Efter att inte lyckats särskilt bra i Formel 1, och definitivt inte lyckats komma tillbaka som förare i cirkusen, har Piquet jr. valt att byta till amerikanska NASCAR.
Han har ett meddelande ute på sin hemsida om det hela, men skriver ännu så länge inget om vilken serie det blir. Får väl bara önska honom lycka till. Brukar inte så så bra för F1-förare som tar steget över.. Så här skriver han på sin sida;
I wanted to let you know what I will be doing next year! I haven�t always been able to let you guys, my fans, know first so this time I am happy that I can do that.
I have spent the last few months carefully evaluating my options for this year. I had to choose a path and it was a difficult decision to make. Being successful in Formula 1 was always my goal but I have learnt that happiness is just as important as ambition and after my first 18 months in F1 did not go as planned I have decided to focus on something different and have chosen to take a route in America.
NASCAR is hugely challenging and nobody has ever come in as an outsider before and gone on to win it � it will be the ultimate challenge. I will let you know more details on the exact programme soon.
This will be an awesome new challenge for me, and a healthy one. I have always been open to new challenges and I will be putting everything I have into this. I have found a good group of people that are really willing to help me in my career and I am grateful that they are there for me. I think it will be a positive environment and a good life experience. I am sure this year is going to be fantastic and I am very excited at the prospect of my future.
I will miss Europe and all the friends I have there but I will always have my successes there to be proud of. I want to take this opportunity to thank every single person that has supported me in my career so far in Europe, especially my team in GP2 and the guys at Renault � I am missing you guys a lot! I am sure I�ll still do some racing in Europe as I have a lot of ambitions in my life, one of which has always been to win the Le Mans 24 Hours.
I want to wish everyone a happy New Year. Let�s bring on 2010!