Tag Archive: Frédéric Vasseur

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 »

Sep 21

Crash-gate hearing over in 90 minutes

Prost gets closer to Renault boss role

Renault’s so-called ‘crash-gate’ hearing of the World Motor Sport Council on Monday took less than two hours. With the French team already effectively admitting the guilt of Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds and not contesting the conspiracy charges, a decision is expected to be published by the FIA before the end of business hours.

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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 »

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 »

Sep 18

Briatore’s job would be an ‘honour’ – Prost

“It’s just rumours” -Prost

Alain Prost believes heading Renault’s F1 team would be an “honour”, while Frederic Vasseur said the rumours similarly linking him with the role are “very flattering”. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sep 15

Briatore’s head on the block in ‘crash-gate’

Diario AS said Renault has offered to oust Briatore in favour of Frederic Vasseur

2009-04-04 - Renault - Flavio BriatoreThe French carmaker Renault has reportedly offered to replace the boss of its formula one team, Flavio Briatore. The offer, made to the sport’s governing body ahead of the 21 September hearing into the ‘crash-gate’ affair, was interpreted by the Spanish newspaper AS as being a move to appease the World Motor Sport Council. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

ART Grand Prix announces Pastor Maldonado for 2009 GP2 season

Also for three rounds of the GP2 Asian series

The ART Grand Prix team is pleased to announce a new partnership with Pastor Maldonado for the upcoming 2009 GP2 European Championship Season.

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