Geraldo Piquet, the eldest son of three-time Formula One world champion Nelson Piquet, walked away unharmed after his race truck flipped and exploded in a fireball.
Nelson Piquet Jr and his former world champion father are to receive “substantial” damages after suing Renault for libel in a British court case linked to Formula One’s “crashgate” affair.
Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Jr., who was at the center of a major Formula One scandal last year, will make his stock car debut next month at the Daytona International Speedway, he said.
A key character of the `crashgate` scandal, Renault discard Nelson Piquet Jr could be seen behind the wheels of the Force India car next season, according to media reports.
Formula One`s ruling body should have punished Brazilian Nelson Piquet for the Renault race-fixing controversy, former driver David Coulthard has said.
Brazilian Nelson Piquet is eyeing a move to NASCAR`s pickup truck racing series after his stint in Formula One was tainted by a race-fixing controversy with Renault.
Felipe Massa feels the 2008 Singapore GP result on the grounds that Renault driver Nelson Piquet Junior’s deliberately crashed and allowed teammate Fernando Alonso to win, “robbing” him of glory.
French rookie Romain Grosjean halted Singapore Grand Prix first practice on Friday by crashing his Renault at the same place where Nelson Piquet deliberately smashed into the wall a year ago.
New Formula One team Manor GP could be prepared to throw Nelson Piquet a lifeline despite the Brazilian deliberately crashing his car last year to fix the Singapore Grand Prix.
Renault driver Nelson Piquet criticised his former team boss Flavio Briatore and expressed bitter regret for his own role in Formula One`s race-fixing controversy.
Race-fixing allegations have put Formula One’s credibility at stake and the governing body must take a firm stance, according to Williams co-owner Patrick Head.
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Day in Pics: 27th April
Showbiz World - April 27, 2015