Nelson Piquet denies using racial slur but apologises to Lewis Hamilton

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  • ‘What I said was ill thought out, and I make no defence for it’
  • FIA has yet to take any measures against the Brazilian

Nelson Piquet has denied making a racist slur against Lewis Hamilton. The Brazilian, a three-time Formula One world champion, says the phrase he used has been mistranslated but admitted his comments were ill thought out and issued an apology to Hamilton.

Despite his contrition, it is understood that F1’s lifetime ban on Piquet will not be revoked.

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Written by Giles Richards
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/29/nelson-piquet-denies-using-racial-slur-but-apologises-to-lewis-hamilton under the title “Nelson Piquet denies using racial slur but apologises to Lewis Hamilton”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.