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Piquet apologises 'wholeheartedly' to Hamilton – clarifies comment

Nelson Piquet has issued a formal apology, including to Lewis Hamilton, for the "ill-thought-out" comment on the seven-time world champion made in an interview last year. Speaking last November on a 'Motorsport Talks' podcast, Piquet was addressing the famous incident between Hamilton and Max Verstappen that took place at last year's British Grand Prix. In his comments which were only unearthed earlier this week, speaking in Portuguese, the Brazilian used the word "neguinho" to describe Hamilton. This was immediately construed as a racial slur by angered Hamilton fans on social media, and interpreted as the english equivalent of the N-word. Widespread condemnation...
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