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Nelson Piquet uses racist slur about Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen crash, British Grand Prix, video

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Nelson Picket has been condemned for racially abusing Lewis Hamilton in a recent interview.

A.D. Picket Hamilton, who won the Driver Championships in 1981, 1983 and 1987, was spotted criticizing Max Verstapen in the British Grand Prix last year.

Verstappen is dating Piquet’s daughter Kelly.

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Piquet used the Portuguese N-word to describe Hamilton’s actions.

“N– parked the car incorrectly and (did not allow the other driver to turn around),” he said in a video released by Estado Brazil.

“N– put the car in the wrong corner because you don’t know the curve. It is a very high curve, there is no way to pass two cars and there is no way to park the car.

“(Verstappen) made a mess. The lucky one just lost.”

On Tuesday night, F1 issued a statement in support of Hamilton.

“Discriminatory or racist language is by no means acceptable and has no place in society. Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect.

“(Hamilton) The relentless effort to increase diversity and addition is a lesson for many and we are committed to F1.”

Nelson Picket after winning the 1990 Grand Prix of Australia.
Nelson Picket after winning the 1990 Grand Prix of Australia.Source approached

Mercedes issued a statement in support of the driver.

“We strongly condemn any racist or discriminatory language. Lewis has dominated our sporting efforts to fight racism, and he is a winner on the road and off the road.

“Together, we share a diverse and comprehensive vision of motor sports, and this event underscores the fundamental importance of continuing to strive for a brighter future.”

Pickett has previously made unrelated comments about drivers, such as suspicion of Ayrton Senna’s sexuality and comments about Nigel Mansell and his wife’s teammates.

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