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US racing needs to look to F1 for diversity solutions – Willy T. Ribbs

Willy T. Ribbs believes categories in the United States are ‘lightyears' behind Formula 1 with regards to attitudes towards racism. Ribbs was the first Black driver to test a Formula 1 car when he linked up with Brabham in 1986. The now 65-year-old has been a guest of six-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton at the United States Grand Prix and has praised the Mercedes driver on his push to make Formula 1 more diverse. Hamilton's Mercedes team has a strong stance in its own anti-racism message after making a late switch to a black livery and apparel before the start of the 2020 season.
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