Nelson Piquet is a Brazilian retired racing driver and businessman. Since his retirement, Piquet, a three-time World Champion, has been ranked among the greatest Formula One (F1) drivers in various motorsport polls.

Nelson Piquet is a British racing driver currently competing in Formula One for Mercedes. Hamilton made his McLaren debut at Silverstone in late 2004. During the 2005 season, Hamilton switched teams to the defending Euro Series winners ASM and went on a 15-race winning streak.

Nelson Piquet
Nelson Piquet

Zandvoort’s Zandvoort Marlboro Masters of Formula 3 also went to him. Hamilton was ranked 24th in the “Top 50 Drivers of 2005” issue published by British magazine Autosport after the season.

For the 2006 season, Hamilton raced for ART Grand Prix, ASM’s GP2 sister team. On his first outing, Hamilton won the GP2 championship, defeating Nelson Piquet Jr. and Timo Glock in the process.

A penalty for speeding in the pit lane didn’t stop him from securing a commanding victory at the Nürburgring. Hamilton overtook two rivals in Becketts, a series of high-speed curves where overtaking is unusual, during his home race at Silverstone.

In Istanbul, he came back from an 18th-place finish after a spin to finish second. After Giorgio Pantano’s fastest lap in the Monza feature race was disqualified, Hamilton was awarded the final point he needed to clinch the championship.

Nelson Piquet Records And Awards: Nelson Piquet Championships Won

Nelson Piquet, who won a total of 23 Grand Prix races and three Formula One world championships between the years 1981, 1983, and 1987, was criticized by Hamilton, the F1 organization, and the FiA.

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