Nelsinho Piquet

Nelsinho Piquet Nelsinho Piquet
Team Renault
Nationality Brazilian
Podiums 1
Points 19
Grand Prix entered 28
World Championships 0
Highest race finish 2 (x1)
Highest grid position 7 (x1)
Date of Birth 25/07/1985
Place of Birth Heidelberg, Germany
Nelsinho Piquet
Nelson Piquet Jr. (BRA) Renault.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, German Grand Prix, Practice Day, Nurburgring, Germany, Friday, 10 July 2009

2009

Again left trailing in the wake of team mate Alonso, though sometimes has to wait to get the same car updates as the Spaniard. Faces constant media speculation about his future with Renault.

Nelson Piquet Jr. (BRA) Renault celebrates his second position on the podium.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, German Grand Prix, Race, Hockenheim, Germany, Sunday, 20 July 2008

2008

Difficult rookie campaign, with seven retirements down to accidents, but podium finish in Germany and genuine improvement late in the season enough for Renault to retain him for 2009.

Nelson Piquet Jr. (BRA) Renault R27 Formula One Testing, Day Three, Jerez, Spain. 20 September 2007. World © Patching/Sutton

2007

Joins Renault as official test driver, completing over 8,000 test kilometres over the year. Announced as a race driver for the French team for 2008.

Nelson Piquet Jr (BRA) Renault R26. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, 19 September 2006. World ©  Bumstead/Sutton.

2006

Impresses in his second season of GP2, winning four races and finishing runner-up to champion Lewis Hamilton. Tests on two occasions for Renault.

Nelson Angelo Piquet (BRA) Hi-Tech Piquet Sports. GP2 Series, Rd22, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, 11 September 2005. World © Hartley/Sutton

2005

Combines a drive in the new GP2 series with a seat in A1GP for the Brazilian team. Wins in both series and keeps his Formula One dreams alive with another test, this time for BAR.

L-R. Bia (girlfriend), F3 champion Nelson Piquet JR. (BRA) Piquet Sports, His Mother Silva, and sisters Kelly and Julia. British Formula Three Championship, Rounds 23/24 Brands Hatch, Kent, England. 2/3 October 2004. World © Paul/Sutton

2004

Becomes the youngest-ever winner of the series after his second British Formula Three season. Tests for Williams for a second time.

Nelson Piquet JR. (BRA) Piquet Sports British Formula Three Championship, Rounds 19/20 Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. 29/30/31 August 2003. World © Paul/Sutton

2003

Moves to the United Kingdom to drive in the British Formula Three championship. Finishes third in the standings after taking six victories. Makes his Formula One test debut for Williams during the winter.

The helmet of Nelson Piquet Jr. (BRA) Piquet Sports, side view. Marlboro Formula 3 Masters, Zandvoort, Holland, 8 August 2004. World © Sutton

2002

Wins the South American Formula Three championship on his second attempt, after scoring 16 pole positions and 13 wins.

Nelson "Nelsinho" Angelo Piquet (BRA) Piquet Sport, son of ex Formula 1 world Champion Nelson Piquet, made his debut in single seater racing, scoring a fantastic second place. Left to right: Nelsinho with race winner Juliano Moro (BRA). South American Formula Three, Brazil, 15 July 2001

2001

Graduates to single-seater racing from karts, competing in the South American Formula Three championship.

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