Brazil - land of Senna, Piquet - about to have no F1 drivers

Brazil, the country that produced Formula One champions Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet and Emerson Fittipaldi, could be without a driver on the grid next season. Brazilian Felipe Massa is leaving F1 at the end of the season after 15 years on the circuit, which peaked in 2008 when he missed out on the drivers' championship by a point. His last race is Sunday in Brazil, where he recalls...
Via Associated Press
November 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Formula E: Senna, Prost, Piquet, Villeneuve ready to race in Beijing

Jacques Villeneuve joins an already-impressive list of names for the Beijing ePrix, including Nico Prost, Nelson Piquet Jr. and Bruno Senna, as 18 drivers get set for the season-opening Beijing ePrix, which is set to kick off LIVE at 3:30 a.m. ET Saturday morning on FS1.Prost topped the timing sheets on Friday with a 1:37.291, over four seconds faster than Bruno Senna’s top time...
Via FOX Sports
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Son of an F1 champion! Piquet flips Porsche nine times

Seventeen-year-old Pedro Piquet, son of three-time Formula One Champion Nelson Piquet and younger brother of FIA Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr., is an accomplished racer in his own right, winning the 2014 Brazilian Formula 3 Championship. However, things didn’t go too well for the Brazilian last weekend in a Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge race in Goiania, Brazil, after an opening...
Via FOX Sports
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Piquet downplays 'crashgate,' says door was open to stay in F1

When it comes to 'crashgate,' the only protagonist who did not rebuild his F1 career was Nelson Piquet Jr. Since the Singapore crash scandal struck, Pat Symonds has returned to the pitwall with Williams, helping to revive the once great British team. And Flavio Briatore is regularly linked with a return to a prominent role in F1. So why was it different for Brazilian Piquet, now...
Via FOX Sports
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Piquet Jr. to skip X Games for Formula E race in Moscow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Nelson Piquet Jr. will skip the X Games to compete in Formula E, where he's a championship contender in the new fully electric racing series. Andreas Bakkerud will replace Piquet in the SH Racing Ford Fiesta at next weekend's X Games in Austin, Texas. Piquet is leading the Formula E standings but is in a four-way battle with three races left. He'll compete June...
Via Associated Press
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Piquet Jr wins Visa Fastest Lap trophy at Formula E DHL Berlin EPrix

Nelson Piquet Jr today became the second winner of the Visa Fastest Lap following a nail-biting race at the DHL Berlin ePrix. Nelson produced a time of 1 minute 24.435 seconds on his last lap around the 2.469km circuit.The anti-clockwise layout, designed by Rodrigo Nunes within the 'Apron’ section of the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, saw 20 Formula E drivers, battling to...

Like father; like son: Piquet dominates for first win in Long Beach

Thirty-five years and five days ago, Nelson Piquet Sr. dominated the 1980 United States West Grand Prix for his first Formula One victory. On Saturday, Nelson Piquet Jr. became the sixth different driver in as many races to call himself a Formula E winner, on the same streets that had given his father his maiden grand prix win. Sebastien Buemi had qualified his e.dams Renault on...
Via FOX Sports
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Piquet Jr to Drive No. 77 at The Glen

Randy Humphrey Racing announced today that Nelson Piquet Jr., the first Brazilian to win in two of NASCAR's top-three national series, will pilot the No. 77 WORX Yard Tools Ford Fusion for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International this weekend. The Cheez-It 355 at The Glen marks the 29-year-old's first attempt to race in NASCAR's premier series.   WORX Yard...

NSCS: Nelson Piquet Jr. to Make Debut at Watkins Glen

JOPLIN, Mo. — Randy Humphrey Racing will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Watkins Glen International after being sidelined for most of the summer. The racing team announced that Nelson Piquet Jr. will take over the car on Sunday for his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut. Piquet is a former driver for Turner Scott Motorsports and has made numerous starts in...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Piquet Jr. to run NCWTS practice for John Wes Townley

As announced pre-season, John Wes Townley is running both the full ARCA Racing Series schedule for Venturini Motorsports and the full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule for Wauters Motorsports. With an ARCA race scheduled for Friday at Michigan, Townley will miss Friday’s NCWT practice for the Saturday truck race at Gateway. As a result, Nelson Piquet Jr. will practice...
Via On Pit Road
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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