“When I first started in Formula 1, I tried to ignore the fact that I was the first black guy ever to race in the sport,” he wrote on a blog post on his Website. “But as I got older, I’ve really started to appreciate the implications. It’s a pretty cool feeling to be a person to knock down a barrier, just like the Williams sisters did in tennis and Tiger Wood did in golf.”
Black Motorsports Leaders: Mercedes Driver Lewis Hamilton Wins U.S. Grand Prix
Often touted as the “first black driver in Formula 1,” Lewis Hamilton, has won the U.S. Grand Prix.