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Marko questions ‘timing' of Piquet scandal

Jul.28 Dr Helmut Marko has questioned the 'timing' of the recent Nelson Piquet scandal. Just before Lewis Hamilton's home British GP at Silverstone recently, video emerged of triple world champion Piquet calling the Mercedes driver an ‘N-word' pejorative. It whipped up a firestorm of controversy, including calls for lifetime F1 bans and even criminal prosecutions, which according to Red Bull's Marko was highly convenient for the seven time world champion and his team. 'I don't want to defend Piquet, but if you translate the Portuguese correctly, what he said isn't nearly as blatant,' the 79-year-old told Osterreich newspaper. 'But we know Piquet. Even when he was active, he always...
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