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Nelson Piquet

Piquet in 2013
Born Nelson Piquet Souto Maior
(1952-08-17) 17 August 1952 (age 64)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Brazilian
Active years 1978–1991
Teams Ensign, non-works McLaren, Brabham, Williams, Lotus, Benetton
Entries 207 (204 starts)
Championships 3 (1981, 1983, 1987)
Wins 23
Podiums 60
Career points 481.5 (485.5)[1]
Pole positions 24
Fastest laps 23
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

In two years, I'll be making more than Michael Schumacher.
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.
Nelson Piquet
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.
Nelson Piquet
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.
Nelson Piquet
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.
Nelson Piquet
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.
Nelson Piquet
I am really looking forward to driving another of my father's car at the show in Rotterdam.
Nelson Piquet
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.
Nelson Piquet