Piquet to wave chequered flag in Brazil

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Nelson Piquet
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Nelson Piquet, the triple world champion and father of the 2008 and 2009 Renault driver, will wave the chequered flag at the end of the 2011 season finale at Interlagos later this month.

Marking 20 years since his last F1 win, and more than thirty years since his Grand Prix victory debut, the 59-year-old will also drive his 1981 Brabham at the Brazilian venue, Globo reports.

"The choice of Nelson Piquet to wave the chequered flag and drive his Brabham at Interlagos is to honour the importance of what he did for Brazil and in the history of Formula One," said a spokesman for the promoter.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nelson Piquet
Tags brazilian gp, interlagos, piquet