Fernando Alonso’s former teammate thinks the Spaniard could have been this year’s world champion at the wheel of a Sauber.
Nelson Piquet jr, who was Alonso’s teammate at Renault in 2008 and 2009, thinks the 2012 Ferrari has been outclassed by the likes of Lotus and Sauber this season. Read more... (272 words, estimated 1:05 mins reading time)
Nelson Piquet Jr has denied reports he doubts the great Ayrton Senna would have succeeded in F1 today.
The former Renault driver’s spokesman Luis Ferrari said there is “absolutely no way” the Brazilian said his countryman Senna would not have won races in today’s cars. And 27-year-old Piquet Jr, who has raced in the world of Nascar since leaving F1 in 2009, blamed the controversy on some careless “members of the Brazilian media”. Read more... (378 words, estimated 1:31 mins reading time)
Former F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr has broken through to win his first race in the world of Nascar.
The now 26-year-old Brazilian switched to the American realm’s secondary Truck and Nationwide classes after leaving formula one in the wake of the ‘crashgate’ scandal. Although not in the premier Sprint Cup category, Piquet has contested Nascar races since 2010 but only broke through for his first win on Saturday from pole position in the Nationwide event at Road America. Read more... (150 words, estimated 36 secs reading time)
Nelson Piquet Jr has not yet done enough to secure his seat with Renault for 2009, according to the latest paddock whispers.
The Enstone-based outfit are keeping the rookie on his toes and have reportedly delayed a decision to renew his contract until the end of September. Read more... (174 words, 1 image, estimated 42 secs reading time)