He now joins Nick Heidfeld, Sebastian Buemi and Jarno Trulli on the Formula E grid
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The Brazilian driver has a glowing CV in motorsport
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).
NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff
Reigning 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.
A new partnership with TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear
Following 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.
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
Turner 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.
Bruno Senna is considering Nascar as a back-up option should his F1 journey end for now.
That 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.
Nelson will close off his first full season
Nelson 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.
The appearance of F1’s safety car is very likely during the Singapore grand prix this weekend.
That 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.
Piquet finished second behind Kyle Busch
An emotional Nelson Piquet Jr was celebrating last night after finished second at the NASCAR Truck Series race at Nashville, his first podium in the American category. Piquet finished second behind Kyle Busch who normally races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Hot on the heels of ‘crashgate’, a new scandal involving Nelson Piquet and his son is set to emerge.
The Brazilian news weekly Veja reports that the racing driver pair are accused of tax evasion and money laundering. The report said triple world champion Piquet, and his 25-year-old son who is known as Nelsinho Piquet, allegedly laundered income by directing it through the automobile federation of the Brazilian state of Ceara.
Nelson Piquet Jr to compete full season in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Kevin Harvick Inc.
(KHI) is proud to announce the addition of Nelson Piquet Jr. to the organisation’s 2011 line-up.
The 25-year-old native of Brazil will compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and for the series’ Rookie of the Year honours next season. Further details regarding the program will be released at a later date.
Piquet duo win libel case over Renault
Renault has apologised to Nelson Piquet and his father and promised to pay them “substantial” compensation. The move could be the final act in the ‘crashgate’ scandal that gripped formula one last year, after Brazilian Piquet Jr admitted to crashing on purpose during the Singapore grand prix of 2008.
Massa out, Barrichello’s team once again hot favorite in the endurance karting race
Former Renault F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. and ex-Indycar star Christian Fittipaldi will join forces in this year’s edition of the traditional Granja Viana 500 Mile karting race. The duo decided to challenge Rubens Barrichello’s hot favorite team on November 27th at Granja Viana International Karting track after regular Fittipaldi team mate Mario Haberfeld have announced that will miss the event due to personal commitments.
We announced this race six months ago and I’m really excited that now the weekend is finally here!
The last Open GT championship event played in Barcelona on 29-31 October will feature one of the best team of young drivers of the moment, consisted of Alvaro Parente and Nelson Piquet Jr at the wheel of a Ferrari 430 GT2 from Aurora Racing Team.
“Alonso is clearly the better man in the team; their only chance for the world championship.”
Two former F1 drivers have defended Ferrari’s right to favour Fernando Alonso for the 2010 world championship. The Italian team faced the wrath of spectators and the media recently after moving Felipe Massa out of the way for Spaniard Alonso at Hockenheim.
“Massa is still completely insulted, I’ve never spoken with him since” – Piquet
Nelson Piquet Jr has admitted he never repaired his relationship with countryman Felipe Massa after the ‘crashgate’ scandal. Ferrari driver Massa accused Piquet of “robbery” last year, after it emerged that he deliberately crashed his Renault during the 2008 Singapore grand prix.