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OCTOBER 12, 2006

Piquet stuffs a Renault

Nelson Piquet Jr has been setting some impressive times in recent weeks while testing with the Renault F1 team. There are many in F1 who believe that Piquet Jr will find his way into a racing car before the end of next year and so Renault is very keen to show off the Brazilian in the best possible light.

However, the end of testing press release from Renault after the Silverstone test did leave out one rather key point: young Piquet went off and pranged the car in the section of the South Circuit between Abbey and Becketts.

The size of the accident depends on who you talk to.

Piquet has a reputation for being a bit of a wild man and making mistakes but clearly this is not something that Renault wishes to promote.