Nelson Piquet

#89951
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
17, 1952
Birthplace
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
17, 1952 (age 66)
Birthplace
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

About

Brazilian race car driver briefly played tennis before becoming a racing champion.

Before Fame

Had to use his mother's last name to disguise his identity from his politician father.

Trivia

In 1981, 1983, and 1987, he was crowned Formula One champion.

Family Life

His son Nelson Piquet, Jr. also became a professional race car driver.

Associated With

He was advised by Emerson Fittipaldi to move his racing career to Europe.