Former team boss and driver meet again

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Bernie Ecclestone and Nelson Piquet enjoyed a successful time together, the great Brazilian driving for Brabham from the end of 1978 to 1985, reaping 13 race wins and two world championships.

While Mr. 'E' always offered a competitive set of wheels to Piquet, he also drove a hard bargain when it came to negotiating his top driver's retainer.

Overheard at the exact moment this picture was taken last Sunday at the Red Bull Ring: "Boss, I think you still owe me a few quid..!"

Phillip van Osten

Motor racing was a backdrop from the outset in Phillip van Osten's life. Born in Southern California, Phillip grew up with the sights and sounds of fast cars thanks to his father, Dick van Osten, an editor and writer for Auto Speed and Sport and Motor Trend. Phillip's passion for racing grew even more when his family moved to Europe and he became acquainted with the extraordinary world of Grand Prix racing. He was an early contributor to the monthly French F1i Magazine, often providing a historic or business perspective on Formula 1's affairs. In 2012, he co-authored along with fellow journalist Pierre Van Vliet the English-language adaptation of a limited edition book devoted to the great Belgian driver Jacky Ickx. He also authored "The American Legacy in Formula 1", a book which recounts the trials and tribulations of American drivers in Grand Prix racing. Phillip is also a commentator for Belgian broadcaster Be.TV for the US Indycar series.

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