Piquet banned from F1 paddock after Hamilton feedback
Nelson Piquet has been banned from the System 1 paddock following his use of a racially-offensive time period to explain Lewis Hamilton.
The three-time world champion used the Portuguese time period when referring to Hamilton on a Brazilian podcast, whereas discussing his collision with Max Verstappen at Silverstone final 12 months. His feedback drew widespread condemnation from F1, the FIA, groups and drivers, in addition to Hamilton himself.
Regardless of a press release from Piquet on Wednesday the place he claims the phrase — whereas “unwell thought out” — wasn’t being utilized in a racial sense, RACER understands the reason doesn’t change F1’s view that the Brazilian is not welcome at grands prix within the sport’s paddock.
Though his daughter Kelly is an everyday attendee because the girlfriend of Verstappen, Piquet has not been a distinguished customer to races, however one in every of F1’s most profitable drivers by way of championships won’t be able to entry the paddock in future.
The transfer comes after Crimson Bull terminated the contact of Juri Vips on Tuesday for utilizing a racially offensive time period when streaming an internet gaming session. The Estonian’s System 2 staff Hitech at the moment introduced it is going to be retaining Vips and permitting him to see out the season as a chance to redeem himself, resulting in a press release from F2 saying: “Hitech Grand Prix’s resolution at the moment is stunning and never one we might have taken.”