Mercedes release statement after Nelson Piquet's racist comment on Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes have released an official statement in support of Lewis Hamilton after the emergence of shocking footage which appeared to show former F1 world champion Nelson Piquet using a racial slur when discussing the Brit’s clash with Max Verstappen at the 2021 British Grand Prix. 

The statement, released on social media, said: “We condemn in the strongest terms any use of racist or discriminatory language of any kind. Lewis has spearheaded our sport’s efforts to combat racism, and he is a true champion of diversity on and off track. 

“Together, we share a vision for a diverse and inclusive motorsport, and this incident underlines the fundamental importance of continuing to strive for a brighter future.”

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