Nelson Piquet

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Nelson Piquet Souto Maior (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈnɛwsõ piˈke], born 17 August 1952) 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.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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nelson Piquet has received more than 1,831,510 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 52 in 2019). Nelson Piquet is the 13th most popular racing driver (up from 22nd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 37th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Racing Driver.

Nelson Piquet is most famous for being the first Formula One driver to win three world championships.

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Among racing drivers, Nelson Piquet ranks 13 out of 888Before him are Ken Miles, Alain Prost, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, Carroll Shelby, and Alberto Ascari. After him are Jackie Stewart, Keke Rosberg, Jochen Rindt, Ronnie Peterson, Jim Clark, and Graham Hill.

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Among people born in 1952, Nelson Piquet ranks 12Before him are Harvey Weinstein, Christopher Reeve, Park Geun-hye, Roberto Benigni, Vajiralongkorn, and Mickey Rourke. After him are Robert Zemeckis, Sylvia Kristel, Jostein Gaarder, Francis Fukuyama, Roger Milla, and Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

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Among people born in Brazil, Nelson Piquet ranks 22 out of 2,067Before him are Didi (1928), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Paulo Freire (1921), João Havelange (1916), Vavá (1934), and Michel Temer (1940). After him are Ronaldinho (1980), Luiz Felipe Scolari (1948), Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), Getúlio Vargas (1882), Maria II of Portugal (1819), and Carlos Alberto Parreira (1943).


Among racing drivers born in Brazil, Nelson Piquet ranks 3Before him are Ayrton Senna (1960) and Emerson Fittipaldi (1946). After him are Rubens Barrichello (1972), Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior (1943), Carlos Pace (1944), Felipe Massa (1981), Roberto Moreno (1959), Bruno Senna (1983), Chico Landi (1907), Luiz Bueno (1937), and Alex Ribeiro (1948).