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Helmet of Nelson Piquet

Flag of Brazil Nelson Piquet

full name Nelson Piquet Souto Maior nationality Brazilian age 69 years old born August 17, 1952 hometown Rio de Janeiro

Racing highlights

20061st33° Mil Milhas Brasileiras - GTP1
19971st26° Mil Milhas Brasileiras
19972nd24 Francorchamps Proximus Trophy
19961stGlobal GT Championship - 2 Hours of Brasilia
19961stGlobal GT Championship - 2 Hours of Curitiba
19952nd24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
19903rdFormula One World Championship for Drivers
19871stFormula One World Championship for Drivers
19863rdFormula 1 World Championship for Drivers
19831stFormula One World Championship for Drivers
19811stWorld Championship of F1 Drivers
19812ndSouth African Grand Prix
19812ndAustralian Grand Prix
19802ndWorld Championship of F1 Drivers
19801stProcar BMW M1
19792ndFormula 1 Race of Champions
19781stFormula 3 Britain BARC
19782ndFormula 3 Britain BRDC Vandervell
19773rdFormula 3 Europe
19761stFormula VW 1600 Brasil
19761stCascavel de Ouro - 7° edição

Racing career summary

Races entered310
Wins59
Podiums116
Pole positions51
Fastest laps45
Race win percentage19%
Podium percentage37.4%

Driver relations

Father of Nelson Piquet Jr.. Father of Pedro Piquet.

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

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Nelson Piquet vs. Nigel Mansell | Nelson Piquet vs. Niki Lauda | Nelson Piquet vs. Ayrton Senna | Nelson Piquet vs. Emerson Fittipaldi

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2013KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2012KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2006Racing1 race1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2002Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2001Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1999Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1997Racing4 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1996Racing4 races2 wins2 podiums1 pole positions2 fastest race laps
1995Racing2 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1994Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1993Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1992Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1991Racing16 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1990Racing16 races2 wins4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1989Racing15 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1988Racing16 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1987Racing15 races3 wins11 podiums4 pole position4 fastest race laps
1986Racing16 races4 wins10 podiums2 pole position7 fastest race laps
1985Racing16 races1 win2 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1984Racing16 races2 wins4 podiums9 pole position3 fastest race laps
1983Racing15 races3 wins8 podiums1 pole positions4 fastest race laps
1982Racing15 races1 win2 podiums1 pole positions2 fastest race laps
1981Racing19 races4 wins10 podiums5 pole position1 fastest race lap
1980Racing25 races7 wins12 podiums3 pole position2 fastest race laps
1979Racing22 races2 wins4 podiums0 pole position3 fastest race laps
1978Racing28 races14 wins17 podiums11 pole position7 fastest race laps
1977Racing16 races2 wins8 podiums4 pole position3 fastest race laps
1976Racing11 races7 wins9 podiums6 pole position5 fastest race laps
1975Racing6 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1974Racing5 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1972Racing5 races1 win2 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap

Career details – the racing career of Nelson Piquet

2013 Florida Winter Tour - MRP Motorsport Rotax Senior

PositionPointsTeam
26th208

2012 Desafio Internacional das Estrelas

PositionPointsTeam
4th29

2006 33° Mil Milhas Brasileiras - GTP1

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Cirtek Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DBR9

2002 30° Mil Milhas Brasileiras

PositionPointsTeam
46th0Beach Park/Ceará/Ypióca
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
MCR AP 2.0 Turbo

2001 29° Mil Milhas Brasileiras

PositionPointsTeam
48th0Hollywood/Fina
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW Super Compacta

1999 28° Mil Milhas Brasileiras

PositionPointsTeam
48th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Super Compacta BMW

1997 65th 24 Hours of Le Mans LMGT1 class

PositionPointsTeam
0Team BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren F1 GTRBMW 6.0Michelin
Click to show race results for 65th 24 Hours of Le Mans LMGT1 class 1997.

1997 Fórmula 3 Sudamericana

PositionPointsTeam
15th10Amir Nasr Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F394 (Mugen)

1997 26° Mil Milhas Brasileiras

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Bigazzi Team SRL
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren F1 GTR (BMW)

1997 24 Francorchamps Proximus Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0BMW Fina Bastos Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW E36 320iBMW 2.0Michelin

1996 64th 24 Hours of Le Mans LMGT1 class

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Team Bigazzi SRL
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren F1 GTR LMBMW 6.0Michelin
Click to show race results for 64th 24 Hours of Le Mans LMGT1 class 1996.

1996 Global GT Championship

PositionPointsTeam
75th19BMW Team Bigazzi
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren F1 GTR

1996 Global GT Championship - 2 Hours of Curitiba

PositionPointsTeam
1st0BMW Team Bigazzi
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren F1 GTR

1996 Global GT Championship - 2 Hours of Brasilia

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Bigazzi Team SRL
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BR McLaren F1 GTR

1995 25° Mil Milhas Brasileiras

PositionPointsTeam
0BMW Fina Bastos Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M3

1995 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0BMW Fina Bastos Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW E36 320iBMW 2.0Michelin

1994 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

PositionPointsTeam
4th0BMW Fina Bastos Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW E36 318isBMW 2.0Dunlop

1994 24° Mil Milhas Brasileiras

PositionPointsTeam
4th0BMW Fina Bastos Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 318is

1993 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Menard Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T93/00Menard 3.4 turboGoodyear

1992 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Menard Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T92/00Buick 3.4 turboGoodyear

1991 Formula One World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
6th26.5Camel Benetton Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Benetton B190BCosworth HB 3.5Pirelli
Benetton B191Cosworth HB 3.5Pirelli

1990 Formula One World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
3rd43Benetton Formula
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
162400
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Benetton B189BCosworth HB 3.5Goodyear
Benetton B190Cosworth HB 3.5Goodyear

1989 FIA Formula One World Drivers Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th12Camel Team Lotus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 101Judd 3.5Goodyear

1988 Formula One World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
6th22Camel Team Lotus Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 100THonda 1.5 turboGoodyear

1987 Formula One World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
1st73Canon Williams Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1531144
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Williams FW11BHonda 1.5 turboGoodyear

1986 Formula 1 World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
3rd69Canon Williams Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1641027
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Williams FW11Honda 1.5 turboGoodyear

1985 Formula 1 World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
8th21Motor Racing Developments
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161210
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT54BMW 1.5 turboPirelli

1984 Formula 1 World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
5th29MRD International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
162493
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT53BMW 1.5 turboMichelin

1983 Formula One World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
1st59Fila Sport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
153814
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT52BMW 1.5 turboMichelin
Brabham BT52BBMW 1.5 turboMichelin

1982 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
11th20Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
141212
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT50BMW 1.5 turboGoodyear
Brabham BT49DCosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1982 Australian Drivers' Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT4 (Ford)

1981 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
1st50Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
153741
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT49CCosworth DFV 3.0Michelin
Brabham BT49CCosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1981 South African Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT49Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1981 World Championship for Drivers and Makes

PositionPointsTeam
252nd10.5GS
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1

1981 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
0GS Sport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1

1981 Australian Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT4/81

1980 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
2nd54Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
143621
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT49Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1980 XXVI Gran Premio de España

PositionPointsTeam
0Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT49Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1980 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
76th19BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1
Click to show race results for World Challenge for Endurance Drivers 1980.

1980 World Sportscar Championship - GTX

PositionPointsTeam
0BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1

1980 Procar BMW M1

PositionPointsTeam
1st90BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
83411
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1BMW 3.5

1979 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
15th3Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT48Alfa Romeo 3.0Goodyear
Brabham BT46Alfa Romeo 3.0Goodyear
Brabham BT49Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1979 Procar BMW M1

PositionPointsTeam
6th35BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
62301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1BMW 3.5

1979 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT48Alfa Romeo 3.0

1978 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Tissot Ensign, BS Fabrications, Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M23Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear
Ensign N177Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear
Brabham BT46Alfa Romeo 3.0Goodyear

1978 Formula 3 Britain BRDC Vandervell

PositionPointsTeam
2nd124Brastemp/Arno
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
75622
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT1 (Toyota)

1978 Formula 3 Britain BARC

PositionPointsTeam
1st101Brastemp / Arno Hobby
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1481085
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT1 (Toyota)

1978 World Cup International Formula 3 Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0Brastemps / Amo Hobby
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT1 (Toyota)

1978 Formula 3 France

PositionPointsTeam
0Arno Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT1 (Toyota)

1977 BRDC Vandervell F3 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th32Scuderia Mirabella
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20210
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT1 (Toyota)

1977 Formula 3 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
3rd33Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
132633
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT1Toyota
March 773Toyota

1977 Formula 3 Italy

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT1 (Toyota)

1976 Formula VW 1600 Brasil

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
106865
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
PolarVolkswagen

1976 Cascavel de Ouro - 7° edição

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Super VeVolkswagen

1975 Formula Super Vê Brasil

PositionPointsTeam
14th2
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
PolarVolkswagen

1974 Formula Super Vê Brasil

PositionPointsTeam
4th16Ideal Induspina
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
51111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Polar (Volkwagen)

1972 Campeonato Brasiliense - D4

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
41211
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Camber-Volkswagen

1972 Prêmio Aniversário de Brasília

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Puma 1800
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