Actor Idris Elba Sees Hollywood as a Leader in Diversity for Motorsport to Follow

Actor Idris Elba Sees Hollywood as a Leader in Diversity for Motorsport to Follow


British actor, director, and executive producer Idris Elba said Friday motorsport should look to the film world as a moral exemplar if it wishes to “secure its future in an ever-changing world.”

The Hollywood star, 49, delivered his thoughts after launching an initiative called Speed Academy that teams with Total Karting Zero to enthuse young motorsports talent from underrepresented communities.

The Press Association reports Elba, who is a self-confessed “car nut” and has previously participated in car rallies, explained there is a “narrow entry point” into motorsports due to expenses and opportunity but hopes the scheme can highlight that there are “pockets of talent everywhere.” He further outlined:

It’s just the nature of evolution and so if motorsports want to represent that evolution in any

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