Formula One’s Race Against Racism


Thanks to a new owner and a popular Netflix show, Formula One has grown more popular than ever—but, in many ways, the sport is still stuck in the past. Criticisms have been levelled at Formula One for its inability to diversify, and failure to deal with incidents of racism from both drivers and fans.
In June, Lewis Hamilton—the sport’s biggest star and only Black F1 driver—called out the league for promoting “old voices” who don’t value inclusivity following reports that alleged retired champion Nelson Piquet used a racial slur to describe him.
TIME’s Sam McPeak sat down with former F1 driver and TV presenter Karun Chandhok and journalist Lawrence Barretto to discuss how the sport can root out racism for a more inclusive future.


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