F1 » Symonds claims immediate F1 role possible

Former Renault director of engineering Pat Symonds could be involved in F1 before the end of his FIA-mandated ban.

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April 15, 2010 12:51 PM
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Well, hop on in ! We've got plenty of room for cheats.

This is F1, after all !!!

The powers involved do everything they can to discredit the sport, yet, if you just cut a chicane you're accused of bringing the sport into "disrepute". I wanna puke.

That's it for me. Roll on Wsbk !!!

Mark _

April 15, 2010 3:04 PM

It could be worse. In Nascar one of their drivers got back on the track over 150 laps down with the sole purpose of taking out another driver. He caused the other driver to flip and almost go into the stands not to mention ruining the battle for the lead for other drivers. The driver who did this was put on probation for three races.


April 15, 2010 4:49 PM

He is going to struggle to do that. He just isn't going to sit comfortable in the paddock. I can't see anyone taking him on and throwing doub't over their integrity. This is a non starter !!!!!

cknopp - Unregistered

April 15, 2010 5:23 PM

Symonds has always been one of my favorites in the paddock, especially with his solution to make F1 more spectacular being "Just add more horsepower than the cahssis can handle, and let the drivers find a way to open the throttle all the way."

I was crushed when the Singapore crash saga came out, and Symonds admitted to a part of it. I don't condone crashing on purpose, but there are only two types of people in F1. There are cheaters, and those that haven't been caught yet.

Alan D - Unregistered

April 15, 2010 5:53 PM

CK: "I was crushed when the Singapore crash saga came out, and Symonds admitted to a part of it."

I think what people quickly learnt over the years of dealing with Max was that if the FIA accuses you of something then the best defence was to agree unreservedly with everything they accuse you of and they give you a token punishment. Dare to argue your corner or expect proper process and you are in for a spanking. Unfortunately many national legal systems and police powers work that way nowadays so why should we expect better of the mock-legal courts of the FIA. It means we often fail to hear the real truth behind incidents like this.

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