- Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has been drawn into another furore involving racism
- A video has emerged of three-time former world champion Nelson Piquet allegedly using a racial slur aimed at Hamilton
- The Brazilian great is reported to use the Portugues version of the n-word in reference to the British driver
There can never be peace wherever British Formula One driver Sir Lewis Hamilton goes.
The seven-time world champion was allegedly racially abused by another great in the form of the three-time former world champion Nelson Piquet.
According to IOL, Piquet was quoted as saying in a video doing the rounds:
"The neguinho [N-word] put the car in the wrong way and didn't let [the other driver swerve]. The neguinho [N-word] put the car in the wrong way on the corner, it's because you don't know the curve. It's a very high curve, there is no way to pass two cars and there's no way you can put the car aside.
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"He did [Verstappen] dirty. His luck was that only the other one was gone.”
Hamilton gave a sharp response, saying as reported by Sky Sports:
"I don't know why we are continuing to give these older voices a platform. They're speaking upon our sport and we're looking to go somewhere completely different."
Piquet made a terrible apology, claiming that his use of the slur was "mistranslated".
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South African motorsports racing enthusiasts have suggested that a Grand Prix Formula One car take on the (in)famous local taxi in a race.
As reported by Sports Brief, this is as the country is being touted to host an F1 race in the near future. F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali was in talks with stakeholders in Mzansi about the possibility of the sport returning to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.
This would be the first time Formula One would return to the country since 1993, won by Alain Prost driving a Williams-Renault.
Source: Sports Brief News