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Pedro Piquet heading to European F3 after second Brazil title

by Peter Allen
Pedro Piquet

Photo: Duda Bairros/Vicar

Pedro Piquet is set to race in European Formula 3 next season, his father Nelson has confirmed after he sealed a second title in his native Brazil.

Piquet?s eighth and ninth consecutive race wins in the series at Campo Grande at the weekend secured him the 2015 Formula 3 Brazil crown with four races to spare.

Piquet, who turned 17 in July, won 11 out of 16 races in his rookie year of car racing last year.

He tested with European teams including Carlin at the end of 2014 but remained in his home country for a second season in order to complete his schooling.

Though he won the first race of 2015, he then failed to finish the next two but has been unbeaten since.

Three-time Formula 1 champion Nelson said: ?He had an impeccable season. He did not make any mistake and when he didn?t win it was because of an engine blow-up and a battery breakdown.

?He will now compete in European F3, and there he is going to show us if he?s really different or not.

“We are talking with some teams and he has already tested there.?

Pedro, the younger brother of Formula E champion Nelson Jr, has already gained some racing experience in Europe this year, taking part in the Porsche Supercup rounds supporting the Austrian and Hungarian F1 grands prix.