Nelson Piquet given 15-day deadline to explain Lewis Hamilton remarks

Nelson Piquet has 15 days to clarify the racist and homophobic remarks he made about Lewis Hamilton, according to reports.
 - Nelson Piquet
- Nelson Piquet

The Justice of the Federal District in Brazil accepted the actions of four organisations who have sued Piquet in his home country for the comments, Globo have reported.

They are seeking compensation of R$ 10 million (£1.56m).

The charges allege moral damage to black and LGBTQ+ groups.

Piquet can contest this charge within the allotted 15 days, from Monday 11 July.

The former three-time F1 world champion, whose daughter is the girlfriend of Max Verstappen, used a racist word to describe Hamilton in a resurfaced interview from last year.

Further footage saw him add a homophobic word.

Piquet apologised but insisted the word he used was not intended to be racist.

"I don't know why we are continuing to give these older voices a platform," Hamilton said.

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