F1 »

Piquet: Briatore was my executioner

“When a driver lacks results, he opens the book of excuses and begins. The fault is the weather, a spectator's sunglasses, a spin on the straight, this and that. It's not true that there's a technical difference of seven tenths between Alonso's and Piquet's car.

“If that was true, we'd have a car capable of winning the title – and that unfortunately isn't the case. The technical difference has always been minimal, and never longer than one race.”

“Flavio is a businessman, but he doesn't understand s**t about F1,” countered the aggrieved Piquet in an interview with the same publication. “He is my manager, but in his role of team boss he doesn't respect me. He only thinks about money, about how much money he can pocket in everything he's involved with. He's a man with no friends.

“Every day everyone asks me what's going on, so why should I always keep quiet? Webber has been in F1 since 2001. He started in a different era, when testing wasn't limited. He has probably done more than 20,000km in testing, so it's not a fair comparison. Now the situation is more difficult for a driver with little experience.

“Besides that, I have to fight against Briatore and Alonso himself, who is a fantastic driver. When I wasn't competitive in qualifying, I was the first to own up to it – but if Briatore doesn't understand that, what can I do?”

Piquet's statement can be read in full by clicking HERE.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Flavio Briatore with Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jr. ING Renault F1. R29 launch. Jan 19 2009. Algarve Motor Park. [Pic credit: Renault]
Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team.
26.08.2016.
(L to R): Marcus Ericsson (SWE) Sauber F1 Team with Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team.
26.08.2016.
Nick Chester (GBR), Technical Director, Renault Sport F1 Team  
26.08.2016.
Kevin Magnussen (DEN), Renault Sport F1 Team 
26.08.2016.
Frederic Vasseur (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Team Racing Director in the FIA Press Conference.
26.08.2016.
Frederic Vasseur (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Team Racing Director in the FIA Press Conference.
26.08.2016.
(L to R): Eric Boullier (FRA) McLaren Racing Director and Frederic Vasseur (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Team Racing Director in the FIA Press Conference.
26.08.2016.
The FIA Press Conference (from back row (L to R)): Robert Fernley (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team Deputy Team Principal; Eric Boullier (FRA) McLaren Racing Director; Frederic Vasseur (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Team Racing Director; Monisha Kaltenborn (AUT) Sauber Team Principal; Christian Horner (GBR) Red Bull Racing Team Principal; Claire Williams (GBR) Williams Deputy Team Principal. 
26.08.2016.
Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16.
26.08.2016. Free Practice 2
Renault Sport F1 Team motorhome.
26.08.2016. Free Practice 2
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16.
26.08.2016. Free Practice 2
Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16.
26.08.2016. Free Practice 2
Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16.
26.08.2016. Free Practice 2
Jolyon Palmer (GBR), Renault Sport F1 Team 
26.08.2016. Free Practice 2
Jolyon Palmer (GBR), Renault Sport F1 Team 
26.08.2016. Free Practice 2
Jolyon Palmer (GBR), Renault Sport F1 Team 
26.08.2016. Free Practice 2
Kevin Magnussen (DEN), Renault Sport F1 Team 
26.08.2016. Free Practice 2

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


simon - Unregistered

August 03, 2009 6:25 PM

Berni..."a good driver will always shine in a bad car"????,, so why are people talking about Kubica and Alonso going to ferrari or Brawn.They are in bad cars and their results aren't much better than Piquet,especially Kubica!!!!! Piquet says that he wasn't given the same car as Alonso,so i believe him,even though im not a fan



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.