Nelson Piquet Jnr articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Piquet Jnr reveals how ‘Crashgate’ was planned 10th December 2010, 9:47
Nelson Piquet Jnr has broken his silence over the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix conspiracy.
Nelson Piquet Jnr claims ‘Crashgate’ libel damages 7th December 2010, 14:51
Renault have apologised to Nelson Piquet Jnr over the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix affair.
Piquet Jnr: Massa blames me for lost championship 15th August 2010, 17:42
Nelson Piquet Junior has revealed that Felipe Massa still blames him for his lost 2008 Drivers’ Championship. Massa came within a point of winning the season and was leading the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix when Piquet Jnr deliberately crashed, bringing out the safety car. When much of the field took the opportunity to pit there [...]
Top ten… Weirdest F1 retirements 7th April 2010, 9:11
Greg – better known as Ned Flanders in the comments – makes his debut as an F1 Fanatic guest writer by picking ten of the oddest causes of driver retirements. Retiring from a motor race is often an unremarkable experience for an F1 driver. Although reliability has improved hugely in recent years, the sight of [...]
Nelson Piquet Jnr seeks new crashing opportunities in NASCAR 12th January 2010, 15:38
Nelson Piquet Jnr claims he will race in one of the NASCAR championships this year. They’re welcome to him.
2009 F1 driver rankings part 1: 25-16 25th November 2009, 12:00
Working out who was the best F1 driver is never easy – a driver typically only has one rival who has the same equipment, and even within teams two cars are not necessarily always the same. And it’s been even harder this year with the sudden emergence of Brawn and Red Bull as front runners, [...]
Michael Schumacher hasn’t lost his appetite for racing – he was in action in Las Vegas last weekend taking on some of the top young kart racers and two of this year’s F1 drivers. F1 Fanatic reader Jan Stahl was at the SKUSA SuperNationals XIII kart event where Schumacher was competing along with Sebastien Buemi [...]
Who is Renault’s “Witness X”? 22nd September 2009, 21:01
The FIA has formally published the widely-leaked evidence relating to Renault’s Singapore trial, along with various other documents including a 76-minute recording of the discussion at yesterday’s World Motor Sports Council meeting. The material can be downloaded from the FIA website. Although there isn’t much in the documents that hasn’t already been made public, there [...]
Nelson Piquet Jnr wants F1 return 21st September 2009, 22:11
Nelson Piquet Jnr has issued a statement following the Renault verdict in which he tries to wash his hands of the conspiracy. Rather optimistically, he sets out his case for why he feels he should get an F1 drive in 2010: I can only hope that a team will recognise how badly I was stifled [...]
Fernando Alonso should renounce his Singapore Grand Prix ‘win’ 17th September 2009, 2:00
A two-times F1 world champion like Fernando Alonso has no need of tainted triumphs handed to him in a corrupt fashion.