they should be applauded for their prompt handling of the racism row that erupted over the weekend. Likewise the Spanish motor sport authorities and the operators of the Circuit de Catalunya have made all the right moves […]

F1 must take a stand against racism 3rd February 2008, 17:47

Yesterday I wrote that “I haven’t seen any evidence of a racial motivation” in the attacks Lewis Hamilton has been subjected to in Spain this week. Today damning evidence of that fact has come in from a number of sources, the worst being of four spectators at the track with blacked-up faces and gorilla masks […]

In it for the hate 2nd February 2008, 23:09

Track officials at the Circuit de Catalunya closed one of the spectators enclosures during today’s F1 testing at the circuit after prolonged abuse aimed at the McLaren team from a group of spectators. Anti-Hamilton and McLaren banners have been commonplace during testing this winter, most of which is conducted at Spanish venues such as Jerez, […]

Lewis Hamilton fans ‘racist’ (updated) 17th October 2007, 9:24

Spanish motor sport federation head Carlos Gracia had this to say about the popularity of Lewis Hamilton among British F1 fans, speaking in Spanish newspaper El Publico: It is perfectly normal for a British team and British fans wanting to succeed in formula one but it is ironic that the racists in England are having […]