Tag Archive: banned

Sep 23

‘Witness X’ sealed ousted Briatore’s fate

Briatore was invited to crash-gate hearing – FIA

2009-01-19 - Devoilement de la Renault R29 1746A mystery Renault F1 employee, described by the World Motor Sport Council as ‘witness X’ and by the French team as ‘the whistle blower’, sealed the outcome of the crash-gate scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

‘Distraught’ Briatore set to hit back – reports

“He has been left without his means of earning a living”

2009-04-04 - Renault - Flavio Briatore 1Some sections of the media believe Monday was the end of the crash-gate scandal, but a scorned Flavio Briatore may be now readying to hit back. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Briatore demise ‘sad’ – Mosley

Crash-gate over but clouds remain over Renault

2009-04-04 - Renault - Flavio BriatoreMonday’s meeting of the World Motor Sport Council ended Flavio Briatore’s 20-year career in motor racing, and now the British Football League is considering whether to also ban the disgraced former Renault team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Piquet not punished but F1 return unlikely

F1 world lashes out at crash-gate leniency

2009-01-19 - Devoilement de la Renault R29 2314As the ‘crash-gate’ scandal ended on Monday, a contrite Nelson Piquet Jr said he now wants to resurrect his formula one career. Having blown the whistle on his ousted bosses Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds, the 23-year-old Brazilian was not punished by the World Motor Sport Council on Monday despite admitting to crashing on purpose during the 2008 Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Renault escapes ban, Briatore banned for life

+ Renault & Piquet comments

Renault escaped Monday’s ‘crash-gate’ hearing with a two-year suspended disqualification, but Flavio Briatore was banned from motor sport for life. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Refuelling still to be banned in 2010

2010 technical regulations are still yet to be finalised

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Williams - 01Although this year’s rules are to now remain essentially in place in 2010, the proposed ban on in-race refuelling will still be introduced. As peace between FOTA and the FIA was declared last Wednesday, the World Motor Sport Council agreed that “the rules for 2010 onwards will be the 2009 regulations”. Read the rest of this entry »