Nelson Piquet fined for racist and homophobic comments about Lewis Hamilton

Piquet gained the world title in 1981, 1983 and 1987

Three-time Components 1 world champion Nelson Piquet has been ordered to pay 5 million Brazilian reals (£780,000) for making racist and homophobic feedback about Lewis Hamilton.

The 70-year-old Brazilian used a racist time period when referring to Hamilton in an interview in 2021.

Hamilton requested “archaic states of thoughts” change after the photographs are broadcast.

Piquet later apologized for his “badly thought out” racist comment about British Mercedes driver.

Components 1, Hamilton’s Mercedes workforce and world motorsport governing physique the FIA ​​condemned Piquet’s feedback by which he referred to the accident between Hamilton and Purple Bull driver Max Verstappen, who’s the companion of Piquet’s daughter, in the course of the first spherical of the 2021 British Grand Prix.

Piquet mentioned he “made no protection” of the remarks, however added that the time period he used “is a time period that has been broadly and traditionally used colloquially in Brazilian Portuguese as a synonym for ‘man’ or “nobody” and was by no means meant to offend”.

In one other interview that surfaced later, Piquet used racist and homophobic language to explain how Hamilton blew out the 2016 championship to Nico Rosberg.

Seven-time world champion Hamilton is the one black driver within the sport.

The fees in opposition to Piquet have been introduced by 4 human rights teams, together with Brazil’s Nationwide LGBT+ Alliance, which needed Piquet to pay 10 million Brazilian reals for alleged ethical damages.

A Brazilian court docket dominated on Friday that he should pay 5 million Brazilian reals ($953,000), with Decide Pedro Matos de Arrudo saying the quantity of compensation was awarded “in order that, as a society, we will in the future be free of the pernicious acts of racism”. and homophobia”.

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