Thursday, September 29, 2022

‘These archaic mindsets have no place in our sport,’ Hamilton calls for action against Nelson Piquet’s racial stigma

Formula One has reacted to Nelson Piquet’s use of racist language towards Lewis Hamilton, the three-time world champion for aggressively abusing Britain while describing his and Max Verstappen’s crash at the British Grand Prix last year. was condemned.

Speaking at a Brazilian show, according to Nation World News Brasil, who said the statement was made during the recording of the show in November last year but only recently came to light, Piquet said: “The little n**** * [Lewis Hamilton] Put the car in and drove because there was no way for the two cars to cross at that corner. He made a joke. lucky for him, only second [Verstappen] f****** above.

After the comments surfaced, Hamilton reacted to the comment on Twitter, saying, “It’s more than language. These archaic mindsets need to change and have no place in our sport. I’m surrounded by these attitudes.” It’s happened and I’ve targeted my whole life. There’s been a lot of time to learn. It’s time to take action.”

F1 also issued a statement on Instagram condemning the language used by Piquet.

“Discriminatory or racist language in any form is unacceptable and has no part in society. Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect,” it read. Neither F1 nor the FIA ​​has taken any action against Piquet, and the organization did not mention Piquet’s name in the statement.

Motorsport’s international regulatory body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), also issued a statement condemning the use of “racist” and “discriminatory language” against Hamilton.

Brit’s F1 team Mercedes also reacted to Piquet’s abuse, saying “Lewis (Hamilton) has led our sporting efforts to combat racism, and he is a true champion of diversity on and off the track.” “

Verstappen and Hamilton were embroiled in one of the toughest F1 championship fights in recent history last year, and the British Grand Prix marked a major turning point in the fight. After the Dutchman won the sprint race and started on pole, Hamilton aggressively chased him on the first lap before colliding with the future world champion.

The Brit was given a 10-second penalty but still won the race, while Verstappen ended the race and was taken to hospital for a precautionary check-up. This resulted in a swing of 25 points in Hamilton’s favor after a string of losses to the Dutchman in the first half of the season.

Hamilton, who holds the combined record of seven-time F1 world champion, is yet to react to Piquet’s abuse. To date, Britain is the only black driver to compete in an F1 race.

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