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Verstappen insists Piquet 'not a racist' but condemns Hamilton slur

ax Verstappen has condemned Nelson Piquet's "very offensive" comments about Lewis Hamilton but has insisted that the Brazilian is "definitely not a racist". In an interview that emerged this week, three-time world champion Piquet, 69, used a racial slur in reference to Hamilton, which Sky Sports understands has resulted in a ban from the F1 paddock. Piquet apologised to Hamilton afterwards and admitted his words were "ill thought out" but denied racial intent, claiming there had been a misunderstanding. Hamilton criticises 'older voices' after Piquet comments | 'It won't deter me' Ecclestone defends Putin, Piquet | F1 condemns former boss' comments Crofty:...
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