Nelson Piquet

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Nelson Piquet Souto Maior (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈnɛwsõ piˈke], born 17 August 1952), known as Nelson Piquet, is a Brazilian former racing driver and businessman. Since his retirement, Piquet, a three-time World Champion, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nelson Piquet has received more than 1,415,109 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Nelson Piquet is the 22nd most popular racing driver (down from 17th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Brazilian 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 22 out of 888Before him are Jim Clark, Keke Rosberg, Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Gilles Villeneuve, and Jack Brabham. After him are Ronnie Peterson, Clay Regazzoni, Nigel Mansell, Carlos Reutemann, Jacky Ickx, and Giacomo Agostini.

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Among people born in 1952, Nelson Piquet ranks 16Before him are Christopher Reeve, Mickey Rourke, Jostein Gaarder, Robert Zemeckis, Sylvia Kristel, and Gary Moore. After him are Francis Fukuyama, John Goodman, Roger Milla, Anneliese Michel, Sammo Hung, and Jeff Goldblum.

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Among people born in Brazil, Nelson Piquet ranks 37 out of 1,947Before him are Djalma Santos (1929), Carlos Alberto Parreira (1943), Maria II of Portugal (1819), Romário (1966), Jairzinho (1944), and Arthur Friedenreich (1892). After him are Leônidas (1913), Sebastião Salgado (1944), Roberto Carlos (1973), Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873), Rivaldo (1972), and Zito (1932).


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), Luiz Bueno (1937), Chico Landi (1907), Bruno Senna (1983), and Alex Ribeiro (1948).