I am not a fan of Formula One racing but I started paying some attention when Lewis Hamilton shook up the rafters and brought some real excitement to the sport.
Hamilton, a 23 year old Black Briton, has however angered some Spanish fans who support his Spaniard team mate and rival, Fernando Alonso.
So what is a bigotted Spanish fan to do when your hero is left looking quite ordinary by a brilliant Black kid?
Well taunt him of course. And what better way to taunt him than by showing up in blackface and wooly wigs with shirts that read "Hamilton's Familly" (sic).
These bigots showed up on Saturday as Hamilton was testing at the Montmelo circuit in Barcelona.
Hamilton says he is saddened by this behaviour. But he is not alone in facing this kind of racist abuse.
Sports figures who are not white are often racially abused at sporting events in Spain.
Last year there was a spate of racist insults at football (soccer) matches.
Something needs to be done. Something more than just another official commentary about weeding racism out of sporting events in Spain.
In the meantime, I will be watching Hamilton this season and hoping that he ends up number one this year.
Those who know say he almost did last year and will definitively do so this year.
The TimesOnline reports that "Spain has been threatened with the loss of its Formula One Grand Prix races following the racist abuse suffered by Lewis Hamilton at a Barcelona racetrack."