Formula 1 distances itself from controversial Ecclestone comments
Formula 1 has acted swiftly to disassociate itself with controversial comments from former boss Bernie Ecclestone.
In an interview with CNN, the 89-year-old said that "in lots of cases, black people are more racist than what white people are".
Recently, F1 has launched the #WeRaceAsOne initiative, Lewis Hamilton has created 'The Hamilton Commission', and the FIA has also engaged in activities to make the motorsport industry a more inclusive environment.
In an interview with CNN, Ecclestone began by praising the work done specifically by Hamilton, before making his contentious comment.
"At a time when unity is needed to tackle racism and inequality, we completely disagree with Bernie Ecclestone’s comments that have no place in Formula 1 or society," read a statement from F1.
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