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Piquet apologises for ‘poorly thought out' Hamilton comments

Nelson Piquet has issued an apology to Lewis Hamilton for language he used on a podcast appearance last year. The three-time World Champion was widely condemned for the comments he made, which prompted a swathe of support for Hamilton among drivers, teams and pundits alike – with statements from F1 and the FIA also coming out against the racial slur used by Piquet in that interview, with a potential lifetime ban from the F1 paddock coming his way as a result. “I would never use the word I have been accused of in some translations,' he said in his statement. “I strongly condemn any suggestion that the word was used by me with the aim of belittling a driver because of his skin...
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