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Nelson Piquet Souto Maior , known as Nelson Piquet, is a Brazilian former racing driver and businessman. Since his retirement, Piquet has been ranked among the greatest Formula One drivers in various motorsport polls.

Piquet had a brief career in tennis before losing interest in the sport and subsequently took up karting and hid his identity to prevent his father discovering his hobby. He became the Brazilian national karting champion in 1971-72 and won the Formula Vee championship in 1976. With advice from Emerson Fittipaldi, Piquet went to Europe to further success by taking the record number of wins in Formula Three in 1978, defeating Jackie Stewart's all-time record.

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World Champion
1987
1983
1981
Born
17 August 1952
Races
207
Wins
23 23/207 (11.1%)
Podiums
60 60/207 (29%)
Points Finishes
100 100/207 (48.3%)
Points
485.5

Teams (6)

Benetton
1991
1990
Lotus
1989
1988
Williams
1987
1986
Brabham
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
McLaren
1978
Ensign
1978

Teammates (21)

Michael Schumacher, Benetton
1991
Roberto Moreno, Benetton
1991
1990
Alessandro Nannini, Benetton
1990
Satoru Nakajima, Lotus
1989
1988
Riccardo Patrese, Williams
1987
Nigel Mansell, Williams
1987
1986
Marc Surer, Brabham
1985
Fran├žois Hesnault, Brabham
1985
Manfred Winkelhock, Brabham
1984
Teo Fabi, Brabham
1984
Corrado Fabi, Brabham
1984
Riccardo Patrese, Brabham
1983
1982
Hector Rebaque, Brabham
1981
1980
Ricardo Zunino, Brabham
1980
1979
Niki Lauda, Brabham
1979
1978
John Watson, Brabham
1978
Patrick Tambay, McLaren
1978
James Hunt, McLaren
1978
Bruno Giacomelli, McLaren
1978
Brett Lunger, McLaren
1978
Harald Ertl, Ensign
1978

23 Wins from 60 Podiums

1991 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Benetton 3rd 4
1991 Flag of Canada Canadian Grand Prix Benetton 1st 10
1991 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix Benetton 3rd 4
1990 Flag of Australia Australian Grand Prix Benetton 1st 9
1990 Flag of Japan Japanese Grand Prix Benetton 1st 9
1990 Flag of Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Benetton 3rd 4
1990 Flag of Canada Canadian Grand Prix Benetton 2nd 6
1988 Flag of Australia Australian Grand Prix Lotus 3rd 4
1988 Flag of San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Lotus 3rd 4
1988 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Lotus 3rd 4
1987 Flag of Mexico Mexican Grand Prix Williams 2nd 6
1987 Flag of Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix Williams 3rd 4
1987 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix Williams 1st 9
1987 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix Williams 2nd 6
1987 Flag of Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Williams 1st 9
1987 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix Williams 1st 9
1987 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix Williams 2nd 6
1987 Flag of France French Grand Prix Williams 2nd 6
1987 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix East Williams 2nd 6
1987 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Williams 2nd 6
1987 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Williams 2nd 6
1986 Flag of Australia Australian Grand Prix Williams 2nd 6
1986 Flag of Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix Williams 3rd 4
1986 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix Williams 1st 9
1986 Flag of Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Williams 1st 9
1986 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix Williams 1st 9
1986 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix Williams 2nd 6
1986 Flag of France French Grand Prix Williams 3rd 4
1986 Flag of Canada Canadian Grand Prix Williams 3rd 4
1986 Flag of San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Williams 2nd 6
1986 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Williams 1st 9
1985 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix Brabham 2nd 6
1985 Flag of France French Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1984 Flag of Europe European Grand Prix Brabham 3rd 4
1984 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix Brabham 2nd 6
1984 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix East Brabham 1st 9
1984 Flag of Canada Canadian Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1983 Flag of South Africa South African Grand Prix Brabham 3rd 4
1983 Flag of Europe European Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1983 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1983 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix Brabham 3rd 4
1983 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix Brabham 2nd 6
1983 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Brabham 2nd 6
1983 Flag of France French Grand Prix Brabham 2nd 6
1983 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1982 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Brabham 2nd 6
1982 Flag of Canada Canadian Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1981 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Brabham 2nd 6
1981 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix Brabham 3rd 4
1981 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1981 Flag of France French Grand Prix Brabham 3rd 4
1981 Flag of San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1981 Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1981 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix West Brabham 3rd 4
1980 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1980 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1980 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix Brabham 2nd 6
1980 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Brabham 3rd 4
1980 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix West Brabham 1st 9
1980 Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Brabham 2nd 6