Although blacklisted by many in the pitlane, Nelson Piquet Jr will find another drive in formula one, according to the sport's chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

The 23-year-old Brazilian was sacked by former Renault boss Flavio Briatore earlier this year, and he then blew the whistle on what became known as crash-gate, having admitted to crashing on purpose in Singapore last year.

2010 team Manor's current boss John Booth suggested earlier this week that he still rated Piquet Jr highly.

But when his comments were interpreted by some as suggesting Piquet might race for Booth next year, likely team sponsor Virgin - via Virgin F1's expected boss Alex Tai - said categorically in Singapore that the team would never work with cheats.

But Ecclestone told the Daily Express: "Piquet will get another drive. He's a driver who does as he's told. That's what any team boss would want. And they don't all do that."

Piquet is also linked with a seat at the new Spanish team Campos.


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