Piquet, Nelson (Brz)

b 17/8/1952 (Rio de Janeiro)


1977 - European F3, 3rd, 33 points (March-Toyota, then Ralt-Toyota). 2 wins:
       Kassel-Calden, Jarama
1978 - 5 F1 GP (1 Ensign, 3 BS Fabrications (McLaren), Parmalat Brabham).
       British F3: 2nd Vandervell championship (124 points), BP champion
       (101 points)
1979 - 15 F1 GP (Parmalat Brabham), 3 points, J15th. (4th Dutch GP). 2nd in
       Race of Champions
1980 - 14 F1 GP (Parmalat Brabham), 54 points, 2nd. 3 wins (Argentina,
       Imola, German). (2nd Argentina, Britain, 3rd Monaco, 4th S.Africa,
       Germany, 5th Austria)
1981 - 15 F1 GP (Parmalat Brabham), 50 points, World Champion. 3 wins
       (Argentina, Imola, Germany). (2nd Holland, 3rd US West, France,
       Austria, 5th Canada, Las Vegas, 6th Italy). Won Nurburgring sportscar
       race with Hans Stuck (BMW)
1982 - 15 F1 GP (Parmalat Brabham), 20 points, 11th. 1 win (Canada)
       (2nd Holland, 4th Swiss GP, 5th Belgium). DSQ Brazil for using
       water cooled brakes
1983 - 15 F1 GP (Fila Sport Brabham), 59 points, World Champion. 3 wins
       (Brazil, Italy, Europe). (2nd France, Monaco, GB, 3rd Austria,
       S.Africa, 4th Belgium, US)
1984 - 16 F1 GP (MRD Brabham), 29 points, 5th. 2 wins (Canada, Detroit)
       (2nd Austria, 3rd Europe, 6th Portugal)
1985 - 16 F1 GP (MRD Brabham), 21 points, 8th. 1 win (France). (2nd Austria,
       4th Britain, 5th Belgium, 6th US)
1986 - 16 F1 GP (Williams), 69 points, 3rd. 4 wins (Brazil, Germany, Hungary,
       Italy). (2nd Imola, Britain, Australia, 3rd Canada, France, Portugal,
       4th Mexico)
1987 - 16 F1 GP (Williams), 76 points, World Champion. 3 wins (Germany,
       Hungary, Italy). (2nd Brazil, Monaco, US, France, Britain, Austria,
       Mexico, 3rd Portugal, 4th Spain). DNS Imola - practice accident, not
       allowed to start
1988 - 16 F1 GP (Lotus), 22 points. (3rd Brazil, Imola, Australia, 4th
       Canada, Belgium, 5th France, Britain)
1989 - 16 F1 GP (Lotus), 12 points. (4th Canada, GB, Japan, 5th Germany,
       6th Hungary)
1990 - 16 F1 GP (Benetton), 43 points. 2 wins (Japan, Australia). (2nd
       Canada, 3rd Hungary, 4th US, France, 5th Imola, GB, Belgium,
       Portugal, 6th Brazil, Mexico). DSQ Monaco - push start after spin
1991 - 16 F1 GP (Benetton), 23 points. 1 win (Canada). (3rd Belgium, 4th
       Australia, 5th Brazil, Britain, Portugal, 6th Italy)
1992 - huge practide accident at Indianapolis - crushed feet
1993 - qualified for Indy 500
1994 - 4th in Brazilian 1000 miles at Interlagos (BMW M3 GTR) with Johnny
       Cecotto and Ingo Hoffmann (completed 361 laps).
1995 - 2nd in Spa 24hrs (BMW 320i) with A.Burgstaller, M.Duez.
1996 - 8th Le Mans (McLaren F1 GTR) with J.Cecotto & D.Sullivan. Global GTs
       in same car, 4th Silverstone. Won Curitiba 2hrs and Brasilia 2 hrs
       (McLaren F1GTR) with J.Cecotto.
1997 - Sportscars (McLaren F1 GTR): Won Brasilia 1000 miles with J.Cecotto
       and S.Soper. Retired from Le Mans 24 Hrs (with Soper & Lehto). 2nd in
       Spa 24 Hrs (BMW 320i) with J.Cecotto & J.Winkelhock
1998 - SudAm F3 (Dallara Mugen F394)
       Jul 5   Brasilia                        10th, 47m37.53
2000 - Fortaleza 6 Hrs (Dallara-BMW): ret, rear suspension, with A.Pizzonia.
2006  Mil Milhas Brasileiras (Cirtek Aston Martin DB9R): 1st, with N.A.Piquet,
       C.Bouchut & H.Castro Neves.