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Driver

Nélson Piquet

 
Include non-championship races

Details
Full NameNélson Piquet Souto Maior
Date of BirthSunday 17 August 1952
Born
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
F1 Career
Active Years1978–1991
Races Contested207
Average ClassificationMedian: 4, Mean: 4.14 (Standard deviation: 2.93)
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 6, Mean: 6.98 (Standard deviation: 5.80)
Fastest Laps23
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 6, Mean: 6.86 (Standard deviation: 5.40)
Races Led58
Laps Led1600
Race Distance Led7610 km
Debut1978 German GP
Maiden Win1980 US West GP
Last Race1991 Australian GP
Championships
Drivers' Championship
1978 – not classified
1979 – 15th 
(3 points)
1980 – 2nd 
(54 points)
1981 – 1st 
(50 points)
1982 – 11th 
(20 points)
1983 – 1st 
(59 points)
1984 – 5th 
(29 points)
1985 – 8th 
(21 points)
1986 – 3rd 
(69 points)
1987 – 1st 
(73 points)
1988 – 6th 
(22 points)
1989 – 8th 
(12 points)
1990 – 3rd 
(43 points)
1991 – 6th 
(26.5 points)
Constructors' Championship
1978 – not classified
1979 – 8th ( Brabham / Alfa Romeo
(scored 3 of 7 points, 43%)
1980 – 3rd ( Brabham / Ford
(scored 54 of 55 points, 98%)
1981 – 2nd ( Brabham / Ford
(scored 50 of 61 points, 82%)
1982 – 7th ( Brabham / BMW
(scored 20 of 22 points, 91%)
1983 – 3rd ( Brabham / BMW
(scored 59 of 72 points, 82%)
1984 – 4th ( Brabham / BMW
(scored 29 of 38 points, 76%)
1985 – 5th ( Brabham / BMW
(scored 21 of 26 points, 81%)
1986 – 1st ( Williams / Honda
(scored 69 of 141 points, 49%)
1987 – 1st ( Williams / Honda
(scored 76 of 137 points, 55%)
1988 – 4th ( Lotus / Honda
(scored 22 of 23 points, 96%)
1989 – 6th ( Lotus / Judd
(scored 12 of 15 points, 80%)
1990 – 3rd ( Benetton / Ford
(scored 44 of 71 points, 62%)
1991 – 4th ( Benetton / Ford
(scored 26.5 of 38.5 points, 69%)
Records
Records Held Today1. Most Consecutive 2nd Place Finishes (4) – set at 1987 British GP
Records Held At Retirement1. Most 4th Place Finishes (18) – set at 1991 Australian GP,
2. Most Consecutive 2nd Place Finishes (4) – set at 1987 British GP,
3. Most 2nd Place Finishes in a Season (7) – set at 1987 Mexican GP,
4. Most Fastest Laps in a Season (7) – set at 1986 Australian GP,
5. Most 6th Place Qualifications (18) – set at 1991 Belgian GP,
6. Most 7th Place Qualifications (16) – set at 1991 French GP,
7. Most 8th Place Qualifications (16) – set at 1991 Italian GP,
8. Most 4th Place Qualifications in a Season (6) – set at 1983 European GP
Records Ever Broken1. Most Consecutive 5th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
2. Most Retirements in a Season (11) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
3. Most 4th Place Qualifications in a Season (6) – set at 1983 European GP,
4. Most Fastest Laps in a Season (7) – set at 1986 Australian GP,
5. Most 4th Place Qualifications (18) – set at 1987 French GP,
6. Most Consecutive 2nd Place Finishes (4) – set at 1987 British GP,
7. Most 4th Place Qualifications (19) – set at 1987 German GP,
8. Most Races Led (52) – set at 1987 Austrian GP,
9. Most Races Led (53) – set at 1987 Italian GP,
10. Most 4th Place Qualifications (20) – set at 1987 Portuguese GP,
11. Most 2nd Place Finishes in a Season (7) – set at 1987 Mexican GP,
12. Most 3rd Place Qualifications (19) – set at 1988 San Marino GP,
13. Most 4th Place Qualifications (21) – set at 1988 Mexican GP,
14. Most 4th Place Finishes (14) – set at 1989 British GP,
15. Most 4th Place Finishes (15) – set at 1989 Japanese GP,
16. Most 4th Place Finishes (16) – set at 1990 United States GP,
17. Most 6th Place Qualifications (14) – set at 1990 United States GP,
18. Most 4th Place Finishes (17) – set at 1990 French GP,
19. Most 7th Place Qualifications (13) – set at 1990 German GP,
20. Most 6th Place Qualifications (15) – set at 1990 Portuguese GP,
21. Most 6th Place Qualifications (16) – set at 1990 Japanese GP,
22. Most 6th Place Qualifications (17) – set at 1991 Mexican GP,
23. Most 7th Place Qualifications (16) – set at 1991 French GP,
24. Most 8th Place Qualifications (15) – set at 1991 German GP,
25. Most 6th Place Qualifications (18) – set at 1991 Belgian GP,
26. Most 8th Place Qualifications (16) – set at 1991 Italian GP,
27. Most 4th Place Finishes (18) – set at 1991 Australian GP

Partners
Team MateRacesYears
 Niki Lauda
15
1978–1979
 John Watson
1
1978
 Ricardo Zunino
9
1979–1980
 Hector Rebaque
22
1980–1981
 Riccardo Patrese
31
1982–1983, 1987
 Teo Fabi
12
1984
 Corrado Fabi
3
1984
 Manfred Winkelhock
1
1984
 François Hesnault
4
1985
 Marc Surer
12
1985
 Nigel Mansell
31
1986–1987
 Satoru Nakajima
32
1988–1989
 Alessandro Nannini
14
1990
 Roberto Moreno
13
1990–1991
 Michael Schumacher
5
1991
Team RacesYears
Ensign
1
1978
BS Fabrications
3
1978
Brabham
107
1978–1985
Williams
32
1986–1987
Lotus
32
1988–1989
Benetton
32
1990–1991
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Ensign
1
1978
McLaren
3
1978
Brabham
107
1978–1985
Williams
32
1986–1987
Lotus
32
1988–1989
Benetton
32
1990–1991
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Ford
68
1978–1982, 1990–1991
Alfa Romeo
14
1978–1979
BMW
61
1981–1985
Honda
48
1986–1988
Judd
16
1989
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Goodyear
137
1978–1982, 1986–1990
Michelin
38
1981, 1983–1984
Pirelli
32
1985, 1991
Lubricant ManufacturerRacesYears
Fina
1
1978
Agip
15
1979
Elf
60
1980–1981, 1988–1989
Valvoline
15
1982
Castrol
47
1983–1985
Mobil
64
1986–1987, 1990–1991
EntrantRacesYears
Team Tissot Ensign
1
1978
BS Fabrications
3
1978
Parmalat Racing Team
60
1978–1982
Fila Sport
15
1983
MRD International
16
1984
Motor Racing Developments Ltd
16
1985
Canon Williams Honda Team
32
1986–1987
Camel Team Lotus Honda
16
1988
Camel Team Lotus
16
1989
Benetton Formula Ltd
16
1990
Camel Benetton Ford
16
1991
Chassis DesignerRacesYears
Dave Baldwin
1
1978
John Baldwin
1
1978
Gordon Coppuck
3
1978
Gordon Murray
107
1978–1985
David North
105
1979–1985
Patrick Head
32
1986–1987
Sergio Rinland
32
1986–1987
Frank Dernie
48
1986–1987, 1989
Gerard Ducarouge
16
1988
Martin Ogilvie
16
1988
Mike Coughlan
30
1989, 1991
Rory Byrne
18
1990–1991
John Barnard
30
1990–1991
Gordon Kimball
14
1991
Car ModelRacesYears
Ensign N177
1
1978
McLaren M23
3
1978
Brabham BT46
2
1978–1979
Brabham BT48
12
1979
Brabham BT49
16
1979–1980
Brabham BT49C
14
1981
Brabham BT50
14
1981–1982
Brabham BT49D
2
1982
Brabham BT52
8
1983
Brabham BT52B
7
1983
Brabham BT53
16
1984
Brabham BT54
16
1985
Williams FW11
16
1986
Williams FW11B
16
1987
Lotus 100T
16
1988
Lotus 101
16
1989
Benetton B189B
2
1990
Benetton B190
14
1990
Benetton B190B
2
1991
Benetton B191
14
1991
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 22
1
1978
Car 29
3
1978
Car 66
1
1978
Car 6
47
1979, 1986–1987
Car 5
44
1980–1981, 1983
Car 1
47
1982, 1984, 1988
Car 7
16
1985
Car 11
16
1989
Car 20
32
1990–1991
Team SponsorRacesYears
Tissot
1
1978
BS Fabrications
3
1978
Alfa Romeo
16
1978–1979
Goodyear
92
1978–1982, 1987, 1990
Parmalat
91
1978–1984
Michelin
30
1981, 1983
Pemex
15
1981
Santal
61
1981–1984
Valvoline
30
1981–1982
BMW
46
1982–1983, 1985
Castrol
31
1983–1984
FILA
15
1983
Olivetti
32
1984–1985
Ferodo
16
1985
Pernod
16
1985
Pirelli
32
1985, 1991
Calma
32
1986–1987
Canon
32
1986–1987
Denim
16
1986
Honda
32
1986–1987
ICI
32
1986–1987
Mobil
64
1986–1987, 1990–1991
Barclay
16
1987
Fiberite
16
1987
Camel
48
1988–1989, 1991
Courtaulds
16
1988
Elf
32
1988–1989
Epson
32
1988–1989
PIAA
32
1988–1989
Autopolis
32
1990–1991
Benetton
16
1990
Europlean
16
1990
Ford
32
1990–1991
Reporter
32
1990–1991
Riello
16
1990
Sanyo
32
1990–1991
Tecnocast
16
1990
Diavia
16
1991
IFIP
16
1991
IMIT
16
1991
LPR
16
1991
O.Z. Racing
16
1991

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