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BEYOND THE GRID: Russell talks wanting to win Silverstone, life with Williams, racing Hamilton and much more

Formula 1 - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 22:00
Beyond The Grid welcomes Mercedes driver George Russell to the podcast this week in a wide-ranging, must-listen interview that covers everything from his life around Formula 1 to his rollercoaster journey to becoming a works driver for the eight-time champions...
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Ferrari Trento renews F1 podium celebration toast deal

Motorsport.com - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 19:15
The Italian company became the official supplier of the sparkling wine for the post-race celebrations during the early phase of the 2021 season, as part of a three-year deal.
However, following the success of the partnership for the company, which has benefitted from F1’s booming interest, Ferrari Trento announced at an event in London on Wednesday night that it was now committed for an extra ...Keep reading
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Lotterer gains points as Porsche succeed in overturning his Jakarta EPrix penalty | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 19:01
In the round-up: Lotterer gains points as Porsche succeed in overturning his Jakarta EPrix penalty • No F3 at Macau Grand Prix again • No change to Silverstone DRS zones
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Williams to trial updated F1 aero package at British GP

Motorsport.com - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 16:29
The team had hoped that the advent of the new-for-2022 regulatory framework would help to continue its recovery, after finishing eighth in the 2021 constructors' championship, but Williams has found it difficult to extricate itself from the back of the field in the nine races so far.
Albon - new to the team this season as a replacement for the Mercedes-bound George Russell - has scored three ...Keep reading
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Steiner expects $200m F1 dilution fund to be adjusted in the future

Motorsport.com - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 16:11
F1 is currently attracting interest from American racing marque Andretti Autosport as a potential 11th entry in the near future.
But Andretti’s plans have been met with a lukewarm reaction from most of the F1 paddock amid concern about the financial impact caused by adding another team to the field.
Under the terms of the Concorde Agreement agreed by teams in 2020, any new entry must pay a ...Keep reading
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‘I stand with him’: F1 drivers back up Hamilton as Piquet faces severe punishment

Formula1news.co.uk - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 15:53

A host of Formula drivers have shown public support for Sir Lewis Hamilton after the seven-time champion was racially abused by Nelson Piquet.

The Brazilian was speaking about an incident between Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen last season he appeared to direct a racist term at the Briton, and the comments from last year have now re-surfaced.

This latest news comes after he allegedly used derogatory terms to describe 1992 champion Nigel Mansell and three-time champion Ayrton Senna, and there is now speculation that F1 intends to ban the 69-year-old if he does not issue a public apology to Hamilton.

READ: Piquet facing strong punishment from Formula 1 after using racial slur against Hamilton

The Mercedes driver called for more to be done to tackle vile hatred and discrimination.

“It’s more than language. These archaic mindsets need to change and have no place in our sport,” he tweeted.

“I’ve been surrounded by these attitudes and targeted my whole life. There has been plenty of time to learn. Time has come for action.”

Hamilton’s team-mate, George Russell, joined a host of Hamilton’s peers in expressing their support and admiration for him, as well as their condemnation of the language used by Piquet.

“Huge respect to LH. He has done more for the sport than any driver in history, not just on track but off it,” said the 24-year-old.

“The fact that he and so many others are STILL having to deal with this behaviour is unacceptable. We all need to stand together against discrimination of any kind.”

Daniel Ricciardo then took to Instagram to assert his firm stance against discrimination.

“Discrimination and racism has no place in the sport or our society,” said the Australian.

“Those who still choose to spread hate and use those words are no friends of mine.

“I want to acknowledge Lewis and all of the work he has done both on and off the track to not only spread messages of equality but combat hate.

“I’ve never dealt with any racially motivated actions, but he has for his entire life. Yet each time his response to the hate is motivated by maturity, positivity and educating the world on how we should act.

“I stand with him and will do whatever I can to follow and support.”

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon also acknowledged what Hamilton has done for the pinnacle of motorsport, and vowed to help change the abhorrent attitudes of those who perpetrate discrimination and prejudice.

“All racist or discriminatory language has absolutely no part in our sport and our society. Enough is enough,” he said.

“I’ve worked and spent time with Lewis over the years and know the kind of person he is.

“Always genuine and respectful with everyone around him. He has done so much for F1, on and off track, and we are proud to have him at the forefront of our fight for further diversity and inclusion in motorsport.

“I stand with Lewis and his continued efforts to make the sport we love a better place for all.”

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc expressed a similar sentiment.

“Knowing Lewis since I arrived in Formula 1, he has always been kind and respectful to me and everyone that he meets,” he added on his Instagram story.

“Those values should be the standard towards anybody around the world.

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“The comments made towards Lewis should not be tolerated, and we should continue to push for a more diverse and inclusive sport.

“We need to remove discriminatory behaviour and racist language in any form from not just our sport but from our society as well.”

Haas’ Mick Schumacher shared a Mercedes post with Hamilton pictured to his story, adding the caption “We stand with you Lewis Hamilton.”

Zhou Guanyu lent his support to the 103-time race winner.

READ: Verstappen’s girlfriend backs Piquet claim that his grandmother ‘called us all n******’ after Hamilton backlash

“I join Lewis and the motorsport community in standing against any form of racism, discrimination and prejudice,” said the Alfa Romeo driver.

Multiple teams, as well as F1 and the FIA, have reached out to Hamilton to show solidarity amid the abuse suffered at the hands of Piquet.

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Russell: Copse won’t be flat in 2022 Mercedes F1 car at Silverstone

Motorsport.com - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 15:21
Russell joined Mercedes for 2022 after spending his first three years in F1 at Williams, but has spent the early part of this season working with the team to ease its car struggles.
Under the new regulations for this year, a number of teams have been struggling with cars bouncing and porpoising, with Mercedes being one of the worst-hit outfits.
It has limited the team to just five podium ...Keep reading
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FIA tweaks 2022 F1 technical rules and sets target for deal on 2026 power unit | 2022 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 12:43
The FIA has approved a series of changes to F1's technical regulations and set a target for agreement of its new engine rules for 2026.
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F1 teams given more scope to fix engine reliability issues

Motorsport.com - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 12:38
At a meeting of the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council in Paris, a number of tweaks to F1’s sporting and technical regulations were rubber stamped.
In the wake of a spate of reliability failures by teams this year, it was agreed that the rules regarding the current power unit limits would be amended.
Firstly, F1 teams will be allowed to swap power units under parc ferme conditions for newer ...Keep reading
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Sky Sports co-commentator reacts to Hamilton receiving racist abuse

Formula1news.co.uk - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 12:06

Former Formula 1 driver Martin Brundle has shown his support for Sir Lewis Hamilton after the seven-time champion was racially abused by Nelson Piquet.

Piquet was analysing Hamilton’s crash with Max Verstappen in Silverstone last year when the pair collided sending the Dutchman into the wall on the opening lap.

The Brazilian used a racist slur while describing the 37-year-old.

READ: Fernando Alonso to join Ferrari or Red Bull in 2023?

“The n******* 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 two cars, and there’s no way you can put the car aside,” he said.

“He did [Verstappen] dirty. His luck was that only the other one was gone.”

Those comments were made several months ago but have now resurfaced, and it follows allegations of further derogatory terms used by Piquet to describe Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna in the past.

Hamilton explained that the words themselves are not the harmful aspect of Piquet’s behaviour; it is the fact that there are still people in the world who believe it is okay to discriminate.

“It’s more than language. These are archaic mindsets need to change and have no place in our sport,” tweeted the 37-year-old.

“I’ve been surrounded by these attitudes and targeted my whole life. There has been plenty of time to learn. Time has come for action.”

Hamilton’s Mercedes team, who along with their driver have been influential in the push for equality and social justice in recent years, put out a statement condemning Piquet’s actions.

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“We condemn in the strongest terms any use of racist or discriminatory language of any kind,” they said.

“Lewis has spearheaded our sport’s efforts to combat racism, and he is a true champion of diversity on and off track. 

“Together, we share a vision for a diverse and inclusive motorsport, and this incident underlines the fundamental importance of continuing to strive for a brighter future.”

Brundle called for more education on discrimination and prejudice.

READ: Ferrari react to Formula 1 legend racially abusing Hamilton

“I couldn’t agree more [with Mercedes’ statement]. The education and deep need for change continues,” tweeted the 63-year-old.

Brundle was joined by a host of current and former F1 drivers in expressing their support and solidarity with Hamilton following Piquet’s abhorrent abuse of him.

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F2 reacts with dismay as Hitech keep Vips in team after using racist language | Formula 2

F1Fanatic - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 11:35
Jüri Vips' Formula 2 team will keep him in its line-up for this weekend's round at Silverstone, despite the driver being dropped by Red Bull for using a racial slur on a live video stream.
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Magnussen and Schumacher braced for ultra-challenging month

Formula1news.co.uk - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 11:13

Haas’ Kevin Magnussen is wary of the difficult month of July that awaits the team, with four races coming up in the next five weeks.

The teams travel to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix this weekend, before packing up and heading straight to Austria for the race in Spielberg.

They will have a break-week before going to France, which is followed immediately by Hungary before the much-needed summer break.

READ: Felipe Massa opens up on ultra-secret Ferrari deal

Haas have a notoriously smaller workforce than the biggest teams on the grid such as Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull so, while Magnussen is excited for the next few rounds from a driver’s perspective, he is aware of how tough it will be for the rest of the team.

“It’s going to be a hard month for the team – especially the mechanics,” he said. 

“For drivers, it’s a walk in the park so it’s not something that I’m dreading at all, I’m actually looking forward to it.

“If you have a bad race, you go straight into the next one and also because they’re in Europe, it just feels so much easier. 

“You can travel to the race on Thursday morning and for a lot of people they’re home on Sunday night. It feels easier than having two races in Asia in one month let’s say.”

Team-mate Mick Schumacher told the workers of the Banbury-based side to prepare for a big shift over the next few weeks, but to give themselves plenty of recovery time when they can.

“It will definitely be very tough, we know anyway how tough a race weekend is and that just means we’re going to have a lot of them,” added the German.

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READ: Alpine braced for ‘big week’ as they bring major upgrade package to 2022 British GP

“For the team and everybody it’s consuming, so it’s a matter of putting in those moments of extra effort when necessary but also shut off if that helps so you don’t run out of energy, because it’s a long season to go.”

Team principal Guenther Steiner believes that some good results over the next few rounds will certainly take the edge of what will be a taxing run for the American side.

“It’s not about keeping the focus but because we have 22 events, we need to get them in at some stage and I think having them bunched up before the break is better than after the break,” explained the 57-year-old.

“It will be pretty intense but hopefully we’ll get some good results so hopefully the intensity won’t be as bad as when you have not-so-good results. I’m sure the team will be tired after the four but then we have a few weeks to recharge our batteries.”

Haas have not scored points since Magnussen’s P9 in Imola, while Schumacher will be aiming to score points for the first time in 32 race entries this weekend in Towcester.

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“You’ll see more of me” in Drive to Survive after talks with producers – Verstappen | 2022 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 10:46
Max Verstappen says he will feature more heavily in the next series of Netflix's Drive to Survive after meeting with the producers of a programme he previously accused of "faking rivalries".
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‘Son, I’ve given you a chance’: Lawrence to fire Lance Stroll amid poor season

Formula1news.co.uk - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 10:19

Lance Stroll has so far faced a disastrous 2022 season, ahead of the team’s home race; the British Grand Prix.

On the back of a good couple of years, the Canadian driver has struggled getting to grips with the new regulations.

In Stroll’s defence, the AMR22 has appeared to be an incredibly difficult car to set-up, something which both Stroll and Sebastian Vettel have complained about.

Nevertheless, Stroll has only managed to score 3 points so far this season, whereas his German team-mate has scored 13.

READ: Red Bull sack driver for using racist slur

It’s led to some questions regarding Stroll’s future, and whether his father who owns the team needs to give his son the boot.

Former driver Johnny Herbert believes it’s only a matter of time until this happens, however, Herbert believes Lawrence Stroll should sit down with his son first and explain what is immediately needed.

“Lance has had a bit of a difficult time of late,” the Brit said on the F1 Nation podcast.

“I sometimes think there is a certain time that, if it doesn’t quite happen, Lawrence has got to go ‘son, I’ve given you a chance. It isn’t quite working out, and I’ve got to do what’s right for the team’.

“I think there will be a point that’s going to happen.

“I don’t exactly know when that will be, but it’s down to Lance actually to do the job that he needs to do and consistently do that job. At the moment, it’s a little bit scrappy.”

Stroll has spoken out about not feeling comfortable with the car yet, this could change at Silverstone though where the British team are set to substantially upgrade the AMR22.

Both Stroll and the team will be hoping for an immediate improvement following the upgrades, with Aston Martin currently sitting 8th in the Constructors’.

“We’re always learning but I think, just on my side, I want to get into a better more comfortable place with the car,” Stroll said.

“I still feel like I’m not really that confident in the car and feeling very precise, and just predictable in the car.

“I think I’ve still got to keep working to get back to the place that felt like I was in last year, or the year before, where it was just more predictable and more comfortable.

“And, right now, it’s still a little bit just difficult for me. And, yeah, I’ve got to keep working with my engineers to try and sort that out,” concluded the Canadian driver.

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Brown reveals when McLaren might confirm driver line-up

Formula1news.co.uk - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 09:38

As McLaren prepare for their Formula E entry next season, there is much speculation as to whom might form their driver line-up when they take over from Mercedes EQ.

Current Mercedes drivers, Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries, both have close links with McLaren, with the Dutchman having spent several years as part of the team’s young driver programme, while the Belgian raced for the F1 team full-time in 2017 and 2018 having scored points at the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix while standing in for the injured Fernando Alonso.

Those two are possible candidates, but they are set to face challenges from elsewhere too after McLaren IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist extended his deal with the racing group beyond 2023.

READ: Aston Martin boss has good news for Vettel fans ahead of British GP

F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, though not in the conversation for next season, could be in with a shout at the end of 2023 when his deal expires at the end of 2023, so there are plenty of options for Brown to look at.

The Woking-based team revealed their orange and black livery for the new generation of cars that will be introduced in season nine, and a driver line-up could be decided upon by the summer.

“I would anticipate around the summer break,” Brown told Give me Sport.

“We’ve signed Felix and we’re undecided which of our race cars he is going to go into. 

“He’s unique in that he’s won in Formula E and in IndyCar and we’re trying to put the best line-ups in across all of our driver rosters so really where Felix will go will depend on what other IndyCar driver we can or can’t get or what other Formula E driver we can or can’t get.”

Rosenqvist has experience in Formula E before; he spent two seasons racing with Mahindra between 2016 and 2018, winning three races before making a one-off appearance for them when Pascal Wehrlein was unable to contest the Diriyah ePrix.

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The options are wide open for the Swede at McLaren, which is why Brown was eager to get him tied down to a new deal.

READ: Fernando Alonso to join Ferrari or Red Bull in 2023?

“We’re in a great position with Felix and we’re confident, as he has done, he can win in either so we’re like ‘let’s lock him down and then let’s see who’s the best other Formula E or best other IndyCar driver we can get,” explained the American.

Rosenqvist currently sits eighth in the Drivers’ Standings in IndyCar, while team-mate Patricio O’Ward is fourth on a win and two podiums.

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‘He is worth all Ferrari’: Binotto urged to poach Verstappen from Red Bull

Formula1news.co.uk - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 08:47

Despite their ongoing reliability problems this season, Ferrari have had arguably the fastest car on the grid at the majority of the rounds so far this year.

However, Ferrari don’t find themselves leading either championship, with Max Verstappen topping the Drivers’ Standings and Red Bull Racing leading the way in the Constructors’ Championship.

With Ferrari finally having the best car yet still not looking like claiming a title, the Scuderia might be wondering what they have to do.

Ferrari haven’t won the Constructors’ title since 2008, when Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen led the red charge.

READ: Aston Martin boss has good news for Vettel fans ahead of British GP

Raikkonen was also the last person to win the Drivers’ crown for Ferrari, a year earlier in 2007.

Since then, the likes of Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and now Charles Leclerc, have all failed to win the illustrious prize.

Dutch driver Tom Coronel believes there is an easy solution to Ferrari’s problem, sign Verstappen.

Whilst the idea of the 2021 World Champion joining the Scuderia seems unrealistic, especially after not long signing a deal until 2028 with Red Bull, Coronel thinks it’s a must-do for the Italian side.

Coronel was asked about the idea of Verstappen in red, whilst appearing on the RacingNews365 F1 podcast, whether the Dutchman could have even more success with the Prancing Horses.

Coronel is “one hundred per cent” confident that Verstappen would be leading the 2022 championship by even further, if he was behind the wheel of the F1-75.

The Dutch driver insists that Ferrari should do everything to sign the Red Bull driver, having seen “so many things happen with money”.

“I’ve always said that. What is Max’s value?” reiterated Coronel.

“It’s what Ferrari is willing to pay for it. That is in any case the reason why Red Bull has signed him for the long term, because then at least you know that you have the best driver in the house.

“If I were Ferrari, the director of Ferrari, I would now ask: how much will it cost to buy Max away from Red Bull? Who says it can’t be done?

“I’ve seen so many things happen with money! Then you see at once what Verstappen is worth. He is worth infinitely; he is worth all Ferrari,” Coronel insisted.

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Piquet gets F1 paddock ban after apologising to Hamilton but denying use of racial slur | 2022 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 08:29
Three-times Formula 1 world champion Nelson Piquet has been banned indefinitely from appearing in the series' paddock in the wake of comments he made about Lewis Hamilton.
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Piquet apologises for Hamilton comment, claims no racial intent

Motorsport.com - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 08:14
Comments from three-time F1 world champion Piquet given in an interview last year surfaced this week, among which he used a racial slur against Hamilton when discussing his accident with Max Verstappen at Silverstone.
It led to widespread condemnation through the F1 community, including a rebuttal from both F1 and the FIA. Sources have also now confirmed to Motorsport.com that Piquet will not ...Keep reading
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Red Bull sack driver for using racist slur

Formula1news.co.uk - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 08:09

Red Bull have terminated the contract of Formula 2 driver Juri Vips after he used a racial slur during a livestream.

Vips was gaming with Red Bull junior Liam Lawson when he used the term, leading the New Zealander to nervously laugh as he realised what his colleague had done.

It came after the 21-year-old also allegedly used a derogatory term when offered a pink hat by Lawson, and he was immediately suspending by Red Bull, who started an investigation into his conduct.

Shortly after, Vips took to Instagram to apologise for his actions.

“I wish to unreservedly apologise for the offensive language used during a live gaming stream earlier today,” he posted.

“This language is entirely unacceptable and does not portray the values and principles that I hold.

READ: Piquet facing strong punishment from Formula 1 after using racial slur against Hamilton

“I deeply regret my actions and this is not the example I wish to set. I will cooperate with the investigation fully.”

Team principal of Vips’ Hitech team, Oliver Oakes, expressed his condemnation of Vips’ language, affirming that it went against their “inclusive values.”

“I was shocked and appalled to hear about this incident,” he told Formula Nerds.

“The comments made by Juri are offensive and completely not reflective of Hitech’s inclusive values. 

“Like everyone else, I found out about this an hour ago – the video and Red Bull’s suspension with an investigation to follow.”

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READ: Ferrari react to Formula 1 legend racially abusing Hamilton

Having completed their investigation, Red Bull have had no choice but to terminate the junior driver’s contract, meaning that he will no longer be a part of the Austrian side’s development programme.

“Following its investigation into an online incident involving Juri Vips, Oracle Red Bull Racing has terminated Juri’s contract as its test and reserve driver,” read a statement.

“The team do not condone any form of racism.”

The Estonian has taken seven podium finishes with the Dams and Hitech teams in Formula 1, and won two races with the latter in 2021.

Formula1news.co.uk recently contacted Hitech to enquire as to whether they too may have to drop Vips as a result of his actions, but did not receive a response.

The news comes amid the racist abuse aimed at Sir Lewis Hamilton by Nelson Piquet.

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Varane and Osaka jump to Hamilton’s defence following racist abuse

Formula1news.co.uk - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 07:25

Sir Lewis Hamilton has received support from multiple athletes after the racist abuse aimed at him by Nelson Piquet.

The Brazilian used a racist slur while speaking about the Mercedes’ driver’s crash at the British Grand Prix with Max Verstappen last year, and the comments from several months ago have no re-surfaced ahead of this season’s race in Silverstone.

It comes after the 69-year-old also allegedly used offensive language to describe world champions Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna in the past.

READ: Piquet facing strong punishment from Formula 1 after using racial slur against Hamilton

Hamilton took to Twitter to condemn the abuse aimed at him, and called for more action to be taken against those who perpetrate discrimination.

“It’s more than language. These archaic mindsets need to change and have no place in our sport,” said the seven-time champion.

“I’ve been surrounded by these attitudes and targeted my whole life. There has been plenty of time to learn. Time has come for action.”

Multiple F1 colleagues of Hamilton, including his Mercedes team, issued statements of support for him and condemnation of Piquet’s comments.

Tennis player Naomi Osaka quoted Hamilton’s tweet and said: “Emphasis on ‘there has been plenty of time to learn.’”

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane and Arsenal full-back Nuno Tavares also came to the defence of the 37-year-old.

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READ: Wolff fires accusation at rival teams as he addresses ‘political manoeuvring’

“There is no place for racism in any sport, industry or walk of life. Lewis, continue to shine the great light that you do. I stand with you,” said Varane, with Tavares adding: “This must stop. Standing with you, Lewis Hamilton.”

Formula 1 itself released a statement supporting the 103-time race winner and reiterating their desire to create an inclusive sport.

“Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any form and has no part in society. Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect,” the statement read.

“His tireless efforts to increase diversity and inclusion are a lesson to many and something we are committed to at F1.”

There are reports that Piquet will have his paddock access revoked if he fails to issue a public apology to Hamilton.

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