Tag Archive: crash-gate

Jul 29

F1 to ‘look at rules’ to stop ‘negativity’ – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone thinks formula one needs to act now to prevent a downward trend of unpopularity.

Donald MacKenzie - Bernie Ecclestone Before qualifying in Hungary, amid a climate of paddock doom about dwindling spectator and television numbers, the F1 chief executive met with team bosses. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 29

More good news for Renault after crash-gate

Altran intends to continue its technology partnership with the Enstone based team

Another piece of good news has emerged from the French formula one team Renault in the wake of the damage done by ‘crash-gate’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 24

Piquet warns Renault: apologise or be sued

“Ayrton Senna won two championships like that” -Piquet Snr

Nelson Piquet Snr has threatened legal action against Renault if the French carmaker does not apologise. Earlier this year, the former triple world champion’s son was fired by Flavio Briatore, before the team’s boss was ousted amid the crash-gate scandal and banned for life from involvement in motor racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 20

Paris court sets date for Briatore hearing

Seeking up to a million euros in damages plus the cancellation of his lifetime exclusion from motor racing

The Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris has set November 24 as the date to hear Flavio Briatore’s case against the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

Piquet wanted son to race for Toro Rosso in 2009

Nelsinho wanted to stay with Renault

Nelson Piquet’s famous father on Friday revealed his son would currently be a Toro Rosso driver had he listened to his advice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 15

Massa ‘certain’ Alonso involved in crash-gate

“There is no way he couldn’t know it.  I’m certain”

2009-05-08 - Spain GP - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 01Felipe Massa risked tainting his forthcoming 2010 pairing at Ferrari with Fernando Alonso this week by declaring that the Spaniard must have known about Nelson Piquet’s deliberate crash in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Sponsor stays at Renault after crash-gate

Rumour – Grosjean out, di Grassi in for Brazil GP

Romain Grosjean 02One of Renault’s existing on-car sponsors has announced it will not be following ING and Mutua Madrilena by pulling out of the French team with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Piquet may seek race drive in America

Prost could be new Renault boss in Singapore

Nelson Piquet 269Crash-gate conspirator Nelson Piquet Jr has revealed that he may seek a race drive across the Atlantic ocean for the 2010 season. The 23-year-old Brazilian, who was not punished for his actions in the 2008 Singapore grand prix due to his whistleblower immunity granted by the FIA, has indicated he intends to return to formula one next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Ecclestone doubts Briatore can revive ‘breakaway’

Italian press slams conspiracy, revenge

2009-04-17 - Renault - Flavio Briatore 03Bernie Ecclestone is a known friend and business partner of Flavio Briatore, but he doubts the disgraced Italian’s next rumoured move is a good one. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sep 21

F1 holds breath for Renault’s day in court

Briatore not present for crash-gate hearing

2009-01-19 - Devoilement de la Renault R29 1666On the day Renault is to be judged by the World Motor Sport Council, Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport suggested that the French team can expect a $50m USD fine and exclusion from the constructors’ championship standings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

FIA official knew about crash-gate last year

Multiple media reports said the FIA did not comment

A high ranking FIA official reportedly knew about the ‘crash-gate’ allegations as long ago as the 2008 season finale in Brazil last year. Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper on Friday published a transcript of Nelson Piquet Snr’s August 17 interview with Quest investigators, commissioned by F1’s governing body, about the scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Piquet ready to launch court action against Briatore

Singapore plays down crash-gate scandal link

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Renault - Nelson Piquet 01Nelson Piquet Snr may hit back at Flavio Briatore with his own court action depending on the outcome of Monday’s World Motor Sport Council. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 17

Alonso says Ferrari move not ‘100 per cent’

Heavy consequences await departed F1 chiefs – Ghosn holding fire on ‘crash-gate’ reaction

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Renault - Fernando Alonso 01Fernando Alonso insists it is not ‘100 per cent’ certain that he will be a Ferrari driver in the near future. The Spaniard had been told by La Gazzetta dello Sport that Italian fans already see him as the next driver of a Maranello made single seater. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 17

Piquet vows to keep fighting Briatore

Briatore departure a ‘noble gesture’ – Galliani

Nelson Piquet 764Nelson Piquet’s famous father and namesake has vowed to contest the legal action mentioned by the Renault team in a recent official media statement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 17

Ecclestone ‘sorry’ after Renault chief departures

Richards ‘not contacted’ about Renault boss job

2009-01-19 - DBernie Ecclestone has said he was “surprised” by the news and “very sorry” to see his friend and business partner Flavio Briatore leave formula one in disgrace. Read the rest of this entry »

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