Month: June 2022

The three-time Formula 1 world champion has been widely condemned by the grand prix paddock after a Brazilian interview from November 2021 surfaced in which Piquet directed racist language towards Hamilton. Piquet has since issued an apology in which he acknowledged what he said in his native Portuguese was “was ill thought out, and I
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11:49 AM ET Juri Vips, the driver cut from Red Bull’s driver programme for using a racial slur during a livestream, will continue racing in Formula 2 after his Hitech team said it wanted to provide the Estonian “the chance to redeem himself”. Formula 2 has reacted to the decision with dismay, saying it is
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8:48 AM ET Nelson Piquet has apologised for a racial slur he used to describe Lewis Hamilton and said the word he used has been taken out of the context he intended. The 69-year-old used a racist term about Hamilton while blaming him for his collision with Max Verstappen, boyfriend of Piquet’s daughter Kelly, at
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12:51 PM ET Red Bull have cancelled the contract of junior driver Juri Vips after he used a racial slur during a livestream, the team announced on Tuesday. Vips, who apologised for his behaviour, was initially suspended on June 22 while the team carried out an investigation, which has now been concluded. “Following its investigation
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