A new video has emerged which appears to show disgraced ex-F1 champion Nelson Piquet appearing to target Lewis Hamilton with a slur for a second time.
The Brazilian has been condemned by the F1 world this week after footage from last year resurfaced, showing him referring to the Mercedes star by using a slang variation of the n-word in Portuguese. Piquet claimed there was no racial intent, but he is still expected to be banned from the sport by the FIA.
That ban seems only more likely now, after fresh footage in which the three-time world champion appears to use a homophobic slur, while also targeting Nico Rosberg and father Keke as well as the Brit. “Keke? He was a s**t! Zero value,” Piquet says, before adding: “His son [Nico] won the championship. The ‘n*******’ was [more focused on] giving a*s at that time. He was kinda bad.”
The new footage is likely to anger Hamilton further, in the wake of his impassioned response to being targeted by Piquet’s initial racial slur. “In the last couple of weeks, I don’t think a day has gone by when someone who has not been relevant in our sport for decades has not been saying negative things and trying to bring me down,” he told reporters at Silverstone.
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