The statement reads: “We condemn in the strongest terms any use of racist or discriminatory language of any kind,” is said.
“Lewis has spearheaded our sport’s efforts to combat racism, and he is a true champion of diversity on and off track.
“Together, we share a vision for a diverse and inclusive motorsport, and this incident underlines the fundamental importance of continuing to strive for a brighter future.”
F1 released their own statement, which read: “Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any form and has no part in society.”
Express.co.uk has contacted Nelson Piquet for comment.