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Old 3rd August 2009, 22:31   #1
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autosport.com - F1 News: Angry Piquet confirms Renault exit
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Mr Vijay Mallya are you seeing this

We require some talent like this on Force India Cars.

Piquet was not bad at all, looking at scheme of things happening at Renault.
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Mr Vijay Mallya are you seeing this

We require some talent like this on Force India Cars.

Piquet was not bad at all, looking at scheme of things happening at Renault.
I sincerely hope you were being sarcastic

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Old 3rd August 2009, 23:58   #4
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Oh boy! Just when I thought I wouldn't be seeing Piquet Jr. anymore, I read this. And surely, you'd expect daddy to give him a drive wouldn't you? Mods, maybe you can edit the title

P.S. For those who are too lazy to open the link, it essentially says that Piquet Sr. is looking to buy the BMW team

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Piquet goes finally . No wait dad buys a team ! Ah now Piquet can abuse Briatore .
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Mr Vijay Mallya are you seeing this

We require some talent like this on Force India Cars.

Piquet was not bad at all, looking at scheme of things happening at Renault.
Why Piquet ? Heidfield , Kubica may be without a drive next year .
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What is piquet pissed about? His performance was shoddy throughout the season. In the same car, he consistently qualified 10 spots behind Alonso. Easy to complain about not getting equal treatment et al, but at the end of the day, sheer results count more than excuses.

I can see why Piquet Sr is lining up for Sauber. I mean, what's $50 mill a year to keep your sons career going, right?
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I agree Piquet didnt show much in these years but with Flavio and the entire Renault backing-up Nando, I really doubt if Piquet got his share to prove about.

Someone wrote this in TSN: "Piquet Curiosity Piqued at Lack of Reno Renew"

I dont think we would see Piquet again, unless the senior buys him the Sauber
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Piquet Jr. is really a good competitor for Alonso @ Renault camp this year.
Mr.Vijay Mallya..have a look at this angry young man from F1 in Force India F1 !!!
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Piquet a good competitor for Nando? Oh please!
Dont intend to start a war, but Piquet didnt do anything this year compared to Nando (maybe he didnt have the camp support).

29/03/2009 Australia
Fernando Alonso Position 5
Nelson Piquet Jr Retirement - spin in the gravel

05/04/2009 Malaysia
Fernando Alonso Position 11
Nelson Piquet Jr Position 13

19/04/2009 China
Fernando Alonso Position 9
Nelson Piquet Jr Position 16

26/04/2009 Bahrain
Fernando Alonso Position 8
Nelson Piquet Jr Position 10

10/05/2009 Spain
Fernando Alonso Position 5
Nelson Piquet Jr Position 12

24/05/2009 Monaco
Fernando Alonso Position 7
Nelson Piquet Jr Retirement - accident with Sebastien Buemi

07/06/2009 Turkey
Fernando Alonso Position 10
Nelson Piquet Jr Position 16

21/06/2009 Great Britain
Nelson Piquet Jr Position 12
Fernando Alonso Position 14

12/07/2009 Germany
Fernando Alonso Position 7
Nelson Piquet Jr Position 13

26/07/2009 Hungary
Nelson Piquet Jr Position 12
Fernando Alonso Retirement - damage from missing wheel

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Rocky, you're right when you suggest that he may not have had camp support.

But more than that, you need encouragement within the team. Look at Massa and how he almost gets babysitted by Smedley in the car. Some drivers need that. If Piquet had that, maybe he'd do well. Also, he almost always has the lower spec older car compared to Alonso. He's done very well in every series he raced in until F1 too. IMO, he could be a reasonably good (Fisichella, DC, Irvine type) racer in the right enivronment but he's clearly not WDC material.
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I sincerely hope you were being sarcastic
You got me right there.

No prizes to say Piquet Jr was shoddy. The whole renault team is shoddy these days barring Alonso(poor soul)
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Piquet Jr is an average driver. F1 isn't going to miss him.
Last year in German GP, he was leading the race for sometime, and let Lewis pass him as if he was being lapped, without even giving a fight.
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I think Nelson was given a fair chance by the Renault team and has not reason to be pissed about being asked to leave. His performances have been lacklusture and nothing to write about.

In all honesty, I think he was at Renault for so long only because of his famed surname without which he would have been shown the door long ago.
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Round 2 begins:

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