Nelson Piquet articles on F1 Fanatic archive

‘In our day we got paid to drive’ – Mansell and Piquet on modern F1 27th January 2013, 11:19

World champions Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet gave a lengthy interview to Brazilian TV in which they had plenty to say about the state of modern F1.

“I should have won ’86, he should have won ’87” – Piquet and Mansell on their rivalry 26th January 2013, 19:20

Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet talk about their notorious F1 rivalry, sportsmanship – and whether today’s drivers could cope with yesterday’s cars.

Today in 1987: Mansell defeats Piquet at Silverstone 12th July 2012, 12:31

One of Nigel Mansell’s greatest victories came 25 years ago today on home ground at Silverstone – but his win had consequences for Williams.

30 years ago: Villeneuve’s last and best F1 win 21st June 2011, 9:03

Gilles Villeneuve’s victory at Jarama on this day in 1981 was instantly recognised as one of the great Grand Prix wins.

On this day in 1981: F1’s fiasco at Zolder 17th May 2011, 8:54

F1 counted the cost of a tragic and shambolic Belgian Grand Prix weekend at Zolder 30 years ago today.

Nigel Mansell vs Nelson Piquet 3rd January 2011, 19:47

Williams’ feuding team mates of the eighties are paired up in Champion of Champions.

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.

20 years since Senna took out Prost at Suzuka 21st October 2010, 0:02

Ayrton Senna clinched the 1990 world championship in a deeply controversial Japanese Grand Prix. He rammed into rival Alain Prost at the first corner at Suzuka, taking both of them out of the race.

Schumacher wins Desafio 2009 after Massa victory in second heat 29th November 2009, 13:42

Michael Schumacher won the Desafio Internacional das Estrelas kart race for the second time in three years by finishing second in today’s second heat. Schumacher won the first race in Florianopolis yesterday and came in second today behind his former team mate – and event organiser – Felipe Massa.

Briatore and Symonds step down as Renault accepts Singapore crash charge 16th September 2009, 13:46

The Renault F1 team has confirmed it will not contest the FIA’s charges against the team over the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.