F1 links: Lotus gets 2010 slot, Symonds gets immunity

Two big developments in the F1 news already today:

Symonds offered race-fix immunity

"The development comes on the back of interviews between Symonds, FIA representatives and members from the Quest agency at the Belgian Grand Prix where it was deemed his evidence was 'central' to finding answers to what happened in Singapore." FIA going after Briatore?

FIA backs Renault into a corner over ‘Crashgate’

“The stewards who carried out investigations during the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps at the end of last month came to the conclusion that, having noted Symonds?s refusal to answer most of the questions that were put to him and having considered highly unusual telemetry data from Piquet?s car immediately before the crash, it was ??reasonable, on balance?? to accept that Piquet?s claims have substance.”

2010 FIA Formula One World Championship – New Entries

"Following an intensive selection and due diligence process, the FIA has awarded the 13th entry in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship to the Lotus F1 Team. […] Nevertheless, the FIA considers that BMW Sauber’s application is of high quality and would constitute a competitive participant in the Championship. As such, it has awarded BMW Sauber the '14th place' in the Championship meaning that it will be entitled to fill any vacancy that arises on the 2010 grid." The FIA could be leaving the door open for Sauber in case Renault either chooses to leave or gets kicked out next week.

Evergreen Stirling Moss remains symbol of everything great and good

"Moss, who celebrates his 80th birthday the day after tomorrow, has often claimed that he is perfectly happy to claim the special distinction of being known as the man who never won the world championship, but I've never quite believed him. I find it hard to imagine that he would not have preferred to see his name where it belonged on the roll of honour, following those of Farina, Ascari and Fangio. But its absence certainly does nothing to diminish his stature in the eyes of those to whom he represented everything that is enthralling and worthwhile about motor racing."

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59 comments on F1 links: Lotus gets 2010 slot, Symonds gets immunity

  1. Alex 3 said on 16th September 2009, 2:05

    I think getting Briatore’s butt is exactly what is going on.
    Mosley is staying out of it because he and Piquet Sr. have already discussed it at great length would be my guess.
    Piquet Jr is doing what daddy is telling him to do even though he is poisoning any future, slim as it may be, in F1.
    They got Dennis and they will get Flav as well before Mosley retires. Symonds will get fired by Renault if Carlos Gomes decides to stay in F1 after the dust settles regardless of what the FIA grants him. From a corporate ethics perspective, how can he not fire Symonds?

  2. I think getting Briatore’s butt is exactly what is going on.
    Mosley is staying out of it because he and Piquet Sr. have already discussed it at great length would be my guess.
    Piquet Jr is doing what daddy is telling him to do even though he is poisoning any future, slim as it may be, in F1.
    They got Dennis and they will get Flav as well before Mosley retires. Symonds will get fired by Renault if Carlos Gomes decides to stay in F1 after the dust settles regardless of what the FIA grants him. From a corporate ethics perspective, how can he not fire Symonds?
    Oops, should have mentioned good post! Waiting on the next one!

  3. Journeyer said on 16th September 2009, 12:26

    Everyone now reporting that Flav and Pat are gone from Renault.

    Au revoir Flav, bonjour Alain?

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