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Black driver has 'only respect' for Ecclestone

Jun.30 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....
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