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Alonso: Piquet's Hamilton slur ‘damaging' for Formula 1

Fernando Alonso denounced Nelson Piquet's use of a racial slur in reference to Lewis Hamilton, saying it has no place in Formula 1. The matter proved to be a major talking point as drivers met with the media ahead of the British Grand Prix, following the emergence of an interview which Piquet did late in 2021 where he used a racially offensive term in reference to Hamilton while speaking in Portuguese, one which Piquet says was not spoken in a racist context. The FIA and Formula 1 though moved to condemn Piquet, who has been indefinitely banned from the Formula 1 paddock according to various reports, while the British Racing Drivers' Association, owner of the Silverstone circuit, has...
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