Piquet decision shows what's wrong with motorsport
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Piquet decision shows what's wrong with motorsport

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Nelson Piquet Jr's desire to contest Formula 3's Pau Grand Prix this weekend offered the European Championship a spot in the limelight. The FIA's decision to reject his entry is a foolish own goal, says GLENN FREEMAN

The first thing you do when word of a story like Nelson Piquet Jr entering the Pau Grand Prix round of the Formula 3 European Championship reaches the Autosport office is check the date.

It wasn't April 1 at any point this week, so it was real. The reigning Formula E champion, an ex-Formula 1 driver who last raced in F3 in 2004, really was coming back for a one-off this weekend. Then the fun police stepped in.

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