Piquet hospitalised to sort out heart trouble 13 November, 2013 Nelson Piquet pictured at the 2013 Goodwood Festival Former three-time Formula 1 World Champion Nelson Piquet was admitted into a Sao Paulo hospital for heart trouble, Brazilian media reported on Wednesday. The 61-year-old retired F1 driver Piquet underwent surgery on a blocked artery late on Tuesday at Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, the online edition of the daily O Estado de Sao Paulo reported. The daily noted that the hospital did not confirm the operation, however, and that Piquet’s spokespersons said he did not wish to disclose any details about his health. Piquet, who raced with Brabham, Williams, Lotus and Benetton in a 13-year Formula 1 career, won World Championships in 1981, 1983 and 1987. In 2011, he told Brazilian TV channel SportTV in an interview that he suffered from a coronary malformation and was in treatment to achieve greater quality of life. (AFP) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsMallya: Red Bull cheats on the regulationsMattiacci future as Ferrari F1 boss uncertainKing Juan Carlos: Fernando told me he is going to join McLarenNew reports link Brawn, Costa, Bottas with FerrariEcclestone ready to tear up F1 money contractsNewey says all F1 cars’ front wings flexingAbu Dhabi Grand Prix post-race quotesAbu Dhabi Grand Prix: Teams press conferenceCaterham administrator to probe ex-managementVettel is one of 60 new signings at Ferrari TarasT I understand Piquet was fine until he heard that Massa was going to Williams.