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21/12/2005

Nelson Piquet never made any secret of his feelings towards drivers he disliked, and there were one or two of them, most notably Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell.

Talking to our friend Jorge Girão at Sport Motores, the three-time World Champion made it crystal clear that he remains unimpressed with Mansell, who was his teammate at Williams for two glorious seasons in 1986 and 1987, during which time we witnessed many epic battles, not least the sensational fight at Silverstone in '87.

"I tried to make a war inside the team to divide it," admits the Brazilian, "because everything I tested and everything I developed in the car he (Mansell) would pick for himself. It was because of this that I made a war inside the team to try to win the Championship and it worked.

"Nigel was fast," he added, "but he didn't know how to set up a car, he wasn't very clever, was very aggressive. But he was a no-brain."

And they say that time heals.

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