MPs accuse Nelson Piquet of racial crime after former F1 star’s vile abuse of Lewis Hamilton ahead of British Grand Prix

THREE Brazilian MPs have accused Nelson Piquet of committing a racial crime and asked a court to probe him over his N-word slur against Lewis Hamilton. The retired three-time world champion apologised and insisted the word he used was mistranslated before it emerged he had called him the N-word again. Leading F1 figures including 2009 world champion Jenson Button and respected commentator Martin Brundle have voiced their disgust over the language Piquet used. Hamilton’s rival criticised the three-time F1 champion’s use of the language but insists he’s far from a racist. “Things can be easily forgotten – as long as you learn from your mistake and the word that you used.

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