F1 » Piquet: Briatore 'believed he could walk on water'


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Hemingways - Unregistered

September 17, 2009 12:42 PM

Hang on guys Piquet is as guilty as the rest, he went along with it for his own personal gain he's no saint.

Just because the FIA gave him immunity dosn't mean that he'll escape any criminal fallout, he is guilty of rigging an race on which betting takes place he also endangered the lives of others.

He knew exactly what he was doing and what he wanted out of it.

Phill46

September 17, 2009 12:46 PM
Last Edited 1757 days ago

Whilst I think its good that flabio has gone, I think the Piquet's are contemptible doing what they have done. How can they claim any sort of moral victory dragging F1 through the mud like this. Piquet jr should have refused to crash the car instead of going to any lengths to try and keep his slow underperforming and overrated carcase in the Renault team. I hope both of them are banished from motorsport as the cheats/blackmailers they appear to be.

alfie north - Unregistered

September 17, 2009 12:57 PM

I cannot see why JR must walk away without penalty just because he spoke. Anyone?

He was part of the plot too. Now he talks because he is without a drive. It is not unlikely that, in order to keep on to his drive, JR in fact tried to blackmail FB over the same incident at first, and then he started to speak after he figured out that the blackmail did not work as he hoped for.

And I cannot see how FA did not know or learn about the whole think, either before or after the race.

andymlm - Unregistered

September 17, 2009 1:13 PM

There was comments about the race result last year, I think a lot of people in F1 knew something was up but it was best left in the cupboard with all the other skeletons!

I think Fabio had no problem using a 'professional foul' to get a result just like when MS drove into Hill I bet Fab put that idea in his head! or applauded the event!!

MarchHare - Unregistered

September 17, 2009 1:15 PM

NP does raise a valid point. Why did Alonso agree to pit on lap 12 from 15th on the grid. Did he question the call, if not what was his rationale? What about Alonso's pit crew, didn't they find the early pit stop odd? I find it difficult to believe only the NP, FB and PS knew what was planned.

Gary Shavit

September 17, 2009 1:22 PM

Briatore might have "believed he could walk on water", but that's better than Nelson Jr. who believed he could drive in F1. He thinks that an "intelligent" driver like Alonso would understand that there was a fix in place. I think that an intelligent human being does not crash his car at over 100 K/h.

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