During Thurday`s press conference before Japanese GP, there was a lot of talk about Korea and Hamilton was asked, whether he had ever raced in Korea. He answered yes, talked about an F3 race and added “I remember being taken out by a certain driver”. I was curious and found out that the “certain driver” was Nelson Piquet Jr who had contact with Hamilton during the first laps, after which Hamilton retired. This happened in F3 Korea Super Prix, which took place on November 23, 2003.
I just wonder why Hamilton did not call Piquet Jr by name. Is Nelson now the Lord Voldemort of F1, whose name people don’t even dare to mention? Or did Hamilton simply not want to go into details because the race happened so long ago? If the former version is true, then I think it just once more confirms that Piquet Jr has no chance to ever come back to F1. I personally don’t want to see him ever back as well.