Nelson Piquet has apologised to Lewis Hamilton but has insisted the term he used was not intended as a racist slight against the Briton.
Piquet used a derogatory phrase in his native Brazilian Portuguese during a podcast last year, with his remarks having gained traction in recent days.
Formula 1, the FIA and Hamilton’s Mercedes team swiftly backed the seven-time world champion, who went on to outline that “archaic mindsets” need to be altered.
In a statement issued on Wednesday three-time champion Piquet outlined that he “would like to clear up the stories circulating in the media about a comment I made in an interview last year.
“What I said was ill thought out, and I make no defence for it, but I will clarify that the term used is one that has widely and historically been used colloquially in Brazilian Portuguese as a synonym for ‘guy’ or ‘person’ and was never intended to offend.
“I would never use the word I have been accused of in some translations. I strongly condemn any suggestion that the word was used by me with the aim of belittling a driver because of his skin colour.
“I apologise wholeheartedly to anyone that was affected, including Lewis, who is an incredible driver, but the translation in some media that is now circulating on social media is not correct.
“Discrimination has no place in F1 or society and I am happy to clarify my thoughts in that respect.”
As an observation Brazil is the only one of the BRICS nations left on the calendar with a GP could there be a darker agenda at play here, as FIA and the the F1 are so controlled by WEF and NWO that anything that can be done to discredit those who do not fall in to line seem a prime target at the moment ?
Discrediting one of countries hero’s is a low blow when anyone with a brain would know that Brazilian slang used does not not translate as Hamilton implied and he should say sorry to Piquet not the other way round.
Its cancel culture bow down time. The darker your skin, the more power you have now days.
It will be very interesting when there comes a time — AND THERE WILL — when the liberal logic that Hamilton lives by comes back to haunt the people like himself who are pushing the agenda. The world is heading in such a dystopian nightmare that basic words and thoughts will be banned in the future (and many already are). People like Hamilton have a huge amount of data posted to social media that will forever exist. You just know at some point something, if not multiple things he has said in the past and in the near future will cause him to be “cancelled” at some point in his life. And how glorious will it be.
Maybe Nelson Piquet was rapping
and maybe Glosole can’t spell his own name.
And maybe is Female and can spell did you not consider that .
Never assume anything in this world .
Piquet ? Rapping what? Jair Bolsonaro’s balls in his mouth . While Glosole gives Piquet a courtesy reach around ? In the background Piquets daughter cracks the Whip on Jairs rear dressed as an SS officer.
In the distance the Boys from Brazil are nazi saluting, engrossed in the top ten speeches from Hitlers Xmas mad rants !!
Excretory comments by the trio of cretins.
Some of these old racing drivers, team owners and others (NP, JV, EJ, BE etc,) need to realise that nobody is really terribly interested in their opinions any more. They should also bear in mind that it is always advisable to start their brain prior to engaging their mouth.
People should stop apologizing for shit like this.
The biggest mistake these days is to say sorry, the wokerati won’t accept it and just keep trying to cancel people anyhow, so there’s no incentive to apologize. In a world where the left are so stupid they don’t even know what a woman is, the only sensible option is to double-down and stick by one’s guns. They take an apology as an excuse to pile on, so don’t give them the excuse.