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Verstappen branded a ‘disgrace' for response to Piquet racism against Hamilton

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was left in a tough spot ahead of this weekend when the father of his girlfriend Kelly Piquet, Nelson, was caught out for comments last year in which he racially abused Sir Lewis Hamilton. Piquet was analysing a crash between Verstappen and Hamilton at last year’s British Grand Prix when he used multiple racist and homophobic terms to describe the seven-time champion. The Brazilian issued an apology in which he still tried to defend his actions, and this almost unbelievable attempt at recompense did little to prevent him from being banned from the paddock. Verstappen criticised the punishment, asserting that communication is a better approach than simply...
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