F1 » Transcript of Renault Singapore pit-car communication

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PhilW - Unregistered

September 16, 2009 11:48 AM

This is pretty meaningless until we can compare it to the other transcripts of races where little Nelson has crashed. And there are plenty of those, aren't there?

Robsy - Unregistered

September 16, 2009 11:50 AM

Compared to all the immunity-related faff, this actually looks quite good for Renault and Flav. Despite Piquet having said he never asked about lap number, he clearly did here. Also, Alonsos early in seemed to have perfect logic, Piquets crash seemed to have caught everyone out and no-one knew exactly where Alonso was.

If it was a comspiracy, it was pretty lucky to have worked.

I say again - what is needed is a proper investigation by the WMSC, not a Mosley-inspired witch-hunt which will tell us nothing, and leave the sport further damaged.

AMG - Unregistered

September 16, 2009 11:53 AM

Everything looks fine here, they brought Alonso early so he wouldnt get caught behind Kazuki.
It seems FIA, or better said Mad Max is mad at the whole FOTA ousting thing and is perhaps using piquet to take Flavio out with him.

Mr B - Unregistered

September 16, 2009 11:53 AM

So where is the line telling Piquet to crash? From all the other reports it was suppose to be as plain as day to me this is just normal radio chatter.

Alan D - Unregistered

September 16, 2009 11:58 AM

Mr B, I don't know what The Times printed but reading the full transcript you see that when NP is asking what lap he is on, the Renault team is responding by telling the guy who holds the pit board to try and get it further out because NP can't read it. All the people who've said the radio evidence is damaging to Renault are taking bits out of context. Even the full transcript probably doesn't convey the flurry of activity going on in the pits, with people trying to talk above engine noise etc. There are quite a few "inaudibles" in the transcript, even though they'll have listened to the tapes time after time trying to make out what was said.

ferret .

September 16, 2009 11:59 AM
Last Edited 2264 days ago

It all seems ok radio talk here apart from Piquet wanting to know what lap to come in and being told what lap he was on instead!
It is all recorded the pit to car talk, but no one knows what was said behind closed doors before the race!
That is if anything was said to fix race in first place? who knows?
Code words that mean nothing to anyone listening in could be used to some effect?

There seems to be so much drama behind the scenes in recent years in F1 that ends in the word (Gate), is this Max's idea of livening up the sport off the track instead of on the track?...... :rolleyes:

Alan D - Unregistered

September 16, 2009 12:05 PM

Earlier on in the transcript you also hear one engineer complaining that the strategy computer system is offline and needs rebooting. Another engineer complains about the tyres that Alonso is on followed by Symmonds saying "I need a bit of help here because we haven't got any strategy system". Level-headed people will read this part of the transcript and say it explains why they brought Alonso in when they did, and the conspiracy theorists will point to Symonds' statement and say it was obviously a coded message to send the word out to Piquet that it was time for him to crash.

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