Components 1 Labels Nelson Piquet’s Racist Language In direction of Lewis Hamilton “Unacceptable”

Components One branded a racist time period utilized by three-time world champion Nelson Piquet in opposition to Lewis Hamilton as “unacceptable” on Tuesday. The 69-year-old Brazilian, who gained the world title in 1981, 1983 and 1987, used a racially offensive time period when referring to Hamilton on a Brazilian podcast. “Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any kind and has no half in society,” Components One stated in a press release.

“Lewis is an unbelievable ambassador for our sport and deserves respect.

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“His tireless efforts to extend range and inclusion are a lesson to many and one thing we’re dedicated to at F1.”

Motorsport’s governing physique the FIA additionally spoke out in “solidarity” with Hamilton.

“The FIA strongly condemns any racist or discriminatory language and behavior, which haven’t any place in sport or wider society,” the FIA stated in a press release.

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“We categorical our solidarity with Lewis Hamilton and absolutely assist his dedication to equality, range and inclusion in motor sport.”

Piquet was discussing an accident between Hamilton and Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen on the primary lap of final 12 months’s British Grand Prix when he used the time period.

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His daughter, Kelly, is Verstappen’s accomplice.

Hamilton, the one black driver on the grid, has been an outspoken campaigner for larger range within the sport.

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The seven-time world champion usually displayed “black lives matter” on his attire and took the knee earlier than races within the 2020 season following the homicide of George Floyd within the USA.

“We condemn within the strongest phrases any use of racist or discriminatory language of any type,” Mercedes, Hamilton’s group, stated in a press release.

“Lewis has spearheaded our sport’s efforts to fight racism, and he’s a real champion of range on and off observe.

“Collectively, we share a imaginative and prescient for a various and inclusive motorsport, and this incident underlines the basic significance of constant to try for a brighter future.”

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Hamilton is again in motion on dwelling soil this weekend for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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