Piquet admits F1 return for son 'difficult'

Nelson Piquet's famous father has admitted it will be "very difficult" to find a Formula One seat for his son in 2010. The triple world champion is at Interlagos this weekend to explore job opportunities for the 23-year-old Brazilian, who was ...

Nelson Piquet's famous father has admitted it will be "very difficult" to find a Formula One seat for his son in 2010.

The triple world champion is at Interlagos this weekend to explore job opportunities for the 23-year-old Brazilian, who was sacked by Renault and then embroiled in the crash-gate scandal this year.

Piquet Jr tested a NASCAR pick-up truck earlier this week and is currently in Monaco for a kart race, but it is reported that his father is willing to invest money to secure a seat at one of F1's new teams for next season.

But when asked how he rates his chances of success, 57-year-old Piquet told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport: "It's going to be very difficult.

"There are reservations about him because of the (Singapore 2008) story.

"But people can also see by looking at (replacement) Grosjean that Nelsinho is not a bad driver," he added.

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