The Son Rising: Interview with Nelson Piquet Jr
With a ten-point deficit in the GP2 points standing, Nelson Piquet Jr is bullish about his chances of clinching the title at the final round of the season, in Monza this weekend. "I'm one hundred percent sure I can win it," the newly announced Renault test driver tells David Cameron. Exclusive for autosport.com
Arrogant. Spoilt rich kid. Lucky. Wanker. A lot of people have an opinion about Nelson Piquet Jr, and not many of them are positive. But why do so many people feel such enmity for a driver who, although competing for the GP2 title this weekend, has yet to be seen by most motor racing fans? "I think it's jealousy, probably," the man himself, son of triple Formula One world champion Nelson Piquet, says.
"In motorsport, a lot of people hate me. Fans, I wouldn't know why they hate me; maybe because of my father. But everybody has people that like them and people that don't: that's normal."
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