He is a former F1 racing driver. He won 3 world championships: 1981, 1983, and 1987. He realized 60 podium finishes. And he had 24 pole positions.
He was a teammate of Niki Lauda and Nigel Mansell. He raced for the Brabham team, which was led by Bernie Ecclestone.
His final race was the 1991 Australian Grand Prix. Piquet is the owner of the sailing yacht Pilar Rossi.
After racing, he became a businessman and founded Autrotrac. Autotrac uses advanced technology to track and monitor fleets of cars.
Autotrac‘s clients are active in the transportation and logistics business. They use Autotrac for complete fleet telemetry and communications.
Nelson is the manager for his son Nelson Jr. H is active in Formula E. He was a test driver for the Renault F1 team.
He is known for crashing deliberately at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. To help his teammate Fernando Alonso win the race.
He was banned permanently from the F1 sport.
Kelly Piquet is one of his daughters. She was born on December 7, 1988 in Homburg, Germany. She graduated in International Relations in New York. Kelly is a model. She was also active in the social media team for Formula E. She is now known as the girlfriend of F1 driver Max Verstappen.