Alonso supports Hamilton over Nelson Piquet’s racist comments

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Fernando Alonso has voiced his opinion on Nelson Piquet’s recent racial slur aimed toward Lewis Hamilton, and said “there is no place in the sport for those comments”.

Ahead of the British Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso gave his comments on three-time Formula 1 champion Nelson Piquet using a racial slur when talking about Lewis Hamilton.

“It is damaging and there is no place in the sport for those comments,” Alonso said.

“The sport should be an example for our society and this week has been very sad for our sport and let’s see what the actions will be after those comments.

“I think we will agree with whatever the FIA or FOM will do, but I do believe that there is the need to have some action.

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“If it’s just another episode, there is no action, I think it is not enough. I think we need to move from these people and this is a perfect example.”

The Spaniard added that his team Alpine is very much involved in bringing diversity to Formula 1.

“There are a lot of women now working in the team, a lot of talented designers and mechanics. And we have all kinds of people that we love to have them. We love to share the team with them.

“And this is a sport, as I said, [that] should be an example for our world,” Alonso concluded.

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