Past Gas #210: Nelson Piquet: The F1 Driver Who Feuded With Everybody

Past Gas by Donut Media

30-10-2023 • 58 mins

In 1986, the Williams Formula 1 team should have taken the World Championship, but their drivers Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell decided to turn on each other instead. But how did the son of a Brazilian doctor become one of the most controversial names in Formula 1 history? What was it that catapulted a young Nelson Piquet into the international spotlight so soon after his first-ever go-kart race? Was the bias against him legitimate, or was it the product of a nationalistic media playing favorites? Today on Past Gas, we're delving into all things Nelson Piquet. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit