F1 Champion Brings More Shame Upon Himself With New Remarks.

Nelson Piquet has sparked even more outrage after making new statements regarding the Brazilian presidential race. Nelson Piquet, who amassed 23 victories and three titles in Formula 1, was previously regarded as a legend of the sport.

However, the Brazilian damaged his reputation when he hurled homophobic and racial remarks at Lewis Hamilton last year. Hamilton was referred to as a “neguinho” by Piquet, who also claimed that Rosberg’s success in 2016 was only possible because the seven-time world champion was too busy “giving a**.”

The 70-year-old justified his words by claiming that everything was just a big mistake and that his comments had been misunderstood because the word was usually used to describe “guy” or “person” in Portuguese.

The Brazilian said: “I would like to clear up the stories circulating in the media about a comment I made in an interview last year,”

“What I said was ill-thought-out, and I make no defence for it, but I will clarify that the term used is one that has widely and historically been used colloquially in Brazilian Portuguese as a synonym for ‘guy’ or ‘person’ and was never intended to offend.”

Since then, the Brazilian has never been regarded in the same way and after making remarks about Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who recently defeated Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian presidential elections, he has found himself at the centre of a new scandal.

Roadblocks and protests have been set up across Brazil as a result of the election results, which have angered people who are opposed to Bolsonaro.

Piquet was at a protest smeared in green paint, and when the camera was directed at his face, saying, “Look who I’m with here, this big champion Nelson Piquet,” his response was, “We’re going to get Lula, son of a b****, get out of here.”

Sportspeople are typically urged to stay away from political drama since it may have disastrous effects on their reputations. However, it seems Piquet is not scared to speak his mind, no matter how many problems it may seem to cause.

The developments in Brazil briefly cast doubt on the Grand Prix, with Ferrari’s equipment being entangled in the blockades, but Formula 1 has now revealed that it will take place as scheduled.