The Formula One community has united in their support of seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton after it emerged that ex-champion Nelson Piquet used a racial slur when discussing Hamilton on a Brazilian podcast ahead of the 2021 Formula One season finale.

The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team who Hamilton races for tweeted:

Lewis Hamilton himself tweeted in response to what happened saying:

Hamilton’s team-mate George Russell tweeted his support saying:

Mercedes weren’t the only Formula One team to respond to what happened with McLaren tweeting:

Formula One’s governing body, the FIA tweeted:

Lewis Hamilton lost out in the race for an eighth Formula One World Championship to Max Verstappen last December.

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