Formula 1: huge scandal shakes F1! What does Max Verstappen have to say about this?
In the formula 1 there is great excitement!
Former world champion Nelson Piquet racially insulted Lewis Hamilton in an interview and caused a mega commotion in the formula 1. What do you think Max Verstappen has to say about this?
Formula 1: huge scandal shakes F1!
But first things first: Last week, an interview from last year was published in which Formula 1 legend Nelson Piquet racially insulted Lewis Hamilton and called him “Neguinho” – the N-word in Portuguese slang.
Formula 1 | Drivers and teams 2022
- Mercedes: Hamilton/Russell
- Red Bull: Verstappen/Perez
- McLaren: Norris/Ricciardo
- Aston Martin: Vettel/Stroll
- Alpine: Alonso/Ocon
- Ferrari: Leclerc/Sainz
- Alpha Tauri: Gasly/Tsunoda
- Alfa Romeo: Bottas/Zhou
- Haas: Magnussen/Schumacher
- Williams: Latifi/Albon
Then there was a violent bang in the motorsport world. Lewis Hamilton’s racing team reacted in horror to Nelson Piquet’s racist statement.
“We strongly condemn any racist or discriminatory statement. Lewis has spearheaded our sport’s efforts to fight racism and he is a true champion of diversity on and off the track,” Mercedes said in a statement.
Formula 1: What does Max Verstappen say about it?
Those responsible for Formula 1 also made a statement. “Discriminatory or racist language in any form is not acceptable and has no place in society. Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect.”
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As already mentioned, the term was used in 2021 when Piquet spoke about a duel between Hamilton and his competitor Max Verstappen on the track. It was about the Hamilton maneuver at the Silverstone Grand Prix when he pushed Verstappen off the track. The Dutchman hit the gang hard.
So far, Piquet has not commented. Particularly interesting: his daughter Kelly is in a relationship with Max Verstappen. The Red Bull pilot has not yet made a statement on social networks either.
Formula 1 at Silverstone
Formula 1 is back at Silverstone this weekend. The topic is currently making waves and will certainly be addressed at the press conferences.