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Nelson Piquet - Complete Formula One results

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Motor-racing driver, born in Rio de Janeiro, SE Brazil. He changed his name so that his parents would not find out about his racing exploits. He was British Formula Three champion in 1978, and world champion in 1981, 1983 (both Brabham), and 1987 (Williams). He won 23 grand prix between 1978 and a serious accident in 1991.

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