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personalia

Brazilian
17 August 1952 (68)
Oscar Gálvez (17 August 1913)

statistics

23 (11.1%)
60 (29%)
24 (11.6%)
0 (0%)
1st
14
207
204
485.5 (2.3 points per race avg)
85 (41.1%)
1978 German Grand Prix
1991 Australian Grand Prix

about Nelson Piquet

Nelson Piquet Souto Maior (Portuguese pronunciation: [?n?wsõ pi?ke], born August 17, 1952), known as Nelson Piquet, is a Brazilian former racing driver and businessman. Since his retirement, Piquet has been ranked among the greatest Formula One drivers in various motorsport polls.

Piquet had a brief career in tennis before losing interest in the sport and subsequently took up karting and hid his identity to prevent his father discovering his hobby. He became the Brazilian national karting champion in 1971-72 and won the Formula Vee championship in 1976. With advice from Emerson Fittipaldi, Piquet went to Europe to further success by taking the record number of wins in Formula Three in 1978, defeating Jackie Stewart's all-time record.

In the same year, he made his Formula One debut with the Ensign team and drove for McLaren and Brabham. In 1979, Piquet moved to the Brabham team and finished the runner-up in 1980 before winning the championship in 1981. Piquet's poor performances in 1982 saw a resurgence for 1983 and his second world championship. For 1984–85, Piquet had once again lost chances to win the championship but managed to score three wins during that period. He moved to the Williams team in 1986 and was a title contender until the final round in Australia. Piquet took his third and final championship in 1987 during a heated battle with teammate Nigel Mansell which left the pair's relationship sour. Piquet subsequently moved to Lotus for 1988–89 where he experienced his third drop in form. He eventually went to the Benetton team for 1990-91 where he managed to win three races before retiring.

After retiring from Formula One, Piquet tried his hand at the Indianapolis 500 for two years. He also tried his hand at sports car racing during and after his Formula One career. Piquet is currently retired and runs several businesses in Brazil and manages his sons Nelson Piquet Jr. and Pedro Piquet.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 1980 United States Grand Prix West round 4 Brabham
2 1980 Dutch Grand Prix round 11 Brabham
3 1980 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Brabham
4 1981 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Brabham
5 1981 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Brabham
6 1981 German Grand Prix round 10 Brabham
7 1982 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Brabham
8 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Brabham
9 1983 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Brabham
10 1983 European Grand Prix round 14 Brabham
11 1984 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Brabham
12 1984 Detroit Grand Prix round 8 Brabham
13 1985 French Grand Prix round 7 Brabham
14 1986 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Williams
15 1986 German Grand Prix round 10 Williams
16 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Williams
17 1986 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Williams
18 1987 German Grand Prix round 8 Williams
19 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix round 9 Williams
20 1987 Italian Grand Prix round 11 Williams
21 1990 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Benetton
22 1990 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Benetton
23 1991 Canadian Grand Prix round 5 Benetton

pole positions

# event constructor
1 1980 United States Grand Prix West round 4 Brabham
2 1980 Canadian Grand Prix round 13 Brabham
3 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Brabham
4 1981 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Brabham
5 1981 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Brabham
6 1981 Canadian Grand Prix round 14 Brabham
7 1982 Austrian Grand Prix round 13 Brabham
8 1983 Dutch Grand Prix round 12 Brabham
9 1984 South African Grand Prix round 2 Brabham
10 1984 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Brabham
11 1984 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Brabham
12 1984 Detroit Grand Prix round 8 Brabham
13 1984 British Grand Prix round 10 Brabham
14 1984 Austrian Grand Prix round 12 Brabham
15 1984 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Brabham
16 1984 European Grand Prix round 15 Brabham
17 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix round 16 Brabham
18 1985 Dutch Grand Prix round 11 Brabham
19 1986 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Williams
20 1986 British Grand Prix round 9 Williams
21 1987 British Grand Prix round 7 Williams
22 1987 Austrian Grand Prix round 10 Williams
23 1987 Italian Grand Prix round 11 Williams
24 1987 Spanish Grand Prix round 13 Williams

teams & teammates

season teammate
1978 Danny Ongais
Lamberto Leoni
Jacky Ickx
Derek Daly
Geoff Lees
Harald Ertl
Brett Lunger
Patrick Tambay
James Hunt
Bruno Giacomelli
Emilio de Villota
Tony Trimmer
Niki Lauda
John Watson
Ensign compare 1978
1979 Niki Lauda
Ricardo Zunino
Brabham-Alfa Romeo compare 1979
1980 Ricardo Zunino
Hector Rebaque
Brabham compare 1980
1981 Hector Rebaque
Brabham compare 1981
1982 Riccardo Patrese
Brabham compare 1982
1983 Riccardo Patrese
Brabham compare 1983
1984 Teo Fabi
Corrado Fabi
Manfred Winkelhock
Brabham compare 1984
1985 François Hesnault
Marc Surer
Brabham compare 1985
1986 Nigel Mansell
Williams compare 1986
1987 Nigel Mansell
Riccardo Patrese
Williams compare 1987
1988 Satoru Nakajima
Team Lotus compare 1988
1989 Satoru Nakajima
Team Lotus compare 1989
1990 Alessandro Nannini
Roberto Moreno
Benetton compare 1990
1991 Roberto Moreno
Michael Schumacher
Benetton compare 1991

news

After giving up on a promising tennis career, Piquet rose through the single-seater ranks following the advice of another Brazilian great, Emerson Fittipaldi, and came to Europe to follow his F1 dream. After hard-fought battles in British Formula 3 against Derek Warwick, Piquet made his first F1 starts with Ensign and McLaren machinery in 1978, before finding a home at Brabham in ...

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In the latest episode of ‘The Windsor Interviews’, the 1992 Formula 1 world champion sits down with host Peter Windsor for an extensive conversation about his career.In this clip taken from the show, Mansell talks about seeing a “Mexican wave” ahead of him around the track as he chased down Williams teammate Piquet after pitting for fresh tyres.“I was being told to slow down, I was ...

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Piquet will be in attendance at the ceremony to accept the award, which has previously been given to racing icons such as Mario Andretti, Dale Earnhardt Sr., Sir Jackie Stewart and Sir Stirling Moss, Alain Prost and Emerson Fittipaldi. The Award has been presented as part of the annual Autosport Awards since 1989.Widely regarded as the “biggest night in world motorsport”, the ...

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