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Piquet used racial slur against Hamilton because of Verstappen links

Former Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone believes that Nelson Piquet’s anger at seeing Max Verstappen crashing out of last year’s British Grand Prix was an adequate reason for the Brazilian to racially abuse Sir Lewis Hamilton. Piquet has somewhat of a connection to Verstappen as his daughter, Kelly, is dating the reigning world champion and, when analysing the crash between Verstappen and Hamilton at last year’s British Grand Prix, the Brazilian used a racial slur to describe the seven-time champion. Piquet has since apologised, but he tried to defend his actions by saying that the term he used was a colloquial term to describe a guy. However, he only used that term to describe...
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