Nelson Piquet loses his license

Posted by Iannucci | 8/01/2007 | 1 comments »
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These are trying times for the former Formula One champ (and Indianapolis 500 vehicle shredder). Young Marco should be thankful he doesn't live in Brazil.

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - It seems you need more than three Formula One titles to be considered a good driver in Brazil.

Former race car driver Nelson Piquet — Formula One champion in 1981, '83 and '87 — is being forced to undergo an intensive driving course after losing his license because of an accumulation of speeding and parking tickets.

The 54-year-old Piquet and his wife, Viviane, both exceeded the limit of fines allowed by Brazilian law and must complete an eight-day, 30-hour intensive course in order to regain their driver's licenses. (MORE from


  1. Johnny // August 02, 2007 6:07 AM  

    Loving it. Check out the awesome picture of Nelson taking in the first day of class at AutoSport. Schadenfreude defined.