Nelson Piquet may have escaped any sanctions from his role in the Singapore 2008 crash-gate affair, but there remains some doubt that he will be able to return to sport. Former racer turned commentator Martin Brundle recently claimed that Piquet is now “unemployable”.
view was backed up today in Japan where key figures from Renault, Toyota and Red Bull were asked if they would ever employ the Brazilian racer.
"I’m not sure I’ll be giving him a seat and that’s really all I can say," said interim Renault team principal Bob Bell.
Toyota team president John Howett was a little more forthcoming, saying that Piquet’s race performances alone would rule him out of a drive with the German-based team.
"I think on his performance, to be honest, disregarding the issue, I probably would not give him a drive and I would probably be further influenced in that decision by what took place," he said.
"I don’t think we would have any interest at Red Bull Racing," added Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner.