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Piquet Jr: I will not be bullied

Nelson Piquet Jr has hit out at Renault and Flavio Briatore after it was confirmed that they have commenced legal action amid claims of blackmail.

In a statement released to the media, the Brazilian said that he will not be 'bullied' and that he has nothing to fear as he is telling the truth.

He also went on to add that he has complete faith in the FIA, the sports governing body, and the World Motor Sport Council, which will address the whole Singapore race fix claim in Paris on September 21.

Piquet Jr's full statement read:

"Regarding the current FIA investigation, I confirm that I have co-operated fully and honestly with the sport's governing body.

"Because I am telling the truth I have nothing to fear, whether from the ING Renault Team or Mr Briatore and whilst I am well aware of the power and influence of those being investigated, and the vast resources at their disposal, I will not be bullied again into making a decision I regret.

"I have every confidence in the FIA investigation and World Motor Sport Council and I will be making no further comment until the conclusion of the hearing of 21 September 2009."

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GaryG - Unregistered

September 11, 2009 6:55 PM

And he deserves to be pilloried. Either:- (a) he is teling the truth, in which case he would have spoken out at the time, had he any ounce of integrity in his weaselly little body. But no, he went along with it, cowardly, spineless, desperate to stay in a seat his performances did not merit. Can you imagine Fangio, Moss, Hill or Stewart deliberately crashing their car in order to cheat? or (b) he's lying, and in fact this would be entirely in keeping with his spoilt brat, bleating behaviour since he was completely justifiably dropped. I sincerely hope Piquet and his equally odious and unpleasant father do not rear their heads in any form of motorsport ever again.

Mark _

September 11, 2009 6:25 PM
Last Edited 739 days ago

@Andrewm - Assuming that there is any merit to Piquet's accusations he was a willing accomplice until he was let go. He is the guiltiest because ultimately he made the car crash. So are you also setting up a legal defense fund for bank robbers who didn’t get their share of the take?

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