Renault race-fixing at Singapore 2008

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Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:31 pm

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/78195

Now.. who may have recently left the team and would hold knowledge of what the real events could have been??????
Callum
 
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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:39 pm

Wow is this for real?
ISLAMATRON
 
Joined: 1 Oct 2008

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:51 pm

Is probally Nelson crying over spilt milk
jason.parker.86
 
Joined: 29 Mar 2009

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:11 pm

There is no conection between Piquet and this so far.

http://globoesporte.globo.com/Esportes/ ... IATOR.html

Brief transcript, Reginaldo Leme claims that FIA had a private company investigating the race events.

Piquet is not mentioned as a source or investigation starter, only guilty part.
rjsa
 
Joined: 2 Mar 2007

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:12 pm

rjsa wrote:There is no conection between Piquet and this so far.

Oh yeah, of course!
timbo
 
Joined: 22 Oct 2007

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:43 pm

Oh interessting that this story comes up again now.
For me it is ok to use a trick like that to score a win.
No, it even is admirable. =D>
Well done Flavio.
mep
 
Joined: 11 Oct 2003
Location: Germany

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:46 pm

Of course there's a connection to Piquet.

The news agency most likely knew of this a long time ago.

Trouble is, had they done it while Nelson was still driving for Renault, he would have denied it outright to protect his place in the team.

Now, however, there is no reason for Nelson to protect Renault.

Why didn't they break this news a few weeks ago, when Nelson was sacked?

Massa's crash, the subsequent Schumacher-mania, all that stuff, meant that this would never have gotten the attention it warranted.

Only now, since things have calmed down somewhat in F1, would it make sense to drop a bomb like this one.

This one might sprout legs yet, and run itself very, very far...
The FOZ
 
Joined: 7 Feb 2008
Location: Winterpeg, Canada

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:00 pm

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DaveKillens
 
Joined: 20 Jan 2005

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:11 pm

DaveKillens wrote:Oh crap, more dirt and scandal in Formula One.

One thing for sure, Piquet's career in Formula One has fallen into a black hole.


All the new teams will want someone with recent F1 experience, and he's one of the few such drivers available.

My guess is, one of them is going to be poor and desperate enough come testing season that they'd take anyone on who fits that decription, even if he's got a bad reputation.

And he'll take any drive he gets.

Even odds, he'll be back for 2010, 75% he's back in 2011. If he's not back by then, he won't be.
The FOZ
 
Joined: 7 Feb 2008
Location: Winterpeg, Canada

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:16 pm

And people around here make fun of NASCAR? :roll:
Ray
 
Joined: 22 Nov 2006
Location: Atlanta

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:23 pm

Wasn't the fact that Ferrari made a huge pit blunder also a reason why Renault won?

If that was true there was no way Renault would have been able to determine that Alonso would win.
Slife
 
Joined: 1 May 2009

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:33 pm

Slife wrote:Wasn't the fact that Ferrari made a huge pit blunder also a reason why Renault won?

If that was true there was no way Renault would have been able to determine that Alonso would win.

Well, of course, that was planned as well. Ferrari knew they were going to get Alonso in 2010 and they wanted him to take a win. So Ferrari pushed the "special" button to make Nelsinho crash and the pit lights work incorrectly for Massa.
And obviously the FIA won't find anything because they are friends with Ferrari so they will not punish them like they should. So blame Schumi, Luca DiMo, and the garage sweeper at Ferrari who made it all possible.
jddh1
 
Joined: 29 Jan 2007
Location: New York City

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:34 pm

I was smelling a rat at that time and I'm not a conspiracy theorist. If NP has some evidence it makes sense to throw it back at Flabby now. I would not mind to see Flabbies balls squeezed if he did wrong. He has escaped judgement for his manipulations much too often to collect much sympathy.
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WhiteBlue
 
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Location: WhiteBlue Country

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:38 pm

So check this out! Was he practicing?


Very strange!
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Alexpcenteno
 
Joined: 29 May 2008
Location: Belém, PA, Brazil

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:52 pm

DaveKillens wrote:Oh crap, more dirt and scandal in Formula One.

One thing for sure, Piquet's career in Formula One has fallen into a black hole.


Into? It's created one and it's sucking everything that ever touched it in too :lol:
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