Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Who's To Gain From This?

Briatore, Symonds quit Renault F1 (source: The Malaysian Insider)

Renault F1 today released a statement saying team boss Briatore has quit the team. — Reuters pic

PARIS, Sept 16 — Renault F1’s team boss Flavio Briatore and the head of engineering, Pat Symonds, have left the Formula One outfit according to a statement released today.

Renault F1 have been embroiled in a race fixing controversy in recent weeks, after sacked driver Nelson Piquet Jr alleged that the team had instructed him to intentionally crash into a wall during the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix to create a safety car incident.

Other teams also agree the deployment of the safety car was advantageous to Piquet’s then-teammate Fernando Alonso’s race. Alonso went on to win the grand prix.

Renault today also said it would no longer contest the race-fixing charges. — Reuters


By Admin:

A great loss to F1. They are among an elite few who possess great racing brains! Let's wait and see how Dato' Tony Fernandes measure up to the rest that are still there in 2010! Managing a fleet of planes is absolutely different from managing an F1 team, come rain or shine! CIAO!

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