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Nelsinho Piquet

Nelson Piquet Jr., F1 testing, Portimao, Portugal, 19th January 2008. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Nelson Piquet Jr., F1 testing, Portimao, Portugal, 19th January 2008. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

25 Jul 1985
Heidelberg, Germany

Nationality:

Brazil

Grands Prix:

28 (2008-2009)

Son of Nelson. Promoted to the Renault F1 drive in 2008 and stayed there in 2009, but when he was dropped, he revealed that he crashed deliberately in the Singapore GP of 2008. He agreed a deal with the FIA that he wouldn't be punished for cheating, but has found that much of F1 snubbed him anyway. His career since then has been mixed - he went to the US, racing first in NASCAR trucks and then in the NASCAR sprint series itself. In 2014, he also appeared in Formula E, winning the first title and is still in the series in 2019. In 2015, he moved into a completely new career path, which was the World Rallycross Championship but this only lasted a year. In 2016, he moved to the World Endurance Championship, where he remains in 2017. Piquet also races in Formula E. In 2018, Piquet was also in Brazilian touring cars.

Biography last updated 17 Dec 2018