F1 » Nelson Piquet Jr. clarifies Senna remarks


Former F1 driver turned NASCAR regular Nelson Piquet Jr. has said that critical comments he made about Ayrton Senna not being good enough for modern F1 were mis-reported.

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SHAKEN - Unregistered

August 23, 2012 2:27 PM

Sour grapes on Piquet's part. In fact I'll go as far as saying what a low life he is. Ayrton Senna had such skills that it was once reported he asked his mechanic/engineer to adjust his suspension by 1 mm (yes folks, that's an incredible 1mm !!), it wasn't done (probably just to get the proof of his incredible skills) and Senna reported back that the job wasn't done. No past or modern driver could do that. As for Piquet Jr's skills in F1, well he could I suppose tell the difference between a crankshaft and a chicane...

LawrenceNunn - Unregistered

August 23, 2012 2:40 PM

Does he actually know anything about f1? 1) Senna was renowned for his mechanical insight and ability to tell his engineers what was going on 2) If his dad was so good at the turn of the 80's, why did he fall off at the end of the 80's??

Truth - Unregistered

August 23, 2012 3:18 PM

Senna? No mechanical ability? LOL
How about the 84/85/86/87/88 turbo cars.
In 1993, He asked the mechanics to change his engine during a practice session in a race weekend as there was some vibration in the engine. Nothing seemed to be wrong with it, but for piece of mind, they changed the engine. When the Ford mechanics checked it over back at their factory, they found a problem with the camshaft, which would've cuased the engine to fail if it had been used in the race.

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