If the internet had been around in the 80s, then Piquet/Salazar would be the violent version of Alonso/deckchair on Instagram.
Yeah.... he lost an easy lead in 1981 due to poor judgement when lapping Tambay (some say Tambay should have allowed him to pass) and at same time had a very very good race there in 1987, a few weeks after the Imola accident, when noone expected him to perform well.How fitting that Piquet's favorite race is approaching.
8 retirements at the Principality.
Hi Gaucho, not sure if you have read my original post about Nelson but I hoped to try and redress the anti-Piquet feeling many felt when he was up against Alan Jones and Nigel Mansell. Nobody wins three World Championships if they are a mug and Nelson certainly wasn't.
In Niki Lauda's autobiography he rated Piquet as the fastest driver he ever raced against and this is a man who ran two seasons with Alain Prost. I think that says enough.