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Nelson Piquet’s Apology Will Not Prevent His Ban – BRDC

Nelson Piquet

Nelson Piquet

Nelson Piquet has been banned from Silverstone as punishment for using a racial slur to describe Mercedes star, Lewis Hamilton.

The British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC), which owns and operates the British Grand Prix circuit, suspended Piquet, who is an honorary member of the exclusive club.

According to a recent statement, in line with the BRDC’s zero-tolerance policy towards any act involving or suggesting racism, the BRDC Board has concluded that Mr Piquet Snr’s use of racially offensive language to describe a fellow BRDC member (and seven-times World Champion) is unacceptable and represents conduct that is wholly inappropriate for an Honorary Member of the BRDC.

The club added that despite Nelson Piquet’s apology for his misbehaviour, the punishment could not be avoided.

A statement read, “The BRDC Board of Directors has noted that, in a Brazilian podcast last November, Nelson Piquet Senior, an Honorary Member of the BRDC, described Lewis Hamilton using a racially offensive expression in Portuguese.”

“The apology issued yesterday by Mr Piquet Snr has also been noted.”

“In view of the BRDC’s zero-tolerance policy towards any act involving or suggesting racism, the BRDC Board has concluded that Mr Piquet Snr’s use of racially offensive language to describe a fellow BRDC member (and seven-times World Champion) is unacceptable and represents conduct that is wholly inappropriate for an Honorary Member of the BRDC, notwithstanding his subsequent apology.”

“Accordingly, we have advised Mr Piquet Snr that his membership has been suspended with immediate effect. Following the Club’s due process, it is anticipated that the Board will terminate Mr Piquet Sr’s membership at a board meeting to be held after the required seven-day notice period.”


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