F1 announces new initiative to tackle racism and inequality

PARIS (AP) — Formula One has announced an initiative aimed at tackling racism and encouraging more diversity within the series. F1 says “We Race As One” will also address issues surrounding inequality, sustainability and the coronavirus pandemic. F1 intends to send a strong message about equality when the season begins on July 3 at the Austrian Grand Prix as the first of eight scheduled European races through September. F1 says “we want our restart to show that as a sporting community we stand united against racism and we will do more to address inequality and diversity.”