Nelson Piquet has unsuccessfully attempted to overturn a court’s decision to fine him for racist comments directed towards Lewis Hamilton.
Last year, Piquet’s remarks surfaced from an interview he gave in November 2021.
The three-time F1 champion was heavily criticised by the sport itself and Mercedes, Hamilton’s team.
Piquet was ordered to pay a fine of almost $1m, and his attempts to appeal the verdict have failed, according to Globo.
Nelson is also the father of Kelly Piquet, who is currently in a relationship with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Verstappen offered a defence for the Brazilian after the situation arose, insisting that the 70-year-old is “not racist”.
However, Hamilton, who is an honourary citizen of Brazil, praised the country’s government for issuing a punishment to Piquet.
“I would like to acknowledge the Brazilian government, I think it’s pretty amazing what they have done in holding someone accountable, showing people that it’s not tolerated – racism and homophobia is not acceptable and there is no place for it within our society,” he said earlier this year.
“So I love that they have shown that they stand for something. I wish more governments out there would do that.
“Such as you’ve seen in Uganda and over 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East, there’s a lot that can be learned from that.”