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Overview (4)

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Birth NameNelson Piquet Souto Maior
Nickname The Cat
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nelson Piquet was born on August 17, 1952 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Nelson Piquet Souto Maior.

Trivia (12)

Was formula 1 - world champion 1981, 1983 and 1987.
Born Nelson Souto Maior, but adopted his mother's maiden name Piquet to hide his racing career from his parents (it didn't work).
Winner of 23 F1 races, and 3 world championships in 1981, 1983 and 1987
A notorious practical joker.
Lives in Brasília, DF, where he owns a big company of telecommunications cables and teaches his son Nelsinho Piquet to drive like him.
Father of seven children - five sons and two daughters.
Father with Sylvia Tamsma of 'Nelson Piquet Jr', Kelly Piquet (b. December 7, 1988) and Julia Piquet (b. May 8, 1992).
His ex-wife Sylvia Tamsma is Dutch.
His ex-wife Sylvia Tamsma lived several years in Monaco.
Father with Katherine Valentin of Laszlo Piquet.
His ex-wife Katherine Valentin is Belgian and lives in Nice.
Her ex-wife Sylvia Tamsma speak eight languages.

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