The Legendary Career of Nelson Piquet in F1

Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet rose through single-seater ranks to become one of F1’s champions, showcasing prodigious speed with Brabham under Bernie Ecclestone’s ownership. Piquet won titles in 1981 and 1983, developing BMW turbo engines. He switched to Williams in 1986, winning his third championship in 1987. After stints with Lotus and Benetton, Piquet retired with 23 wins and pursued business interests. In retirement, he faced controversy for offensive remarks against Lewis Hamilton.

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