Lewis Hamilton F1 rebuke Nelson Piquet
Nelson Piquet, a three-time Formula One world champion, has come under fire from Lewis
Hamilton for referring to him in an interview in a racial manner. After last year's British Grand Prix,
when championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen crashed on the opening
lap at Silverstone, the 69-year-old Brazilian used the pejorative word in a podcast recorded in
Portuguese. Piquet, the father of Verstappen's girlfriend Kelly, used a racial slur when
criticizing Hamilton for how he handled the first corner of the race.
Hamilton was "fortunate" to stay in the race, Piquet continued.