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Mercedes backs Lewis Hamilton after Nelson Piquet’s racist remarks

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During an interview, Nelson Piquet used a racist term to refer to Lewis Hamilton

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mercedes supported the motorist Lewis Hamilton after a racist speech by the ex-pilot of formula 1Nelson Piquetaccording to information from the SportBuzz. The controversy started after an interview made in 2021 went viral on social networks last Monday, 27. In addition, F1 also commented on the case.

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The video in question is an interview with picket to Live Channel, in which the Brazilian used a racist term to refer to the English multi-world champion. “The ****** put the car in and didn’t let [o outro piloto desviar]. [Ayrton] Senna did not. Senna came out straight. The ****** left the car because there was no way to pass two on that curve. He made a joke. His luck was that [Verstappen] fuck off. He made a f**k dirty,” said the Brazilian at the time.

“We condemn in the strongest terms any use of racist or discriminatory language of any kind. Lewis has spearheaded our sport’s efforts to combat racism and he is a true champion of diversity on and off the track,” said mercedes without mentioning the name of Nelson Piquet.

Together, we share the vision of a diverse and inclusive motorsport, and this incident highlights the critical importance of continuing to fight for a better future.

F1 also condemned the use of the term without citing the Brazilian: “Discriminatory and racist languages ​​are unacceptable in any form and are not part of society. Lewis is an incredible ambassador for the sport and deserves respect.”

Lewis Hamilton also spoke out about Nelson Piquet’s racist speech

Lewis Hamilton go to twitter comment on the case of racism he suffered. “Let’s focus on changing the mindset,” she wrote. “It’s more than a term. These archaic mindsets need to change and have no place in our sport. I’ve been surrounded by these attitudes and targeted my whole life. There’s been a lot of time to learn. It’s time for action.”

Source: Rollingstone

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