Piquet-Campos Report a Hoax
The aforementioned report linked the 3-year contract Piquet would have signed with the Spanish team with his father purchasing as much as 15 percent worth of share of Adrian Campos' team. In addition, the report suggested several Brazilian sponsors would back Junior's return to F1, following his failed stint with Renault.
As we've told you yesterday, both these pieces of information were yet to be confirmed by any of the parties. And quite hard to believe, we might add – especially the sponsors part – especially considering Piquet's reputation following his involvement in the crash-gate.
“The news was published on December 28, the Spanish holiday known as 'Day of the Innocents', which is similar to April Fools' Day. Motor21.com confirmed that the Piquet story was indeed a "celebration" of the holiday,” said a report from the GMM news agency.
Piquet recently told the media that his future in motorsports is yet to be decided, and that he will announce his plans for the 2010 campaign in the next couple of weeks (this being before Christmas). The latest reports link him with a future in NASCAR, where he did a couple of testing sessions recently.
The first season in the North American stock car racing series would go down in the Truck Series, after which he'd progress to Nationwide and, ultimately, the Sprint Cup Series. This would basically mean at least 3 years before competing with the championship's big guns in the premier class.