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POLL: Will Renault quit F1 if found guilty of Singapore race fix?

Renault will appear before the FIA's World Motor Sport Council later this month regarding the circumstances of Fernando Alonso's victory in last year's Singapore Grand Prix.

It has been alleged that the Spaniard won after former number two driver, Nelson Piquet Jr purposely crashed to bring out the safety car, thus handing his team-mate the advantage. Indeed the Brazilian has apparently admitted he was asked to do just that [see separate story click here.]

So what do you think will happen if Renault is found guilty of race fixing on September 21 in Paris?

Will the regie quit?

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JohnsonsEvilTwin

September 10, 2009 5:42 PM

I would wait to hear what the conversation was between renault and piquet before the race. Everything hinges on EVIDENCE. Otherwise its all hearsay and speculation. Piquet Jr alleges it was discussed that he would crash on lap 14 of the race, He asked on lap 14 what lap it was.... then went flat out through a corner he had being lifting for the previous 13 laps. This is factual. However.....Renault can argue equally that with a load that was lightening, Piquet was gradually going quicker and when asked what lap it was, deduced the car was lighter and went full throttle through said corner. So what we have is a case of he said she said, UNTIL EVIDENCE IS PRODUCED :)

cef911f1 - Unregistered

September 11, 2009 2:01 AM

There are a lot of comments cautioning that Renault has not yet been found guilty. They are guilty of one of two things. If it was Piquets' idea to purposefully crash (a claim that IMO is rather ridiculous), then they are guilty of not sacking him immediately and turning him in to the FIA. IN other words, turning a blind eye. If it was the team's idea, then they are guilty of race fixing. In either case, they will be punished severely. Considering the conflicting stories from Briatore and Symonds, my money is on the later and I don't think Renault will quit the sport, i think they will likely be banned.



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