The racist term was used by the three-time Formula 1 world champion in November last year, but it only came to light recently, when the interview was released on Monday.
Hamilton’ put the car in and left it there because there was no way for two cars to get past that corner. He made a dirty move. He was lucky for him, just the other driver [Verstappen] “I got f**ked,” Pique said in a Portuguese-language interview with Motorsports Talk.
Hamilton, who has the most victories in Formula One history, said it was “time to act” on racism.
Pique’s comments have been widely condemned in sports.
“His tireless efforts to increase diversity and inclusion are a lesson to many and something we are committed to in F1.”
The Mercedes team led by Hamilton also condemned the comments.
The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team said: “We condemn in the strongest terms any use of racist or discriminatory language of any kind. Lewis has led our sport’s efforts to combat racism, and is a true champion of diversity both on and off the track.” a permit.
“Together, we share a vision for a diverse and inclusive motorsport, and this incident underscores the fundamental importance of continuing to strive for a brighter future.”
Meanwhile, the Motorsports Board of Directors, the FIA, outlined its support for “Hamilton’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in motorsport”.