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Is Nelson Piquet Racist: What Did He Say To Hamilton? The Formula 1 has mentioned Nelson Piquet in a statement following the viral video of the racer abusing Lewis Hamilton. Internet users want to know what Nelson said to a legendary Formula 1 driver.
In 1981, 1983, and 1987, Nelson Piquet won the world championship three times. The game’s legend was recently discussed in an interview with journalist Ricardo Oliveira for Brazilian media.
The interview turned controversial on the topic of the 2021 British Grand Prix. The famous competition where Hamilton collided with Max Verstappen on the first lap of the race.
The Dutchman was taken to the hospital for precautionary scans. Hamilton went on to win the race although, with a ten-second penalty for the collision.
Nelson, the father of Verstappen’s girlfriend called out Hamilton for his actions. However, Nelson used racial slurs to describe Lewis Hamilton, which has gone viral at the moment.
Neguinho Meaning Explained
During the 2021 interview, Nelson Piquet used the word Neguinho in a national television media of Brazil. Neguinho is a Brazilian variant of the N-word.
The conversation got heated when Nelson reminded the world of the infamous incident of the Verstappen and Hamilton collision. He started the comment with the word Neguinho describing Hamilton.
Nelson then mentioned that he put his car in a space where two cars could not pass together. Although Hamilton had a fair escape, Verstappen paid the full price.
He told that one man’s luck can be another’s disaster. The interview was reported in CNN Brazil, which now has been controversial.
Is Nelson Piquet Racist: What Did He Say To Hamilton?
Nelson Piquet has been addressed as racist by the netizens of Twitter and other social media. His slurs describing Hamilton in an interview for Brazilian media is the reason behind it.
Formula 1 has stated in a statement that disrespecting or racist language is unacceptable in any form. They have pledged to respect Lewis Hamilton, a great ambassador of the sport.
Although Nelson Piquet didn’t have any history involved in racial discrimination, surely he will regret his first one.
Nelson Piquet Wife Viviane de Souza Leão
The 23-time Grand Prix winner, Nelson is married to his wife Viviane de Souza Leao.
The couple’s marriage date has not been released on the media, and they had a private ceremony. Viviane is one of the biggest fans of her husband, Nelson a veteran of the game.
But, Viviane makes sure her husband is doing things right. Once, Nelson was stripped of his driving license due to multiple violence and was asked to take a class for safe driving.
Nelson had to pass the exams for the new license. On the media, Viviane mentioned that we have to pay for our mistakes. She is a perfect example of a supporting wife.
The couple together has two children, Pedro Estacio Piquet (born 1998) and Marco Piquet (born 2000).
Nelson Piquet Net Worth
According to sportslumo, Nelson has an estimated net worth of 200 million USD as of 2022.
Nelson was a multi-millionaire contracted racer back in the day and was the most demanded racer. Besides that, the 23-time Grand Prix winner had thousands of dollars for winning the tournament.
I worked with Lewis Hamilton very closely for 5 years when he & I were at McLaren. He’s an absolutely brilliant #F1 driver & a truly great man. He does a huge amount for diversity & inclusivity. By contrast Nelson Piquet Sr disgusts me. #WeRaceAsOne. That’s it. That’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/SZOnbp0Y2J
— Matt Bishop 🏳️🌈 (@TheBishF1) June 28, 2022
He was sponsored by global car brands during the days and all of his gears were provided. The average salary of a race driver is estimated at 19K to 187K USD dollars annually.