According to the Swiss publication Motorsport Aktuell, the guestbook of the Toyota driver Timo Glock's personal website was attacked in the form of 500 vile messages in the wake of the Brazilian grand prix.

Lewis Hamilton is not formula one's only victim of racism, it has emerged.

According to the Swiss publication Motorsport Aktuell, the guestbook of the Toyota driver Timo Glock's personal website was attacked in the form of 500 vile messages in the wake of the Brazilian grand prix.

At Interlagos, the fact that the dry-tyred Glock slowed dramatically and ceded fifth position to Hamilton on the last lap proved decisive to the outcome of the world championship.

As a result, some racists - unhappy with Hamilton's success as the first black world champion - turned their attention to the 26-year-old Glock, who was born near the Hockenheim circuit in Germany.

The Motorsport Aktuell website did not provide details, but another internet forum quoted one racist as saying: "Glock, you don't look German, more like a Polish toilet cleaner.

"I hope you lose one of your legs in your next crash."

Another message reads: "Is this guy from Germany? He looks like an Iraqi or a Paki."

 

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