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Willy T Ribbs: Motorsport's Black Pioneer Full Documentary | The first black man to drive an F1 car

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A profile of Willy T Ribbs, the first black man to drive a Formula One car and the first black Indy 500 driver. Inspired by few, inspiration to many, he helped break down the colour barrier in American Motorsport.
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  1. Carlo S

    Carlo S

    22 dagen geleden

    God made him the way he was.

  2. James Bowman

    James Bowman

    2 maanden geleden

    Enjoyed the video Willie T Ribbs but Black Lives Matter is NOT right it is a violent hate group that destroyed property, burned property, physically attacked people and 19 people died during their violent riots. I was a huge Hamilton fan since before he won his first F1 race, but kneeling during the national anthem is like me calling you certain trigger words. I actually agree with his Briana Taylor shirt but BLM and ANTIFA are no better than any other hate group. BLM is supported by Communists that want this country destroyed the clowns tore down statues of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass for goodness sakes. This while leaving statues of Vladimir Lenin unmolested. I say this as a person who hates racism, but racism doesn't fight racism it is racism. What the heck is confusing about that?

  3. Christine Mccaskill

    Christine Mccaskill

    2 maanden geleden

    Willy T ribbs the last of the great Willy's

  4. Mantas Isganaitis

    Mantas Isganaitis

    2 maanden geleden

    I am big fan of Willy T. Ribbs, a fan of Lewis Hamilton. I am also big fan of Thomas Sowell.

  5. Confidence is the answer

    Confidence is the answer

    2 maanden geleden

    LEWIS HAMILTON is always known as F1 world champion. Willy T Ribbs is always remembered as the first BLACK driver. LEWIS HAMILTON is NEVER, EVER, not once EVER known as the first black F1 driver or first black F1 world champion. But if Lewis Hamilton was American here in America his skin color would matter. And that is the major difference. In America your skink color matters.

  6. S Norbert

    S Norbert

    4 maanden geleden

    His results are rather mediocre. Why is there so much hype around him?

    • Sneakerz On Deck

      Sneakerz On Deck

      Maand geleden

      For 1, he was a professional driver. Are you a pro? No. Then why are you so concerned?

  7. Steve Mold

    Steve Mold

    5 maanden geleden

    Just watching this on Sky before the Bahrain GP, he seems a real sound and humous guy. Odd people have thumbed this video down.

  8. DMD

    DMD

    5 maanden geleden

    Couple of drinks and the fists start swinging. That's GB OK. Fascinating guy

  9. Omar Medani

    Omar Medani

    5 maanden geleden

    Great stuff

  10. Downshift & Pedal

    Downshift & Pedal

    5 maanden geleden

    Great message. Thanks Ted

  11. True Mexico

    True Mexico

    5 maanden geleden

    Brilliant! It's a shame this important and interesting documentary has so few views compared to the channel average. I guess that's why so much F1 content is gimmicky and shallow, that's what get's the clicks.

  12. chris jones

    chris jones

    5 maanden geleden

    Ended up talking Lewis Hamilton. Was never a fan but he's won me over. That's Lewis for you. As much on track and even more off.

  13. Simon Pedley

    Simon Pedley

    5 maanden geleden

    "One thing that blew me away was how much fighting they do, a couple of beers man and the fist started swinging" hahaha - A real nice, charismatic and cool dude. Good job TK and Sky Sports.

  14. Sam Shroom

    Sam Shroom

    5 maanden geleden

    I was in a club in Soho and Dizzy Gillespie was playing... Ted - No reaction It was open while 3 am... Ted - Wow

  15. Crown King

    Crown King

    5 maanden geleden

    I think Ron Dennis owns lewis another mclearn

  16. victor 91

    victor 91

    5 maanden geleden

    Well Lewis is now 7 time world champion. The dream goes on!

  17. PotholesInMyLawn

    PotholesInMyLawn

    5 maanden geleden

    Wow this was awesome!

  18. Russ

    Russ

    5 maanden geleden

    Man I love that Ali story but yours is matching. I know how you feel. I made go carts when I was kid and dreamed of racing. You were never alone in the car you drove, just like Lewis you have a new fan list and I'm on it. Can I go jogging someday with you? Greatest! I was at Sugar Ray's retirement in Baltimore. Ali was there ran climbed over stairs to walk along side of him. I had my hand on his shoulder yelling out " Ali" We are all racers....

  19. slylockdefox246

    slylockdefox246

    5 maanden geleden

    Ted is uncomfortable talking about race but I commend him. Uppity: Both! Ted... Yea it bin would've bin would've bin would've bin wouldn't it? 😂

  20. Andy Yefimovich

    Andy Yefimovich

    5 maanden geleden

    Great respect! Thanks so much for this video! Amazing...

  21. peter thomas

    peter thomas

    5 maanden geleden

    Wow, what a real intelligent and versed gentleman in his craft. I've watched F1 for years and it was only a decade or so later that i had some semblance of this titan in his sport . Just goes to show that money can't buy everything. Just like with Lewis, a massive talent, but he was just too good for his competition . Great examination of this proud great man.

  22. curiosity

    curiosity

    5 maanden geleden

    It was sad that at the 14:20 timestamp he didn't credit his dad for mentorship and leadership. That's a fierce and conspicuous distinction between Willy and Lewis amongst knowledgeable black men.

  23. #sv5

    #sv5

    5 maanden geleden

    He's an awful driver

    • Alex lacl

      Alex lacl

      5 maanden geleden

      Stupid joke

    • #sv5

      #sv5

      5 maanden geleden

      @LostChances yes

    • LostChances

      LostChances

      5 maanden geleden

      Says the guy with a Vettel photo

  24. #sv5

    #sv5

    5 maanden geleden

    Lol how are you doing willy

  25. curiosity

    curiosity

    5 maanden geleden

    Great choice of opening song; really respectful.

  26. j dogg

    j dogg

    5 maanden geleden

    Shocking this only has 14k views 2many racing fans missing out on a great story

  27. paul davidson

    paul davidson

    5 maanden geleden

    Thank you for this.

  28. BillyGoatBoy

    BillyGoatBoy

    6 maanden geleden

    14:53 says a lot about England 👍

  29. charles antso

    charles antso

    6 maanden geleden

    very nice, thank you 👍

  30. son

    son

    6 maanden geleden

    Ted Kravitz and Willy T are two GOATS in my eyes !

  31. mr coal

    mr coal

    6 maanden geleden

    he's a true inspiration to motorsport

  32. Wayne Bynoe

    Wayne Bynoe

    6 maanden geleden

    HEY! IN THE CARIBBEAN!! THIS I DO KNOW FOR SURE! [ONE HAS TO B VERY SHARP!! TO DRIVE FAST!!! & THE ROADS CAN B VERY NARROW!! STOP SIGNS DON'T ALWAYS SURVIVE!! & RED LIGHTS BETTER BEHAVE!! IF I HAD TO SEARCH FOR THOSE CHARACTERISTICS THAT MAKE A REALLY! GREAT DRIVER!! MOST LIKELY! THE AREA WOULD B A FITTING SEARCH! JUST SAYING!!

  33. discodavid26

    discodavid26

    6 maanden geleden

    Great interview but would off liked to hear Willy talk more about his current feelings on bill Crosby (probably very mixed) and the terrible accident involving him at a Indy car street race where a marshal trying to push a different stalled car got hit by Willy and killed …… how much was his fault? …… how much was indycar officials/safety standards to blame?…… and did it kill his career momentum in Indy cars although he made the Indy 500 a few years after did it cost him full season drives?

    • discodavid26

      discodavid26

      6 maanden geleden

      Whatever Willy answers-to my above questions are..... he is a grade A human being …… I was aware previously of Willy due to my love off indycar books but probably as they were written by a white American writer I picked up on his “uppity” semi aggressive nature through their words and wasn’t 100% sure on him …… but hearing him in person I cannot believe more people in motorsport didn’t give him a shot.

  34. Keith Powell

    Keith Powell

    6 maanden geleden

    What a great watch Ted. Willy T is a very entertaining guy, lots of history I could relate to there also, thanks.

  35. BBN

    BBN

    6 maanden geleden

    This is what most people don't understand. As a black person you spend time trying to break unnecessary barriers while others are putting in this time to better themselves. You need to be perfect a black person to be accepted. Look at Obama for instance, the man was judged on/by anything. And along came Trump and all of a sudden the standard was lowered. Lewis Hamilton is criticized for anything that other drivers do and get away with.

    • Αλέξανδρος Ταβουλάρης

      Αλέξανδρος Ταβουλάρης

      4 maanden geleden

      @son No, no my friend. I disagree. The problem is that THEY UNDERSTAND, but THEY LIKE the situation. Btw I'm caucasian but I have to say the truth.

    • PotholesInMyLawn

      PotholesInMyLawn

      5 maanden geleden

      Spot on BBN Spot on brah!

    • son

      son

      6 maanden geleden

      This is a sport controlled by white elites. They're just living their lives and that's ok but they will never truly understand

  36. daedralord1

    daedralord1

    6 maanden geleden

    Why didn’t you make this video years ago sky? Oh wait I know. The next movement is bald men. Then sky will make a video on bald drivers to show they love bald men

  37. Jenny 3000

    Jenny 3000

    6 maanden geleden

    This video is underrated >.>

  38. Adam Smith

    Adam Smith

    6 maanden geleden

    What a top bloke

  39. imabacchus__23

    imabacchus__23

    6 maanden geleden

    We don't care if u White,black,Indian, Asian or what..stfu n watch n educate yourself. Willy t ribbs great man✅💯🐐

  40. juanito

    juanito

    6 maanden geleden

    Thanks, Sky sports for putting this out there. Wish we could get Sky sports in America.

  41. Marciano Demidof

    Marciano Demidof

    6 maanden geleden

    Willy T Ribbs🙏. Great interview Ted.

  42. Pascale Loiseau Joachim

    Pascale Loiseau Joachim

    6 maanden geleden

    Why do white people always have a problem when people of color excell in a certain domain

  43. Karlyx Bosikoro

    Karlyx Bosikoro

    6 maanden geleden

    Is he also of a mixed race? .... funny he calls Ted "T-K" .... lolz

  44. theworldismyoyster

    theworldismyoyster

    6 maanden geleden

    Fabulous interview!

  45. krazykarl

    krazykarl

    6 maanden geleden

    Why do so many similar movies come out so close together?

  46. JMcdermott

    JMcdermott

    6 maanden geleden

    What a guy. A massive shame that Sky felt the need to put 'Black' in the title, attributing some of this guys success to his race. This guy did everything off his own back, inspiring.

  47. Mr e Mr e

    Mr e Mr e

    6 maanden geleden

    Hamilton needs a one to one ✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾

  48. Stephen Boyd

    Stephen Boyd

    6 maanden geleden

    A great interview with a truly inspiring figure. Telling it like it, not what he thinks people want to hear.

  49. Mark

    Mark

    6 maanden geleden

    How anyone can dislike this video is beyond me. This was spectacularly made and such a journey, from where it started with Willy, to the now with Lewis to the unknown but hopefully better future because of all involved.

    • JD

      JD

      3 dagen geleden

      Perhaps because they did not expect to watch a freaking video call. And perhaps because they did not expect to see so much Hamilton fanboyism. And perhaps because they did not expected to see so much BLM bullshit. Perhaps because they expected to see an actual documentary about Ribbs and not a video call interview about Hamilton. Perhaps because they are just really disappointed with this video that is not a documentary.

    • BBN

      BBN

      6 maanden geleden

      Probably those that wrote those letters.

  50. GIJ GIJ

    GIJ GIJ

    6 maanden geleden

    Now watch the film of his life, Uppity - I bought it on NLcameras. What a man.

  51. Hamisxa

    Hamisxa

    6 maanden geleden

    "We need to stop racism"....... "But we'll keep talking about race when it benefits us"

    • LostChances

      LostChances

      5 maanden geleden

      Yea cos no one is doing anything

  52. Alfonzo Curry

    Alfonzo Curry

    6 maanden geleden

    Awesome job Ted!! Willy you know what you mean to us. Enuff Respect!!

  53. Baron R

    Baron R

    6 maanden geleden

    "Uppity"... If your from America you know what is meant by that. Willy is a fearless one.

  54. leongt1954

    leongt1954

    6 maanden geleden

    When you look at his record in Eng and the US it sucks and most of his success was in the american tarns-am series winning 17 races

  55. Duane Aguilera

    Duane Aguilera

    6 maanden geleden

    What a great interview. I loved the opening song Fitting.and Soulful . great respect Willy

  56. David Jones

    David Jones

    6 maanden geleden

    Really enjoyed watching this, he is a real character for sure.

  57. SlacKerZ1 zzz

    SlacKerZ1 zzz

    6 maanden geleden

    You can really hear the sadness in his voice when talking about ali towards the end. He really lost a friend. This is very inspiring.

  58. Dave Koffman

    Dave Koffman

    6 maanden geleden

    Excellent documentary and great job by Ted, as usual.

  59. Rodney steele

    Rodney steele

    6 maanden geleden

    Great interview

  60. Bad Gumby

    Bad Gumby

    6 maanden geleden

    Mediocre driver. Driving an Indy Car at Indianapolis scared the beejeezus out of him. Pretty cool guy though.

  61. Danny Johnson

    Danny Johnson

    6 maanden geleden

    I thought the music sound track was a bit stereotypical of this gentleman

  62. Molly L. Wiltshire

    Molly L. Wiltshire

    6 maanden geleden

    Willy T stating the fact that Lewis is standing up and speaking out for what is right and good for humanity, not for his own financial gain and quite likely to his own detriment 💪💪💪💪👊🏻👊🏻

  63. B4dd3r5

    B4dd3r5

    6 maanden geleden

    Someone should put Willy in the current Mercedes W11, see what he makes of it. I'd watch that.

    • James Braun

      James Braun

      2 maanden geleden

      @Mark He would be ok, probably start out driving slow but he'd be good.

    • Mark

      Mark

      6 maanden geleden

      only if he's miked up 🤣 poor man will be sore afterwards, but I am sure it would be absolutely worth it

  64. Marcus Gotti

    Marcus Gotti

    6 maanden geleden

    SALUTE!! real guy!!

  65. Alex Vanburen

    Alex Vanburen

    6 maanden geleden

    Thank you for sharing this interview with American viewers. Love Sky and Ted’s commentary.

  66. Jake Morand the Momoz

    Jake Morand the Momoz

    6 maanden geleden

    Isn't the white guy that guy who has fear of riciardo milos

  67. kabelo tshita

    kabelo tshita

    6 maanden geleden

    Someone is gonna misinterpret this and cause an issue like always

  68. Lewis Hamilton WDC

    Lewis Hamilton WDC

    6 maanden geleden

    Legend him and Lewis

  69. Orangesherbert71

    Orangesherbert71

    6 maanden geleden

    Love Willy T.

  70. robin chamberlain

    robin chamberlain

    6 maanden geleden

    I followed Willy t all the way through his career from formula Ford,through to Indy, the man is a legend.

  71. John Kenny

    John Kenny

    6 maanden geleden

    A fantastic documentary & well worth a watch 👍

  72. RottieShep CALIBRE

    RottieShep CALIBRE

    6 maanden geleden

    food ready.. comfortable... SHOWTIME

  73. Adam Potter

    Adam Potter

    6 maanden geleden

    Great TV Ted ! thanks a million for this fascinating documentary.

  74. Rick Tamm

    Rick Tamm

    6 maanden geleden

    Thanks guys! I remember Willy T Ribbs when I was a kid

  75. Rigsby Rigged

    Rigsby Rigged

    6 maanden geleden

    Thank you for this, Ted.

  76. Molly L. Wiltshire

    Molly L. Wiltshire

    6 maanden geleden

    thank you!

  77. TerribleFire

    TerribleFire

    6 maanden geleden

    Have a lot of time and respect for Willy. Hes a real person.

    • Boxing Technique Videos

      Boxing Technique Videos

      5 maanden geleden

      @curiosity no his a ginger bread

    • curiosity

      curiosity

      5 maanden geleden

      Naw, Willy's an android.

  78. J Smith

    J Smith

    6 maanden geleden

    What a remarkable racer, so humble but so smart 👍

  79. Forza Maz 78

    Forza Maz 78

    6 maanden geleden

    Ted delivers the best content for SkySportsF1. Thanks Ted!!

    • Steve Mold

      Steve Mold

      5 maanden geleden

      Ted is one of the reasons I have sky F1 and Martin of course !

  80. Lewis Hamilton WDC

    Lewis Hamilton WDC

    6 maanden geleden

    Respect

  81. Jane Gavin

    Jane Gavin

    6 maanden geleden

    Senna is the GOAT in F1 but overall I think there's to many great drivers to say whose the GOAT.

  82. alwishy

    alwishy

    6 maanden geleden

    The documentary on Netflix is amazing

    • Reggie Austin

      Reggie Austin

      6 maanden geleden

      @joseph is awsome it’s called “Uppity”

    • joseph is awsome

      joseph is awsome

      6 maanden geleden

      Which one?

  83. Tenesha Anderson

    Tenesha Anderson

    6 maanden geleden

    Thanks Ted this was great

  84. ArcticGamer

    ArcticGamer

    6 maanden geleden

    Wow, this was so inspiring. What a legend !!!

  85. Saahir_ep3

    Saahir_ep3

    6 maanden geleden

    Great interview, Willy is such a cool guy! Love his stories

  86. son

    son

    6 maanden geleden

    Yes it's annoying to make everything about race, but Willy T is a true hero. He was threatened to be killed in America just because he was successful and black. He just wanted to enjoy racing like the rest of us. Living in a hostile environment is never nice...So if you're frustrated because you don't like him for whatever reason, try to understand the context. Thank you everyone

    • black engineer

      black engineer

      2 maanden geleden

      I watched Willy in the late part of his sports car career and his Indy attempts, but I knew the deal. I watched Warren Moon and Randall Cunningham and Doug Williams (American Football Quarterbacks) go through the same. When Lewis came on the scene, I saw him have to struggle with some of the same stuff...but eventually...the wins came...and came and came...and suddenly I wasn't the only Black dude watching F1 races. I love Mario and Michael, I love Alain Prost, but I admire and respect Willy and Lewis (and Wendell Scott before them) because I know their struggles.

    • PotholesInMyLawn

      PotholesInMyLawn

      5 maanden geleden

      The truth should not be annoying... It should be a reminder that if we are not vigilant we can return to a place far worst then just talk. We can choose to look forward without looking back... and ignore the roads we have once travelled. But history is one of those things that can go both back and forward. To know where you want to go... you have to know where you have already been. If you don't, you may find yourself back where you started.

  87. son

    son

    6 maanden geleden

    Willy T!

  88. donald tracey

    donald tracey

    6 maanden geleden

    Great interview Ted . Love it . Respect Ted for bring this .

    • donald tracey

      donald tracey

      6 maanden geleden

      @Teo Vokes 03 No worries . Respect .

    • donald tracey

      donald tracey

      6 maanden geleden

      @Teo Vokes 03 wasn't having a dig at you . Just that our emotion can sometimes blind us .

    • donald tracey

      donald tracey

      6 maanden geleden

      @Teo Vokes 03 Yes it can be , if you watch it with emotion .

  89. K____

    K____

    6 maanden geleden

    Would be great if you could interview Willy, Lewis and his dad together. #pioneers

    • Malcolm Stuart

      Malcolm Stuart

      6 maanden geleden

      @Skyy Interceptor Racing Yes, next Austin race would be perfect.

    • Skyy Interceptor Racing

      Skyy Interceptor Racing

      6 maanden geleden

      @Sky Sports F1 ... make this happen

  90. David Sandham

    David Sandham

    6 maanden geleden

    Nearly 10% of people disliking the video (8/99). Wonder how they fit into the theme behind this video...

    • donald tracey

      donald tracey

      6 maanden geleden

      @bsrlbck2013 My comment is what it is , a comment if you have issue with it , that's your problem . For me the matter is Closed There is many more comments for you to focus on .

    • donald tracey

      donald tracey

      6 maanden geleden

      @bsrlbck2013 That's not really important to me how many people like or dislike . I like it , even if I'm the only one . "Believe" is for those who don't Know!!

    • donald tracey

      donald tracey

      6 maanden geleden

      Yes , that 10% is not a member of the Human family .

    • Erel H L

      Erel H L

      6 maanden geleden

      Some people are just hard to please.

  91. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man

    6 maanden geleden

    Love this and going to watch this when I get home.... Ted Kravitz is all around well versed and is the right person to cover people with different background and path. That James Brown soundtrack is the icing on the cake.

    • Troy Lewis

      Troy Lewis

      5 maanden geleden

      Soundtrack is Curtis Mayfield, Rolling Stones not James Brown.

    • Mountain Man

      Mountain Man

      6 maanden geleden

      @Teddy Graham His presentation and personality makes him very relatable.

    • Teddy Graham

      Teddy Graham

      6 maanden geleden

      @Cricket England I mean how does he come from a different background. Middle class, went to Exeter, then had a career in journalism.

    • Cricket England

      Cricket England

      6 maanden geleden

      @Teddy Graham so who would you do it then?

    • Cricket England

      Cricket England

      6 maanden geleden

      What Ted don’t know about F1 ain’t worth knowing, because he always makes sure he does his homework

  92. Pvt Parts

    Pvt Parts

    6 maanden geleden

    Next week: How F1 is inherently White supremacist

  93. Levi Stewart

    Levi Stewart

    6 maanden geleden

    This guy was my hero when he qualified for indy 500 in 92!

  94. Enes Batur

    Enes Batur

    6 maanden geleden

    Emek var çok güzell

  95. Chris Bowman

    Chris Bowman

    6 maanden geleden

    Awesome Documentary!

  96. Bilal Khalid

    Bilal Khalid

    6 maanden geleden

    Thumbs up for all the black Motorsport pioneers.👍👍👍👍👍😎😎😎😎😎

  97. Bilal Khalid

    Bilal Khalid

    6 maanden geleden

    Nearly first 😎👍

  98. andyracksthecams

    andyracksthecams

    6 maanden geleden

    Will watch this on the big screen and not on the phone. Thanks.

  99. I. Ron Butterfly

    I. Ron Butterfly

    6 maanden geleden

    Is this the same one on Netflix, or a new one?

    • Mista V

      Mista V

      6 maanden geleden

      A new one. The documentary on Netflix is more detailed.

  100. The champ

    The champ

    6 maanden geleden

    Last.

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