F1 » Cypher Group eyeing 'Singapore-gate' protagonist Piquet?

One of the three candidates believed to be under consideration by F1 governing body the FIA for the available 13th grid slot in 2011, the American Cypher Group is reportedly lining up Nelsinho Piquet as one of its two drivers...

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sarah - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 12:24 PM

I would love to see Nelson back in F1 again,anyone whos had to suffer as much as what he had to under Flavios wing should be given a second chance,remember if was"nt for him we would still have not known about crashgate.

Ray Watson - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 12:31 PM

No Matter how bad you are as a driver, there is always a nobody team out there to take the money and and put you in seat. It has happened in the past and it is happening again.

Shame !!!!!!


July 22, 2010 12:53 PM

sarah. remember, if it wasnt for piquet, we wouldnt have HAD a crashgate. i dont think that ANY OTHER driver would have conspirewd like he did. further, he was keeping quiet and it was his father who stirred the whole matter up. apart fron that, piquet jnrt was pretty useless, and if cypher wanted to be taken seriously, they should look around for one of the currently unemployed, better f1 drivers!

ps you still havent registered, so we dont know if you are the genuine article or not!

sarah - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 1:17 PM

Richard i agree with you that he was"nt the greatest of drivers,but from what i gathered he was never given the best equipment,he was just Alonso's poodle,
and i will register today.


July 22, 2010 1:29 PM

"remember, if it wasnt for piquet, we wouldnt have HAD a crashgate. i dont think that ANY OTHER driver would have conspirewd like he did."

Top think that any driver would willingly crash to help their team mate is absurd. Yeah, he wasn't the best but he never had any chance in Team Alonso. Germany 2008 showed what he can do when things go his way. Maybe he's not as good as his old man but he is F1 good.

Bryan G. - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 1:41 PM

I refuse to take ths seriously - any new team would want somebody credible to drive for them - this person is probably the least credible of all - who would employ him?If this happens Formula I will have lost all integrity - employ a self confessed cheat who blew the whistle when it suited him?


July 22, 2010 2:08 PM
Last Edited 2029 days ago

Bryan - for a new team it comes down to money. Piquet's old man is not short of a few quid.

As for crashgate, no one (apart from Piquet, Briatore and Symonds) knows the true story and all the protagonists will tell different stories to cover their own backsides.

I'm pretty sure it was a case of crash or you're sacked so it is a straight forward choice for a rookie desperate to impress their boss. Cut to nearly a year later, Piquet is hung out to dry by Briatore so decides to blow the whislte. Petty maybe, but understandable.

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