Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes, Formula 1 and FIA condemn racist insulting words used by Nelson Pique for the British driver

Nelson Pique, world champion in 1981, 1983 and 1987, used the term during a podcast last November, with comments reappearing before the British Grand Prix in Silverstone; Both Formula One and Mercedes have issued statements in support of Lewis Hamilton

Last updated: 28/06/22 11:40

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Experience the huge crash of Lewis Hamilton with title contender Max Verstappen at last year’s British Grand Prix.

Experience the huge crash of Lewis Hamilton with title contender Max Verstappen at last year’s British Grand Prix.

Formula One, the FIA ​​and Mercedes have condemned racist insulting words used by former world champion Nelson Pique for Lewis Hamilton.

Pique used a racially offensive expression in Portuguese when talking about Hamilton during a Brazilian podcast last November.

The 69-year-old was discussing the clash between Hamilton and Max Verstappen during the British Grand Prix in 2021, and the comments reappeared on social media before the first anniversary of the crash.

Pique’s choice of words was criticized by Formula One, who said in a statement: “Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any form and has no participation in society.

“Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect. His tireless efforts to increase diversity and inclusion are a lesson to many and something we are committed to in Formula 1.”

Karun Chandhock was on SkyPad to take a closer look at the clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen during the first tour of the British GP.

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Karun Chandhock was on SkyPad to take a closer look at the clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen during the first tour of the British GP.

Karun Chandhock was on SkyPad to take a closer look at the clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen during the first tour of the British GP.

Hamilton’s Mercedes team said: “We strongly condemn any use of racist or discriminatory language of any kind.

“Lewis has led our sport to combat racism and he is a true champion of diversity both on and off the track. Together, we share a vision for a diverse and inclusive motor sport, and this incident underscores the fundamental importance of continuing the quest for a brighter future. “

The FIA, Formula One’s governing body, also posted a statement on social media in support of Hamilton, saying: “The FIA ​​strongly condemns any racist or discriminatory language and behavior that has no place in sports or the wider society.

“We express our solidarity with Lewis Hamilton and fully support his commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in motorsport.

Pique is the father of Verstappen’s partner, Kelly Pique.

When is the UK Sky Sports GP?

Silverstone – the home of British motorsport and the cornerstone of Formula 1 since its debut in 1950 – is hosting the 10th round of the exciting 2022 season. Sky Sports did you cover the race from Thursday to Sunday.

In an action-packed weekend, we will also have the return of the Live F1 Show from Silverstone on Thursday, in which the pilots will join us for more exclusive interviews. The show will also be live on Sky Sports F1’s YouTube channel.

The 2022 Formula One season is accelerating in Silverstone this weekend for the world-famous British Grand Prix, all live on Sky Sports F1.

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The 2022 Formula One season is accelerating in Silverstone this weekend for the world-famous British Grand Prix, all live on Sky Sports F1.

The 2022 Formula One season is accelerating in Silverstone this weekend for the world-famous British Grand Prix, all live on Sky Sports F1.

All actions can be tracked online and through our digital platforms and streams. There will also be extensive updates to Sky Sports News.

Sky Sports F1 is your home for every race this season and here is the full schedule for the British Grand Prix …

Schedule for the British Grand Prix at Sky Sports F1

Thursday, June 30
18:00: The F1 show

Friday, July 1
9.35 am: F3 workout
10.45 am: F2 training
12.30 pm: British GP practice first preparation (session starts at 1 pm)
2.50 pm: F3 Qualification
15.35: British GP practice second preparation (session starts at 16.00)
17.25: F2 qualification
6:10 p.m .: W Series Qualifiers

Formula 1 live

July 1, 2022, 3:35 p.m.

Live

Saturday, July 2
9.50 am: F3 sprint race
11.45 am: Third training session of the British GP (session starts at 12 noon)
13.10: W Series race
14.10: Qualification for the Grand Prix of Great Britain
15:00: British Grand Qualifiers
16.55: F2 sprint race
18:00: Ted’s qualifying notebook

Sunday, July 3
8.30am: F3 Feature Race
10 a.m.: F2 Feature Race
13.30: Sunday Grand Prix: Accumulation of the British Grand Prix
15:00: BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2022
17:00: Reaction of the British GP: Checkered flag
18:00: Ted’s notebook

F1 2022 heads to Silverstone for the big summer motorsport event. Join Sky Sports F1 for extensive coverage over the weekend of the British Grand Prix – the race starts at 15:00 on Sunday, July 3.

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