2014 SA Bike of Year: YOU get a vote!

Vote and win! The 2014 Amid motorcycle show will announce the second annual 2014 SA Bike of the Year awards.

BMW i8: Hybrid sports car for SA

BMW's i8 is the automaker's first plug-in hybrid sports car and the first of its vehicles to be powered by a three-cylinder 1.5. Full details and image gallery of this stunner ahead of the SA launch

Senna wouldn't be 'good enough'

2012-08-22 10:55

STILL COMMENTING ON F1: Nelson Piquet Jr, now competing in Nascar, has claimed that Senna, might not be as good in F1 today.

 

Nelson Piquet Jr, who is said to have recently derided the talents of Lotus drivers Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen, turned his attention to perhaps the most revered F1 driver of all time.

Referring to the current drivers at his former employer, the ex-works Renault team that is now called 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".

OPINIONATED PIQUET

Now in the second-tier Nascar categories, Piquet - who left F1 amid the 2008/9 "crashgate" scandal - has now aimed fire at his late and great countryman Ayrton Senna.

He mentioned Senna as an example of a talented driver who might struggle in modern F1, due to the change of emphasis since the 80s and early 90s.

"Someone like Senna would not have won anything in F1 today," he said.

"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.


NEXT ON WHEELS24X

Read Wheels24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
19 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside Wheels24

Reader: Classics on safari in Kruger

Reader JOHAN VERMEULEN drove in a classic-car enthusiasts' dream - a trip through the Kruger Park at the wheel of classic cars.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.