Nelson Piquet info & statistics

Nelson Piquet: Age, Wiki, F1 Career Stats & Facts Profile
Name Nelson Piquet
Country Brazil Brazil
Place of Birth Rio de Janeiro
Date of Birth Aug 17th 1952 - 68 years old
Season Entries 14
First Race 1978 German Grand Prix
Last Race 1991 Australian Grand Prix
First Pole 1980 USA West Grand Prix
Last Pole 1987 Spanish Grand Prix
First Win 1980 USA West Grand Prix
Last Win 1991 Canadian Grand Prix
First Podium 1980 Argentine Grand Prix
Last Podium 1991 Belgian Grand Prix

Nelson Piquet F1 Stats

Drivers' Titles 3
Race Entries 207
Race Starts 204
Race Wins 23 (11,1%)
Pole Positions 24 (11,6%)
Fastest Laps 23 (11,1%)
Podiums 60 (29,0%)
Points Finishes 100 (48,3%)
Retirements 91 (44,0%)
Hat-tricks 3
Wins from pole 5
Front Row Starts 44
Total Points 486
Total Laps 9.872


Biography

 

Nelson Piquet Biography


Nelson Piquet. testing the Benetton Ford Test, (1990).

Nelson Piquet. testing the Benetton Ford Test, (1990)

Nelson Piquet was the second F1 champion from Brazil.

Born on the 17th of August of 1952 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nelson Souto Maior had a promising career in tennis, a sport his father Estácio excelled in, but he decided that his real route was headed to motorsports and racing.

He grew up in Brazilia and at 12 years of age, his talent in tennis was fairly recognizable. He made the trip to the United States to continue his growth in the tennis world at age 16. At that point in his life, he had started to drive karts as a 14-year-old and it quickly became his true passion.

Of course, his parents were not supportive of his racing career and it made Nelson use his mother’s surname to hide his racing trajectory from his family.

Before entering the university to study philosophy and engineering, Piquet was already a karting and sports car champions in Brazil. Emerson Fittipaldi was a big influence in Piquet’s racing career in the early stages. He won two National Championships in karting in Brazil and was recognized as a prodigy.

As Fittipaldi did, Piquet entered Formula Vee and won the championship in 1976 before moving to Europe, a move recommended by the World Champion Fittipaldi. After arriving in England with the economical opportunity of supporting his career, he entered two British Formula Three championships.

Nelson Piquet, Brabham Monaco (1979)

He arrived with plenty of experience and talent and established himself pretty quick, breaking Jackie Stewart’s record of most wins in a single year of Formula Three. Piquet won the Formula 3 Britain BARC championship and finished second in the Formula 3 Britain BRDC Vandervell in 1978.

 

Also in 1978, the chance to enter the Formula 1 circus arrived with Ensign at the 1978 German Grand Prix. Piquet qualified 21st for his first race and retired on race day with an engine issue.

After one race with Ensign, Piquet drove a McLaren M23 for BS Fabrications. He competed in three races with BS Fabrications —at Austria, the Netherlands and Italy— and his best finish was a ninth place at Italy, the only race which he finished.

For the last race of 1978, Bernie Ecclestone came calling and hired Piquet to drive for Brabham alongside Niki Lauda, who already was a double World Champion at the time.

The BT48 with an Alfa Romeo V12 engine was not a highly competitive car and had some reliability issues which hindered Piquet’s first full F1 season. The Brazilian only scored three points in the 1979 World Drivers’ Championship with a fourth-place finish at the Dutch Grand Prix.

Nelson Piquet and Bernie Ecclestone in Spain (1979)

Nelson Piquet and Bernie Ecclestone in Spain (1979)

As Lauda retired after the 1979 season, Piquet became the leader of the team and took advantage of a good car for 1980.

Piquet achieved the first podium of his career in the inaugural race of 1980, the Argentine Grand Prix. Then, he won the fourth race of the season, at Long Beach. His first win came in dominant fashion, starting from Pole Position and winning with a 49-second gap over Riccardo Patrese.

The win had him tied for the championship lead with Renault’s René Arnoux and put him between the contenders. After the first 10 races, Piquet had four podiums and was in second place in the World Drivers’ Championship behind Williams’ Alan Jones.

Piquet went on to win the next two races: the 1980 Dutch Grand Prix and the 1980 Italian Grand Prix, which gave him the title lead with one point over Jones and two races to go. He started from Pole Position in the following race, the 1980 Canadian Grand Prix, but reliability damaged his chances and Jones won the title in 1980.

Piquet fought against the two Williams drivers in 1981, Carlos Reutemann and Jones, and came out victorious behind the wheel of the Cosworth-powered BT49C. To start 1981, Piquet had victories at Argentina and Imola, two Poles and three podiums in the first four rounds.

Nelson Piquet (1981)

Nelson Piquet (1981)

Reutemann was the championship leader early on due to a string of great results to start the season. After the first four races, Piquet retired from three straight races and fell to third on the WDC behind the Williams drivers.

After the three straight DNFs at Belgium, Monaco and Spain, Piquet put together a strong run of results which included a victory at Germany and three other podiums. Heading into the final race of the year at Las Vegas, Reutemann had a one-point advantage over the Brazilian.

In the final race, three drivers had a shot at the title: Reutemann, Piquet and Jacques Laffite, who was driving for Ligier-Matra. Reutemann started the race from Pole Position and looked set to win the title, however, a lost fourth gear in the early stages of the race meant he would suffer. As Piquet overtook Reutemann in a tremendous fight for fifth place, the Argentine faded away and the Brazilian just needed to keep his position to secure the title.

Lafitte was running behind Piquet, who was scoring the two points needed to win the championship as Reutemann was falling down the order. Ultimately, Piquet finished fifth and became the second Brazilian to win the World Drivers’ Championship and the third Brabham driver to win it after Jack Brabham himself (1966) and Denny Hulme (1967).

Nelson Piquet driving the 1983 Brabham BMW

Nelson Piquet driving the Brabham BMW at Zandvoort (1983)

A move to BMW engines for 1982 did not pay off for the team and Piquet only won one race during the season, the 1982 Canadian Grand Prix, which was described as the best win of his career by Piquet himself and also was the first win for a BMW-powered car.

 

The non-Ground Effect Brabham BT52 was a big improvement from the previous car and Piquet again saw himself with a chance to fight for the title. This time, Renault’s Alain Prost was the main obstacle between the Brazilian and a second WDC.

Prost was consistent throughout the whole year, while Ferrari drivers René Arnoux and Patrick Tambay were consistently fighting for Poles and victories. Piquet was the championship leader in the first races, then Prost took the title lead until the last round of the year.

With three races left, Piquet had won only one race during the year —the 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix— and was sitting third in the standings behind Prost and Arnoux, who had four and three wins apiece.

Piquet won two straight races —the Italian Grand Prix and the European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch— and had a chance to snatch the title from Prost in the final round of the campaign. In the 1983 South African Grand Prix, Piquet started from second place and was leading in the initial phase of the Grand Prix. Arnoux retired and his title quest ended, while Prost had recovered from fifth to third but needed Piquet to finish second to earn the title if he ended the race in third.

As Prost suffered turbo issues and retired, Piquet only needed to finish the race inside the top four to win the championship. The Brazilian reduced his pace and ultimately finished third behind Patrese and Andrea de Cesaris to take his second WDC by two points over Prost.

Between 1984 and 1985, Piquet won three races and just finished on the podiums on three other times. With Brabham not producing competitive cars during those two years and Ecclestone unwilling to double up his salary, Piquet left Brabham for Williams.

Brabham BT53 BMW driven by Nelson Piquet at Monaco (1984)

Brabham BT53 BMW driven by Nelson Piquet at Monaco (1984)

With a big contract from Williams, it was expected Piquet would be the number one driver and would enjoy preferential treatment within the team. However, Nigel Mansell was entering his second year with the team and planned to be the leader.

The Honda-powered FW11 proved to be a great car and Piquet won his debut race with the team in the 1986 Brazilian Grand Prix. As the season went on, the issues between the team, Mansell and Piquet got worst. Piquet accused the team of favouring the Englishman and also insulted Mansell publicly.

Given the struggles within Williams, it was merely logical for another driver to swamp them in the championship, which Alain Prost duly did, although with some luck. Mansell was on pace to win the title in the 1986 Australian Grand Prix before a puncture ended his race. Then, it was Piquet who was on course for his third championship, but Williams elected to precautionary pit him for new tyres and Prost took the World Drivers’ Championship.

The FW11B maintained the level from its predecessor and the Williams drivers were again in a heated battle for the WDC. It was right before the second race of 1987, the San Marino Grand Prix, in which Piquet suffered a huge crash during practice and was not able to start the race. Piquet has revealed in recent years that he never felt “quite right” after that crash but did not tell the team in fear they wouldn’t let him compete.

Nelson Piquet, Williams Honda FW11, Monaco GP (1986)

Nelson Piquet, Williams Honda FW11, Monaco GP (1986)

Mansell had the advantage in qualifying and won races with more consistency than the Brazilian. However, Piquet always found the way to get into podium places and was leading the championship with just two races left. As Mansell, who was pushing to catch Piquet at the top, crashed during practice for the 1987 Japanese Grand Prix and got injured, the title was decided in Piquet’s favour with two races left.

The Brazilian only won three races during the year, while Mansell won six. However, Piquet’s consistency was unmatched. The best 11 results counted towards the championship and Piquet played perfectly to that rule, achieving 11 podiums during the season while his teammate got only seven.

After winning the 1987 title, Piquet left to fill the void generated at Lotus after Ayrton Senna’s move to McLaren. After starting the year promisingly with straight podiums at Brazil and San Marino, Piquet’s first year with Lotus went downhill as the Honda-powered 100T struggled. He finished sixth in 1988 with three podiums. Then, the 1989 season was even worse for Piquet and Lotus, as the Brazilian could not finish a single race in podium places.

He joined Benetton for 1990 and even though the car was not the fastest, Piquet found reliability and his own consistency. In 1990, Piquet scored points in 12 of the 16 races on the calendar and even won the controversial 1990 Japanese Grand Prix, as well as the 1990 Australian Grand Prix, the last two races of the season.

Benetton B191 Ford driven by Nelson Piquet at Monaco (1991)

Benetton B191 Ford driven by Nelson Piquet at Monaco (1991)

In 1991, the Brazilian scored a podium in the first race but had a difficult season overall. Still, he won the 1991 Canadian Grand Prix, which was his third win for Benetton and the last of his career. It was an iconic win, as his rival Mansell caused the gearbox in his Williams to get stuck in the last lap while waving to the crowd as a celebration to his almost certain win.

Piquet shared team with rookie Michael Schumacher in the last five races of 1991, which were the last five races of his own career too. At the age of 39, Piquet retired from Formula 1 with 204 starts, three World Championships, 23 wins and 60 podiums.

After leaving F1, Piquet entered the 1992 and 1993 Indy 500 but ended up crashing during practice for the 1992 race and finishing 32nd in 1993. Then, the 24 Hours of Le Mans became a new challenge for him in 1996 and 1997, but he could only finish sixth in his class in the 1996 edition.

A businessman, Piquet was able to help his son Nelson’s motorsport career. “Nelsinho” competed in Formula 1 until the Crashgate scandal, in which he was ordered by Renault Team Boss Flavio Briatore to crash to make Fernando Alonso’s strategy work. Alonso eventually won the race, but Piquet revealed details a year after and the scandal exploded.

Nelsinho also became the first Formula E champion in history.

Piquet also helps the racing career of Pedro, one of the children of his current marriage with Viviane de Souza. He has seven children: Geraldo, Nelson, Laszlo, Kelly, Julia, Pedro, and Marco.

“Once you’re in the car, it doesn’t matter what happens, you go to the end… To drive a Formula 1 car I think is the maximum you can get... And also the competition with another driver is the good feeling”.

Seasons

 

Nelson Piquet Final Championship Results

1978197919801981198219831984198519861987
25th15th2th1th11th1th5th8th3th1th
1988198919901991      
6th8th4th6th      

 

Nelson Piquet F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
1991 Italy Benetton Ford 16 1 0 2 3 0 756 0 1.66 26.5
1990 Italy Benetton Ford 16 2 1 1 4 0 958 0 2.75 44
1989 United Kingdom Team Lotus Judd 15 0 0 0 0 0 722 0 0.80 12
1988 United Kingdom Team Lotus Honda 16 0 0 3 3 0 766 0 1.38 22
1987 United Kingdom Williams Honda 15 3 7 1 11 4 889 4 5.07 76
1986 United Kingdom Williams Honda 16 4 3 3 10 2 937 7 4.31 69
1985 United Kingdom Brabham BMW 16 1 1 0 2 1 519 0 1.31 21
1984 United Kingdom Brabham BMW 16 2 1 1 4 9 683 3 1.81 29
1983 United Kingdom Brabham BMW 15 3 3 2 8 1 808 4 3.93 59
1982 United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham
BMW
Ford
14 1 1 0 2 1 542 2 1.43 20
1981 United Kingdom Brabham Ford 15 3 1 3 7 4 808 1 3.33 50
1980 United Kingdom Brabham Ford 14 3 2 1 6 2 742 1 3.86 54
1979 United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham
Alfa Romeo
Ford
15 0 0 0 0 0 582 1 0.20 3
1978 United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Ensign
United Kingdom McLaren
Alfa Romeo
Ford
Ford
5 0 0 0 0 0 160 0 0.00 0

Cars

 

Nelson Piquet F1 Cars


Races

 

Nelson Piquet F1 GP Race Classifications

1th23 Times
2th20 Times
3th17 Times
4th18 Times
5th15 Times
6th7 Times
7th6 Times
8th9 Times
9th2 Times
11th3 Times
12th2 Times
13th1 Time
15th1 Time
DNF78 Times
DSQ2 Times
DNQ2 Times
DNS1 Time

 

Nelson Piquet F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
207 1991 1991 Australian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 5 4 1.5
206 1991 1991 Japanese Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 10 7 0
205 1991 1991 Spanish Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 10 11 0
204 1991 1991 Portuguese Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 11 5 2
203 1991 1991 Italian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 8 6 1
202 1991 1991 Belgian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 6 3 4
201 1991 1991 Hungarian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 11 DNF Gearbox 0
200 1991 1991 German Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 8 DNF Engine 0
199 1991 1991 British Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 8 5 2
198 1991 1991 French Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 7 8 0
197 1991 1991 Mexican Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 6 DNF Wheel Bearing 0
196 1991 1991 Canadian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 8 1 10
195 1991 1991 Monaco Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 4 DNF Suspension 0
194 1991 1991 San Marino Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 14 DNF Spun Off 0
193 1991 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 7 5 2
192 1991 1991 USA Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 5 3 4
191 1990 1990 Australian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 7 1 9
190 1990 1990 Japanese Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 6 1 9
189 1990 1990 Spanish Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 8 DNF Battery 0
188 1990 1990 Portuguese Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 6 5 2
187 1990 1990 Italian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 9 7 0
186 1990 1990 Belgian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 8 5 2
185 1990 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 9 3 4
184 1990 1990 German Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 7 DNF Engine 0
183 1990 1990 British Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 11 5 2
182 1990 1990 French Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 9 4 3
181 1990 1990 Mexican Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 8 6 1
180 1990 1990 Canadian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 5 2 6
179 1990 1990 Monaco Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 10 DSQ Push Start 0
178 1990 1990 San Marino Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 8 5 2
177 1990 1990 Brazilian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 13 6 1
176 1990 1990 USA Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 6 4 3
175 1989 1989 Australian Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 18 DNF Collision 0
174 1989 1989 Japanese Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 11 4 3
173 1989 1989 Spanish Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 7 8 0
172 1989 1989 Portuguese Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 20 DNF Collision 0
171 1989 1989 Italian Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 11 DNF Spun Off 0
170 1989 1989 Belgian Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 0 DNQ No Time 0
169 1989 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 17 6 1
168 1989 1989 German Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 8 5 2
167 1989 1989 British Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 10 4 3
166 1989 1989 French Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 20 8 0
165 1989 1989 Canadian Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 19 4 3
164 1989 1989 USA Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 22 DNF Spun Off 0
163 1989 1989 Mexican Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 26 11 0
162 1989 1989 Monaco Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 19 DNF Collision 0
161 1989 1989 San Marino Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 8 DNF Engine 0
160 1989 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix 11 Team Lotus Judd 9 DNF Fuel system 0
159 1988 1988 Australian Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 5 3 4
158 1988 1988 Japanese Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 5 DNF Driver ill 0
157 1988 1988 Spanish Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 9 8 0
156 1988 1988 Portuguese Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 8 DNF Clutch 0
155 1988 1988 Italian Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 7 DNF Clutch 0
154 1988 1988 Belgian Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 9 4 3
153 1988 1988 Hungarian Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 13 8 0
152 1988 1988 German Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 5 DNF Spun Off 0
151 1988 1988 British Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 7 5 2
150 1988 1988 French Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 7 5 2
149 1988 1988 Detroit Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 8 DNF Spun Off 0
148 1988 1988 Canadian Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 6 4 3
147 1988 1988 Mexican Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 4 DNF Engine 0
146 1988 1988 Monaco Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 11 DNF Collision 0
145 1988 1988 San Marino Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 3 3 4
144 1988 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 5 3 4
143 1987 1987 Australian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 DNF Brakes 0
142 1987 1987 Japanese Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 5 15 Engine 0
141 1987 1987 Mexican Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 2 6
140 1987 1987 Spanish Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 4 3
139 1987 1987 Portuguese Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 4 3 4
138 1987 1987 Italian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 1 9
137 1987 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 1 9
136 1987 1987 German Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 4 1 9
135 1987 1987 British Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 2 6
134 1987 1987 French Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 4 2 6
133 1987 1987 Detroit Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 2 6
132 1987 1987 Austrian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 2 6
131 1987 1987 Monaco Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 2 6
130 1987 1987 Belgian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 DNF Exhaust 0
129 1987 1987 San Marino Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 0 DNS Injury 0
128 1987 1987 Brazilian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 2 6
127 1986 1986 Australian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 2 6
126 1986 1986 Mexican Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 4 3
125 1986 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 6 3 4
124 1986 1986 Italian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 6 1 9
123 1986 1986 Austrian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 7 DNF Engine 0
122 1986 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 1 9
121 1986 1986 German Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 5 1 9
120 1986 1986 British Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 2 6
119 1986 1986 French Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 3 4
118 1986 1986 Detroit Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 DNF Accident 0
117 1986 1986 Canadian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 3 4
116 1986 1986 Belgian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 DNF Turbo 0
115 1986 1986 Monaco Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 11 7 0
114 1986 1986 San Marino Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 2 6
113 1986 1986 Spanish Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 DNF Engine 0
112 1986 1986 Brazilian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 1 9
111 1985 1985 Australian Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 9 DNF Fire 0
110 1985 1985 South African Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 2 DNF Engine 0
109 1985 1985 European Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 2 DNF Accident 0
108 1985 1985 Belgian Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 3 5 2
107 1985 1985 Italian Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 4 2 6
106 1985 1985 Dutch Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 1 8 0
105 1985 1985 Austrian Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 5 DNF Exhaust 0
104 1985 1985 German Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 6 DNF Turbo 0
103 1985 1985 British Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 2 4 3
102 1985 1985 French Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 5 1 9
101 1985 1985 Detroit Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 10 6 1
100 1985 1985 Canadian Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 9 DNF Transmission 0
99 1985 1985 Monaco Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 13 DNF Accident 0
98 1985 1985 San Marino Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 9 8 Out of Fuel 0
97 1985 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 16 DNF Tyre 0
96 1985 1985 Brazilian Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 8 DNF Transmission 0
95 1984 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 6 1
94 1984 1984 European Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 3 4
93 1984 1984 Italian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 DNF Engine 0
92 1984 1984 Dutch Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 2 DNF Oil Pressure 0
91 1984 1984 Austrian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 2 6
90 1984 1984 German Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 5 DNF Gearbox 0
89 1984 1984 British Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 7 0
88 1984 1984 Dallas Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 12 DNF Spun off 0
87 1984 1984 Detroit Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 1 9
86 1984 1984 Canadian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 1 9
85 1984 1984 Monaco Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 9 DNF Electrical 0
84 1984 1984 French Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 3 DNF Turbo 0
83 1984 1984 San Marino Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 DNF Turbo 0
82 1984 1984 Belgian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 9 9 Engine 0
81 1984 1984 South African Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 DNF Turbo 0
80 1984 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 7 DNF Engine 0
79 1983 1983 South African Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 2 3 4
78 1983 1983 European Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 4 1 9
77 1983 1983 Italian Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 4 1 9
76 1983 1983 Dutch Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 1 DNF Collision 0
75 1983 1983 Austrian Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 4 3 4
74 1983 1983 German Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 4 13 Fire 0
73 1983 1983 British Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 6 2 6
72 1983 1983 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 3 DNF Throttle 0
71 1983 1983 Detroit Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 2 4 3
70 1983 1983 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 4 4 3
69 1983 1983 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 6 2 6
68 1983 1983 San Marino Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 2 DNF Engine 0
67 1983 1983 French Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 6 2 6
66 1983 1983 USA West Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 20 DNF Throttle 0
65 1983 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 4 1 9
64 1982 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 12 DNF Spark Plugs 0
63 1982 1982 Italian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 2 DNF Engine 0
62 1982 1982 Swiss Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 6 4 3
61 1982 1982 Austrian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 DNF Electrical 0
60 1982 1982 German Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 4 DNF Collision 0
59 1982 1982 French Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 6 DNF Engine 0
58 1982 1982 British Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 3 DNF Fuel System 0
57 1982 1982 Dutch Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 3 2 6
56 1982 1982 Canadian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 4 1 9
55 1982 1982 Detroit Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 0 DNQ No Time 0
54 1982 1982 Monaco Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 13 DNF Turbo 0
53 1982 1982 Belgian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 8 5 2
52 1982 1982 USA West Grand Prix 1 Brabham Ford 6 DNF Spun Off 0
51 1982 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 Brabham Ford 7 DSQ Disqualified (Illegal Water Tank) 0
50 1982 1982 South African Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 2 DNF Spun Off 0
49 1981 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 4 5 2
48 1981 1981 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 5 2
47 1981 1981 Italian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 6 6 Engine 1
46 1981 1981 Dutch Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 3 2 6
45 1981 1981 Austrian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 7 3 4
44 1981 1981 German Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 6 1 9
43 1981 1981 British Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 3 DNF Tyre 0
42 1981 1981 French Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 4 3 4
41 1981 1981 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 9 DNF Accident 0
40 1981 1981 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 DNF Spun Off 0
39 1981 1981 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 2 DNF Accident 0
38 1981 1981 San Marino Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 5 1 9
37 1981 1981 Argentine Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 1 9
36 1981 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 12 0
35 1981 1981 USA West Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 4 3 4
34 1980 1980 USA Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 2 DNF Spun Off 0
33 1980 1980 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 DNF Engine 0
32 1980 1980 Italian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 5 1 9
31 1980 1980 Dutch Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 5 1 9
30 1980 1980 Austrian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 7 5 2
29 1980 1980 German Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 6 4 3
28 1980 1980 British Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 5 2 6
27 1980 1980 French Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 8 4 3
26 1980 1980 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 4 3 4
25 1980 1980 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 7 DNF Spun Off 0
24 1980 1980 USA West Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 1 9
23 1980 1980 South African Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 3 4 3
22 1980 1980 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 9 DNF Suspension 0
21 1980 1980 Argentine Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 4 2 6
20 1979 1979 USA Grand Prix 6 Brabham Ford 2 8 Transmission 0
19 1979 1979 Canadian Grand Prix 6 Brabham Ford 4 DNF Gearbox 0
18 1979 1979 Italian Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 8 DNF Accident 0
17 1979 1979 Dutch Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 11 4 3
16 1979 1979 Austrian Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 7 DNF Engine 0
15 1979 1979 German Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 12 Engine 0
14 1979 1979 British Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 DNF Spun Off 0
13 1979 1979 French Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 DNF Accident 0
12 1979 1979 Monaco Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 18 7 Transmission 0
11 1979 1979 Belgian Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 DNF Engine 0
10 1979 1979 Spanish Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 7 DNF Injection 0
9 1979 1979 USA West Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 12 8 0
8 1979 1979 South African Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 12 7 0
7 1979 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 22 DNF Accident 0
6 1979 1979 Argentine Grand Prix 6 Brabham Alfa Romeo 20 DNF Collision 0
5 1978 1978 Canadian Grand Prix 66 Brabham Alfa Romeo 14 11 0
4 1978 1978 Italian Grand Prix 29 McLaren Ford 24 9 0
3 1978 1978 Dutch Grand Prix 29 McLaren Ford 25 DNF Transmission 0
2 1978 1978 Austrian Grand Prix 29 McLaren Ford 20 DNF Accident 0
1 1978 1978 German Grand Prix 22 Ensign Ford 21 DNF Engine 0

Podiums

 

Nelson Piquet F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
60 1991 1991 Belgian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 6 3 4
59 1991 1991 Canadian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 8 1 10
58 1991 1991 USA Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 5 3 4
57 1990 1990 Australian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 7 1 9
56 1990 1990 Japanese Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 6 1 9
55 1990 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 9 3 4
54 1990 1990 Canadian Grand Prix 20 Benetton Ford 5 2 6
53 1988 1988 Australian Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 5 3 4
52 1988 1988 San Marino Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 3 3 4
51 1988 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 Team Lotus Honda 5 3 4
50 1987 1987 Mexican Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 2 6
49 1987 1987 Portuguese Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 4 3 4
48 1987 1987 Italian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 1 9
47 1987 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 1 9
46 1987 1987 German Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 4 1 9
45 1987 1987 British Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 2 6
44 1987 1987 French Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 4 2 6
43 1987 1987 Detroit Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 2 6
42 1987 1987 Austrian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 2 6
41 1987 1987 Monaco Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 2 6
40 1987 1987 Brazilian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 2 6
39 1986 1986 Australian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 2 6
38 1986 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 6 3 4
37 1986 1986 Italian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 6 1 9
36 1986 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 1 9
35 1986 1986 German Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 5 1 9
34 1986 1986 British Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 2 6
33 1986 1986 French Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 3 4
32 1986 1986 Canadian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 3 3 4
31 1986 1986 San Marino Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 2 6
30 1986 1986 Brazilian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 2 1 9
29 1985 1985 Italian Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 4 2 6
28 1985 1985 French Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 5 1 9
27 1984 1984 European Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 3 4
26 1984 1984 Austrian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 2 6
25 1984 1984 Detroit Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 1 9
24 1984 1984 Canadian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 1 9
23 1983 1983 South African Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 2 3 4
22 1983 1983 European Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 4 1 9
21 1983 1983 Italian Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 4 1 9
20 1983 1983 Austrian Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 4 3 4
19 1983 1983 British Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 6 2 6
18 1983 1983 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 6 2 6
17 1983 1983 French Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 6 2 6
16 1983 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 4 1 9
15 1982 1982 Dutch Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 3 2 6
14 1982 1982 Canadian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 4 1 9
13 1981 1981 Dutch Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 3 2 6
12 1981 1981 Austrian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 7 3 4
11 1981 1981 German Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 6 1 9
10 1981 1981 French Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 4 3 4
9 1981 1981 San Marino Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 5 1 9
8 1981 1981 Argentine Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 1 9
7 1981 1981 USA West Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 4 3 4
6 1980 1980 Italian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 5 1 9
5 1980 1980 Dutch Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 5 1 9
4 1980 1980 British Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 5 2 6
3 1980 1980 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 4 3 4
2 1980 1980 USA West Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 1 9
1 1980 1980 Argentine Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 4 2 6

Poles

 

Nelson Piquet F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
24 1987 1987 Spanish Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 4 3
23 1987 1987 Italian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 1 9
22 1987 1987 British Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 2 6
21 1987 1987 Austrian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 2 6
20 1986 1986 British Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 2 6
19 1986 1986 Belgian Grand Prix 6 Williams Honda 1 DNF Turbo 0
18 1985 1985 Dutch Grand Prix 7 Brabham BMW 1 8 0
17 1984 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 6 1
16 1984 1984 European Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 3 4
15 1984 1984 Italian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 DNF Engine 0
14 1984 1984 Austrian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 2 6
13 1984 1984 British Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 7 0
12 1984 1984 Detroit Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 1 9
11 1984 1984 Canadian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 1 9
10 1984 1984 San Marino Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 DNF Turbo 0
9 1984 1984 South African Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 DNF Turbo 0
8 1983 1983 Dutch Grand Prix 5 Brabham BMW 1 DNF Collision 0
7 1982 1982 Austrian Grand Prix 1 Brabham BMW 1 DNF Electrical 0
6 1981 1981 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 5 2
5 1981 1981 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 DNF Spun Off 0
4 1981 1981 Argentine Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 1 9
3 1981 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 12 0
2 1980 1980 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 DNF Engine 0
1 1980 1980 USA West Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 1 1 9

Comparison

 

Nelson Piquet Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
1978BrabhamJohn Watson11190000001001
Niki Lauda11200000001001
EnsignHarald Ertl16110000000101
McLarenBrett Lunger980000001203
Bruno Giacomelli9130000001102
James Hunt9100000001203
Patrick Tambay950200000303
1979BrabhamNiki Lauda443400007777
Ricardo Zunino870000001120
1980BrabhamHector Rebaque1629120106170
Ricardo Zunino1725010106170
1981BrabhamHector Rebaque1450113040123150
1982BrabhamRiccardo Patrese112021111011496
1983BrabhamRiccardo Patrese115913311196105
1984BrabhamCorrado Fabi179010203131
Manfred Winkelhock6101000101010
Teo Fabi13199106074110
1985BrabhamFrançois Hesnault8220000003140
Marc Surer14215101084111
1986WilliamsNigel Mansell11697245227988
1987WilliamsNigel Mansell117661364887510
Riccardo Patrese1190000000110
1988Team LotusSatoru Nakajima362210000124151
1989Team LotusSatoru Nakajima441230000105132
1990BenettonAlessandro Nannini22262100008695
Roberto Moreno1218620002020
1991BenettonMichael Schumacher454.5400003214
Roberto Moreno1422810006583

News

 

Latest Nelson Piquet News


Kvyat hoping fatherhood can wait until after race

Daniil Kvyat is crossing his fingers that fatherhood can be held at bay for another day or two. The Russian's girlfriend Kelly Piquet, whose father is the F1 legend Nelson Piquet,..

July 14, 2019 with 0 Comments

Piquet VS Salazar backmarker incident 1982

In this video you can see how Nelson Piquet driving the Brabham reacted back in 1982 on similar backmarker incident between him and Eliseo Salazar (ATS) diuring the 1982 German..

November 16, 2018 with 0 Comments

Piquet: 'Chaos' brought by Alonso limited his success

Aug.20 - The "chaos" brought by Fernando Alonso means the Spaniard was not able to reach his full potential in F1. That is the claim of Nelson Piquet, a triple world champion who..

August 20, 2018 with 0 Comments

Kvyat: 2017 training to be 'intensive'

Jan.10 - Daniil Kvyat says he has returned from a Christmas break to a spate of "intensive training" ahead of the 2017 season. The young Russian had a tumultuous 2016 season,..

January 10, 2017 with 0 Comments

Piquet jr admits F1 return chances low

Feb.9 - Nelson Piquet jr has acknowledged that his formula one days are over for now. Famously, the Brazilian found himself at the centre of the biggest race-fixing scandal to..

February 9, 2016 with 0 Comments

Piquet turned down Toro Rosso return

Jul.9 - When it comes to 'crashgate', the only protagonist who did not rebuild his F1 career was Nelson Piquet jr. Since the Singapore crash scandal struck, Pat Symonds has..

July 9, 2015 with 0 Comments

Massa hits back at Piquet's F1 criticism

Felipe Massa has hit back at F1 legend Nelson Piquet's harsh critique of modern formula one. The triple world champion had declared at Interlagos last weekend that with so many..

November 12, 2014 with 0 Comments

Nelson Piquet jr: Alonso would be champion in 2012 Sauber F1 Car

Fernando Alonso's former teammate thinks the Spaniard could have been this year's world champion at the wheel of the Sauber C31 F1 car. Nelson Piquet jr, who was Alonso's teammate..

November 22, 2012 with 0 Comments

'Kicked by Piquet' Salazar to be Spa steward

Aug.30 (GMM) The official FIA preview of this weekend's Belgian grand prix overlooked arguably the most famous moment of Eliseo Salazar's career. Chilean Salazar, who will..

August 30, 2012 with 0 Comments

Piquet Jr camp clarifies Senna comments

Aug.23 (GMM) Nelson Piquet Jr has denied reports he doubts the great Ayrton Senna would have succeeded in today's formula one. The former Renault driver's spokesman Luis..

August 23, 2012 with 0 Comments

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