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!