Formula One has condemned comments on racism made by its former chief executive officer Bernie Ecclestone.
The 89-year-old made the remarks in a CNN interview and received widespread criticism.
F1 issued its own response later on Friday, distancing itself from Ecclestone and his views.
"At a time when unity is needed to tackle racism and inequality, we completely disagree with Bernie Ecclestone's comments that have no place in Formula 1 or society," the statement read.
"Mr Ecclestone has played no role in Formula 1 since he left our organisation in 2017, his title Chairman Emeritus, being honorific, expired in January 2020.
On Thursday, F1 announced details of a new task force and foundation aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion in the sport.