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Posted By: Don&Pam

Headline from the BBC - more to follow:-
Renault accept guilt in Singapore race-fix row; boss Flavio Briatore leaves the team
From Teletext News
Renault admit race-fixing

Renault will not dispute the race-fix allegations surrounding the Singapore Grand Prix in 2008 and Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds have left the team.
Managing director Briatore and executive director of engineering Symonds depart ahead of the FIA World Motor Sport Council hearing next week.
The team are accused of conspiring with Nelson Piquet Junior to cause a crash and help team-mate Fernando Alonso
Also from Times Online
Flavio Briatore has resigned as the team principal of the Renault Formula One team after the alleged plan to fix last year’s Singapore Grand Prix.
Pat Symonds, the Renault director of engineering, has also resigned after being offered immunity by the FIA in return for full disclosure of what went on at the night race last September.
The announcement comes as the team confirmed they would not contest the allegations made by Nelson Piquet Jr, which claimed he had crashed his car on purpose at the Singapore Grand Prix last September in order to allow a safety car on which helped Fernando Alonso, his team-mate, win the race. Piquet Jr told the FIA, the sport's governing body, he was asked to drive his car into the barriers on the floodlit circuit by Briatore and Symonds. The Brazilian driver was sacked by Renault in July.
"The ING Renault F1 Team will not dispute the recent allegations made by the FIA concerning the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix," a Renault statement read. "It also wishes to state that its managing director, Flavio Briatore and its executive director of engineering, Pat Symonds, have left the team.
"Before attending the hearing before the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris on 21 September 2009, the team will not make any further comment."
The case against Renault is due to be heard at an extraordinary meeting of the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council in Paris on Monday.
Is this Formula One's worst day ever?
Sad Day - now the brown sticky stuff WILL hit the fan !!!!!!!!!!!
D&P



Posted By: Christo

YAWN.....
Chris

Posted By: AskCy

It seems amazing that they aren't getting charged with something !!... if they are actually making crashes happen in cars that can do 200mph+ which could mean someone getting seriously hurt or worse, surely they are crossing some sort of legal line ?

Posted By: evo

Lotus are to return which is even better news!

Posted By: evo

used to deliver F1 parts to em.Great company!Great team! http://www.edp24.co.uk/content/edp24/default/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=Sport&tBrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=xDefault&itemid=NOED16%20Sep%202009%2009%3A31%3A25%3A523

Posted By: AskCy

really ? !! not heard that, is it for sure or just jungle drums ?

Posted By: evo

http://www.edp24.co.uk/content/edp24/default/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=Sport&tBrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=xDefault&itemid=NOED15%20Sep%202009%2010%3A40%3A58%3A163


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