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Ex-Formula 1 Champ Softballs Lewis Hamilton Apology After Racist Remark

Ex-driver and Formula 1 champion Nelson Piquet faced widespread condemnation and backlash after video footage surfaced of Piquet using racist terminology in his native Brazilian Portuguese to describe Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton. There has also been some debate over the English translation of the word Piquet used during a 2021 podcast interview.
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Jewellery row with FIA could see Lewis Hamilton miss Silverstone Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton is set for another collision course with Formula One’s governing body over the jewellery row which could threaten his participation at Sunday’s British Grand Prix.A record 142,000 fans are expected at Silverstone for one of the highlights of Britain’s sporting summer – the majority of whom will be there to support seven-time world champion Hamilton.But Hamilton, 37, is facing the astonishing prospect of being expelled from his home race – with the FIA’s deadline to remove his nose stud expiring on Thursday.Back by popular demand❤️— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) June 23, 2022Hamilton was afforded a two-race medical exemption...
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Nelson Piquet apologizes for racially-charged comments toward Lewis Hamilton, says they were 'ill-thought out'

Three-time Formula One world champion Nelson Piquet issued an apology to F1 star Lewis Hamilton on Wednesday over recently resurfaced comments that he had made on a podcast last November in which he referred to Hamilton using a racially-charged phrase. Piquet also offered an explanation of the comments he made, which have been met with condemnation from Hamilton and top racing governing bodies.

F1 News: Nelson Piquet Responds To Racism Claims Against Lewis Hamilton

Nelson Piquet has apologised after using a racial slur against the 7-time world champion Lewis Hamilton in an interview that surfaced days ago.  Piquet used a racially offensive term when describing Hamilton in a Brazilian podcast that while was recorded last year, surfaced earlier this week. Now, the world of motorsport has lit up in […] The post F1 News: Nelson Piquet Responds To Racism Claims Against Lewis Hamilton appeared first on Grand Tour Nation.

F1 star’s girlfriend likes post defending father amid Lewis Hamilton racism controversy

Max Verstappen’s girlfriend, Kelly Piquet, liked a social media post defending her father, Nelson, after a racist slur against Lewis Hamilton. Former F1 champ Piquet, 69, used the N-word to describe Hamilton in an interview in Brazil last year, which surfaced on Tuesday while discussing the collision between him and Verstappen at the 2021 British Grand Prix. The interview was recorded in Portuguese and the three-time Formula One champion used the derogatory term when referring to the British superstar, something for which he has now apologized. Nelson’s relative Rodrigo tried to defend the former Brazilian driver with an eyebrow-raising post on Instagram. He claimed that their “second grandmother” called...

Lewis Hamilton jewellery row: How have we got here and could he really be axed from British Grand Prix?

The jewellery saga rumbles on. When question marks surrounding a rule first formed in 2005 rose to the surface at the Australian Grand Prix in April, not many took it serious. Least of all Lewis Hamilton. Now on the eve of the British Grand Prix - a race Hamilton has won eight times - the Mercedes star faces the prospect, in theory, of being barred from participating this weekend at Silverstone. But after nearly four months, how have we got to this point? What has Hamilton said on the matter thus far? And what are the options open to...
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Nelson Piquet Issues Statement After Directing Racial Slur at Lewis Hamilton

Former Formula One driver Nelson Piquet has issued an apology for his use of a racial slur aimed at Lewis Hamilton, via ESPN's Nate Saunders:. "What I said was ill thought out, and I make no defence for it, but I will clarify that the term used is one that has widely and historically been used in Brazilian Portuguese for a synonym for 'guy' or 'person' and was never intended to offend. I would never use the word I have been accused of in some translations.