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Nelson Piquet

1952-08-17 (age 68)

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How Brabham’s one-hit wonder was boxed into a corner Prime

How Brabham’s one-hit wonder was boxed into a corner

The Brabham BT46B raced once, won once, then vanished – or did it? STUART CODLING reveals the story of the car which was never actually banned…

Nelson Piquet – one of F1’s most formidable champions

Nelson Piquet was one of Formula 1’s biggest stars of the 1980s, going head-to-head with fellow legends Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna – and enjoying his fair share of success against them.

Dirty Dozen: F1’s most toxic teammates – ranked!

Ever since racing teams ran more than one car, each driver’s best gauge of performance has been their teammate. While some have managed to coexist in harmony, many took another route – turning competition into conflict. Here, we rank the Top 12 most toxic Formula 1 driver pairings in history…

Video: How Mansell beat Piquet in famous Silverstone duel

Nigel Mansell has described his epic pursuit of Nelson Piquet to win the 1987 British Grand Prix in great detail in a new interview for Motorsport.tv.

Autosport Awards: Piquet receives Gregor Grant Award

The 2017 Autosport Awards paid tribute to three-time Formula 1 world champion Nelson Piquet's contribution to motorsport with the presentation of a Gregor Grant Award.

Piquet to be honoured at Autosport Awards

Three-time Formula 1 World Champion, Nelson Piquet, will be honoured with the Gregor Grant Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motorsport at the 2017 Autosport Awards ceremony this Sunday in London, England.

33 world champions of Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton claimed his fourth Formula 1 title in Mexico, equalling the tally of Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel. But who else have been crowned champion in the past?

Gallery: Drivers with experience of 200 F1 races

Lewis Hamilton joined an elite club of drivers with experience of 200 or more F1 races at the Belgian GP. We've compiled a list of all drivers who've reached that mark.

Gallery: Career of triple F1 champion Nelson Piquet

Having won three championships in a career spanning over a decade, Nelson Piquet is one of the most successful F1 drivers of all time. We profile the career of the Brazilian...

30 fastest qualifying laps in F1 history

Only once has a driver broken the 1m barrier in qualifying. We compile a list of the fastest ever qualifying times set in F1's history.

1991 Canadian Grand Prix - Mansell gives away victory to Piquet

The victory at the 1991 Formula 1 Grand Prix was within reach for Briton Nigel Mansell, but the Williams driver ruined everything with just two kilometres to go.

Gallery: F1 drivers who raced in the Indy 500

Several F1 drivers have been lured by the Indy 500, which forms a part of the the Triple Crown of Motorsport. While some went on to win the fabled race, others returned with less spectacular results.

Ecclestone's tough style made F1 great, says Piquet

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Nelson Piquet says his time spent at Brabham proved to him what a great leader Bernie Ecclestone would subsequently become for the sport.

Obituary: Paul Rosche, 1934-2016

Paul Rosche, BMW’s legendary engine wizard for many years and the man behind some of the Munich company’s most successful racing projects, has died at the age of 82.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-02-03

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning Motorsport.com photographers and contributors.

Exclusive: Nelson Piquet never doubted Nelson Jr's ability to succeed

Three-time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet has hailed the success of his son Nelson Jr in becoming the first-ever FIA Formula E champion, saying he "has always been very fast".

Piquet basks in Long Beach victory glory

Nelson Piquet Jr says that his Long Beach Formula E victory was one of the most emotional of his career, as he emulated his father’s Formula 1 win there 35 years ago.

Piquet Jr emulates his father with dominant Long Beach victory

Nelson Piquet Jr honoured his father’s first Formula 1 victory 35 years ago on the streets of Long Beach to score his maiden Formula E win.

Buemi snatches Formula E pole at Long Beach

Sebastien Buemi will start round six of the FIA Formula E Championship from pole position after a thrilling qualifying session at Long Beach.

Di Grassi quickest as Vergne’s crash punctuates Long Beach FP2

Lucas di Grassi recorded a sensational lap to top the second Formula E free practice session at Long Beach on Saturday morning.

Scott Speed just wants to race for wins

Scott Speed telling it like it is in this candid interview with Motorsport.com.

Ricardo Maurício and Nestor Girolami win Stock Car Race of the Duos in Brazil

45 thousand people packed the grandstand at the Ayrton Senna Circuit in Goiânia. Marcos Gomes/Mark Winterbottom came second with Allam Khodair/Antonio Felix da Costa third after a fierce battle with Cacá Bueno/José Maria López

Stock Car Brazil: Abreu and Piquet on pole in a dry circuit

Marcos Gomes and Australia’s Mark Winterbottom join them on the first row of the grid in the Race of the Duos, the opening round of Brazilian Stock Car Championship.

Co-drivers getting along with Stock Cars in Brazil

Mark Winterbottom, Laurens Vanthoor, Nestor Girolami and several others showed quick adaptation to the 500hp-powered touring cars.

Star names show good pace in Brazil Stock Cars

Eclectic mix of top racers join regular field at Goiânia – including Prost, Piquet, Villeneuve, Vanthoor and Winterbottom

Brazilian Stock Cars: In mixed conditions, guest drivers show their pace

First practice in Goiania was split in two groups, with the second one right after a light rain.

An energetic start to Formula E in Miami

Nicolas Prost (e.dams-Renault) came out on top, finishing ahead of Scott Speed (Andretti) and Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt).

Nico Prost wins thrilling Miami ePrix

Nicolas Prost won the Miami ePrix, round five of the FIA Formula E Championship, after three other drivers lost their claim to victory.

Racing legend Nelson Piquet prepares for track comeback

Three-time F1 World Champion renews license to test Porsche GT3 Cup Brazil machine.

IndyCar season takes a hit, loses Brazil round

Reports coming from a Brazilian sports news site state that the event has been cancelled.

GRC sets 2015 schedule

2015 will be the fifth year for Global Rallycross.

A.J. Foyt recovers at home as he approaches milestone birthday

His ABC Supply Racing Team continues to build its no. 41 car staff

Superb spectacle at Argentinian round

Round four of the FIA Formula E Championship was held in Buenos Aires, a city renowned worldwide for its commitment to sustainable mobility.

Buemi edges Alguersuari for Buenos Aires ePrix pole

Sebastien Buemi takes pole position as he goes in search for another victory.

Autocourse back in time: Ayrton Senna, profile of a champion

David Tremayne from Autocourse looks back on the legend Ayrton Senna after claiming the World Championship in 1988 in his first year with McLaren in this classic piece.

Top 20 moments of 2014, #5: Marussia/Caterham give new meaning to money problems

Looking back of the top 20 moments of 2014, the struggles of Marussia and Caterham cannot be overlooked.

Sarrazin quickest in Formula E testing

Venturi driver edges out yesterday's winner, Sebastien Buemi.

Malaysian round delivers great performances and on-track action

The second ever race in the history of the FIA Formula E Championship served to confirm the growing enthusiasm for the new racing category.

Putrajaya ePrix qualifying groups

Nicolas Prost won pole position for the opening round in Beijing.

Massa hits back at Piquet's F1 criticism

Felipe Massa has hit back at F1 legend Nelson Piquet's harsh critique of modern Formula One.

Brazilian GP press conference: Rosberg and Hamilton look towards finale

The following is a complete transcript from the post-race press conference.

Rookie bursts into F1 amid Sauber 'crisis'

Felipe Nasr, a low-profile F1 presence until now, has burst into a storm in the Interlagos paddock.

Team orders vs. free racing: The debate rages on

I'm not the first to give my take on this issue and I'm sure I will not be the last.

INDYCAR adds Brasília to 2015 schedule

The Brasília Indy will be held on March 8, 2015.

The true 1982 World Champion - The tragic story of Didier Pironi

The incredible true story of Didier Pironi, the Formula One World champion that could have been.

Ho-Pin Tung to race in Formula E

Earlier this week Ho-Pin Tung successfully participated in the last pre-season test of the FormulaE-cars at Donington Park.

Five of Formula One's biggest heartbreaks

With the stars of Formula One taking a month off, it's hard to get that racing fix. Motorsport.com's Christopher DeHarde compiles some of Formula One's biggest heartbreaks. Enjoy.