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Nelson Piquet Jr Fired?

Rumour from Brazilian sports television network SporTV is suggesting that underperforming Brazilian racer Nelson Piquet Jr has been sacked from his role as driver with the Renault team.

Piquet, whose father is the legendary Nelson Piquet the winner of three world championship titles, has consistently underperformed in F1 leading to rumours suggesting his sacking last season, and all the way through this season.  Flavio Briatore has supported the young driver, but he is said to be at the end of his tether.

L’Equipe of France says that Renault have every right to oust Piquet Jr.

Romain Grosjean, the GP2 maestro is said to be in position to take over, with Lucas di Grassi becoming Renault tester.  Naturally, Bruno Senna is connected with the drive, perhaps even Sebastien Bourdais who is said to have been fired by Toro Rosso.

The truth in this rumour is as yet unknown, we will tell you more when we can – I am trying to contact Nelson as we speak.


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