• Apr 17, 2009
Click above for the video of Nelson Piquet Jr. putting F1 on ice

Nelson Piquet Jr., Renault's other driver, recently took a Renault R28 F1 car out for a spin in the snows of Ski Dubai. We're not sure if it's the same chassis that Ben Sulayem crashed at another event in Dubai, but if it is the Renault mechanics earned their money. One thing is certain, though: Ben Sulayem is a very good driver, but the fact that he crashed the car on a dry track while Nelsinho keeps it under control doing donuts in the snow shows you just good the average F1 driver is. Follow the jump to watch the vid.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      "Nelsinho keeps it under control doing donuts in the snow shows you just good the average F1 driver is."

      I think that's "below-average" for Piquet.


      As for repairs.. Autoblog, F1 teams regularly repair chassis that look completely destroyed to us back to race-worthy conditions. Kimi crashed his Ferrari quite hard at Monza 2007 - but just hours later, the car was back in top condition.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So where are these MIDDLE EAST haters ?
      Man i love this video, sounds sooo good.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It sounds like he's hurting it... :(
      • 5 Years Ago
      F1 car doing donuts in the snow...in an indoor skiiing facility...in the middle of the freaking desert!!! None of those things make sense nor should they be possible, yet there they are in Dubai. How the hell do you top that?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Has anyone used an F1 car in the Pike's Peak hill climb -race to the clouds?

        • 5 Years Ago
        no but hopefull it happens eventually...

        Well actually hopefully and not hopefully. I wish they wouldnt pave the damn thing like they are suppose to!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hi there,
      I've posted a topic few weeks ago with some pics, please check it out

      http://dubaisession.com/2209
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh God, that sound echoing in that enclosed room....

      ....I think I need to change my pants.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Of course he is pretty good. He is Brazilian, what would you expect??? Barrichello is the exception of the rule :oD
        • 5 Years Ago
        Second place is the first looser.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You just implied Piquet JR is a better driver then a man who came 2nd in the world championship 3 times and is a 11 time race winner.... um.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like he needs a set of Blizzaks...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Um, how is doing really slow donuts in the snow put you into consideration as a really good driver? I must be awesome then, you should see the things I used to do with my jeep! That motor sounds very pissed off though!
      • 5 Years Ago
      And that's about what his race pace looks like as well!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm just gonna throw this out there...I hate Dubai.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why ? Maybe, Because the place where you live sucks
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