Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Vroom, vroom

Seems like Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds will be joining Max Mosley on the naughty step and getting their botties smacked:

Flavio Briatore has left his position as boss of the Renault team after they decided not to contest charges of fixing the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

Executive director of engineering Pat Symonds has also left the team.

Renault were summoned by governing body, the FIA, after Nelson Piquet Jr claimed he had been asked to crash to help team-mate Fernando Alonso's race.

It is not known if Renault must still face the World Motor Sport Council in Paris on Monday to answer the charges

Renault had been called to answer charges that they "conspired with its driver, Nelson Piquet Jr, to cause a deliberate crash at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix with the aim of causing the deployment of the safety car to the advantage of its other driver, Fernando Alonso."

WTF? Surely that's a bit extreme?

Piquet crashed two laps after the Spaniard had come in for a routine pit stop.

That meant that when race officials sent out the safety car to clear up the debris from Piquet's car, Alonso was alone among the front-runners in not having to stop for fuel and tyres.

Renault's double world champion went on to take the chequered flag at Formula 1's inaugural night race and claim his first victory in two years.

Although, when you put it like that, it does sound a bit suspicious. I hope both Briatore and Symonds have enough to retire on, because they are utterly fucked now. Pair of cunts.

Update: Upon reflection, I have to wonder about Piquet, though. He took the fuckers to court about this, but he clearly agreed to do the deed. So where does his fucking claim to the moral high ground come from? Can you imagine someone telling Jackie Stewart or Ayrton Senna or even Michael Schumacher to do this and him actually doing it?

No fucking way!


David Davis (Libertarian Alliance) said...

Well, Fondler-Briatore is some kind of "southern-european-speaking" chap, and Alonso is "another one", and "Renault" is some kind of French-speaking state-owned "firm".

I bet you all 52p that there was some sort fo stitch-up. Can't have the Anglo-Saxons winning anything, even if lots of of us are black.

Ross said...

I wouldn't use Michael Schumacher as an example of someone who wouldn't crash if there was an advantage to be had.

Old Holborn said...


The biggest fat fucking oily hairy arsed garlic breathed cunting minge munching man boobed cheat in F1.

Remember him taking the safety valves out of the refuelling rig at Hockenheim?

Remember 1994 and benneton

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Ross, Schuey would have pranged for his own advantage, but NEVER for someone else's. ;o)

Old Holborn said...

He punted Damen Whassiname off the track to win the Oz race.

The fat chinned fucking Nazi

Anonymous said...

Obo, we didn't call them Bentetton for nothing.

John Bull said...

How the great name of Piquet is being dragged through the dung heap,i recon that Nelson Jr is just a spoilt jumped up little prick who after being hero worshiped from birth due to his famous, talented father realised he himself is a shit driver and is spitting his gold plated dummy out,he and Alonso have those spoilt boy faces you never tire of slapping.
Off to drive my tracktor real fast.

John Pickworth said...

Briatore... was busy last week telling the Brazilian press about Piquet's live-in 'friendship' with a 50 year old man (wink wink, nudge nudge, know what I mean?).

Naturally, Briatore neglects to mention this chap had been Piquet's mechanic for many years... nor indeed his own relationship to someone 30 years his junior.

I'm glad the dishonest muck-raker has been turfed out of the sport. I'm also left wondering about how much Alonso knew? He's been quick in the past to argue on the radio when brought in early for tires or fuel but this time (Singapore) he dutifully complies? Mmmmm!

As for Piquet, he clearly does have talent and I'd like to see him given another chance with a team run by gentleman.

Lancastrian Oik said...

Briatore behaves like a Eurotrash fucktard at football, too.

Benetton were always fucking cheating cunts- Australian GP 1994, the Schuey black flag affair, hidden launch control software, you fucking name it- the bastards were bang at it.

Pogo said...

... and it would appear, from a mate of mine who's seen the telemetry, absolutely bang to rights!