Piquet: Ayrton Senna would not have won anything in F1 today
22 August, 2012
Aug.22 (GMM) Having already questioned the talents of Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen earlier this week, Nelson Piquet Junior is on a roll and turned his critical attention to perhaps the most revered Formula One driver of all time.
He mentioned Senna as an example of a talented driver who might struggle in modern formula one, due to the change of emphasis since the 80s and early 90s.
“Someone like Senna would not have won anything in F1 today,” he is quoted by Terra. “He was very fast but he had no talent in terms of the technical and mechanical.”
Senna won three titles, 41 races and 65 pole positions until his death in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, and Piquet Junior’s father, also Nelson, had a big rivalry with Senna in the eighties and nineties with the pair openly hostile.
Earlier this week, referring to the current drivers at his former employer, the ex-works Renault team that is now Lotus, Brazilian Piquet said Grosjean “has been lucky because he came [back] at a time when he had a slightly weaker teammate [Kimi Raikkonen] and a very good car”.
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