Nelson Piquet has three more races to convince Renault boss Flavio Briatore that he deserves to stay in formula one.

Nelson Piquet has three more races to convince Renault boss Flavio Briatore that he deserves to stay in formula one.

Citing team sources, the motorline.cc portal believes the 23-year-old Brazilian could then lose his race seat, with countryman and rookie Bruno Senna a possible replacement.

Briatore was unimpressed with Piquet's showing in the Chinese rain last weekend, adding: "I only want to judge his performance in a completely normal race."

Former Swiss driver and German-language commentator Marc Surer, however, is not sure 25-year-old Senna would be the ideal substitute.

"Perhaps if Piquet continues like he is, a driver exchange could be a topic, but at the moment I don't see anyone on the market who would really be better.

"Senna is a beginner who would probably make just as many errors," Surer added.

 

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