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    Video: Watch Piquet and Mansell bend some sheetmetal in Ford Fusion GP
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    As we told you about before, there were four episodes planned for the Ford Fusion GP campaign in Brazil, and the whole series has now run its course. The Ford ads pit Brazilian Formula One driver Nelson Piquet against English F1 pilot Nigel Mansell driving the new Fusion, the two coming together ...

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    Video: Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell revisit bitter F1 rivalry in... Ford Fusion campaign?
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    Formula One World Champions Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell haven't been on good terms since the 1986 season, when Piquet joined Mansell at the Williams team and Piquet spent the year privately fuming about not being granted the status of number one driver. Things only got worse from there ...

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    Video: Alpinestars, Nelson Piquet and Death Spray Customs show how to look good crashing
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    Nelson Piquet Jr. – son of (obviously) Piquet Sr., a three-time Formula 1 champion – currently races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Nationwide Series. Piquet and sponsor Alpinestars decided it would be cool to have the racer's Number 30 Chevrolet Silverado painted up ...

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    Crashgate Keeps Gate Crashing: Piquets reportedly suing Briatore for libel
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    You didn't actually think we'd heard the last of Crashgate, did you? The scandal that rocked the Formula One racing world last season and well into the post-season involved the Renault F1 team, its driver Nelson Piquet, Jr. and its top executives Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds. For allegedly ...

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    Nelsinho "Crashgate" Piquet confirms move to NASCAR
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    Crashing is a big deal in Formula One. Especially, as the ongoing legal battle between the FIA and one Flavio Briatore shows, if you've done it on purpose. So Nelson Piquet Jr. couldn't have been all that surprised that, after having done exactly that and then gone on to blow the whistle on his ...

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    "Victimized" F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. reportedly headed to NASCAR truck series
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    Crashing in Formula One is taken pretty seriously. Especially if you did it on purpose. Which goes a long way towards explaining why the motorsport community is calling for the blood of Nelson Piquet Jr. The disgraced Renault driver was, in the end, the perpetrator of the so-called Crashgate ...

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    BREAKING: Renault F1 placed on suspended two-year, Briatore banned indefinitely?
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    The World Motor Sports Council took only 90 minutes to reach a verdict in the case of Crashgate – wherein former driver Nelson Piquet, Jr. intentionally chucked his car into the wall at last year's Singapore GP to hand the win to Renault teammate Fernando Alonso. Realizing that Renault was ...

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    FIA digging for dirt in Renault F1 investigation
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    Nelsinho Piquet at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix
    The FIA is always sticking its nose around, sniffing around for some trouble. So, when the motorsport governing body opened a new investigation into the Renault F1 team, frankly we weren't all that surprised or interested. The probe centered around ...

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    More Musical Chairs: Renault F1 replaces Piquet with Grosjean pending FIA penalty appeal
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    From left to right: Fernando Alonso, Flavio Briatore, Romain Grosjean and Nelsinho Piquet launch the 2009 Renault R29Click above for high-res image gallery
    Typically, most of the drivers who start a Fomula One season are the ones who carry it through to the end. But this has turned out to be ...

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    Renault F1 confirms both Alonso and Piquet for 2009
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    Now that the 2008 Formula One championship is decided, teams will begin moving on confirming their drivers for next season. And while several already have, one major question mark has just been resolved as Renault has confirmed the extension of Fernando Alonso's contract. And not just for next ...

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    BREAKING: Alonso signs with Renault
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    UPDATE: Official press release from Renault confirming Alonso's return can be read after the jump. var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/F1_driver_Fernando_Alonso_returns_to_Renault'; Emerging reports confirm that Fernando Alonso has signed a two-year contract with the Renault F1 Team, ...

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    Demonstration in the Streets: Renault F1 event draws 300,000 in Mexico City
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    While Bernie Ecclestone continues to bring grands prix to new markets every year, additional locations around the world get to see part of the Formula One action through individual teams staging demonstration events. BMW-Sauber has held several such high-profile events, returning to the ...

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