An advert for Carlos Sainz Sr’s Madrid-based kart circuit which featured a man wearing blackface has triggered a barrage of criticism against his son, Ferrari F1 driver Carlos Sainz, on social media.
The advert depicts the “Three Kings” at the kart circuit, with one of them wearing blackface. The advert has left F1 fans divided, with some calling for Carlos Sainz to be “cancelled” while others have stressed that his father owns the kart circuit, not him.
The controversial advert quickly unleashed a tirade of criticism and anger at Carlos Sainz, with some even calling for him to be fired by Ferrari.
However, some F1 fans have defended the Ferrari driver, stressing that the kart circuit is owned by his father, so he is unlikely to have had any involvement in the production of the advert.