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Nelson Piquet in a racist attack against Lewis Hamilton

Nelson Piquet was furious at Lewis Hamilton after Formula 1 at Silverstone.

As a result, the hero three times racially expressed himself in an interview – something like now He is now condemned by both Mercedes and Formula 1.

The incident behind the racist manifesto took place during Formula 1 at Silverstone 2021. At that time, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen fought an intense battle, which ended in forcing Verstappen to crash and Hamilton finally won his eighth victory in the UK Grand Prix. You can read more about the violent incident here.

Verstappen, who spent the afternoon in hospital, was really angry, but fans and other experts have also repeatedly discussed the severe incident.

One of them is Nelson Piquet, a three-time world champion. He talked about it on the Motorsport Talk, in an interview that was conducted in November but released this week.

There he expressed himself racist against the seven-time world champion in Formula 1.

Nelson Piquet went to Benetton, among others, as here in 1990. (AP/TT)

– Little n…. , he tuned the car so that there was no chance that the width of two cars would be at this turn. It’s a joke – it’s humor. In Portuguese, Pique told journalist Ricardo Oliveira in Motorsport Talk that it was lucky for him that only one driver (Verstappen) had a bad crash.

In the same statement he uses the n-word and adds that the other driver “got f**ked”. Before the UK Grand Prix, the statement took a turn around the world’s media, including German RTLAnd the CNN Brasilia and CNN wrote about it.

Pique, who is the father of Max Verstappen’s girlfriend Kelly Pique, did not comment on his statement further.

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F1 and Mercedes condemned Pique’s words

On the other hand, Lewis Hamilton wrote on Tuesday “Let’s focus on changing attitudes”:

Formula 1 also condemns Pique’s statement by tweeting, among other things, that “Discrimination or racist language is unacceptable in all its forms and not part of society. Lewis is a wonderful ambassador for our sport and deserves respect”

Hamilton’s team, Mercedes, also posted a clear statement on social media.

Yesterday it was also clear that Red Bull kick Juri Vips, the Estonian was a junior driver for the team. The reason is that he used racist expressions when he was playing computer games – and everything was streamed on the internet.

Now we focus on the competition this weekend. Here you get guide and statistics.

UK GP 2022 – F1 at Silverstone

Choice of tires and times:

Length: 5,891 km / 52 rpm
curves: 10 right, 8 left.
Distance to the first curve: 420 m
Curves under 100 km/h: 1 (T4)
Over 250 km/h: 7 (T1, T2, T8, T9, T10, T11, T14)
tire wear: Average.
brake wear: high

braking zones: 6 (two hard)

maximum speed: 310 km/h (without DRS)
minimum speed: 85 km/h
average speed: 231 km/h
Warehouse downtime: About 25 seconds.
Winning Strategy 2020: Two stops in the warehouse, most drivers stopped.

The most common strategy is Medium/Hard.
First GP: 1950, the winner was Nino Farina and Alfa Romeo and won from first place.
First place wins: 20
Victory from the highest starting point: Emerson Fittipaldi, McLaren. He started from seventh place when he won in 1975.

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UK GP . stats

F1 at Silverstone
Lewis Hamilton is the king of Formula 1 at Silverstone. Here in 2016 (AP/TT)

Sprint qualifiers 2021 results:

1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

2. Max Verstappen, Red Bull

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes

4. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari

5. Sergio Perez, Red Bull

6. Lando Norris, McLaren

7. Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren

8. George Russell Williams

2021 sprint results:

1. Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
4. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
5. Lando Norris, McLaren
6. Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
7. Fernando Alonso, Alps
8. Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin

Fastest qualifying lap:

Absolute: 1:24.303 (Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes 2020)
2021: 1:26.34 (Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes in sprint qualifying)
2020: 1:24.303 (Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes)
2020: 1:25.154 (Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes)
2019: 1: 25.093 (Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes)
2018: 1:25892 (Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes)

Most pole position:

Lewis Hamilton (7)
Nigel Mansell (3)
Fernando Alonso (3)
Damon Hill (3)
Jim Clark (3)
Nino Farina (2)
Stirling Moss (2)
Mika Hakkinen (2)

Top 8 at the 2021 UK Grand Prix

1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
4. Lando Norris, McLaren
5. Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
6. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
7. Fernando Alonso, Alps
8. Lance Stroll, Aston Martin

F1 at Silverstone
Michael Schumacher won a UK GP in F1 in 2004 (AP/TT)

fastest roll:

Absolute: 1: 18739 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)
2021: 1:28.617 (Sergio Perez, Red Bull)
2020: 1: 27.097 (Max Verstappen, Red Bull)
2020: 1:28451 (Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes)
2019: 1: 27.369 (Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes)
2018: 1:30.696 (Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari)

The top five winners:

2021 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2020 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2020 Max Verstappen Red Bull
2019 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2018 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari

(2020 there were two races due to the pandemic)

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Drivers most victorious:

Lewis Hamilton (8)
Alain Prost (5)
Nigel Mansell (3)
Michael Schumacher (3)
Jim Clark (3)
Fernando Alonso (2)
Mark Webber (2)
Jackie Stewart (2)
Jacques Villeneuve (2)
Jose Froelan Gonzalez (2)

Overtaking:

2020: 20
2019: 24
2018: 28
2017: 32
2016: 10

(No public figure for 2021)