Accepting to lose her house to buy a racecar for her man. THAT is faith. A great woman.
I was quite a fan of Piquet until the day of his extremely idiotic comment about her. I haven't had any respect for him since.
His undoubted driving talents notwithstanding, Nelson doesn't seem to be too well regarded on TNF, so this will probably fall on deaf ears, but he's always claimed that he was mis-quoted in that infamous Playboy article. It's also worth pointing out that most of the people who actually worked with him have said only good things about him. Nelson was very well liked at both Brabham and Williams, just ask Frank and Bernie, and also towards the end of his career at Benetton. A few months ago I read I Just Made the Tea
by Di Spires a woman who along with her husband looked after catering and hospitality for most of the teams in the F1 paddock at various times. This is a fascinating volume that changed my perceptions of a lot of F1 characters, several people that I'd always thought of as 'nice guys' turn out to have been anything but that, while others on the other hand seem to be much nicer than many thought, and Nelson Piquet is one of these. The chapter about that time is entitled 'The Dream Team'
, and Di says that Nelson and Sandro Nannini were two of the nicest drivers they worked with. Along with husband Stuart, she came to Regard Nelson as one of her all-time favourites, and she backs this up with plenty of fr'instances, so on balance Nelson Piquet doesn't seem to me to be a bad bloke at all.