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sport news Kelly Piquet likes a post defending Nelson Piquet despite racial slur against ... trends now

sport news Kelly Piquet likes a post defending Nelson Piquet despite racial slur against ... trends now

Max Verstappen's girlfriend Kelly Piquet likes a post from a relative of Nelson Piquet defending the former F1 world champion after his use of a racial slur against Sir Lewis Hamilton, despite him facing ban from the sport Nelson Piquet called Sir Lewis Hamilton a derogatory racial slur on a podcast  He is now facing a complete Formula One ban unless he issues a public apology  However, a relative, Rodrigo Piquet, has defended the actions on social media It was revealed his post was liked by Kelly Piquet, Max Verstappen's girlfriend

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Rodrigo Piquet, a relative of Nelson Piquet, has leapt to the defence of the three-time F1 world champion after his use of a racial slur against Sir Lewis Hamilton - with his social media post then liked by Kelly Piquet, Max Verstappen's girlfriend.

Piquet called Hamilton the n-word while referring to the superstar on a podcast last November, having discussed the crash between him and Verstappen at the 2021 British Grand Prix, and is now facing a blanket ban from all Formula One races.

He used the derogatory phrase 'neguinho' while discussing Hamilton, with the interview recorded in Portuguese. The footage was then uploaded onto YouTube in March and translated into English, leading to the sudden uproar across social media.

A winner of the world title in 1981, 1983 and 1987, Piquet suggested that Hamilton pushed his rival Verstappen off the track on purpose, prematurely ending his race.

'The neguinho put the car in the wrong way and didn't let [the other driver swerve],' he said, with the comment now landing him in hot water in the world of motorsport.

Nelson Piquet (above) has been condemned after using a racial slur against Sir Lewis Hamilton

Nelson Piquet (above) has been condemned after using a racial slur against Sir Lewis Hamilton

A post from Rodrigo Piquet defending Nelson, despite him facing a ban from Formula One if he does not apologise publicly, has been liked by Kelly Piquet (left), Max Verstappen's girlfriend

A post from Rodrigo Piquet defending Nelson, despite him facing a ban from Formula One if he does not apologise publicly, has been liked by Kelly Piquet (left), Max Verstappen's girlfriend

'He did Verstappen dirty': Piquet's comments on Hamilton

Nelson Piquet described the incident as a 'joke' on the podcast, and said Hamilton had been 'lucky' that Verstappen only crashed.

He told Motorsport Talks: 'The neguinho put the car in the wrong way and didn't let [the other driver swerve].

'The neguinho put the car in the wrong way on the corner, it's because you don't know the curve. 

'It's a very high curve, there is no way to pass

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