Two more of Formula 1's leading figures have added their support to the FIA's newly-unveiled EveryRace campaign, insisting racism is 'totally unacceptable'.

The initiative was launched in the wake of the racist abuse suffered by Lewis Hamilton during testing at Barcelona back at the beginning of February, when the McLaren-Mercedes ace - the first black driver in the history of the top flight - was taunted and jeered by Spanish fans wearing black make-up and clad in T-shirts with 'Hamilton's Family' emblazoned across the front.

The project has been designed to send out a stern message that discrimination and prejudice will not be tolerated in either sport or society - a view shared by Red Bull Racing star David Coulthard.

"Ever since I've been old enough to understand the meaning of the word racism, I've known it is wrong," underlined the 37-year-old, the oldest driver currently competing in F1. "For racism to exist in 2008 is totally unacceptable.

"This worthwhile campaign from the FIA shines a spotlight on something that sensible people everywhere should take for granted."

A website dedicated to the cause has also been set up [see separate story - click here], and Renault MD Flavio Briatore agreed that it was important for grand prix racing to take a public stand over the matter

"The EveryRace campaign launched by the FIA is a great means to raise awareness," the Italian stressed. "Formula 1 is a global and multi-racial sport - there is no place for prejudice."