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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.



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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



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