Mercedes have joined F1 in releasing a statement in support of Lewis Hamilton after he was the target of a racial slur by three-time world champion Nelson Piquet.
It read: “We condemn in the strongest terms any use of racist or discriminatory language of any kind. 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.”
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) June 28, 2022