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Black driver has 'only respect' for Ecclestone

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Amid controversy over allegedly racist comments, Bernie Ecclestone has received some support from a retired American racing driver.

Amid controversy over allegedly racist comments, Bernie Ecclestone has received some support from a retired American racing driver.

Days after the former F1 supremo received scathing rebukes for saying that "in many cases black people are more racist than white people", Willy T Ribbs says Ecclestone actually gave him a shot at a Formula 1 career.

"He wanted me in the car. He wanted me in Formula 1," Ribbs, who tested for Ecclestone's Brabham team in 1986, told CNN.

"His sponsors at the time were Italian," said the 65-year-old former Nascar and Indycar driver. "They wanted Italian drivers, and I totally respect him. I have no issues with that.

"My goal was to be in Formula 1, but Bernie Ecclestone made a statement because Bernie Ecclestone put the first man of colour, first black man, in a Formula 1 car."

Ribbs says he has "only respect" for the 89-year-old.

Mercedes has reacted to the new wave of racial politics in Formula 1 by deciding to drop its iconic silver livery in favour of an all-black one for 2020.

Germany's Bild newspaper said the idea was discussed by team boss Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton at the beginning of the recent George Floyd protests.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool34302275264992
2Manchester CityMan City34223986345269
3Chelsea341861063461760
4Leicester CityLeicester34178964323259
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd341610859332658
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34131384537852
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd34131293533251
8Arsenal34121485042850
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs341310115244849
10Burnley34147133846-849
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle351210133650-1446
12Everton34129134149-845
13Southampton34135164356-1344
14Crystal Palace34119143043-1342
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton34812143647-1136
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham3597194159-1834
17Watford35710183154-2331
18Bournemouth3477203259-2728
19Aston Villa3476213665-2927
20Norwich CityNorwich3556242664-3821
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