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 NewsFormula 1 set for another engine revolution in 2016Jock Clear leaves Mercedes for FerrariEcclestone takes swipe at trial outcome with Christmas cardCVC backs Ecclestone and appoints Montezemolo to F1 boardHorner happy to have Illien working with RenaultLopez: We opened the door to FernandoHamashima leavesas Ferrari continue to wield the axeWolff: Prost gave very precise advice on handling Lewis and NicoEcclestone threat ends as Walsh turns down F1 top jobFry and Tombazis axed as Ferrari revolution continues TarasT I understand Piquet was fine until he heard that Massa was going to Williams.