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'Piquet could lose paddock access if he doesn't apologise'

'Piquet could lose paddock access if he doesn't apologise'

28 June - 15:49 Last update: 16:17
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On Tuesday it emerged that three-time world champion Nelson Piquet Sr. had made racist comments about Lewis Hamilton. After the FIA issued a statement earlier on Tuesday, it seems that Piquet may have his access to the paddock withdrawn.

F1 journalist Phil Duncan reports on his Twitter account that Piquet may well lose his access to the F1 paddock. "Understand that Nelson Piquet’s access to the F1 paddock could be revoked if he doesn’t issue a public apology to Lewis Hamilton." To date, Piquet himself has not responded.

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