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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-16-2009, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Race fixing in F1

Don't know how many here follow F1, but it's another year, another scandal.
This time around, the accusation is that in Singapore 2008, the Renault team fixed the race by having one of their drivers, Piquet, crash at a certain spot, on a certain lap, bringing out a safety car. This allowed his teammate to shoot from mid pack to 1st place, since he pitted just before it happened, and didn't get stuck behind the safety car.

Piquet was sacked from the team a few weeks ago, and now came out with these allegations. There wasn't much proof publicly, but today Renault announced the two accused in this, Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds, have left the team, and the team will not contest the charges.

Sounds like they are admitting guilt, but we'll see on Monday. Renault might take this opportunity to quit F1.

Sad days in F1.


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What's the cost of wrecking a car VS how much could be won (prize purse, plus sponsor pay off)?Was the second car in the tittle hunt? I'd like to see the stats on the outcome.

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What's the cost of wrecking a car VS how much could be won (prize purse, plus sponsor pay off)?Was the second car in the tittle hunt? I'd like to see the stats on the outcome.
Renault was not in the title hunt. There were strong rumours at the time Renault was going to pull out of F1 if their results didn't improve, then suddenly they win two races (this one and another one shortly after). The cost of the car is probably quite small the the money they got for the points, and publicity for winning the race.

For smaller teams, getting 10 points (a win is 10 points) can be the difference between continuing another year or folding, it's millions of dollars.


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You know guys this is definitely not the first time this type of race fixing has happened in motorsports. But F1's in this case Renault's dirty laundry getting aired is intriguing to see.
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