Nelson Piquet apologises Lewis about Hamilton for making racial slur 

Nelson Piquet apologises Lewis about Hamilton for making racial slur 

Piquet used a racially offensive expression in Portuguese when referring to Hamilton during a Brazilian podcast last November.

Piquet used a racially offensive expression in Portuguese when referring to Hamilton during a Brazilian podcast last November.

The 69-year-old was discussing the collision between Hamilton and Max Verstappen during the 2021 British GP,

The 69-year-old was discussing the collision between Hamilton and Max Verstappen during the 2021 British GP,

the comments resurfacing on social media ahead of the first anniversary of the crash.

the comments resurfacing on social media ahead of the first anniversary of the crash.

Nelson Piquet has apologised for a racial slur he used to describe Lewis Hamilton

Nelson Piquet has apologised for a racial slur he used to describe Lewis Hamilton

said the word he used has been taken out of the context he intended.

said the word he used has been taken out of the context he intended.

Hamilton tweeted in response to it on Tuesday, saying "these archaic mindsets need to change,"

Hamilton tweeted in response to it on Tuesday, saying "these archaic mindsets need to change,"

On Wednesday, Piquet issued a statement of apology and claimed the word does not have a racial connotation in Brazil.

On Wednesday, Piquet issued a statement of apology and claimed the word does not have a racial connotation in Brazil.