“I apologise in the name of the Brazilian people,” Renowned author Paulo Coelho stands beside Lewis Hamilton in the face of racist remarks made by Nelson Piquet

Renowned Brazilian author and poet Paulo Coelho comes out in support of Lewis Hamilton in the wake of Nelson Piquet's racist remarks seeing the light of the day.

Lewis Hamilton(on the left) and Paulo Coelho(on the right)
Lewis Hamilton(on the left) and Paulo Coelho(on the right)
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3-time Formula One World Champion Nelson Piquet has not apologised for the racist remarks he made against 7-time Formula One World Champion and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton which were uttered months ago but only recently made national news. In 2022, making racist comments is abhorrent, and Formula 1 was right to defend its most decorated driver.

People from outside of the Formula One community have also expressed their support for the British racer. Paulo Coelho and other intelligent, cultured men who understand how to provide words the appropriate gravity have now joined Hamilton in response to criticism of Nelson Piquet’s actions.

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Paulo Coelho stands beside Lewis Hamilton in support

Lewis Hamilton(on the left) and Nelson Piquet(on the right)
Lewis Hamilton(on the left) and Nelson Piquet(on the right)

Celebrated Brazilian author Paulo Coelho showed his support for the 37-year-old driver on Twitter by mentioning: Dear @LewisHamilton: Piquet is currently the driver of the worst president in our history. His racist remarks shows the desperate need to return to the spotlight I apologize in the name of the Brazilian people, who respect and love you.”

The Brazilian author and poet has frequently denounced Jair Bolsonaro’s radical right-wing leadership. According to Coelho, the incident refers to one involving the three-time F1 world champion driving President Bolsonaro’s Rolls Royce on the celebration of Brazil’s Independence Day in September. Piquet, on the other hand, has consistently embraced the president’s far-right political stance since he entered power in 2019.

Rationalizations from the Brazilian former F1 driver’s family primarily involved looking in mirrors. Rodrigo Piquet, for instance, pointed out that the term “neguinho” is used affectionately in everyday conversation. But his uncle put her in a situation where the racist undertone at the conclusion is undeniable.

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