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Aug 21

Nelson Piquet Jr joins Formula E with Team China Racing (+photos)

He now joins Nick Heidfeld, Sebastian Buemi and Jarno Trulli on the Formula E grid

2014-08-19- 0051Team China Racing has announced the signing of Red Bull Global Rallycross championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr as one of its drivers for the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship.

Jul 23

Nelson Piquet Jr to test Formula E at Donington

Nelson has a successful history in single-seater racing

2014-05-16 - Renault - Formula E (1) Current Global Rallycross championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr will drive tomorrow for Team China Racing at the official FIA Formula E test day at Donington Park, UK. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

World RX: Nelson Piquet Junior confirms RX Lites Cup entry for Lydden Hill

The Brazilian driver has a glowing CV in motorsport

Nelson Piquet Jr portrait Former Formula One driver Nelson Piquet Jr will compete in the RX Lites Cup at the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, AUTOSPORT World RX of Great Britain, which takes place at Lydden Hill race circuit this weekend (24-25 May). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Piquet Jr confirms full-time 2013 NASCAR Nationwide campaign

Marking his first full-time NNS season

NASCAR Nationwide SeriesNelson Piquet Jr, the first Brazilian to win in one of NASCAR’s top-three series, is delighted to announce that he will run full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) in 2013 with Turner Scott Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions headline NASCAR preview 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff

NASCAR Hall of Fame2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipReigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Nov 22

Alonso would be champion in 2012 Sauber – Piquet jr

Fernando Alonso’s former teammate thinks the Spaniard could have been this year’s world champion at the wheel of a Sauber.

2009-07-25 - Renault - Nelson Piquet 012012-11-16_0025Nelson Piquet jr, who was Alonso’s teammate at Renault in 2008 and 2009, thinks the 2012 Ferrari has been outclassed by the likes of Lotus and Sauber this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Nelson Piquet Jr and TAG Heuer Join Forces with their Eyes on the Prize

A new partnership with TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear

2012-10-01 - Nelson Piquet - TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear 012012-10-01 - Nelson Piquet - TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear 02Following his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) victory at Las Vegas on Saturday night, Nelson Piquet Jr is proud to announce a new partnership with TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear, which will see the celebrated Swiss brand emblazoned on Piquet’s NCWTS Chevrolet Silverado, and on his helmet strip as the Brazilian guns for victories over the remainder of the 2012 season.

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Aug 23

Piquet Jr camp clarifies Senna comments

Nelson Piquet Jr has denied reports he doubts the great Ayrton Senna would have succeeded in today’s formula one.

Nelson Piquet Jr. - photo © Jared C. Tilton- Getty Images2011-02-18_0404The former Renault driver’s spokesman Luis Ferrari said there is “absolutely no way” the Brazilian said his countryman Senna would not have won races in today’s cars.

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Aug 22

Senna not good enough for today’s F1 – Piquet Jr

“He was very fast but he had no talent in terms of the technical and mechanical.”

Ayrton SennaNelson Piquet Jr. - photo © Jared C. Tilton- Getty ImagesHaving already derided the talents of Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen this week, Nelson Piquet Jr turned his attention to perhaps the most revered F1 driver of all time. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Piquet jr slams driver lineup at Lotus

Nelson Piquet Jr has slammed the driver lineup of his former formula one team.

Nelson Piquet - Nelson Piquet JrNelson Piquet Jr. - photo © Jared C. Tilton- Getty ImagesScoring just 19 points in his 28 races for the works Renault team in 2008 and 2009, the now 27-year-old Brazilian turned to Nascar racing after leaving F1 amid the ‘crashgate’ scandal.

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Jul 25

Piquet to make second 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Bristol

This will be Piquet Jr’s second NNS start of 2012

Turner MotorsportsNASCAR Nationwide Series - Road America - Nelson Piquet Jr 01Turner Motorsports announced today that Nelson Piquet Jr will return to the cockpit of the No. 30 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet Impala at the upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Jul 25

Alex Tagliani to drive Turner Motorsports No. 30 entry in upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge in Montreal

Tagliani to drive in Montreal in the NASCAR Nationwide NAPA 200

NAPAPiecesdAuto2002011-08-17_0014Turner Motorsports will field the No. 30 Chevrolet with driver Alex Tagliani for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on August 18, 2012. Tagliani, a hometown favorite in Montreal, will compete on the circuit he knows well after narrowly finishing second in an epic battle to the finish during last year’s event. He hopes to better that result in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

F1 success ‘just didn’t happen for me’ – Piquet

Having left F1 in shame three years ago, Nelson Piquet jr hopes his time has finally arrived.

NASCAR Nationwide Series - Road America - Nelson Piquet Jr 01NASCAR Nationwide Series - Road America - Nelson Piquet Jr 02As the son of a triple world champion, the Brazilian entered formula one with high hopes: managed by Flavio Briatore and at Renault’s title-winning works team.

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Jun 24

Nelson Piquet Jr put his mark in the history books on Saturday night as he became the first Brazilian to win one of NASCAR’s top tier championship races.

Piquet makes history winning NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America

NASCAR Nationwide Series - Road America - Nelson Piquet Jr 01NASCAR Nationwide Series - Road America - Nelson Piquet Jr 02He took a a resounding victory at the Sargenta 200 at Road America in his first NASCAR Nationwide Series of the 2012 season, and only the third NNS race of his NASCAR career.

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Jun 01

Nelson Piquet Jr will make his first 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series outing on the championship’s first road course race of the year

Piquet to make 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Road America on 23 June.

Nelson Piquet Jr 2011-11-16

He will race with his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team Turner Motorsports on the 4.048-mile road course in Elkart Lake, Wisconsin, driving the No. 30 Chevrolet Impala. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Q&A with NASCAR race winner Nelson Piquet Jr

At Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend

NASCAR K&N Pro SeriesNelson Piquet Jr won the first race of his NASCAR career at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend driving for X Team Racing on his K&N East championship debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Senna eyes Nascar option – report

Bruno Senna is considering Nascar as a back-up option should his F1 journey end for now.

2011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - India - Bruno Senna 012011-11-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Abu Dhabi - Bruno Senna 01That is the claim of the Italiaracing website, in the wake of the Brazilian’s loss of his Renault/Lotus race seat. It is rumoured Senna, 28, could return to the team’s reserve role for 2012, but Italiaracing said Nascar is another option, where his countryman Nelson Piquet Jr headed after his own F1 career foundered in 2009.

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Nov 14

Piquet to race Nationwide and Truck Series doubleheader in NASCAR Homestead finale

Nelson will close off his first full season

2011-02-18_0404 2011-02-18_0681Nelson Piquet Jr will compete in both the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series as the 2011 NASCAR season comes to a close at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida this weekend. Nelson has excelled at the intermediate-style tracks on the circuit this season, earning five top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 12 starts on 1.5-mile tracks.

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Sep 23

Senna planned US trip to explore Nascar option

“40 days ago my perspective was very bad”

2011-08-28 - Lotus Renault GP - Belgium - Bruno Senna 032011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Bruno Senna 03Mere weeks ago, Bruno Senna stared around the formula one paddock and acknowledged that his future was probably somewhere else. “40 days ago my perspective was very bad,” the Brazilian admitted in Singapore to the O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.

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Sep 21

Mercedes says safety car ‘almost certain’ in Singapore

The appearance of F1’s safety car is very likely during the Singapore grand prix this weekend.

2011-06-12_11332011-06-12_0820That is the view of Mercedes GP, who said that on the entire F1 calendar there is a 100 per cent record of safety car deployment at only two race venues. They are Singapore and Korea, although “in the case of Korea this is calculated on the basis of a single race”, said the German team in a feature preview.

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