Nelson Piquet also etched against Rosberg: “Worthless” / Formula 1

The three-time Formula 1 champion Nelson Piquet not only made the wrong choice of words when talking about Lewis Hamilton, he also made disparaging remarks about the racing drivers Keke and Nico Rosberg.

The statements of former Formula 1 star Nelson Piquet still give a lot to talk about here at Silverstone. The British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), owners of the traditional Silverstone racetrack, have since revoked the Brazilian’s honorary membership. The FIA ​​has not confirmed that Piquet after his disparaging statements about Lewis Hamilton received a paddock ban. That is a matter for Formula 1, not a matter for the World Autosport Association, it said on request. It would be the first time that a Formula 1 world champion would be denied access to the paddock.

Lewis Hamilton is not the only driver to have been insulted by 69-year-old Piquet in the November 2021 vodcast “Motorsports Talk”. In this show, 23-time GP winner Piquet described his former rival Keke Rosberg as “worthless”, and he went one better: Keke’s son Nico Rosberg has only become world champion at Mercedes since 2016 because Hamilton was pretty bad that season drove and practically gave him, Nico, the butt – an unmistakably homophobic remark.

Martin Brundle is also stunned by the statements made by the Brazilian. From the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, the Englishman drove against Piquet in the premier class. “I’ve known him for forty years,” says the British Sky GP expert. “He’s always been snotty, with innuendos about Nigel Mansell’s wife or Ayrton Senna.”

At the time, Piquet described his Williams stablemate Nigel Mansell as uneducated, his wife as ugly, and he also told Enzo Ferrari: “He’s senile.”

What Martin Brundle doesn’t understand: «Why on earth does Nelson have to say things like that? I’m disappointed in Nelson for feeling the need to express himself like that.”

2. Training, Silverstone

01. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, 1:28.942min
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, 1:29,105
03. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, 1:29.118
04. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:29,149
05. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, 1:29,404
06. Fernando Alonso (L), Alpine, 1:29.695
07. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, 1:29.753
08. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, 1:29,799
09. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, 1:29.902
10. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, 1:29,942
11. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, 1:30,000
12. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, 1:30,057
13. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, 1:30,238
14. Alex Albon (T), Williams, 1:30,263
15. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, 1:30,271
16. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, 1: 30,338
17. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, 1: 30,480
18. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, 1: 30,510
19. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, 1:30,609
20. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, 1:31,326

1. Training, Silverstone

01. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, 1:42,249
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, 1:42,781
03. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, 1:42.967
04. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, 1:43,801
05. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, 1:43,895
06. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, 1:46,171
07. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, 1: 48,161
08. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, 1:51,243
09. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, 1: 51,373
10. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, 1:59,168
11. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, no time
12. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, no time
13. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, without time
14. Fernando Alonso (L), Alpine, ohne Zeit
15. Alexander Albon (T), Williams, without time
16. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, no time
17. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, without time
18 Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, no time
19. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, no time
20. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, no time

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