Piquet in 2013
|Born||Nelson Piquet Souto Maior
17 August 1952
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Teams||Ensign, non-works McLaren, Brabham, Williams, Lotus, Benetton|
|Entries||207 (204 starts)|
|Championships||3 (1981, 1983, 1987)|
|Career points||481.5 (485.5)|
|First entry||1978 German Grand Prix|
|First win||1980 United States Grand Prix West|
|Last win||1991 Canadian Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1991 Australian Grand Prix|
It is going to be special to drive in the Netherlands because it means I can take part in a Formula One demonstration in a country where I have a lot of family and friends.
After hurting myself like that, I could not go back immediately to racing. I was in no condition, mentally or physically. That helped me to strengthen myself to go through the hard times that were ahead with my business, and to be successful.
Through F1, I bought my own boat. I learned to fly my own plane and helicopter. And my job with my company is a reflection of everything motor racing taught me.
Events like this mean we can give something back to the people that support us, and hopefully everyone will have a great day and we can put on a good show for them.
The Lotus is a couple of years newer than the Williams was, and as the pace of development in F1 cars is so quick, I expect it to be another completely different experience, but still one that I know I'm going to enjoy.
I am really looking forward to driving another of my father's car at the show in Rotterdam.
I have quite a lot of fans in Holland because that is where my mother is from, in fact I have a fan club there, and the fans don't always get the chance to see us drive the cars because getting to races across Europe isn't always possible for them.