How Choosing the Right Printer Helps Small Businesses and Content Creators to Save Time, Maximise Productivity and Achieve GrowthRead more Eritrea: World Breastfeeding WeekRead more Eritrean community festival in Scandinavian countriesRead more IOM: Uptick in Migrants Heading Home as World Rebounds from COVID-19Read more Network International & Infobip to offer WhatsApp for Business Banking Services to Financial Institution Clients across AfricaRead more Ambassador Jacobson Visits Gondar in the Amhara Region to Show Continued U.S. Support for the Humanitarian and Development Needs of EthiopiansRead more Voluntary Repatriation of Refugees from Angola to DR Congo ResumesRead more Senegal and Mauritania Are Rich in Resources, Poor in Infrastructure, Now Is the Time to Change That Read more Madinat Jumeirah: Dubai’s Stunning Four Hotel Beach Resort Offers Unirvalled Benefits for Summer StaycationsRead more Measles: EU Provides €450,000 in Humanitarian Response to Measles Outbreaks in SomaliaRead more

Hamilton, F1 condemn Nelson Piquet’s racial slur about British driver

show caption
F1 Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia. (Ayman Yaqoob - Anadolu Agency )
Print Friendly and PDF

Jun 29, 2022 - 07:10 AM

ANKARA (AA) – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and Formula One on Tuesday condemned former world champion Nelson Piquet’s racially offensive term against the British driver in Portuguese.

“It’s more than language. These archaic mindsets need to change and have no place in our sport,” Hamilton, 37, said on Twitter, adding “Time has come for action.”

Formula One backed Hamilton as discriminatory and racist expressions are “unacceptable,” and this type of language “has no part in society.”

“Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect,” the F1 added.

Seven-time world champion Hamilton’s team Mercedes on Twitter also condemned the 69-year-old’s racist language.

The Brazilian national, who won the F1 titles in 1981,1983 and 1987, used an offensive term to refer to Hamilton on a podcast, where he discussed a collision between the British racer and his rival, Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen, on the first lap of the 2021 British Grand Prix.

Piquet reportedly used a Portuguese version of the N-word to refer to Hamilton.

Formula 1 will return to the UK this weekend as the 2022 British Grand Prix will be held at the Silverstone Circuit on Sunday.

LMBCSPORTS.COM uses both Facebook and Disqus comment systems to make it easier for you to contribute. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. All comments should be relevant to the topic. By posting, you agree to our Privacy Policy. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, name-calling, foul language or other inappropriate behavior. Please keep your comments relevant and respectful. By leaving the ‘Post to Facebook’ box selected – when using Facebook comment system – your comment will be published to your Facebook profile in addition to the space below. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the Facebook comment box to report spam or abuse. You can also email us.